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#2337206 Holland booed off Ford Field

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

LOL the Stanley Cup presentation will be a seea of boos this year. I think this time fans are really angry and wont be back easily.


#2336868 Linus Omark

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2012 - 04:05 AM

I'd rather see us going after a defenseman.


#2336770 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

You're right. Obviously Canadians can't be dirty on the ice because their league executives and owners (off the ice) decided to allow non-Canadians to enter the leagues. Genius.


Edit: Also, how can you honestly think Yakupov should just shut up and then be against the owners in the lockout? Believing that Yakupov should shut his mouth because he receives a lot of benefits from Canadian hockey leagues is not too much different than believing NHL players should shut their mouths because they owe the owners for all the money, fancy hotels, marketing, trainers, etc. etc. etc.

Good to see you have strong consistency!


So you don't even know the difference between the two topics, nothing to discuss here.

Don't paste something I haven't typed into my post. The next time either try harder or know the topic you are talking about.


#2336764 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

I'm not sure I follow. Yakupov says the Canadians are dirty. In order to prove that they aren't Cherry talks about team and league administrative decisions that are made completely off the ice?

Cherry is a retarded dinosaur. Stop listening to this old curmudgeon Canada!


Cherry is a proud Canadian and an incredible smart hockeymind
Yakupov been thaught NA hockey in Canada (taking away the spot from a Canadian kid) and to thank them for it he is calling the Canadian hockey team dirty.

So how is anything that Cherry has said wrong? He is damn right here, not to knock on Yakupov for sure a fantastic player but Cherry with the homerun :-)


#2336761 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Gotta love Cherry he's the man never afraid to stand up for his countrymen, way to go.

I always have to laugh at comments like the Canadians are playing cheap/dirty, no they are not. Canadian hockey is a mixture between skill and physicality "playing on the edge type of style"

Someone better tell Yakupov and Company that Jenner will also be back for that game.


#2336691 Players That Never Played in Detroit

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

I always wanted

Pronger
S. Niedermayer

Pair one of these guys with Lidström and our first pairing basically would have been unreal.
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#2335751 13 pro teams running out of fans

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 December 2012 - 04:05 AM

I heavily and respectfully disagree, sorry.

Unless both sides are seeing a massive dropoff in fan interest and therefore lost merchandise, attendance we're going through this crap every 5 years. A message needs to be send to both parties and on top of that, this time even the hockeysupermad markets like Toronto and Montreal have stopped to care, usually this should ring a bell in the ears of Fehr and Bettman, but I highly doubt.

Never take a person for granted, it is the same with your girlfriend if you take her for granted chances are you are going to lose her, the NHL does the same thing. They believe fans will be back whenever they decide to come down to earth, meanwhile other leagues are starting or getting closer to the playfoffs and fans are pissed -> a gamble I wouldn't bet on.

The MLB had to learn it the hard way, so will the NHL.


#2335642 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

It's quite possible that Fehr is fine with losing this season - only to introduce a luxury tax for the 2013/2014 season...Maybe - just maybe some of the more profitable franchises push for this as a means to avoid losing 2 seasons in a row?

EDIT - truth be told - I'd love to see a luxury tax.


That is the sort of RS I like, franchises like the Wings are still paying for others but the gain something from it -------->more space to sign great players and put a winner on the ice. There is a reason why the MLB is working like a charm since Fehr introduced the luxury tax.

If it takes a season or two to finally get in, count me in the game will be better than ever, without the stupid cap and player rights restrictions.


#2335117 Holmstrom appreciation thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

That guy took the art of effectively screening a goalie to the very next level.

A great piece of the whole puzzle and a warrior for over 1.000 games.

Very glad to have seen him play, way to go Holmström!

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#2334978 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

The BOG ors hould I say midgets ******* can go eff off. I hope the league will never recover from that and we'll see the rise of a new one, without a workstoppage every 5 years.

This time there are no superstars in the making, no big games to be played...fans and sponsors are pissed. I highly doubt the NHL knows what they are doing. This freaking lockout is also not for the better of the game, if the great game of hockey would really coun't, there would have been a lot of different moves.

Midget will need tons of bodyguards whenever hockey is back thats for sure.


#2334842 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

This lockout to me at least is just bogus. Players offered to continue under the old CBA till a new one is finalized, league declined add to that the shameful lowball starting offer, I don't even have to think about whom to side with.

I watch the players not a bunch of havanna smoking CEO types, who aren't in this business to win it but to make a quick buck. I am glad the best owner in all of sports is against RS and all that crap just shows us how lucky we as Red Wings fans can be, to have such an outstanding person running the show. Let's not forget this is an owners - BOG? - lockout.

Yes, the money has to go to someone but I'd rather see it going to the guys who are giving their all each and every night, risking injuries and are working their asses off just to entertain us, instead of a bunch of "we are losing money" guys who at the same time are buying secondary mansions worth 20 m$.


#2334771 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

Those poor players, getting paid millions to bang super hot chicks (as many as they want), skate around playing hockey for 15 years and retiring at 40. That must really suck.

It's a good thing someone pays them to do this sort of thing. Otherwise, working at Arby's , getting zero ***** and getting sodomized in a bar by a burly Canadian fellow in a restroom at the local watering hole seems like the only alternative.

Seriously guys these players are nuts. The only thing they can do is play hockey. They get paid well with lots of perks, I'm pretty sure most of them want to play the game. This union nonsense has to stop. The union rep,doesn't care about that it's about $.

It's about time we got this season started.


They are the 1 % best hockeyplayers worldwide so for sure they are going to want a rfair deal and not an insulting one presented by a guy, who has absolutely no atlethic or negotiating skills and is the exact opposite of everything, hockey should be.

If the NHL wants the players to give up money, they have to at least honor their contract rights simple as that.


#2334520 Another solid reason to hate on Cindy Crosby

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

I don't even know wo Justin Bieber is but seriously, why is that such a big story? Couldn't care less about what type of music the players like.


#2334518 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

Someone please kick the effin midget out, so the players actually agreed to his stupid 50/50 and thats still not enough? If I were Fehr I'd ask them for acceptance of going nuclear and put this little undersized idiot to nuclear war, by proposing either accept the deal or create a luxury tax instead of the stupid cap system.

Also I couldn't care less what people like Spector think.

And all that crap because some very questionable teams are "losing money", rather have a 15 teams league without a lockout every 5 years and an antihockey guy ruining the show for everyone else.


#2334417 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

If there is revenue growth the fans deserve a lockout when the new CBA expires


I hardly see a revenue grow, sponsors are pissed off so are fans, second lockout in 8 years and on top of that even the hotbed media in Toronto and Montreal stopped caring, this time it is really different compared to 2004/5.

The NHL will be lucky to see 3,3 billion revenue after 5 years again, it will take a loooong time to recover (if it ever does).