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#2503501 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 March 2014 - 12:57 PM



You don't get good players for Ferraro, Callahan, Miller, and a 3rd, which is all a lot of the people screaming to make a trade want to give up.  Legwand has been the Pred's best forward pretty much his entire career, and is at worst a second line center.  Jarnkrok is a 22 year old prospect who the guys who constantly evaluate their prospects and monitor them far more closely and accurately than anyone outside of the organization, much less a random fan posting on a message board, were comfortable trading for Legwand.  This reminds me of the rants we heard every time Matthias or any other prospect the Wings gave up had a good game, until a couple years passed and people realized oh, he's not as good as we thought he'd be.


This is still different Jarnkrok wa the only prospect with top 6 center potential, nobody said something like that about Mathias.

#2503447 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 March 2014 - 07:38 AM

Not to get ahead of things, but how do the wild cards seed in the playoffs? I keep forgetting. Does the second face the Bruins and the first face the Pens?


That's what I've been telling you! lol.


Don't count out the Leafs yeah they are two points back, but Toronto is also on hell of a streaky game they could easily go from 0 : 8 to 6 : 0 it will be a tight dogfight with Toronto, Columbus and Washington till the end no doubt about that.

#2503445 Do you want monster to start tomorrow?

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

I'm confident with Monster in the net, he just gets the job done . Also IF - mind you very big if - this team makes the playoff a huge part of credit has to go to him he bailed them out a lot of times. Howard had a good game give him some rest and let the monster get some playing time.

#2500376 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

Found a really nice quote on the NHL site:


,,..I don't want to give you all of my secrets, but if I was in a skill competition with those two guys I'm going to lose 100 times out of 100. Physical, hard, make them earn their ice. That's the way I play most nights, I'd like to think .."


the guy is the prototype of a blue collar hockeyplayer, beast and is giving out all each shift even if not the most talented player. God would he ever look good in a Winged Wheel

#2498608 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 March 2014 - 10:24 AM

Oh well Dmac would have killed this idiot.


It's so funny the Pens are always crying bloody murder but on the same hand are a team which is employing Neal, Orpik and formerly Cooke..

#2497420 Kassian on the way out of Van?

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

No to this guy yes he is big, physical and a SOB but he also shows absolutely no class and acts like a stupid agitator and never backs it up.


I'd rather have Matt than Zack Kassian


but wow Gillis really screwed over the Canucks youth

Grabner, a first for Ballard never worked out

Hodgson for Kassian lol


and then the hiring of John I hate hockeyplayers Tortarella I will be very shocked if Gillis is still the GM come offseason.

#2497217 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 March 2014 - 08:11 AM

I'm not too worried about DeKeyser in the #2 spot. He can handle It. The kid has poise and a good head on his shoulders. It's the other shmucks being promoted to more ice time that scare me.
And one more comment: the Leads fans infuriated me. Not only did they take over our house, but they did a better job at being fans than the Detroit ones. Theyy were loud, engaged and excited. Really made me realize how stale and dull our fanbase is.


Well to be fair the Leafs are known for taking over every arena they play in but despite that you are right. I really believe this team needs to do a better job in getting the fans excited again, be it a big, nasty hit a fight here and there just something to get the crowd into it and create an intimidating atmosphere for the opposing players again. The Joe really has lost it's mojo during the last years it shouldn't be easy to play against the Wings IN Detroit.


Sadly I don't have a lot of hopes for the new arena most of these super modern ones are first class but they aren't encouraging a fanlike atmosphere, as an oversea guy I wish the NHL would be more like our leagues here with all the chanting, cheering, flag waiving :-)

#2497214 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 March 2014 - 08:05 AM

Holland said some stuff:




I didn't listen, because every time he gives an interview I come away miffed and disappointed.


I will say this: if he's not going to address our blue line's issues because we've got some kids coming up soon (which would likely just be a euphemism for "It's really hard to get a good defenseman. I'd rather not doing anything and just wait, because it's easier and because I get paid the same salary either way"), he needs to be punched in the face repeatedly.


