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#2543455 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2014 - 07:03 PM

Emelin is a constant hard hitting def and his hits are clean. I'm saying that Kronwall isn't going for the hits, once in a while...
I would do backflips on my balcony if he ever comes, great player

Who?


Agreed I've been a huge kronwall fan thanks to his his but they've become to rare


#2543436 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2014 - 04:25 PM

It's been only 6 games, but during the off/preseason fans on LGW were bemoaning how bad our defense was.

Well I think it has been pretty good. Of course, it helps that our goal tending has been great and many of our forwards are playing good defense, making it easier on the defensemen... but here is how I rank our defensemen's play thus far:

1. B.Smith - he has been awesome on both ends

2. DD - most consistent in the D-zone

3. Kronner - solid, with some turnovers

4. Q - has played pretty fricking good and is competing

5. Glendening - has played better D that the last two

6 (tie) - Kindl/Ericsson - flashes of good play, followed by some head scratchers. I think Kindl has actually out-played Ericsson

 

1. B. Smith he looks much stronger and has been awesome

2. DD - way to go Danny our most reliable defender guy is just a machine

3. Kronwall - solid start so far.

4. Glendening - plays solid D and is starting to get involved into the physical stuff too love it

5. Quincey - competes hard I like that

6. Kindl - better than I thought but only because of...

7. Ericcson - wow does this guy need to get his game together, slow breakout passes, give aways and looks a bit sluggish




#2543374 Weiss

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2014 - 09:42 AM

 

Is that what's going on? 

 

Because Babcock and Holland's own comments suggest that he's not playing because they want to bring him along slowly, but that they've impressed by his attitude and hard work. 

 

This seems like another installment of "Frank speculates on something but plays it off like fact". 

 

Learn what the term maybe implies...before posting some of the usual "kipwingers always right know it all stuff"




#2543368 Weiss

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2014 - 09:29 AM

Not saying he is but when the squad is paying him over 4 large per year, makes you wonder why he is just not playing.

 

Maybe because the coaching stuff expected more from him (including pre-season ?). ) It doesn't matter how much money a player is making if he doesn't perform Babcock won't play the guy, simple.




#2543054 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 October 2014 - 08:18 PM


I so can't wait till someone absolutely destroys that cocky rat with a clean but hard hit.



I enjoy this hit by Ovi.


Great hit I love it more of that please... Dare I say kronwalled?!
Also I'm from overseas myself and stuff like soft euros doesn't offend me either. If people are offended by the term rates, French fries than well whatever.



#2543044 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

Subban gets tough when the linesman are in between everyone


I so can't wait till someone absolutely destroys that cocky rat with a clean but hard hit.


#2542865 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

I've advised my babe to cook some french-fries for me, hopefully they come with a cheap price-tag.




#2542458 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 October 2014 - 03:46 AM

So happy for him, guy was all class and never complained. Love seeing him hitting everything and mixing it up, he is a very good fighter (in his weight class)




#2542055 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 October 2014 - 05:30 AM

So he'll sign a contract with the leafs and Babcock? Since everyone wants to go there.

 

Yeah alongside Tavares, Stamkos and Weber they are going to build an allstar team

 

...in their dreams :-)


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#2542054 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 October 2014 - 05:28 AM

I would like to see Babcock take over Holland's position as GM in Detroit and Blashill be the coach some day.

 

Great suggestion but it won't happen for at least the next 3 years :(

 

I think Babcock may want a Patrick Roy like situation, where he can coach and have more say in how to structure the team. If Holland isn't willing to offer that, it's time for Mike Illitch to pull a Yzerman again.




#2542045 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 October 2014 - 04:17 AM

Even if the Joe is a dumb by nowadays standards think about all the all time greats, who've gone through this door (the captain, Lidström, Dominator, Hossa...), all the cups and the end of the dead wing era. I think it will be a sad day once the Wings leave and hopefully everyone can take their seat back home.




#2542044 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 October 2014 - 04:12 AM

Marchand went of the handle in the playoffs last year when thornton was on the team.

 

They're frustrated with their rough start - which owes to the loss of iginla and boychuk.

 

And Thornton told him in colorful words to stop the s*** and take a backseat.

 

As they should be, the expectations in Boston are through the roof and Chiarelli - whom I regarded as one of the best GMs till he made that bonehaded trade - isn't helping matters. I don't know how good their prospect pool is, but man replacing Chara will be no easy task. I could see them having the same problem like the Wings, how do you replace a future HHOF defender ?

 

Also when it comes doe embellishment and stupid gestures, a team that has as many rats as the Habs (both on the ice and in the stands) should be the last to act from a high moral ground.




#2541853 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

Even if Babcock leaves he has much better options than the shark tank in Toronto...


#2541537 Weiss

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 October 2014 - 03:14 PM

Lol. How dare he not use a 7 year old thread!

 

 1 year is that young enough ? http://www.letsgowin...-245m/?hl=weiss




#2541145 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

But he talks like him