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#2547661 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2014 - 04:43 PM

that was actually quite funny really loved it

#2547659 Leafs' Ashton suspended 20 games for violating PED policy

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2014 - 04:40 PM

 This league is so ridiculous it's not even funny:


slam someone through the glass...$ 2.500 fine when you are making 14.000.000 a year

spear someone...$ 5.000 fine for a 6 mill per player

slam an opponents face on the ice...14 games

using performance enhancing help...20 games



summary: f*** you NHL the whole front office needs to get cross checked by Steve Macintyre so they'll go back to their greedy, non integrity life.

#2547655 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2014 - 04:34 PM

Enjoy it..it will be the same bulls*** as in europe where some clubs are not only selling out their jerseys but some are also changing their game-colors to match the ones of a sponsor. It's a horrible thing and makes buying jerseys almost useless because you want to represent a club not a damn sponsor when you are paying a good junk of money for that stuff.


The day the NHL gets rid of that stupid current front-office can't come soon enough we need someone at the helm who is willing to protect the integrity and tradition of the sport.


Rogers, ads on jerseys, less fighting and more and more showboaters entering the league...hockey is fast becoming something it shouldn't be.

#2547544 Gustavsson injured

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2014 - 01:18 AM

Get well soon monster

#2545633 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Wonder if we could get Brunner back ?

#2544714 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 October 2014 - 10:57 PM

Niskanen: got more from Washington and had some connections there Ehrhoff... Wanted 5 years Holland offered 4

#2544682 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 October 2014 - 04:09 PM

Just finished rewatching the game and some things to note:


- the PP is still atrocious call up XO and see how it goes

- clear the damn crease we didn't do it against the Habs and it cost us, we didn't do it against the Flyers and it (again) cost us. There is a reason why other teams are pushing, crosschecking other players out of there ..if the goalie can't see the puck he can't make the save !


Goose needs to find a way to react the tighter defense and adjusted systems when he is on the ice, everyone knew opponents would make an effort to figure out how to defend against Goose, Tatar ..now it's their turn to react.


It's also very obvious that we can't count on the veterans to bail us out in every game anymore, so a more balanced pressure point on the shoulders of more players would be nice.

#2544141 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 October 2014 - 12:35 AM

Turned off because the game was unwatchable and then I'll find out they've won ? Great way to start the day hehe

#2544140 Anyone attended a game in Nashville?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 October 2014 - 12:35 AM

You rang,sorry that I haven't been on lately,I have been in a lot have pain dealing with this massive kidney stone,had another surgery on Wednesday to another surgery get another stint and I got another surgery get more of the stone removed


All the best to you and don't worry there are tons of things more important than hockey or message boards get well soon :-)

#2544139 future captains?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 October 2014 - 12:34 AM

C - Danny D not even a question in my mind

A - Abdelkader / Nyquist

A - Larkin


I'd love to go for the local boys hattrick if all three are staying long enough, they for sure should have a shot at it. Danny is obviously a no brainer

#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


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.