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#2595245 The Chief has been fired

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Hextall is a smart guy there is no way they hire Torts. Philly will just line up another $ truck in front of Babs house.

#2595172 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2015 - 03:03 AM


I'm just saying I've seen guys take a puck to the face and roll around less than Stone did.


My guess is he plays next game after a miraculous and heroic recovery on his bone bruise.



Not taking my ball and going home.  I stated my point and you didn't seem to believe me so I'm not sure where to go from there.


Like I said, if someone did that to Datsyuk or Zetterberg I'd be pissed.  And I'd want someone on the Wings to handle it.  But I don't think I'd be calling for some huge suspension.


T he Senators are not calling for a huge suspension, what they are calling for is simple:

1. either suspend him (didn't happen) or

2. if someone slashes/runs one of their starplayers give the Sen the same penalty and non suspension.


And that's why I'm awaiting game 2 it will be pure hatred, physical and I bet Neil will fight Prust (who is by far my favorite Hab) then go on to either destroy Subban or run Price. Take his 5 min + a game misconduct and the Habs will cry foul...


If someone did that to one of our players (I don't care if it's a star or someone else) I'd be pissed too but the difference is I wouldn't count on the league to do anything, this is hockey big boy sport so I'd rather see one our players handle that stuff on the ice. And even an aging Neil is still extremely good at his role the Habs are in for a surprise tonight.


Even if Neil doesn't do anything with Pacioretty coming back after a concussion people can bet the Senators will "check" whenever possible if is head is right. Btw. this is the same franchise that called the police after Chara checked Pacioretty hard into the boards but the injury was the result of their horrible misplaced rod.


It's easy for us to sit here and say a slash on an unprotected area doesn't hurt well I know this: NHL players have had broken wrists in protected areas because of slashes and as far as I'm concerned you can't fake a broken wrist.


The only thing were I'm agreeing with Subban is that threatening thing ... it's the playoffs and it's hockey threats, trash talk are part of the game. Ray Ferraro had a good piece on that on Leafs Lunch yesterday basically saying in the age of social media people want all the information but only a minority can handle it and most fans would be surprised on what has been said and done during back in the good old days.

#2594002 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 05:28 PM

League will never admit it but I think they like all the drama because now people who weren't interested in the series are and will tune in even non senators and habs fans.

#2593889 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 01:03 PM

Whoever pulls a chara on Subban, Emelin, Pacioretty, Galchenyuk well be my playoff hero. Go get them senators!

#2593867 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 12:28 PM

Finish every check, cross check him when the refs aren't looking, do some face washes and punch those French fries out of the series. If they want to play that game, Ottawa has the tools to do it..call up Kassian and do what The Leafs have done a few years back...Subban, Eller and Galchenyuk are such a n embarrassing bunch. Ottawa will win the next game and then crush those French fries at home

#2593765 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

Good, now Neil can deliver the penalty. Go Sens go Habs are such an unlikable, embarrassing team

#2593472 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 04:45 PM


This is the biggest problem I have with the NHL, and will continue to have until we have someone who truly cares about the sport as commissioner. 


If the NHL accepted it's status as a niche sport, and reached out to and poured it's energy into marketing the game towards that fan base that will truly never leave, things would be a lot rosier IMO. 


Well said it's nice following a niche sport, no need to grow the game. It's better to make the fans that are already there happy than trying to alienate them and adding a few "new" fans.

#2593461 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

What high standards? They didn't make the playoffs. Maybe if we didn't make the playoffs Holland would be gone.


Don't know what the pizza-induced coma comment is about. You know that he's dealing with colon cancer. And, also, you know that Ilitch's son took over long ago.


I've liked their Big Bad Bruins style but their ownership while filthy !! rich is also known for being very tight with the NHL front office and having an essientiell role in some **** decisions. I bet a lot of money if we didn't have a cap the Bruins wouldn't be anywhere aclose to the same atmosphere the Wings would be in salarywise..I#d be shocked if they'd go over 90 mill. On the other hand I'm 100 % sure Mr. I would provide a blank check and task Holland with getting the best players possible, Jacobs would not do that.

#2593421 Franzen on IR

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

Pull a Pronger mule you've been a great Wing and one of the key parts of our last cup. There's a life after hockey which is much more important.

