Jump to content

Rest in Peace, MidMichSteve

frankgrimes's Photo


Member Since 13 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Today, 06:42 AM

#2566546 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 January 2015 - 07:27 AM

Both will fill huge needs when their time comes. Mantha had the size and from all accounts are crazy quick release. Larkin is by far the best center prospect for the wings. If both can turn into solid top 6 contributors that would be really nice.

#2566212 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 January 2015 - 07:21 PM

The guy outplayed Howard last year
People are seeing a few games (some good, some average at best) from a young goalie and would already apoint him the backup job. Thats exactly the way of how players are getting their confidence shattered in early years.

He didn't actually outplay Howard at all. Howard had one of his worst years last year and was still better than monster. Howard had almost no goal support while when gustavsson was in net the team scored a full goal more per game. That's the only reason why he won all those games

Not really without monster there are no playoffs

#2566085 Give Patrick Hersley a shot?

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 January 2015 - 07:05 PM

Well I don't know anything about that guy - read his name for the first time here - so thank you Ekmanc for the information. If he doesn't cost  anything other than € I'm all for trying it if it doesn't work send him down to the AHL.

#2566043 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

IMO he's not needed here. We have capable young goalies and when Jimmy is healthy, it's not worth pushing them back in line. Let Mrazek be the backup. I thought re-signing him was a mistake in the first place. 


The guy outplayed Howard last year


People are seeing a few games (some good, some average at best) from a young goalie and would already apoint him the backup job. Thats exactly the way of how players are getting their confidence shattered in early years.

#2566040 LA puts Mike Richards on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

Wow that's nuts. Does LA still have their buyout clause available? Or did that all expire after the end of the year last year? (Sorry, I'm completely lost without CapGeek...too much research.)


That window closed down after the seasson started.

  • Ram likes this

#2565923 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

I hate the fact that Slovakia isn't getting their own team. Its a country fighting for respect in the hockey community, and even though they have won gold medals at the world championships, gotten 4th in the Olympics just 5 years ago, gotten bronze at this years world juniors etc. because of a weak showing in Sochi, they get the short end of the stick.


Yeah I'm sure Tatar - who deserves a spot on that team - and others are pissed about it. That country had a great showing at the WJC beat the heavily favored Swedes  and develops some great talent. I mean, even if a country may not be "competitive" this is about national pride, patriotism representing your country on the international stage against the best players in the world, that's why the Olympics are such a success.


One can almost be assured a lot of players will have some "injuries" come World Cup of hockey time..

#2565874 Greatest US-born NHLer of all time?

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 January 2015 - 06:44 AM

I think it's very close between Modano and Chelios.

#2565871 GDT : NHL Skills Competition/60th All-Star Game

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 January 2015 - 06:36 AM

OEL is unbelievable if this guy would be playing for a big market team there would be much more hype around him.  That guy is going to be a stud soon. Ekblad also impressed me the guy is not even 19 and shoots at 94 mph what the f*** ? That boy has all the makings of becoming the next Weber speaking of which that tank is just insane 108,5 mph slaptshot I'm sure his onetimer might reach 120 + too bad Chara hasn't been there.


It's amazing how skilled these guys are you don't see that on the ice because the game goes so quick but their stick handling, accuracy and speeds are top notch hockeyplayers really are the best athletes when it comes to the complete package.


but man do they ever get rid of that stupid draft, stop embarassing players and go back to the East versus West All STAR team and let guys in the know decide...that stupid voting challenge makes a joke of the whole thing.


Oh and the Toronto Media can shut up now, Kessel did the fastes t skater  challenge under 14 seconds and beat Tyler Seguin that wouldn't be possible if that guy isn't in shape..

#2565576 Franzen on IR

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

I genuinely forget that he's on the team whether he's playing or not half the time. It's kinda sad. Have they said anything about this injury other than "upper body injury"?

The sad thing is the guy could have been such a dominate force on the ice, huge body frame and blessed with great hands thought he could become a Bertuzzi light but sadly he never turned into such a physical player

I like him a s a person comes of very humble and intelligent but not buying him out will hurt this team in the long run.

He would be a nice addition to a team that already has grit and size and is just looking for a cheap complementary piece.

#2565512 The Maple Leafs finally put a quality product on the ice...

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 January 2015 - 12:56 AM

Montreal did it better, proving once again that Toronto is and will always be Canada's #2

Yeah their intros are better but Toronto is and always will be Canada's number one that's also why their owners are getting away with a lot of stuff like a crappy product while charging the highest Prices in the league

#2565431 Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

I actually read something on Twitter today or last night (from a media guy) that said something like "I don't think there is really much hatred there like there used to be, but I think the guys feel like they still have to entertain" - referring to the craziness of the PIT v PHI game.  I think there is some truth to that, but I'm also pretty sure most of the Pens hate Rinaldo.  I tend to try and watch a lot of PIT v PHI games as a lot of them are crazy, but I'll be honest in saying that I wasn't a big fan of last night's game.  It was crazy and intense, but there was a lot of dirtiness and thuggery, which I'm not a fan of.  I'd much prefer a real intense, physical game, but clean.


The games I've seen between these 2, Philly does come off as thugs and just trying to goon it up, but I don't really see them play against a lot of other opponents.....wonder if they play like that all the time.  It is in their history, but I'd be willing to bet that it only comes out against PIT these days.  Again, other than Rinaldo, who I assume is an idiot 100% of the time.


Was ist Bob McKenzie ? Rinaldo is in the same ballpark as Carcillo, Cooke and Torres...


back to topic if they think their job is to entertain well they've done a marvelous job yesterday that game was entertaining as hell if more games were like that, the NHL would have a great "product". The only better game in recent years has been that famous Pens - Isles on 11 - 2 - 11 game. Well the Flyers were playing like a team that has nothing to lose against their hatred enemy I mean whats the worst outcome ? They lose the game and get closer to McEichel did they go overboard ? Rinaldo of course did but the Flyers didn't even call up Rosehill so it was hardly thuggery in my mind.


According to their fans the Flayers aren't playing like that most of the time so their must be something that really gets them going against the Pens and as a fan it's entertaining as hell to watch god I hope they'll meet in the playoffs.

#2565401 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 January 2015 - 11:09 AM

Even if I don't care about the WC but man Pittsburgh - Philly would for sure be a game to watch.

#2565387 Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 January 2015 - 10:40 AM

I love watching that rivalry that's hockey should be: pure hatred, fights, bone crushing hits, crowd going wild and coaches getting fired up. Farnham landed a serious right on that guy. But man Rinaldos hit was dirty


That being said I think other rivalries sadly have died down a lot obviously Detroit - Chicago used to be good but it lacks that level of animosity even Bruins - Habs aren't close. So by today standards I think its fair to assume that this is the best rivalry in the game and I would love seeing both meeting in the playoffs but man Flyers need to get on a serious streak if they want to make it.

#2564913 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

Because I and I'm sure GMR too have more important things to do than posting unfunny one liners and act like know it all guys. .just a f****** hint I know some people like soft as butter hockey and then want to punch a rookie for no reason but whatever I already hate the attitude and how overhyped this kid is...there were many reports at the combine alluding to him being cocky and over confident. Can't wait till we draft Lids son to show William that sons can also be classy

#2563943 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

Tonight would be a nice time for Kronwall to show that he still hasn't forgotten on how play the body..Neal is overdue for getting kronwalled