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#2671878 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 April 2016 - 10:59 AM


By the way, I'm not sure why Chicago being on the brink of elimination should really be a big story either....STL is the better team after all.  Although, in my mind, it should be a bit of story that these two teams are matched up in round 1 though.

 

While that may be true but did anyone realistically expect the Hawks bowing out in 5 games? The Blues are a fantastic team and are playing the brand of hockey I like but this outcome has to be surprising. If you think about it with the right calls in game 2 they would have swept! the champions already. To me that should be a big story and raise some questionmarks for the Hawks?


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#2671818 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 April 2016 - 05:51 AM

Go Blues go if they can close it out in like 5 they'll have a long rest. St. Louis arena needs to be rocking tomorrow


#2670057 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2016 - 05:08 PM

 

Tell that to Smith.

 

Why should I? Brendan is better than a lot of the players on that team and he deserves a chance to prove it.




#2670037 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2016 - 02:55 PM

In the end, sometimes the sum of the parts is more important than what an individual produces. Mantha scored two goals, but the pp was on fire while he was on it. He made things happen that didn't show up on the scoresheet. Smith does the same.

 

Well that's something the boxscore doesn't show so of course it doesn't matter to some people which is a shame. I don't care about how many points Smith brings or doesn't bring, his job is to prevent the other team from scoring.




#2670019 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2016 - 01:59 PM

I think we'll take this game.  Team will play with a lot more urgency and Tampa will likely relax a little.  What happens afterwards will be interesting.

 

Well they can't really afford to lose this game because the series would be almost over by then.

 

It will come down to shuttdown down the triplets line if the team still can't do it Tampa will win if they can we might have a series.




#2669935 Andersson leaving the NHL after the Playoffs

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2016 - 07:24 AM

good luck in Sweden thanks for the service


#2669780 Wings fans, I need your help -- Octopus etiquette

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

 
Haha thanks man. The best place to buy is Superior Fish in Royal Oak. (They are the unofficial/official place.) Call them ahead of time and place an order. It's $4.95 a pound. They will boil it for you and put them in a bag and a box. They will even supply you gloves. As I tell everyone, if you do it, please do it at the right times so we can keep this tradition going for years to come. Throw during the last line of the National Anthem, (or after). Or immediately after a goal. Not before a face off or during play. LGRW. 
 
 
 
Haha yeah I played travel baseball growing up but haven't played anything but beer league baseball in many years, so I was very nervous about even getting it over the glass. lol.

understandable but it really went perfect, getting it over the glass would have been my biggest concern too because if not it's embarrassing and there's only one chance :)

But really well done :)


#2669748 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2016 - 02:57 AM

At least Abdelkader is showing that he cares. Tatar and Nyquist better get their whatever together because if they aren't one of them - might be even both - will get traded in the offseason. I'm starting to hope the Tiger are going to win the Baseball cup so that Mr. I can focus on the Wings again and ask Mr. Holland the tough questions. If he likes the answers keep him on a short leash if not bring in Don Maloney. The guy worked under a fraction of the budget Holland has and left Arizona with Domi, Duclair, OEL.

 

That being said a series isn't over till you lose at home but I would love to see Mantha getting some experience now. If they lose so what? It hasn't worked with some of the veterans either and unlike Mantha they aren't the future of the Wings. When it comes down to Z either shelter hi minutes to third line duties or trade him to a contender, the guy can't play more than 15 minutes anymore it's just so obvious.

 

Reading some of the threads and posting before the season and now is funny, a lot of people thought Blashill would be the second coming of Babcock and some Antibabcock guys even thought he would be better. Although it's way too early to judge and given the fact that the guy has had the worst Wings roster since almost 2 decades to work it I don't think it's fair to judge him now but I will say this: play the kids like you did in GR. If I'm Pasha my decision is becoming easier and easier this team is going nowhere and it seems like they are still reluctant to do a proper rebuild, so why not go home spend quality time with my family and play in front of my friends while still making millions of russian $?

 

This team has 6 defenseman with one job, shutdown the damn triplets line and yet other than Danny D. no one seems capable of doing that such an embarassing result. I'm starting wo wonder if Babcock saw all of this coming and if he wanted a more traditional rebuild. Anyhow, changes need to happen in the off-season it's so sad to see that Pasha's Wings era has to end like this. Let Mantha, Larkin and McKee experience the playoffs infront of their homecrowd no matter the result because what does this team have to lose? Well nothing everyone is expecting them to lose against the Bolts anyways.

 

All I'm asking for is, don't get swept at least Pasha deserves so much better than this bulls***. The guy in my avatar would still be the best defenseman on this team.




#2669008 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 07:08 PM

Wonder what would happen if Tampa didn't have the Michelin Man in net. 

 

They would have that guy in net who almost shutdown Canada, Vasilevsky?




#2668865 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 06:20 PM

Could the Wings please just decline a PP? Instead of building momentum it seems to kill it such an enigma




#2668840 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 06:01 PM

 

They are all horses but also much healthier than our veterans. Our guys are horses as well except one has a bad leg and two bad knees and the other has a bad back. Injuries suck. 

 

And why is that because a second pairing defenseman had to play as a number 1 for years,  Z even after his back surgery didn't get his icetime reduced.




#2668764 Mantha

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 04:15 PM

I'm of the mindset set now that we've made the playoffs, we've kept the streak alive, we're not expected to go deep, now is the time to start playing for the future. We need to get these kids in the lineup to get them some valuable playoff experience, as well as potentially give us a better shot at winning. I'm okay with Mantha playing big minutes down in Grand Rapids, if that's what management believe is the best for his development.


Sooo many times agreed to this. The all so important streak is alive let's play the kids.

yes, they don't have experience but guess what you don't get playoff experience by not playing! The vets are close to the end of their careers, the transition had to start now sink or swim with them!

I don't know why this staff is so reluctant to let the kids play it just doesn't make sense, guess the Wings would have send down McJesus or Ekblad too


#2668431 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 April 2016 - 06:41 AM

1 done 3 more to go go Blues!




#2667811 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 07:09 PM

 

Don Cherry is an idiot. He's an embarrassment to Canadians.

 

No he is great and someone to admire. There are a ton of idiots around our game but Don Cherry is far from being an idiot.




#2667808 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 07:05 PM

I don't know how Don cherry is still allowed to talk on TV.

 

A great hockey mind, who has seen and witnessed it all who also happens to show national pride. Hockey is better of with guys like Don Cherry there should be more guys like him.

 


Howard can't move side to side at all. He looks iffy in net. I'd like to see mrazek in net.

 

Glad you aren't running the team then.