#2593097 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 April 2015 - 03:03 AM

It's not just about the enforcers per se it's about the whole package. Hits are way down, hipchecks ? Almost gone and even if people are doing them perfectly they'll get a hearing or suspended I mean WTF this is a league that has seen guys like Stevens lay out guys left and right and the fans got pumped up cheered , fans from the opposing team had real enemies to hate and also guys that would take care of business ON the ice i.e the crowd was entertained. Kronwall has gone from one of my favorite Wings to someone I wouldn't care if we trade him (mind everyone I really like the guy) but the guy used to bring an element that made other teams aware when he was one the ice and provided fans - of an otherwise boring and softish team - with enjoyment. Without hits, fighting what's left to cheer for ? Yes goals and nice saves ok...sounds very entertaining compard to the whole package of fights, hits, goals, saves, line brawls and seeing a bunch of HHOF lines play on ONE team and showing off their chemistry and skills.. This is league is going in the wrong direction and yet the GM meetings aren't fighting against that trend. There is nothing barbaric about enforcers taking care of business if rats are taking advantage of star or smaller players. If Benn is tough enough to punch Z four times in the head he is also tough enough to answer to McGrattan, Colton Orr instead of a suit who has his office based in New York (i.e. Quintal). I really hope the ratings continue to go down till the owners decide it's time to clean house and bring back hockey to it's roots. Another point is this: Sadly the league is more concerned about NON fans than the fans that are actually going to the games and following the game already, I Mean seriously ? If people think the game is too violent and to hard to take part in guess what find another sport and hopefully be happy with it.

#2592985 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 02:36 PM

Give it a few more years and this game will be like soccer on ice, figure skating with sticks and gear and players will be asked to play in a synchronized way ...instead of acting like men they will be forced to run to Quintal and asking him for help.


I don't care about the scoring part don't think it's that important but you are - as always - damn right in all other points.

#2592903 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 12:25 PM

Man, we talked about this but now that it's happened in real life, Babcock must have lost all faith in Howard. He's basically trying to replace him with a rookie.
Ferraro being in. Is a wasted roster spot though.

If I'm Howard I'd be very! upset

The playoffs aren't the time for testing rookies. Sadly I'm starting to wonder if Howard did rush back too early :(

Howard is a huge reason why this team has made the playoffs he deserve done reward even if his play dropped off after coming back

#2592882 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2015 - 12:10 PM

Going into the playoffs with a shaky, inexperienced goalie against a far superior team oh boy.

#2592612 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 April 2015 - 04:37 AM


I dont think he was saying Z was a loser, just that Z wasnt playing to the level that we are used to seeing him play, the bar is very high. I'm sure its because of injuries/natural regression and you cant fault the guy for that at all. He gives it his all, and that's all you can ask for.


Exactly I still like the guy a lot I mean, Z will play through anything if its possible  guy has set the bar sooo high so expectations for him are often - fair or unfair - different. Pasha and Z are the two last remaining (super)stars on this team and I would have loved seeing them get another cup or at least not having to stand up for themselves..


As far as Howard goes, before the injury success after that so-so.

#2592579 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2015 - 11:54 PM

Just like Babcock I didn't think this team had any business of making the playoffs. Now they did so I'm positively surprised. That being said the team has fallen of a cliff in March and their reward is now playing a far superior team in one of the deepest drafts ever. Tatar had a great season, Nyquist a good one, Danny and Sheahan great season. Also nice to see that Abdelkader is finally using his frame. Disappointed: Z, Kronwall, big E, Smith.

The funny thing is that with the new playoff structure even if they got 9 more points this season and finished with 109, we would still be facing TB in the first round, just with home ice advantage. I kind of wish they went back to the 1-8 seeding. Though I guess this new structure does put more of an emphasis on divisional games.
Montreal's reward for winning the division is a red hot Ottawa, they cant be loving that right now. That's the last team I would want to play. I don't see them winning the cup or anything, but I see them taking a top seed or two out while they are hot.

Fully agreed the new format simply sucks but I'm not surprised the NHL front office contains too many bad apples.

Montreal will go as far as price can take them. Hammond is hot right now and the Sens are high flying this series could go either way...if course hoping for a Sens win soooooo happy for Murray.