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#2462301 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

Orpik released and cleared to travel with team.
So why was he taken off on stretcher? ....

For show.... to make sure Thornton will get more games which in turn would actually make the Bruins better by having a guy out there who can actually play hockey

Thornton can play hockey and on top of it is tough as nails a perfect fourth liner plus brings tons of leadership.

#2461959 Howard = Average

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 December 2013 - 05:57 PM

If i were an athlete I'd tell HBO that I am introverted guy and they are not allowed to follow me with their cameras. Weiss needs to find his game in a hurry so stuff like HBO is the last thing he needs.

#2461405 Howard = Average

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 December 2013 - 06:52 AM

It's not that difficult, the Monster has been playing well so why not start him till Howy is getting his game gback seems like a no brainer to me.

#2460690 Lundqvist, Rangers agree on extension.

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

King Henrik didn't have success? This guy is more often than not the only reason the NewYorkRangers are even in the mix for the playoffs. An annually Vezina nominee, the best goaltender in the world by far and probably the most beloved player they have letting him go was never an option. Thanks to the stupid CBA GMs can't get creative with contracts anymore because they are all under a regime if they don't follow suit = losing a draft pick in the first round.


8,5 per year is a lot but the king certainly deserves it.

#2460397 Zetterberg out at least 2 weeks with herniated disc

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

That's a big problem right here, the two best centers are out now others really need to step up. Try Helmet as a 2 line center? Get well soon captain beard

#2460283 Hull "Avery doesn't get to talk to Sakic"

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 December 2013 - 04:29 AM

Just a great read I can't stand the Avalanche but a lot of respect goes to Sakic, the guy lead by example and was a class act.

#2460261 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

Personally I am sadly starting to think Pasha won't see the ice until mid January :(

#2460211 Retaliation

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

Well, I believe some soccer-mums and soccer-dads are only happy once hockey is as lame as soccer. The player on the team is missing games with a concussion, the NHL isn't doing anything about it? Who cares, the PP is our enforcer and mastermind Kenny is always right...(at least in the eyes of the soccer mums, soccer-dads).


And yet some people are still questioning, why the  interest in this team isn't the same as it was back in the days, no, it's not only skill related it's also that sense of seeing a team which will stand up for each other no matter what. I'm so sick of this "puck posession" style this team certainly isn't skilled enough for that anymore, so they clearly lack an identity. I am very sure the Senators are already laughing, Cowen took out the DetroitRedWings best player and the response was...well winning a game that could have gone either way, only Sam has shown some heart.


The funny thing is, as soon as this team is winning a few games they are back the "almighty" puck-posession style and everyting is fine right? No it's not, not standing up for your best player reflects very poorly on the team and the GM for not brining in someone, who can deal with Neil and even Kassasian.


Yes, shame on everybody who wants them to play tougher and protect the starplayers, young-guns I am sure Stevie Y, the perfect human were really pissed about their great bodyguards. A guy like Monahan, Bärtschi can score goals and isn't getting glasssmashed, ellbowed or whatever because almost nobody wants to answer to McGrattan.

#2460063 Zetterberg to captain the 2014 swedish olympic team?

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

Z deserves it. I've also heard that Datsyuk might captain the Russian team.

For PR reasons alone it will be either OV Rafulov or homecoming hero Kovalchuk although Pasha extremely deserves it.

#2459562 Shea Weber leaves game with Injury

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 December 2013 - 12:24 PM

There is not one team in this league, that wouldn't take weber. Imagine a pairing of Pietrangelo + Weber = insane having that said, even if it were possible as long as Z is the captain Weber would never be wearing this jersey.

#2459100 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

This guy :)

#2459099 CBC partners with Rogers in landmark NHL rights deal.

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 November 2013 - 05:33 AM


For sure, I definitely agree it will improve over their current standard.  As long as the price is right...They do essentially have a monopoly now in Canada and this is Rogers we're talking about.


Regardless I'm sure they take some ideas from TSN, CBC, and NBC and probably snag a couple staff in the process.


Think about it:

Don Cherry, Dreger, Lebrun, MacKenzie, Ward (I thought he was doing a fantastic job), Duthie, R. Maclean - all these guys are institutions not just in Canada worldiwde. Rogers has nothing even close to their professionalism, personality and knowledge..read somewhere the two sides were around 200k apart thats absolutely nothing and TSN didn't even get the change to match that deal, so horrible.


Personally I am not interested in stats and all that stuff but having a good pre intermission and postgame show with guys, that know what they are talking about gives hockey another nice dimension.

#2458300 Pre-game discussion 11/27 Bruins: Dats out. Gus in.

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 November 2013 - 03:08 PM

The following opinion ma not be popular but personally I think so far the monster outplayed Howard, so he deserves the game against Boston.


As for Pasha:

4 days Kenny...get a mean SOB I want him to go Probert Koccur style on Cowen, Neil and one of their starplayers. I'd rather see Spezza, Cowen, Neil out than two points against Ottawa.

#2458237 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 November 2013 - 05:33 AM

Having a ton of capspace means absolutely nothing, if you don't spend it on *quality*. I highly doubt a guy like Vanek will sign with this team, he either goes to the Blackhawks, Blues, Kings or Wild there is no way he re-signs with the Isles. For now this team isn't a top UFA destination anymore, they are soon looking at a rebuild/tool and top UFAs want to go to annually contenders. Had we gotten Parise + Suter things might have been different, but not having a plan B for that scenario is going to hurt this teams chances of landing such guys. I want to see McKee, Mantha and maybe even Sproul getting a good look next year (maybe even beyond the 9 games), if Kenny can't land a top UFA I hope this team gets up there in size, grit and toughness (including the draft), enough with the soft skilled smallish euros more NA style please. would like to see 6,6+ 220 lbs guys

#2458152 Babcock's system

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 November 2013 - 03:42 PM

Either his system doesn't work OR/AND Babcock doesn't have the players for his system to work. No matter how one as looking at it both things are leading to the same resolution, change the system!


Puck posession is only working, if your team is ridiculously skilled, which this DetroitRedWings edition clearly is not. So what kind of system could work? I think a more tippetlike system could work better, because you don't need as much talent to fullfill it and it seems to work well for teams like the Coyotes.