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#2616893 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 10:12 AM

So the oilers paid less for a better goalie than Buffalo did,I don't understand why they didn't just wait?

#2616219 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Agreed. I was going to say something like this since the Norris has basically become for the defenseman with the most points..

Personally I think a purely offensive defenseman should be in the same category as some other point producers. That would greatly improve the Norris and actually make sure that guys who shouldn't even be in the conversation for the trophy won't take it away from much more deserving players . Or if that's not possible just split it into the best overall defender and the one with the most points that way everyone knows which award is the more important one for a ..defender.

I mean not even nominating Weber, Suter and Keith ? Too bad Giordano for hurt guy would have won otherwise.

#2615910 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

The best example is how good Phaneuf was when he first entered the league, this guy was heralded as a young Scott Stevens he was that good of an open hitter. I don't need the usual suspects flower power Greenpeace folks to know what I'm expecting from hockey and what I don't expect..sissy hockey, gimmicks such as 7 outdoor games , Rogers instead of Bell, less hitting hip checks, almost non exciting ufa lists...are for sure not things that I associate with hockey neither are showboaters and other questionable grow the game crap.

Anyhow Phaneuf will get dealt and I think he benefit tremendously from it...Toronto is just too tough of a market for most athletes especially if one has the burden of the C

#2615868 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:44 AM

I think we can all agree on this finally: hockey in the 90s and pre 2005 was just so much better and more exciting it's not even close. But as long as the stupid BOG doesn't act or finally getting changed to guys like Mr. I, Pegula...we won't see an improvement.

#2615866 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:39 AM

First the mantha and 1st rounder nonsense and now at the end of hockeycentral damian cox mentioned the redwings when they mentioned a few teams that could draft Ilya samsonov

Seriously? Think everyone knows detroit needs defensemen and not a Russian goalie when they got petr mrazek emerging ... Guys always saying bulls***

It's Damian Cox so

Personally I think the Wings should look at the option of trading down for Werensky, big hulking defenseman and in my mind the second best one in the draft after Hanifin.
http://www.sbncolleg...l-draft-profile guy is exactly what the doctor ordered

Plus he is a local boy so that adds some extra plus

#2615863 OT Changes

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:25 AM

I just don't get it, if the NHL(PA) and all others do hate the shootout so much either get rid of it or if for whatever reason they don't want to do that let it be the way it always was and hopefully will always be.

This 3:3 is just turning this thing into another gimmick,
like we've needed more gimmicks in a our game, which is more and more becoming something it shouldn't be.

#2615554 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 June 2015 - 06:05 AM

Chicago is not going to trade Seabrook because that guy is a huge reason why Keith can do what he does all the time, jump in on the offense and score. When I'm thinking of Keith, Seabrook I'm thinking of a marginal lesser top pairing than what Weber/Suter were a few years ago.


Hawks will move a lot of players before Seabrook I think after Toews, Kane and Keith he is by far their most valuable player.


A few years ago the Wings had the chance to offer-sheet Pietrangelo with a Weberlike contract (before the new CBA) but didn't something I still can't understand till today. Sure Franson will cash in and I can see teams like Dallas, Calgary lining up with trucks of money for his services, maybe even Boychuck like :(

#2615546 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 June 2015 - 03:10 AM

Bickel makes 4 million per year for the next 4 years and was a healthy scratch..good fourth liner with third line upside but there are much better options available for the fourth line and especially cheaper ones

#2615025 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 June 2015 - 07:26 AM

Don't like it don't read it better than the stupid off topic thread derailing as of late

#2615018 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 June 2015 - 05:47 AM


One if not currently the best 4 liner in the game what a bargain. Big touch, workhorse and will drop the gloves against anybody. Winnipeg is already a big team but Peluso adds some much needed protection, Backes and Reeves weren't running around as much after Peluso wanted to talk to them.

Guess it's safe to say Winnipeg, Blues are now having the toughest 4 lines in the league...good luck trying to run the stars against them.

Love this signing

#2614966 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

Agreed frank. But and this does relate to them, if either one/both are moved for a top pair Dman we do need to go F. I still prefer to go F anyway. I would rather sign/trade for proven vets on the BL than to trust prospects. Kinda like pitching in baseball. You draft pitchers becasue there is a shortage of quality arms. You can always trade for hitters. In hockey goal scoring is a premium. 


The problem is, soon this team will need both things so I'd rather go for preventing goals now and try to build a new defensive core around Danny D and then look at fixing the center-problem. The Wings can't afford to go into another Lidström situation when Pasha moves on.

#2614962 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

What does the unfortunate Mantha injury have to do with the draft thread ? That's right nothing. it's getting tiresome reading through another thread derailing topic.


Fact is Larkin and Mantha are by far the best Wings prospects, hence why other Gms are asking about them and not about some of the others.


As far as the draft is concerned the Wings just have to pick a defender in the first round, yeah center is a need too but right now I think defense is even a bigger one.

#2614810 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

Lol talk about overrating Larkin , there is no way he even touches the top 5 in this draft class: McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Crouse should be set. Maybe 7 but I think Werenski or maybe that Russian kid will own that position .

I don't care about what position he would be wings for him at 17 and now have to develop both guys Larkin and Mantha.

Mantha will be fine and make Mr. Players are cattles eat cow.

#2614704 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 June 2015 - 10:49 PM

Man!! You people are super sensitive! Jesus! Toews and Kane just proved they're better than D and Z and you all get mad. You think I enjoy watching Chicago win again? NOPE. But you know what? It's the truth. But Kane and Toews are supposed to better, they were higher picks for a reason. But even as  Wings fan I'd take those two over D and Z any day of the week.

The thing is you are comparing a prime Toews, Kane to the Z and Pasha from nowadays both in their mid 30s.

If you would have said that Toews is better than Z I'd agree but better than a prime Pasha ? I don't think so defensively they are even matched but in terms of also creating offense and making people go wow how did he do that against other nhl players ? It's Pasha.

Also look at the support core Keith, Seabrook, Hjalmarsen, Hossa and Sharp I mean that's a top pairing and tons of options for loading up the first line or even things out on the second line

Kane isn't even a center so it's tough to compare.

Currently Toews is for sure a top 3 player in the league but ranking him above a prime Pasha is false.

#2614670 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 June 2015 - 10:19 PM

Toews has 3 cups, Zetterberg will NEVER get that. And Kane now has three cups and starting tearing up the NHL playoffs WAY before Datsyuk in age. Give me Toews and Kane over D and Z ANY DAY of the week. Only blind homers will say otherwise.

I've thought this before and now I am pissed of enough to type it: I highly doubt you are a wings fan and that's obvious after reading some of your postings..

Maybe a Leafs or even Hawks troll..