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#2657313 Toews or Kane

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 March 2016 - 01:40 AM

From a pure offensive standpoint of course Kane.

In terms of leadership, complete game and being a great person it's Toews.


Most underrated player on their team: Brent Seabrook

#2654376 Datsyuk Now 7th in All-Time Wings Goals

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 February 2016 - 11:39 AM

Pasha was by far the most gifted player during his prime, period he was the better scorer, takeaway machine and whatever there is no denying but if the game is on the line and I can choose one player right now to come up big, his name is captain serious, Jonathan Toews.

Other than Crosby, Stamkos there isn't a player I would take over him

#2652598 XO Recalled

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 February 2016 - 03:28 PM

Great to see Ouellet get the call. Regarding Jensen, I think he'll be waived and claimed next season, which is a shame because I really like the kid. For me, more so than Ouellet and even Marchenko. He's been the most impressive in each of the past two training camps / pre-seasons in my opinion and he always plays a very smart, efficient game down in Grand Rapids. I don't think he's anything more than a solid number 5 in the NHL, but I don't think Ouellet or Marchenko will ever be anything more than that either. I also don't think if he gets picked up by some other team next season that in a few years time we'll be kicking ourselves, saying "I can't believe we let that stud Nick Jensen go a few years ago", but I do think he'll be a solid pickup for some team. He doesn't do anything extraordinarily well, but he does everything well. He's a very smooth skating, puck moving defenseman, with an above average hockey IQ. He rarely finds himself out of position, but has the speed to recover in the rare time he does. He also has a bit of nastiness in his game and doesn't shy away from the rough stuff. I'm hoping we can find some way to keep him on our bottom pair next season, or even as a number 7...


Exactly I would rather Jensen finally getting his chance. I doubt other of them will ever be a top 4 forward Jensen seems to have the most tools of this trio. Or maybe (which I'm hoping for), the Wings are starting to showcase some younger players to the other teams.

#2652502 Flyers/Penguins Winter Classic 2011....I mean 2017

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 February 2016 - 10:39 PM


Please no, sure give Toronto their Winter Classic but please against another team. The Wings have been involved almost every other year, it's just enough. The big house game will never be topped and my mind has been the best Winter Classic ever. But it's time to get some new teams into this thing. I mean how about the battle of Canada Leafs vs Senators?

#2652216 So Kenny Trades You...

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 February 2016 - 11:40 AM

What are ya - forward, or Dman?
What team did you guys get dumped on?
Not saying you intentionally injure one of your ex-teammates, but hit them hard each, and every time you have a chance...Possible dropping the gloves.
I'm sorta reminiscing trades of the 80's/90's - many players were moved back then, and many faced their old teams shortly thereafter.
Just trying to stir up a conversation is all.

Defender, team would be the Avalanche

Well there are 2 reasons for playing hard and with and edge, obviously you want to show your ex GM he made a huge mistake but secondly you also want to make a great first impression with your new team.

#2652201 So Kenny Trades You...

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 February 2016 - 11:14 AM

What most people would do, play angry and with an edge to show him he's made a mistake.

#2651772 New NHL website design....

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

so I wrote to Nhl.tv because my service it's still pretty pretty bad. And this is their reply:
"Thank you for contacting NHL.TV. We appreciate the time that you have taken to write, and welcome the opportunity to respond. 

We appreciate your feedback because we are always grateful to receive feedback from dedicated hockey fans such as yourself.

NHL.TV Support""
...So pretty much a big F you

I would respond to them with an attachment showing a picture of account canceled

#2651514 Byfuglien resigns with Jets - 5 years/$38 million

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

Thank god this is over, congratulations nice contract but glad the Wings aren't the ones paying it

#2651449 New NHL website design....

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 February 2016 - 12:40 PM

How is TSN's site a mess?

Slow, can't find anything, have to scroll to find older articles because they've got rid of the page 1,2,3 option oh and of course more clicks than ever to find the important stuff. Glad the NHL followed suit with an even worse cheap mobile first site

#2651143 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 February 2016 - 10:23 AM

Jeez.  Quit with the weight shaming already.   :lol:


Seriously. I'd like to know where his teammates/coaches/trainers have complained about his **IN SEASON** conditioning...

Not some blowhard media guy, speculating blogger or interweb haterz talking outta their ass.


...and for the record, I think we should trade for Buff.  If he can't be had at the deadline, go hard for him in free agency.


Giving Goose for any rental would be a bad idea, period.


The training thing is simple logic: the older you get the harder you need to train to stay in shape, if you don't do it you'll fall behind. I'll laugh hard at whichever team signs him for anything more than 3 years.

#2651141 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 February 2016 - 09:53 AM

There's no denying that Buff is a big boy, but when has it actually affected his ability to play?


There is a difference between being big/huge and fat. i.e. Chara is the biggest boy in the NHL but that guy is just lean and all muscle. It doesn't even matter what I think I'm sure some crazy team will give Buff what he wants and regret it, because once the decline will set in it won't be pretty and the guy would be unmovable with such a huge contract.

#2651132 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 February 2016 - 05:23 AM

Why not? Dude would be an instant fan favorite in Detroit, providing size and toughness on the backend that we've been missing since forever.
Give them Nyquist straight up. If they want a defensmen, too, throw in Smith, or convince them that Ericsson is worth a damn.

he is fat, not exactly in the best shape and will command a salary north of 7 million over 7 years ...which given his dedication to the game will look like an albatross contract in 2 years. Just look at the decline of players that don't take fitness and nutrition seriously and then think about an almost 280 guy, who will be 31 soon.

I'm a huge fan of Goose but if the Wings trade him it better not be for a rental because I don't think there is anyone other than Mantha who could replace his production playing for the marines right now

#2651111 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 February 2016 - 08:43 PM

Short answer no, long answer of course no

#2650992 We're Back Up!

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 February 2016 - 11:08 AM

Thank goodness.  I don't know how much more I could endure of HFBoards.


Me too.  So many rude people on there.


I feel your pain, had to read the expert opinions and trades there was like WTF

#2650991 Players Tribune: John Scott A Guy Like me

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

I am starting to notice that trend. I'd go as far to say that most hockey players seem to be pretty nice guys.. And definitely agree that the bigger a-holes seem to be the bigger stars.

And Toby, they try to do the IP address thing already i think.. I'm pretty sure you only get five ish votes per day or something. There are ways around it in which people exploit to stuff ballots, yes. In all likelihood, the nhl will just have a predetermined ballot for captains of 100-150ish players or so.

It was a really cool experience having John Scott there though.. Now just trade him back to Arizona please. (If he even wants to go back after that nonsense)


Honestly I think most NHLers are pretty nice guys to hang out with but the thing with enforcers is this, they are also very smart:


Scott has an engeering degree, Westgarth succesfully finished Princeton, The Grim Reaper is a lawyer, wouldn't surprise me if Gazdic and Reeves would be Harvard finishers.


as far as changing the ip it's so simple:


either use a Proxy or even better a VPN client :)


I'm not getting my hopes up, but if were the GM guys like Scott, Prust would NOT play in the AHL right now