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#2452234 Datsyuk and Zetterberg Moving Up Statistically

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 November 2013 - 05:01 AM

I don't think Z is going to catch either of the guys in front of him, Pasha should be able to make a run at Kozlov. I really hope, Aflie doesn't catch the perfect human Iwant to see this guy as high as possible.

#2452139 Getting TSN.ca/nhl to start lighting fast

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

As the season goes on and the TSN loadtimes went up, I've decided to "fix" this thing on my own and now it is loading up <1 s! (note: this how to is fore Firefox 22+)


Things you will need to install:


Element Hiding Helper: use it to hide the Twitter box and all other updating services


NoScript: allow the following: tsn.ca + ctvdigital.com coupled with 9c9cmmedia (= to allow the videos) + ctv.ca


flashblock: in order to prevent videos from autostarting


and you voila are done :) enjoy a much faster TSN site without having to wait :-) good luck




#2451619 Tootoo Waived

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Tootoo was never used probably here, either Babcock doesn't know how to play gritty guys or Kenny didn't want him to play his role so I am a bit saddened seeing him clear waivers. At some point the front office should know the identity of this team and go after players, which fit that.


The upcoming UFA class has one big name on it and that's a guy who most believe is Minnesotta Wild bound, sadly I think Phaneuf will re-sing with the TorontoMapleLeafs.

#2451400 Tootoo Waived

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Not a fan of Tootoo, never liked the signing but this team is now by far the softest bunch in the NHL, Kenny should finally wake up and take an advise out of Nonis book HOW to build a bottom 6, I'd kill to have McLaren + Orr on the fourth line.


Also I couldn't care less if it's due "cap issues" if you are over the cap don't sign stupid contracts (i.e. Weiss + a bunch of veterans...)

#2451281 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 November 2013 - 06:15 AM

I think it is highly optimistic to think that Cleary will automatically put in the same numbers in the playoffs this year that he did last year.

Ja well I really think, worrying about the playoffs should start if the DetroitRedWings are mathematically in it as of right now they are *very* streaky, so could be a dogfight like last season. Luckily, there are some really bad teams in the east.

#2450586 Smith to IR, Almqvist called up

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

Wow at first look at Almer excited to see what he can do.

#2450580 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

Well in Kessel's case he was up against a beast + he is a skilled guy not an enforcer. Would he have accepted, I am sure Scott wouldn't have punched him as hard as he can but none the less he did the right thing, by defending himself with the stick.


Holtby should heavily looking into assault charges, of course Shanahan does nothing because Snider is in the NHL buddybuddy club.


I love fighting and I think it has to be part of the game, it's entertaining but ASSAULT =/= fighting.I mean, the other two fights meh heat of the moment and injuries can happen but this one was just a disgrace.


The TSN panel talked about how it is impossible to differ between a good and a bad fight, it is really not hard: good fight = two *willing* guys bad fight = Emery.

#2450495 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 November 2013 - 12:51 AM

Take the 2 points but against an Oilers side with a bunch of injuries and looking worse and worse by the day. Nothing to brag about on this one.
However Helm scoring BIG +
Surprisingly a great road trip so far....

Agreed the Boilers right now are injury rattled and lacking an inch of confidence. Teams, who are considered playoff contenders should beat Edmonton and Calgary. The win against the Canucks was a huge - while unexpected - one. Perfect roadtrip so far.

So happy for Helm guy is a warrior and heart and soul guy.

#2450150 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 November 2013 - 05:45 PM

I really hope the DetroitRedWings are going in in with a more focused attitude. No victory in this league comes easy so if they underestimate the Oilers things could get downhill fast.

#2449529 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 November 2013 - 06:35 PM

Franzens contract is fine but if he doesn't pick it up the DetroitRedWings are going to buy him out.

#2449528 Sedins Sign 4 year $28 Million/piece extension

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

Fair for both sides. Now the Vancouver Canucks can build around them and save for Horvat and Shinkaruk their pool isn't impressive.

#2448959 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

Who do we want to see Kronwalled? Kesler, Burrows, or one if the Sedins? I'd love to see Eaves bury a goal tonight.

Burrows not injured but cleanly Kronwalled

#2448939 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

God I hate it, hockeyplayers are normally the classiest teamsport athletes but I guess some bad apples have to be there :( Hopefully this criminal idiot will never see the NHL ice again.

Trying to understand this comment, but I just can't. Why are we calling this guy a "criminal idiot" when we don't even know if he's guilty yet? He may or may not have done something, but all we know so far is he turned himself in. If I was accused of something and the cops were looking for me, I too would turn myself in just so we can get everything sorted out, NOT because it means I'm guilty.

Turning yourself in and getting charged with second degree kidnapping and domnestic violence is not something to take lightly. Usually when you turn yourself in most people are making sure that their lawyer is there.

but whatever I'll rephrase it:

if he is indeed guilty, I hope this THEN criminal idiot will never see the ice again

#2448733 Vanek Traded To Islanders

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

Things that have surfaced regarding the trade; from TSN, Canada's Sports Leader:

Saw this earlier and I'm surprised the Leafs were the first to be offered Vanek if true. But the reality is the Leafs don't/didn't need him. Especially at the asking price. Islanders gave up a lot. Now will Vanek resign? Highly doubt it.

The Mapleleafs need a number one center badly, Vanek Thomas.doesn't fill that need at all, especially not for that asking price. I also read somewhere that he doesn't want to play in Canada because of the scrutiny. Personally I think he is going to become a Wild or Penguin in the offseason.

As with Moulson doubt he wants go waste his prime years with the rebuilding Sabres, they are going full Liners style with it.

#2448698 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

Someone mentioned the salary cap, who's fault is it really? This league is built around the O 6 teams not NONE of them stood up against the lockout BS. The NHLPA is also to blame here, they should have just decertified and after that this DetroitRedWings edition would have been one to remember for years to come I am 100 % certain the best owner in all ofs ports would have given Kenny a blank check to ice an incredible roster, just to show the Tankuins and Suckhawks how to built a roster on the fly.


BUT it's not like veterans aren't getting dealt anymore, what about Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, Douglas Murray....? These guys were available at the tdl are they elite? No, but still better than a lot of the veterans on this team.