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#2517375 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

lol Mrazek is getting so overrated, guy hasn't even played 10 NHL games yet and people magically think he could fix all the problems with this team...

 

Howard and Monster may not be elite but a good defense is much more needed than another unproven goaltender. The first pairing is not good enough making that pairing better automatically improves the whole defense so somone like Letang, Niskanen or - if available - McDonagh should be priority #1




#2517363 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

That line-up is again way too soft and if people are furious with Franzen floating watch Vanek having one of his stretches.

 

 

Matt Moulson for 4,5 not gonna happen the guy wants to get paid.




#2517322 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

So I need to watch the Pens game to get Ken Daniels calling a game on Gamecenter :lol:

 

You know Sindy and the boys > original 6 matchup at least in the eyes of the stupid NBC higher ups

 

Nice one Jenner




#2517321 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 06:22 PM

It wasn't worth it  back then and it certainly isn't worth it right now. If Jarnkrok doesn't go home to Malmö this trade will turn out to be a disaster but it's done now.




#2517198 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 05:01 PM

Positives:

Holland wanted answers he has them now:

 

Team needs to get bigger, meaner, tougher and still younger.

 

Re-sign Dekeyser, Monster (if he wants) and bring in defensive help plus 2 enforcers.

 

DONE

Mule, Alfie, Legwand, Bertuzzi, Miller ......

 

DO NOT

sign someone like Jagr, Selanne...

 

play the young kids add toughness and look hard at the Boston model that's the way to build a playoff winner.

 

Boston is the team coming out of the east and hopefully they are facing someone not name Blackhawks




#2517016 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 04:40 PM

Marchand  better be thankful he is playing on such a tough team otherwise thisf****** ***** would get hammered everytime he is outthere, stupid RAT




#2516991 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

 

Wouldn't mind Jagr.  He puts more effort than some of our roster.

 

Jagr has no character but I agree he is 40 + so Holland might take a hard look at thim




#2516965 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

Chiarelli is showing Holland how to built a team for the playoffs




#2516922 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Kenny

 

DO NOT re-sign Alfie thanks




#2516543 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

god I miss the days of Downey, Dmac these guys would bring some energy now




#2516206 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Buyout Franzen or Kindl

 

Paid for my gf's new shoes today just to watch this game without disctraction so Wings proof me right please. I'm not expecting much just an honest 60 minutes effort.




#2515808 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

And you didn't use one of the countless existing Franzen threads because?

 

i.e http://www.letsgowin...bly/?hl=franzen




#2515726 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

We blew the 3-1 lead. Of course the Wings could win another game. But Game 5 is an afternoon NBC game. For whatever reason we always play like trash in those. Four games is a pretty good sample size. We have yet to be better than Boston for more than a period, and we can't get to their net. Even though they were better teams, the Anaheim and Chicago series were more evenly matched and we were competitive. Boston is the best team the Wings have faced in the playoffs in my viewing life time. Even the sweep losses were more competitive. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

 

I think ever after the LA Kings won the cup as the 8 seed people seem to be thinking the cap between 1 + 8 isn't that back. Sadly most people forget how LA was supposed to be one of the cup favorites before that 2011 season started.

 

The Wings are simple out-matched by a much better team, period. The matchup is a steep and tough learning experience for our young kids but something - I'm very sure - they are going to learn a lot from. The Wings were one bounce away from evening the series but that didn't happen and there is no shame in losing against such a well oiled bear.

 

Boston is by far the best team the Wings have faced in many years. Detroit threw everything trhey've got at them still wasn't enough, sometimes the opponent is just better.




#2514414 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

While I'm no longer one of those "WINGS NEED AN ENFORCER" types, I do think Holland/Babcock should consider having someone on the team that can keep the flies off.

 

It has to say something when EVERY team that has won a Cup in the salary cap era did so while carrying a player or players of that ilk on their roster for the entire season. Included our beloved 2008 Red Wings team.

 

I know one of the common laments is that the player takes a roster spot from a better player, but a better playing sitting as #14 forward isn't going to play much anyway...

 

See and that's exactly the point. Such a player wouldn't take away much, a #14 forward doesn't offer anything a hardnosed "goontype" player at least keeps the other team honest. There is a reason why nobody isf****** around with Monahan or Baertschi and even if they try it, McGrattan steps in and the case is closed.

 

To me our young guns are looking intimidated and somewhat unsure of themselves, it's a good but a very tough learning experience for them. More importantly hopefully an eye-opener for Holland and his anti-enforcer/toughguy stance.


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#2514328 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

With all of his experience with suspendable offences, he would make a great replacement for Shanahan. Can he do "voiceovers" on videos?

 

Well said it would be hilarious "as you can see here the guy is going for the same cheapshots I've been known for, I got 15 games so he gets 15 too"

 

then...video...

 

this is a cooke like a hit, so the departement of players safety has suspended player x for 15 games according to the cooke rule.