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#2562570 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

So if I'm understanding you right, you aren't against fighting because of hating it you are against it because of health concerns? Let me tell you if a player doesn't feel like doing it he shouldn't. Tie Domi, The Grim Ripper are former enforcers who are doing very well if life now. Stu is an attorney But you are right it's an incredible tough job hence why I'm having so much respect for these guys

#2562535 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I knew a guy who played in the AHL and a few games in the NHL, and now he is in his early 30's and suffers from concussion related issues. He said that he was put into a position where he felt (at the AHL level) that he had to fight or he would lose his job, nobody should have to feel that way. Now, so many year later the guy is paying the price. Fighting on occasion to protect a person, I can live with that. Fighting day in, day out, to me is just plain stupid.

This is the main reason for me why enforcers don't belong to the game. How can you enjoy a staged fight if you know the storys of Boogard and our very own Probert ? If a fight sparks from the heat of the moment, fine, let them go. But those barenuckle fights are just to dangerous to do them night in and night out. And I don't want players on the ice forced to do them.

And you are wondering why we European fans and players are having the reputation of being *******? It's their decision if they know what they are getting themselves into so be it. As a German you should know how much some leagues are sucking - outside of the big 4 - , a rougher playstyle would go a long way off making things at least watchable again.

the nhl has never been that boring but they are approaching that territory in rapid fashion: hip checks almost gone, Stevens like hits gone, Kronwalled? almost gone next up fighting? Sounds like an interesting league doesn't it... Basically the SEL just with more skill..

Kliq: I'm just not interested in watching UFC the entertainment in hockey fights is so different << fans are fired up teammates come together, the atmosphere is electric

It's like doing bungee jumping the testosterone is at its peak and people who watch it are loving every second

#2562314 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

I have no problem with tough players, and I would actually like to have a player on our forth line that can throw 'em when needed. However, he has to be a hockey player first, not a pure goon that can barely skate without one iota of hockey IQ... I hate staged fights, and guys that fight every single game, because they knowthat's all they can do to remain in the National Hockey League. However, the Weber on Zetterberg incident, or Cowen on Datsyuk incident, or Lucic on DeKeyser incident, or any handful of others, I like having a guy that can step in and let the opposition know, if you're going to run our guys, there will be someone to answer to. I loved when Ericsson went after Nolan for the hit on Helm. I'm not anti-fighting by any means, I'm just anti-players-like-McGrattan, that can't play hockey.

See we aren't that different then. The only small difference is a that I don't mind staged fights between two willing players, if it helps them paying their bills and enjoy a very wealthy life more power to them.

#2562273 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

I'm confused about one thing when it comes to frankgrimes and GMRwings1983 and whoever else there is that dies for fighting and goons that don'thave a clue how to actuallyplay hockey... You're all very aware of the fact that Holland wants nothing to do with guys like McGrattan, a "player" like that will never be employed by the Detroit Red Wings, so why are you still fans of such "weak", "pussified" team?... I'm not telling you you shouldn't be a Red Wings fan, but I'm just curious as to why you are?...

Good and fair question to be honest I will be unhappy and all that stuff but I am not a bandwagoner and jump ship when times getting hard - great coone track by the way - I became a wings fan back when this team was great and tough and they have brought lots of joy.. So yeah that's basically it

But I am not going to say sorry for wanting payback when people try to take advantage of the wings.

I have a question for you too.. Can you honestly tell me you didn't like seeing Downey beating the hell out of Laperierre? The whole team read fired up they came together and stood up for each other so you really don't like that stuff. Is it to hard to understand that our stars and small players shouldn't have to worry about all the rats in the league and focus on their game?

#2562253 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

I bet we'tee the only team board in the league that devoted six pages in 24 hours to McGrattan.

That's because Holland has pussified us for too long.

That's right. He wants Lucic to go out of his way to hurt someone, so that McGuffin can come back and make Lucic not hurt people anymore.

And that, in a nutshell, is the mentality of the pro-fighting crowd.

I get the feeling that you grew up playing hockey and lost your roster spot to an enforcer.

Thank you was about tho post this but you've already done so ☺

The let's make hockey as *** as other sports crowd won't be happy till every team is as soft as the wings and hitting gone from the game. Heck t those are the same guys who think Kronwall should hit less instead of more... So I'm not surprised

#2562201 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 05:11 AM


Very funny.  Except, Brian McGrattan is better at life than you are.




