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#2433122 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hope his back can heal fully at first and then think about returning to the game, life > hockey. Having that said I wouldn't put him in against the Sabres with John Scott in the lineup.

#2433067 New York Rangers

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

The Rangers have been under a terrible GM and under a very bad coach during the last few years, thanks to the CBA they are another team held down by the league. I really thought they didn't give up a lot for Nash but Sather never replaced the depth of this team combine that with Freakarellas style of coaching and the results aren't going to be pretty. Seriously stars like Nash, Richards and Gaborik as shot blockers? That's ridiculous Like someone mentioned Vigneault could really turn this team around, Lundqvist deserves a stanley cup before retiring.

#2432313 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

I think not being captain and focusing on his game could very well have been the main reason for him to leave Ottawa.

#2432202 Red Wings to Officially Retire #5 on March 6th

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

Deserving would be an understatement, easily top 3 defenseman of all time, class act too bad the team didn't finish the job back in 2009. The perfect human deserved another back to back Stanley Cup. 4 Stanley Cups, 7 Norris Trophies, 12x All Star that's amazing. Words alone can't describe how good that guy was. Swedish offensive defenders will be forever guided with the task of becoming the next Lidstrom. This guy will soon join his good friend Yzerman at the rafters. Will be a sad and great feeling for every Wingsfan. One.more year one more year one more year

#2431897 New NHL divisions, names, and playoff format

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 July 2013 - 02:03 AM

The playoff format is unnecessarily complicated. I was never a fan of divisional matchups being forced on us. Or divisions at all. You don't need to play a team five times to develop a rivalry.

I think they are just trying too hard to create rivalries, although the best ones are already set. I mean wednesday is now officially rivalry day how stupid is that? Players and fans already know their opponents amd rivals, no need for the NHL trying to build one. In terms of Chicago I very sure they are going to miss their old and only original 6 rivalry soon enough.

The new playoff format just sucks but I am really looking forward to the games against Montreal, Toronto, Rangers and of course Pittsburgh.

#2431732 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

I think it's better for espn to just cover the only thing they know and just leave. Hockey alone. I mean even if I were into the other sports their coverage is simply overkill and espn is going the way of MTV. As hockey fans we can be really thankful for TSN and their superb job of covering hockey.

#2431647 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 July 2013 - 01:06 PM

Here's another way to view these stats.
Hockey fans know espn won't cover it, so they don't watch it.  

Very good point I think people who lovehockey aren‘t watching espn . Personally I couldn't care less about their ratings.

As long as tsn is covering Hockey the sport is in good hands.

#2431227 NHL Participation at Sochi cleared by IIHF

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 July 2013 - 11:36 PM

Looking at the invites, it is obvious Canada is the team to beat. Their forward depth is through the roof, the defense is stacked only ? is their goaltending. I also really like the more balanced roster Sweden is trying to build, then the US and of course Russia - Pasha on a line with Malkin is scary but I don't think they have the defense or goaltending to get the job done.


Really happy for Dekeyser and Howard and a huge statement. Too bad not one Wing is playing for team Canada.

#2431102 Boston Bieber Proofs Locker Room

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 July 2013 - 02:43 AM

I could care less if someone walked on the logo of the red wings, if they really cared don't put thef****** logo on the floor.


There is something called, unwritten code and integrity. Bieber just doesn't know any of these words. I bet, if Bickell or Lucic would have been there he wouldn't have touched the cup, just a stupid SOB.

#2430997 I couldn't help but notice... (rant)

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

I am going to be as clear as possible here:


When visiting the OFFICIAL detroitredwings site I don't want to see pictures of players not wearing the winged wheel, especially the official NHL BFF team including Sindy.


Also like others said the promotion is very poorly done, I am looking at the header from this site and it is miles above this poor promotion. Promote your own players and by doing so at least put a little photoshopping love into the whole thing, embarassing and very poorly executed. Going to the DRW site and seeing pictures of other players is feeling wrong at so many levels. If I'd like to see a picture of Chara or Gaborik I'd visit the sites from Boston or Columbus.


BTW not using the only Rangers Star King Lundqvist is just another nail in the cofin, the Amwaylogo at the end fits this crap perfectly..

#2430852 Fedorov: ‘We had the chance’ to bring Datsyuk to KHL

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Pavel wants to travel in a modern aircraft that has a 99.99999% chance of not crashing.


Sorry but this is not funny. I know what you are trying to say but what happened is still horrible and one can only pray, that the KHL has improved in that regard.


Pasha just being Pasha once again, to be honest I wouldn't have hold it against him if he decided to stay in the KHL but I am obviously happy that he decided to return and signed an extension.


Also I think some people are really underestimating the playing at home factors in front of the 3-fs, especially if you are already extremely rich. Imagine yourself in a situation thousands of miles away from him, already having tons of cash and almost a guaranteed workstoppage every 4 - 5 years reducing your rights/salary - wouldn't it be extremely tempting to just go home and enjoy playing in front of the former mentioned 3-fs?


Winning the Stanley Cup may be the ultimate goal for almost every NA born player but I think a lot of europeans are just happy with playing some years in the NHL and see where it goes. From a purely competitive standpoint though I agree, the NHL is by far the best league.

#2430670 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 July 2013 - 01:18 PM

What does Carcillo really provide? He is useless against the top fighters, not the best agitator and coaches hardly trust him against skilled lines. I think the Hawks are starting to realize slowly that letting Scott go, was a big mistake.

#2430565 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

Well this also can be good thing, hockey is the far superior sport and it doesn't need all the drama, over the top celebrations and endless player fiascos. The fanbase may be smaller but way more passionate, loyal and the athletes are the most down to earth guys in all of sports. Long story short other leagues may be bigger but quality beats quantity 100 out of 100 times. I mean giving a murder a contract would never happen in hockey because gangmembers and other troublemakers do not have a place in hockey. Hello Patriots... The Wings problem is simple: as fans we have been spoiled and since Mr. I has to spend money in order to supsidize teams that should not have a Nhl franchise, instead of trying to built another team like 2002 the interest in watching an only behind the pack team is going down. Personally I would prefer less teams and free spending ;)

#2429745 Bergeron gets 8 yr extension

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

Bergeron is the man, tough as nails great two way player, the only thing I don't agree with is giving this crappy owner such a huge discount, he would have easily gotten 7 - 7.5 on the open market. Bergy is going to be the next captain of the Bruins. but man leaving 500k - 1kk on the table per year is a huge hometown-discount, undeserved when you are working for one of the worst owners in the NHL. Bruins future is pretty much set right now, strong top 6, elite goaltending and the human giant Chara on the backend - this team is going to be a contender for years :(

#2429609 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 July 2013 - 06:34 PM


lou had a part in it, but it just shows how much kovie meant to their franchise. for him to bail on them now is a slap in the face to the devils


kovie can hide behind the family excuse all he wants but imo this comes down to money. he will probably get 15-20 million a year tax free in the khl. he will easily surpass his nhl contract money in a few years. He shouldn't have signed such a long term contract if he had concerns about being close to his family



he shouldn't have come back to the nhl at all if that was his attitude.


Agreed he made it clear, where his heart was he just should have told Lou and stayed there, so at least the Devils would have saved money to sign some free agents.