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#2593867 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 12:28 PM

Finish every check, cross check him when the refs aren't looking, do some face washes and punch those French fries out of the series. If they want to play that game, Ottawa has the tools to do it..call up Kassian and do what The Leafs have done a few years back...Subban, Eller and Galchenyuk are such a n embarrassing bunch. Ottawa will win the next game and then crush those French fries at home


#2593765 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

Good, now Neil can deliver the penalty. Go Sens go Habs are such an unlikable, embarrassing team


#2593472 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 04:45 PM

 

This is the biggest problem I have with the NHL, and will continue to have until we have someone who truly cares about the sport as commissioner. 

 

If the NHL accepted it's status as a niche sport, and reached out to and poured it's energy into marketing the game towards that fan base that will truly never leave, things would be a lot rosier IMO. 

 

Well said it's nice following a niche sport, no need to grow the game. It's better to make the fans that are already there happy than trying to alienate them and adding a few "new" fans.




#2593461 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

What high standards? They didn't make the playoffs. Maybe if we didn't make the playoffs Holland would be gone.

 

Don't know what the pizza-induced coma comment is about. You know that he's dealing with colon cancer. And, also, you know that Ilitch's son took over long ago.

 

I've liked their Big Bad Bruins style but their ownership while filthy !! rich is also known for being very tight with the NHL front office and having an essientiell role in some **** decisions. I bet a lot of money if we didn't have a cap the Bruins wouldn't be anywhere aclose to the same atmosphere the Wings would be in salarywise..I#d be shocked if they'd go over 90 mill. On the other hand I'm 100 % sure Mr. I would provide a blank check and task Holland with getting the best players possible, Jacobs would not do that.




#2593421 Franzen on IR

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

Pull a Pronger mule you've been a great Wing and one of the key parts of our last cup. There's a life after hockey which is much more important.


#2593097 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 April 2015 - 03:03 AM

It's not just about the enforcers per se it's about the whole package. Hits are way down, hipchecks ? Almost gone and even if people are doing them perfectly they'll get a hearing or suspended I mean WTF this is a league that has seen guys like Stevens lay out guys left and right and the fans got pumped up cheered , fans from the opposing team had real enemies to hate and also guys that would take care of business ON the ice i.e the crowd was entertained. Kronwall has gone from one of my favorite Wings to someone I wouldn't care if we trade him (mind everyone I really like the guy) but the guy used to bring an element that made other teams aware when he was one the ice and provided fans - of an otherwise boring and softish team - with enjoyment. Without hits, fighting what's left to cheer for ? Yes goals and nice saves ok...sounds very entertaining compard to the whole package of fights, hits, goals, saves, line brawls and seeing a bunch of HHOF lines play on ONE team and showing off their chemistry and skills.. This is league is going in the wrong direction and yet the GM meetings aren't fighting against that trend. There is nothing barbaric about enforcers taking care of business if rats are taking advantage of star or smaller players. If Benn is tough enough to punch Z four times in the head he is also tough enough to answer to McGrattan, Colton Orr instead of a suit who has his office based in New York (i.e. Quintal). I really hope the ratings continue to go down till the owners decide it's time to clean house and bring back hockey to it's roots. Another point is this: Sadly the league is more concerned about NON fans than the fans that are actually going to the games and following the game already, I Mean seriously ? If people think the game is too violent and to hard to take part in guess what find another sport and hopefully be happy with it.


#2592985 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 02:36 PM

Give it a few more years and this game will be like soccer on ice, figure skating with sticks and gear and players will be asked to play in a synchronized way ...instead of acting like men they will be forced to run to Quintal and asking him for help.

 

I don't care about the scoring part don't think it's that important but you are - as always - damn right in all other points.




#2592903 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 12:25 PM

Man, we talked about this but now that it's happened in real life, Babcock must have lost all faith in Howard. He's basically trying to replace him with a rookie.
Ferraro being in. Is a wasted roster spot though.

If I'm Howard I'd be very! upset

The playoffs aren't the time for testing rookies. Sadly I'm starting to wonder if Howard did rush back too early :(

Howard is a huge reason why this team has made the playoffs he deserve done reward even if his play dropped off after coming back


#2592882 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 12:10 PM

Going into the playoffs with a shaky, inexperienced goalie against a far superior team oh boy.


#2592612 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 April 2015 - 04:37 AM

 

I dont think he was saying Z was a loser, just that Z wasnt playing to the level that we are used to seeing him play, the bar is very high. I'm sure its because of injuries/natural regression and you cant fault the guy for that at all. He gives it his all, and that's all you can ask for.

 

Exactly I still like the guy a lot I mean, Z will play through anything if its possible  guy has set the bar sooo high so expectations for him are often - fair or unfair - different. Pasha and Z are the two last remaining (super)stars on this team and I would have loved seeing them get another cup or at least not having to stand up for themselves..

 

As far as Howard goes, before the injury success after that so-so.




#2592579 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2015 - 11:54 PM


Just like Babcock I didn't think this team had any business of making the playoffs. Now they did so I'm positively surprised. That being said the team has fallen of a cliff in March and their reward is now playing a far superior team in one of the deepest drafts ever. Tatar had a great season, Nyquist a good one, Danny and Sheahan great season. Also nice to see that Abdelkader is finally using his frame. Disappointed: Z, Kronwall, big E, Smith.


 
The funny thing is that with the new playoff structure even if they got 9 more points this season and finished with 109, we would still be facing TB in the first round, just with home ice advantage. I kind of wish they went back to the 1-8 seeding. Though I guess this new structure does put more of an emphasis on divisional games.
 
Montreal's reward for winning the division is a red hot Ottawa, they cant be loving that right now. That's the last team I would want to play. I don't see them winning the cup or anything, but I see them taking a top seed or two out while they are hot.

Fully agreed the new format simply sucks but I'm not surprised the NHL front office contains too many bad apples.

Montreal will go as far as price can take them. Hammond is hot right now and the Sens are high flying this series could go either way...if course hoping for a Sens win soooooo happy for Murray.


#2592558 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

Just like Babcock I didn't think this team had any business of making the playoffs. Now they did so I'm positively surprised. That being said the team has fallen of a cliff in March and their reward is now playing a far superior team in one of the deepest drafts ever. Tatar had a great season, Nyquist a good one, Danny and Sheahan great season. Also nice to see that Abdelkader is finally using his frame. Disappointed: Z, Kronwall, big E, Smith.


#2592145 Buffalo clinches last spot

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 April 2015 - 08:38 PM

They're put up a good fight against the jackets but lost 2:4 Even if they win tomorrow and Arizona loses Buffalo has less rows so congratulations you are getting one of the 2 phenoms. With that pick plus the deep pockets of Pegula this is going to be a very scary team soon and their fans deserve it. Enjoy McEichel


#2590897 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

Leafs are doing a classy thing by calling up Colton Orr for Saturday. Should have had him as an energy player way sooner, if you have to lose lose with style and not many are better in that regard than him. Orr - Prust should be one for the ages. Guy will be an UFA this season but sadly Burke will sign him.


#2590894 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

I think its funny that before the season started, everyone was propping the Kings up on the pedestal saying that they were the team to beat this year. Now, if you look at the standings, the Kings have only a 21.6 percent chance to make it in. If they make it in, are they still the favorites even if its by the skin of their ass?


The kings unlike a lot of other teams are built for the playoffs. Even Mcguire said that they can't be used as an example, going far or all the easy to the cup as a lower seed is the exception not the norm.

LA is a big skilled team with elite goaltending, defense and a deep forward group led by Kopitar and Carter. This team can beat others with skill, toughness or a shutdown style..