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#2535769 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 September 2014 - 06:42 PM

Semin Alexander Semin? God no he is extremely talented but a lazy floater and doesn't have the right attitude plus he is heavily overpaid

#2535767 Detroit offers D Raphael Diaz tryout

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

I don't care either way so good luck in calgary

#2535686 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

Don't know anything about this guy but you can never go wrong with a PTO and be it just to push the other guys

#2535634 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 September 2014 - 06:17 PM

Wow! Talk about an over-reaction lol. Maybe if training cap starts and DD is not signed this point would have merit, but at this point nobody knows what is going on behind closed doors.

Yeah and that's why I'm starting to get worried.

#2535201 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

Frank I don't even know what to say in response to you sometimes but I can't resist...

The Bruins are not being "punished" for success or having a great goal scorer. They legally evaded the cap and deferred their bonuses to this year by choice. I suggest you do some research there...

So in your opinion... To attract free agents...we need to not do well...draft high...get some good young players...even though you just claimed no one knows how young players will ever turn out...or was that just relevant for our current prospects...whatever benefits your argument at the time I guess... OK.

Where...in Zeus' butthole...did you come up with this idea...and in what universe did that make sense...

PS. I may have had a drink...


Then stop reading it, problem solved. I don't have the nerves nor time to  explain something so obvious.

#2535198 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 August 2014 - 06:08 PM

nashville is not a failing team,the preds attendance is starting to go up


Yeah I've read that too even with your mediocre seasons - don't  worry ours weren't much better - your attendance went up and I think your team has done a tremendous job given all the difficult circumstances. The amount of defensive talent that Nashville seems to produce is really top notch. But I still think Laviolette has been the wrong choice, his run and gun firing on all cylinders wears thin quickly.


The potential Seattle owners (Paul Allen ? ) have been on record saying that they want a NBA team first and then they are going to look at a NHL team we've had this story before and everyone saw how it turned out i.e The Thrashers. But knowing the allmighty BOG Seattle will get a team so that's that.


Las Vegas would also be very dangerous for players, referees all it takes is one serious phone call from a casino boss with connections to the mozarella side of things and the game will be decided in no time and there is nothing the NHL can do about it.

It's really unbelievable how a league can talk about expansion instead of relocation although there are already two teams which will be relocated in the not so distant future. Another team to keep a really close look on would be the Ottawa Senators their owner went from billionaire to "only" millionaire and is cutting the budget back every year and yet we hear expansion talk.


What the NHL needs would be the exact opposite put teams into markets where hockey can and has succeeded (i.e QC, Hamilton) I still can't believe why tzhe BOG is always listening to Bettman's lies and his stupid grow the game crap. The game doesn't need to grow it just needs stable markets and a great on ice product (which has been watered down since 2005 :( ).

#2535104 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

A league that is already too big, has struggling franchises want's to expand instead of relocate ... just amazing


The only thing Las Vegas can provide is gambling 24/7.

#2534723 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

There is still a chance for this going going to trial according to Westhead. Although the nhl would be really stupid letting that happen they are going to lose and still be in the news for all the wrong reasons.

#2534684 Zetterberg Foundation fundraiser

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

What makes you think this type of thing is exclusive to nhl players?


Down to earth guys, loaded with money who seem to really care about others not so lucky and REALLY wanting to help out no only when the cameras are there.

#2534468 Lines Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Checking is something a player need to learn too and especially the Wings could use a forward with some grit. Mantha got the tools so yeah if he doesn't make the top 6, let him try a bottom 6 role and then send him down after 9 games.there is really no harm in that.

#2534388 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 August 2014 - 02:07 PM


Seriously Frank? Whether people like to admit it or not Alfie and Weiss were two of the biggest guys last year.


Oh you meant a player of Hossa's stature?  Yeah they don't hit UFA status anymore.  Parise and Suter were the last ones and 1 team out of 30 got them for hometown reasons.


Who exactly are these Hossa-calibre players we're missing out on??


Also, you couldn't be more wrong about our prospect pool.  Nothing past Pulkkinen??  My god man....  I can't tell if you're trolling or just that blinded by your pessimism. 


Mantha, Athanasiou, Janmark, Nosek, Nastasiuk, Larkin, Turgeon, Bertuzzi


If that's nothing then I want a whole lot more of nothing...


 I've said CENTER prospects after Pulkinnen. Larkin can play either center or left wing and till he is ready nobody will know at which position he is going to flourish.


Good god Alfie wanted to play with a bunch of Swedes - at this point in his career he is a depth player plain and simple - and thought this team would have give him a better chance than his old one, there were also reports of him being pissed about the lowball offer from the Senators.  Weiss top UFA seriously ? The guy came back after a serious injury and nobody knew if he would be fully recovered or not turns out, he wasn't. So till he shows huge improvements this season I wouldn't even call him a good signing save for a Hossa type of signing but maybe that doesdn't fit the rose colored blind thoughts of some..


As for missing out Niskanen, Ehrhoff ?! They may not be Hossa type players but both were the by far best UFAs this year and we didn't get either one, period. So a GM can't have the luxury of stating "I don't know why they aren't coming here.." because that  means this teams future would solely depend on almost every prospect reaching their expected maximum potential and how often does that happen ? (hint the number is lower than 1...)


Holland has his work cutout for him and he better figures out how to get top UFAs to sign here otherwise this will be a looooong 4 years.

#2534370 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 August 2014 - 06:22 AM

I'm so sick of that Kings argument, this was a team most people had as a cup favorite before the season. They underarchieved during the season, fired their coach and in typical kingsstyle put everything together when it counted --> playoffs. Lombardi saw flaws fixed them and brought the team two stanley cups.


With UFAs not wanting to come here, some of the prospects soon need to turn into first pairing defensemen and others are expected to at least soften the blow Pasha and soon after Zetterbergs retirement will cause this team. Also I don't buy this we are making moves once the team is ready excuses anymore, we got Hossa because he basically offered himself by signing a one year contract. Holland sadly has become very very cautious in terms of improving a team and now we are seeing more and more the results of that.


After Niskanen, Ehrhoff went elsewhere most would have been fine with staying put, creating some cap space and let the youth play and what happens ? He overpays and re-signs a borderline second pairing defenseman for 8,5 million, brings back a player who is done and will soon bring back one with another sore back and for what ? Just to keep a stupid streak alive, I gladly let the streak end if it means letting the youth play and if some don't plan out ppackage them for veteran help (not for 2 months of service....)


Even Babcock said  that the team is not going into the right direction, so sorry but I don't see the point in icing an exact same roster again and the healthy excuse more than done.

#2534221 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

If I were Babcock I'd start looking to other teams.

I'm sure he is already putting Mario's number on speed dial.no way he now re -signs with this team and I really don't blame him his job is getting harder and harder each year

#2534211 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 August 2014 - 09:15 AM

Unf***ing real

constant downslope since 2009 and yet 4 year extension


4 years ago we could have had the Captain and Kenny as VP so disappointed

#2533918 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

I don't think so their owner is loaded with money and is their version of our own Mr. I. Their rebuild is exactly how should be done create a new core and add to it through the draft. Mark my words Buffal is going to be a damn scary game in a few years.