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#2515726 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

We blew the 3-1 lead. Of course the Wings could win another game. But Game 5 is an afternoon NBC game. For whatever reason we always play like trash in those. Four games is a pretty good sample size. We have yet to be better than Boston for more than a period, and we can't get to their net. Even though they were better teams, the Anaheim and Chicago series were more evenly matched and we were competitive. Boston is the best team the Wings have faced in the playoffs in my viewing life time. Even the sweep losses were more competitive. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


I think ever after the LA Kings won the cup as the 8 seed people seem to be thinking the cap between 1 + 8 isn't that back. Sadly most people forget how LA was supposed to be one of the cup favorites before that 2011 season started.


The Wings are simple out-matched by a much better team, period. The matchup is a steep and tough learning experience for our young kids but something - I'm very sure - they are going to learn a lot from. The Wings were one bounce away from evening the series but that didn't happen and there is no shame in losing against such a well oiled bear.


Boston is by far the best team the Wings have faced in many years. Detroit threw everything trhey've got at them still wasn't enough, sometimes the opponent is just better.

#2514414 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 April 2014 - 04:15 PM


While I'm no longer one of those "WINGS NEED AN ENFORCER" types, I do think Holland/Babcock should consider having someone on the team that can keep the flies off.


It has to say something when EVERY team that has won a Cup in the salary cap era did so while carrying a player or players of that ilk on their roster for the entire season. Included our beloved 2008 Red Wings team.


I know one of the common laments is that the player takes a roster spot from a better player, but a better playing sitting as #14 forward isn't going to play much anyway...


See and that's exactly the point. Such a player wouldn't take away much, a #14 forward doesn't offer anything a hardnosed "goontype" player at least keeps the other team honest. There is a reason why nobody isf****** around with Monahan or Baertschi and even if they try it, McGrattan steps in and the case is closed.


To me our young guns are looking intimidated and somewhat unsure of themselves, it's a good but a very tough learning experience for them. More importantly hopefully an eye-opener for Holland and his anti-enforcer/toughguy stance.

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#2514328 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

With all of his experience with suspendable offences, he would make a great replacement for Shanahan. Can he do "voiceovers" on videos?


Well said it would be hilarious "as you can see here the guy is going for the same cheapshots I've been known for, I got 15 games so he gets 15 too"




this is a cooke like a hit, so the departement of players safety has suspended player x for 15 games according to the cooke rule.

#2513114 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

They should throw him out for at least the first round, personally I'd ban him from the playoffs he just doesn't get it. I mean how can you not be concernced about this guy, he just doesn't respect other players nor their health.

#2513087 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

Just found out one of my good friends passed away on Sunday at 23. He was one of the biggest Wings fans I knew and I'm certain he's up there plotting with the hockey gods already. Keep an eye out for any Red Wing bounces or puck luck tonight. It will be his doing. LGRW.


Sad to hear this best of luck to you and prayers for all his loved ones. I'm sure Probert, Ryp and him will watch it up there.

#2513057 ALFIE is out tonight.

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

See and that's why bringing him back would be a huge mistake, let him sign a one day contract with Ottawa and retire there.

#2512331 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

special teams need to be better if the Wings want to get back

#2512250 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 April 2014 - 03:13 PM


And we say that Boston fans are "classy"


playoffs aren't about class they are a war :-)

#2510261 'Twas The Night Before Playoffs

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Best time of the year we gonna wake up hate!

#2510204 Playoff playlist - song recommendations

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 April 2014 - 12:29 PM


I can't imagine The Mighty Mighty Bosstones would have any "pump up" music lol


Now if you were to say the Dropkick Murphys...


I know they are from Boston but some of their songs are just made for hockey. Another thing I love about our sport most hardrock/new-metall and metal songs are just matching so well other sports can't say the same thing (nascar with country being the exception):)

#2510056 Poking the Bear

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

Poking the bear and not having an enforcer ? Thats probably the stupidest thing one can do if the Wings are getting involved into the rough stuff this will become a blood bad. Only the Blues, Leafs, Flames ( Lucic wouldn't even look at his gloves with McGrattan in the lineup...)and maybe Kings can afford to go into the rough stuff with the big Bear but for sure not the Wings.


The only chance to get a win against this team is to keep the pedal on the gas by using the youths speed other than that the Bruins aren't having a weakness :(

#2509476 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 April 2014 - 05:25 AM



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#2509102 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2014 - 07:01 AM

this guy will hopefully play a big role

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#2508618 Play em or rest em?

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2014 - 12:00 PM

Definitely should rest Kronwall, Alfie, Howard after tonights game. Dats needs to get in game shape and the kids should play unless they have any unknown public injuries


I would give Nyquist some rest, the guy played lights out and carried the team give him some well earned time off.

#2508410 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 April 2014 - 01:40 AM

How fitting is that, my 3.000 post - no I'm not bragging just found it fitting - and the Wings clinched for the 23 time :-)


anyway congratulations to Babcock and the young guns to be honest I really didn't expect this so hopefully we are never going to read "Nyquist, Sheahan, Tatar or Jurco" are sent down to make place for  [insert over the hill vet] again. I also didn't have much fun watching a lot of Wings games this season but thanks to the young guns I can enjoy the game again.


Love the way Babs is calling out Sindy and the Tankuins :-)


Mr. I throw the bank at this g uy before his contract is up, best coach in hockey by far