Here is what he had to say (nothing too bad/good)


- knows replacing Lidstrom, Stuart and Rafalski is very hard

- thinks Kronwall has grown into the leadership role plays hard and physical (well we could need his physicality more often...)

- wasn't expecting some of the kids - namely Tatar, Nyquist - to be that far ahead of their planned schedule

- is happy with the development of Sheahan and Jurco

- hinted that these guys "could" play lesser roles next year when the team is healthy and guys like Legwand are re-signed ---- I really DON'T like the tone of that for obvious reasons

- Still believes if the team is healthy they could make some noise


that's basically it

#2496580 What Are You Playing?

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

South Park Stick of Truth it's like a lot of episodes of my favorite cartoon series the humor is outstanding :D

#2496340 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 March 2014 - 06:55 AM

Losing this game = Leafs are more than out of reach


I have absolutely no expectations save for an honest effort of course.

#2496123 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 March 2014 - 02:23 AM

Well I am not that upset because I expected a loss. Personally I've said it last year an I'll say it again it was a good run but it is really time for some serious changes. This has nothing to do with making the playoffs or not it simply can't be the Wings goal to just squeeze into the playoffs. This team went from: being the superior class of the NHL to a good team to behind the pack to a team fighting for the playoffs....that's not Wingsstyle it's unacceptable, period.


Players are expected to perform to the highest levels night in and night out so should GMs. If I am the owner I'm telling Holland listen: This is your offseason to turn this team into the right direction, we need to get bigger, meaner and the defense needs a fix spend whatever it takes just do it...if you aren't willing to do so I am more than happy to promote you to become VP and let Steve Yzerman run the show. Maybe missing the playoffs will be the best possible outcome longterm, because no more signing over the hill and undersized guys it would (hopefully) lead to housecleaning. Imagine if this team would have been still in the west they might be competing with the Oilers, Flames...for one of the top 5 picks *lol*

#2495630 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

2 possible outcomes


1 (more likely). complete domination by the Hawks = boatrace

2 (tight game) with a chance for a point


Bollig versus Tootoo could be interesting although I'd say edge Bollig :(

#2495421 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 March 2014 - 03:51 AM


Yeah but no one has a top three like that in the entire league right now. St Louis comes close. You could totally win the cup now s***tier D than that. 


The Blues are such an easy team to cheer for in the West, built the right way, big tough and mean and all that done with a shoestring budget, unbelievable.


God I miss the days of having Lidstrom Rafalski in front of Hasek, The Russian 5 plus the bash brothers...and the captain as our leader man hockey post 2005 is just laughable compared to pre 2005.

#2493989 If Kronwall isn't a #1

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 March 2014 - 04:06 AM

If Kronwall doesn't qualify as elite to you, then neither should Seabrook. Also Yandle is nowhere near as good as Kronwall in the defensive zone. And all I have to say about Chara is watch him closely next time you watch the B's. He's a good defenseman no doubt, but far from elite. He's not even the best all around defenseman on his team.


See that's why I've said the guy is extremely underrated. The reason why Keith can do what he does is Seabrook, the guy is like an insurance for every mistake ie. the former Suter/Weber pairing. The thing with Chara is because of his enormous size he is looking slow but watch this guy skate and shutdown the best of them.


This is nothing against Kronwall I like him but I just don't think he is a top 10 but for sure not top 5 defenseman. Since Suter left the Predators I don't think Weber is the best one anymore I think Keith and Pietrangelo will soon be better if they aren't already, although if Weber plays like in the olympics there would be no debate that was insane.

#2493988 Question: 2 scoring line/2 checkers or 3 scoring/1 checker?

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

For obvious cap reasons I'd go with 2 scoring and 2 checking lines, so a true top bottom 6 kind of approach. An advantage would be the cheaper third and fourth lines so more money for the top 6 and top pairing. The fourth line would be the energy line, used whenever things are getting out of hand and to produce energy. The third line would be a mixture of grit and youth.