Well said :-)


Some people  won't be happy before every team is as soft as the current Wings edition and hockey turns into a non contact sport. Somehow I'm starting to hope that Lucic snaps and maybe then the ever so funny OT spammers will change their mind but I'll doubt it.


Sadly Reaves, Bourdelaux, Scott and Thornton are the last remaining enforcers.

#2562071 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

Lol frank seriously? Do you truly believe he has any value as an actual hockey player? Who plays hockey? With skating and stuff?

Yes I do who is protecting Johnny hockey, Monahan and Bartschi now? Is big Ern a goal scoring machine? No nor a defensive stud but he is a damn good team mate loved by the fans and an absolute gym freak with great work ethic.

Hope some team claims him and then others have to respond, fighting is part of hockey and needs to come back

#2562059 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

Sad day for hockey, this league is quickly becoming something it shouldn't be.


I hope he finds a place on another team, or a job in the front office somewhere. What af****** league it has a place for rats but no place for great energy players and like Burke said I'm sure all thef****** greenpeace folks are happy now. Of course the softest team - which not long ago used to have the HW champion - in the league willk pass so I'm not getting my hopes up.


How the hell does Burke not step in here ? He is the president and should overrule the GM in that case it's a bad day for hockey

#2561937 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

Game, set and match preds

#2561860 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 January 2015 - 03:24 PM

The lazy Kessel is top 10 in scoring without having a number one center. The Toronto media hates him because he doesn't talk add much as Lupul and of course his former coach knows how Kessel is now.. Ich But hey if the guy is such a problem send him to Detroit and put him on Pasha 's wing This player beat cancer, is shy, scores 30+ goals every year and yet he is blamed for Torontos problems this town would criticise Stamkos if he doesn't score every other game just crazy

#2561298 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2015 - 10:38 AM

im with a lot of ppl that would want a number 1 d but the only one im interested in is someone who we cant get Keith Y


Well I would settle for Seabrook too, guy is a beast and a very reliable defender easily top 10

#2560277 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

I respect Mirtle, Yost and all their other mathfreaks but as soon as I see their name ---> skip article.


If I wanted to read math stuff I'd look somewhere else and not at a sports site...with a horrible design

#2560262 Winter Classic lowest rating ever (2,3)

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 January 2015 - 06:38 AM

The D.C. market didn’t pop the number the NHL needs from another dance partner in this game. Without a city like Detroit or Boston (next year’s host, likely) in the game to deliver a ridiculous local figure on its own, the NHL needs both teams to contribute to the audience and the D.C. market couldn’t get there. (Wonder if some of those 40,000-plus Capitals fans at the game are Nielsen families.)


But as we said the last time the ratings dipped: Venue and aesthetics matter.

Wrigley, Fenway and the Big House were draws on their own. Two cookie-cutter ballparks aren’t.


Wrigley had wind. Buffalo and Ann Arbor had frozen temps and swirling snow. The Pittsburgh game was played at night. The Washington game was a downright balmy 43 degrees with blue skies. The draw of any outdoor game remains “teams vs. elements” and sun glare isn’t exactly that compelling.


Matchups matter, too, and this one featured a third-timer in the Blackhawks for outdoor games (including last season at Solider Field) against a team against whom they have absolutely no rivalry. It was an entertaining game, sure, but one that lacked the heat that other matchups had. And the geographic distance between the cities meant the most partisan crowd in the game’s history – didn’t you miss the red vs. blue from the Big House in the stands?


Good job Bettman, the NHL had something great going on and yet in a span of not even 7 years they've managed to absolutely destroy it by:

1. watering it down with the Stadium Series

2. rehashing the same teams again and again

3. matching up two teams that don't have any rivalry nor hatred going on


If the NHL is serious about this thing, they better have a Bruins - Habs matchup at Fenwaypark - have the Dropkick Murphys as the opening act -  next year. This also just proves what I've always thought the event itself is nothing, if the participating teams don't have a large enough following, rivalry and the conditions aren't there.


Wings - Leafs had a record breaking 2,9 :)


Teams that deserve one Wild, Avs (hate to say it but yeah...), Bolts, Habs...



#2560207 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 January 2015 - 03:46 PM


Hopefully for his sake he learns how to be a team player


 Agreed he tried to be a one man show and that never works but he has shown flashes of brilliance.


wow Ikonen has rocket skates

#2560165 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

That's a good point, veterans for sure will tell them to turn it down. Also something I've noticed us that McDavid is really uncomfortable with all the hype and attention, kid isn't even 18, just got back from an injury and the cameras are in his face all the time. Let him enjoy the tournament instead.