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#2542044 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 October 2014 - 04:12 AM

Marchand went of the handle in the playoffs last year when thornton was on the team.


They're frustrated with their rough start - which owes to the loss of iginla and boychuk.


And Thornton told him in colorful words to stop the s*** and take a backseat.


As they should be, the expectations in Boston are through the roof and Chiarelli - whom I regarded as one of the best GMs till he made that bonehaded trade - isn't helping matters. I don't know how good their prospect pool is, but man replacing Chara will be no easy task. I could see them having the same problem like the Wings, how do you replace a future HHOF defender ?


Also when it comes doe embellishment and stupid gestures, a team that has as many rats as the Habs (both on the ice and in the stands) should be the last to act from a high moral ground.

#2541853 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

Even if Babcock leaves he has much better options than the shark tank in Toronto...

#2541537 Weiss

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 October 2014 - 03:14 PM

Lol. How dare he not use a 7 year old thread!


 1 year is that young enough ? http://www.letsgowin...-245m/?hl=weiss

#2541145 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

But he talks like him

#2541098 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 08:41 PM

Oh my god guys, its the 2nd period of game freaking 3... chill

For a team fighting to tread water every point is important so that means points in October are equally important as those in April.

The Bruins can afford to take it slowly because they are still good enough to go on huge point streaks.

#2541056 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

Zetterberg just misses Datsyuk that's what's wrong with him  :confused:

Tatar and Glendening the only two bright spots so far and Howard

#2540984 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

You guys do realize that an empty lower bowl is nothing new, right? It has nothing to do with lack of offseason moves, or Franzen being lazy and sucking, or people being pissed about the Cleary signing. Don't use that to further the narrative because it is disingenuous. The lower bowl has belonged to the corporations for a loooong time.

Corporate employees like seeing enforcers and scoring wingers when they attend games.

I doubt some of the suits even know what an enforcer is. They are too busy looking at their tablets, smartphones

Good god why did that stupid league stop Iginla and Phaneuf from fighting? This isn't a pussysoft diver showboaters game like soccerf****** nhl

#2540716 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 October 2014 - 09:16 PM

If babs doesn't leave(no this isn't my opinion if he will or not since some people like to put words in others mouth).
But if babs does leave I really think blashill could step right in and we wouldn't miss a beat. And given his recent success with the griffins you know the younger would respond well to him. It's the older guys you have to worry about.

Blashill has yet to c coach a nhl game. Remember Dallas Eakins? Great ahl resume but can't get the job done in the nhl. There would for sure be some growing pains, stepping right in is hard enough but replacing the by far best coach in hockey is even more daunting.

That being said if Babcock walks Blashill will be next in line.

#2540341 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 October 2014 - 06:07 PM


The Oilers look great on paper. They are just a team IMO that have too many kids in the lineup, and unfortunately have a losing culture at this point.


Yeah that's true and they are always rushing the kids, I mean Draisaitl has a whooping 2 NHL games and is already their #2 center ? Some of their fans are already screaming for Babcock even if Katz pays a premium he is not going to ruin his legacy by taking over for Eakins.

#2540289 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

I really don't see the mancrush with Mrazek, the guy hasn't played enough games yet << opponents didn't have enough time to figure him out once they do we will see if he's indeed as good as some expect him to be.


Also I'm already over this mistake and non surprisingly I've had a lot of fun watching the first two games so far - maybe because I don't expect the playoffs this season - but boy oh boy watching the creativity, speed and enthusiasm of the kids is fantastic. The PP needs a lot of work but this has been obvious after our great #5  retired :(


Love the game of Riley Sheahan as he gets bigger and stronger he also gets more physical. Danny starts to dish out some hits too

#2540179 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 October 2014 - 08:35 PM

Great game, nothing to be ashamed of ******* noon call bit Howard should have stopped that!

#2539847 Kindl on the block

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 October 2014 - 02:43 PM

Murray is not an idiot, no way we are getting Tyler for Kindl and Weiss.

#2539438 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

I know it's the first period of the first game, but man this team really lacks offensive creativity.

It's so hard to watch, why did I re-watch the 2002 highlights.. Teams are like night and day

#2539350 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 05:43 PM

Kip, I believe that was Brunner, not Nyquist.


Frankgrimes, what do you mean by 9 game tryout? If you're talking about the junior rule, that wouldn't apply to him. Whenever they send him down, be it after one game or 20 games, he would have to clear waivers to go back to Grand Rapids.


Oh thanks had that confused then. If he keeps his performance up, he won't be on waivers :-)

#2539193 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 06:06 AM

My guess is simple : Weiss doesn't provide the type of play Babcock expects. Even after the signing Babcock talked about different styles in Florida and Detroit. Maybe Holland should have listened to Babcock before signing the guy?


That's been a problem since some time now, the Wings overpay for some players but lowball talent and still try to underpay top ufas, that doesn't work. If Weiss doesn't fit, show case him increase his value and look what you can get back fire him. It would be the best option for both sides.