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#2554781 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 December 2014 - 07:09 AM


I agree with you, they have had top pick after top pick. Its not that I want Edmonton to necessarily get that pick, I just don't want it to be Florida or Buffalo (though Florida is surprising me this year, and don't seem to be in the basement). Edmonton just seems like the most likely team to take it away from them. I guess I'll hope for Carolina lol.


I have no hate for Buffalo and I would love seeing them getting McDavid. Finally the team has a great owner, the fan-support is still huge - given on where the team is ! - and they are doing this rebuild thing right. The Oilers in my mind have had more than enough first overalls and still couldn't get the job done that's on their management.


Also I don't want to see McDavid in a soon to be relocated/sold market the guy should focus on hockey because he is incredible fun to watch and ridiculously talented.

#2554778 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 December 2014 - 06:58 AM

Let's get back on track here and stick with the topic, which is the Tatar appreciation thread, not the Weiss debate thread. 


I didn't honestly expect this kind of start out of Tatar, I think a lot of us were focused on Nyquist emerging as the young goal scorer this season, but it's been a pleasant surprise to see Tatar scoring out there as much as he has been. I hope it keeps up and he stays consistent, and it's been exciting to watch this far. 


Obviously I thought both (Tatar + the Goose) would take a step back this year because other teams would focus more on them and shut them down but so far, both are playing really well. Tatar really exceeded my expectations good for him after what he has gone through last year.

#2554070 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 December 2014 - 11:38 AM

Seriously they don't deserve McDavid such a clueless and full of their past glorydays management doesn't deserve that kind of talent (the fans do obviously). But after all the struggles and BS Buffalo had to go through pre Pegula I would be very happy seeing them getting the next generational talent. At least their management is competent and doesn't put all the blame on some ~ 20 year old players ...



#2554066 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

This was really something else in a bad way to sum it up:


1. it's all the players fault

2. MacTavish and company haven't been on the job long enough

3. Eakins is progressing ...ya well Krueger had 7 months ? and accomplished much morei n a shorter period of time..

#2554050 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 December 2014 - 11:17 AM

Here's the press conference.


What s***show.  How do these guys still have a job? 




Wow what a gongshow, if I were an Oilers fan I would be pissed tremendously, a presser just to say and do nothing ? thats af****** job how do these guys still have a job in the NHL (best league in the world by far).

#2554045 Kings fined $100K for allowing Slava Voynov to practice w/ team

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

The NHL actions against Voynov and Kings are disgusting.

And PA (what a worthless entity!) is even more disgusting now.


Ya sure an entity that's protecting workers rights and the well being of their employees is worthless unbelievable.


The NHLs action against Voynov will and should be a lot harder if he did beat up his wife I mean what kind of ***** does someone has to be to  beat up his wife. If he is that tough how about going toe toe with Caine Velasquez...If I'm the owner of the Kings and it turns out that he is guilty I would void his contract, period.

#2553733 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

I'm with zombo, I don't even have a second favorite team let alone enjoy watching good players against the wings. I'll watch them play well against other teams.


That's ok but given some of the Wings weaknesses I love to watch other teams that bring that element to their game. Dallas may not be a hardnosed team but Benn really hits all cylinders...offensive stud, physical, grit and a hardnosed type of game and I like watching that. Do I wish to see both guys exploding against the Wings ? For sure not but I'm also not going to pretend that I don't watch other teams. Heck I even watched the Leafs thanks to Colton Orr, Frazer and Frazer McLaren I just like that type of heavy game.


it's just a matter of preferences I think, I'll always cheer for the Wings but it's no secret that some other teams are more entertaining in my mind.

#2553663 Jean Beliveau Passes at 83

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 December 2014 - 02:59 AM

Quinn, Beliveau... In less than two weeks horrible condolences and prayers to his family. Sucks even more when holidays are around the corner.

#2553078 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 December 2014 - 12:05 PM

Sorry but 4,25 per for KFQ is overpayment, Ehrhoff - who is much better - is making less than that and look at Pittsburghs improvement so trading him will not be easy. I think he will ride out his contract here. But yeah XO deserves to have a place on this team. Not that this would make the team a contender, but it would be nice to see the youth movement taking over more and more.

#2552317 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 November 2014 - 04:28 AM

Weiss was our best forward tonight in terms of Corsi-for percentage. That, to me, is even more encouraging than the three goals in two games.

Hockey is played on ice not in a basement with an excel computer or by math freaks

#2552022 Chelios Is Not Too Fond of Shanahan

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 November 2014 - 05:36 PM

I think what Chelios said is perfectly fine, Shanhan has no experience at the job, he never coached or has been involved in a GM role and now he is taking on a huge job in THE hockey-market worldwide. Becoming a GM/president is hard becoming a good one is even harder and personally I appreciate guys who are working their way up more than someone who gets the job on a silver table.


My favorite Chelios quote of all time

#2552002 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 November 2014 - 12:54 PM

Yeah him, Jenner and maybe even Johannson won't be available for anything the Wings have to offer. If I remember correctly he also refused to fight the Islanders though guy Gallant who's not that big but has quick fists and p protects himself very well But man without Thornton and Chara the Bruins aren't playing a tough game which should be exactly where Lucic shines.

#2551343 Inconsistency

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 November 2014 - 03:20 PM

Rebuilding/retooling team that isn't  as skilled as it used to be, so inconsistency has to be expected. The team lacks gritty guys that can provide energy and change the momentum with a huge hit or blocking a laserbeam of a shot.

#2550814 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

Great player, should make it to the HHOF - although he might have to wait a bit - thanks for trying it Alfie, now go and enjoy your retirement with the Senators :-)


Such a classy player, will for sure watch his retirement ceremony in Ottawa. I'm also glad, that he doesn't push it the guy has made his money and had one heck of a career.


But I still think he should have finished his last year in Ottawa in hindsight I highly doubt he would have left them again :(

#2550184 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 November 2014 - 12:50 PM

Easily duped.  By his parents.   


His parents bought the house because they had power of attorney.  And the SEC hasn't exactly done a great job of protecting the US economy, let alone one guy.


I do agree that firing his agent and not replacing him was a giant mistake.  His parents, teammates, friends all should've been pointing that out to him.  He sounds naive.  I guess I just don't judge a 25 year old kid in that situation harshly for trusting his parents.  It'd be a different story if he blew it all himself on houses, cars, etc. 



Agreed yeah it was a mistake but nobody in his right mind would believe that your own family is taking 15 million $ and turn it into nothing.  Sad story indeed at least now he fill find out who his real friends are nice to see that the Jackets are standing behind him also.