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#2470472 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 09:39 AM


I'm sure they're regretting it big time.  From the get-go, Burnside was probably drooling at the prospects of uncovering and printing some controversial info. from these meetings while Poile and Co. were too busy patting themselves on the back for giving the nation a glimpse inside the selection process for the team to realize the possible consequences.


Dean Lombardi and Shero managed to do their job without insulting other players, so Burke only has himself to blame for this.

#2470470 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

Wouldn't the Russians have taunted the bench, USA wouldn't have reacted like that. Do I agree with it? No, but I understand it and it's not the first time team Russia hasn't shown any class in this tournament. I probably would have thrown a water bottle or spit at them.


btw. Go Sweden Go cheering hard for a Sweden - Canada final the crowd would be amazing.

#2470291 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

McDavid is freaking 16 years old for a 16 old he has been amazing, the hype surrounding this kid is already through the roof. This kid is something special and whoever drafts him, will have a future franchise center.

#2470239 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Ryan reacts to some of the quotes of hockey USA: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=440211 going to cheer hard for him guy is a great goalscorer and never gets appreciated be it in Anaheim or now by hockey USA sucks, disgusting.

#2470124 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

I feel terrible for him such a talented player

#2469460 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

If she is quiet during the game or screams during the game about calls and the fact Dano is playing plus gets you beers.

Time to purpose !!!


I just told mine, I'm going to pay for her new clothes if she doesn't disturb me during the game. Well worth the "investment" *gg*

#2469436 Phaneuf signs seven-year extension with Maple Leafs.

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

It's a fair contract for both sides, Phaneuf is a very good defender entering his prime years with a raising cap a raise of 0.5k/year isn't that much really. The guy is the captain of a team in a very difficult and media scrutinized market and still by far their best defender,so I guess it was a no brainer for Nonis.

#2469064 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by frankgrimes on 31 December 2013 - 08:39 AM



Um rather not think about the outcome against both of them

#2469044 Westgarth to the Calgary Flames

Posted by frankgrimes on 31 December 2013 - 02:25 AM

for a guy named Nemisz damn there goes a guy I wanted bad on this roster. McGrattan + Westgarth the west should better not be thinking twice about Monahan, Bärtschi now.

#2468426 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

*Having six outdoor games is stupid

* If  the highways are already overcrowded or a country is already overpopulated stop building massive apartments and stop letting everyone and their mother in the country

* Don't tell me I have to have an opinion on - insert whatever news is hot right now - if I care enough, chances are I might have read it already if not I don't care at all. Even if everybody and their grandchildren are talking about it


* Don't tell me I have to get rid off my physical handykeyboard because smartphones are "in" guess what? I like to type fast and structured SMS something I *personally* can't do equally with touch screens

* If soccer would be interesting, fast and filled with  great tough athletes and played on ice it would be called hockey :-)

* I'd rather spend 1.000 §on a good surround system instead of wasting it on a great TV, when I'll barely watch it nowadays

* Rogers sucks

* dressing up in expensive cloths doesn't mean I have to be impressed with you


* new =/= always better i.e handy

#2468099 12/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Panthers 3

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2013 - 08:41 PM

We apparently have the best coach in the NHL but we are known as a team that blows leads and can't handle pressure. We have a somewhat decent special team after 3 years of being complete garbage. Why is he regarded as a great coach I don't get it


A coach can only do so much with a pretty average roster.

#2467920 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Canada and their goaltending, Patterson hasn't impressed me so far Sweden and especially Finland are having much better backstoppers.

#2466659 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

Seems like the defense will be fine, since it's Danny K time :)

#2466565 Babcock's Job?

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

Even with such an outstanding roster, winning the gold medal infront of the home crowd is not that easy. So no, any non pro coach claiming they would have won it with this team too, is getting a bit over themselves. Team USA had a guy named Ryan Miller playing out of his mind. Yes, it is easier to coach a bunch of allstars and future HoFers but if they aren't instructed well enough nothing will come out of it, as shown by Team Canada during last years WJC. Babcock has his flaws just like every other coach, gm but the guy damn well knows his business, otherwise there is no way someone could have had such an impressive set card as a coach. Making the playoffs last year almost was a miracle, lately his GM really has let him down in terms of player personal, he can only work with what Kenny is giving him. Personally I like Tippet and i think he is a great coach, but for whatever reason I feel like the guy is made for non major hockey-markets. His systems are simple, yet hard to defeat and he can get a bunch of average NHLers to play above their skillset for him but he certainly can't get top players to reach the next level. As for Babcocks replacement when the time is right, I would like to see Carlyle or Barry Trotz.

#2466499 Babcock's Job?

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 December 2013 - 12:21 PM

Unfortunately there is a popular myth that Mike Babcock is the best coach in the league even though there is no evidence to support the claim. Just because he coaches the Canadian Olympic team he somehow is the best coach in hockey (that is the usual response).


No one should ever have a safe job in sports. If you lose when you are expected to win (in the Wings case losing would be not making the playoffs) you should be replaced by someone who can do the job better or fix your mistakes.


It is partially Ken Holland's fault. He signs the players, he negotiates with FA's and current dead weight players to keep them on the team and take roster spots away from guys like Eaves, Tootoo, Nyquist, and Jurco.


When Ken Holland retires and is replaced with someone who doesn't have the same love for Babcock (looking at you Stevie) then he will be more likely to be fired (if he screws up). But for now, short of missing the playoffs, Babcock being fired isn't a likely scenario.


Stanley Cup winning coach

Olympian gold medal coach in his own country

more wins than any other coach


As for Kennys replacement I pray it will be Chiarelli, Shero or my favorite obviously Stevo Y :)