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#2485426 Darren McCarty On Chris Jericho's Podcast

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

Dmac is a f***in boss one of my alltime favourite enforcers.

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#2485304 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

I wouldn't be surprised one bit if the Lativian goalie played himself into a two way contract with this performance. There is nothing to be ashamed off facing such a hot goalie but now Canada is facing a hot goalie and a potent offense, they need their forwards to break out.


#2485210 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

AFter seeing the heroic fight by Lativia, I'm not sure anymore that the Swiss joked.

 

Canadas forwards need to step it up.




#2485005 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 February 2014 - 05:11 AM

Wow Sweden is really pushing it right now. Slovenia should be proud, they have under 1.000 registered hockeyplayers and are top 8 maybe 7 in their first olympic tournament.




#2484899 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

Quarterfinal matchups:

Swe vs Slo
Fin vs Rus
USA vs Czech
Can vs Lat

Hmmm... s*** just got real.

 

*lol* so free tickets for USA, SWE and CAN only FIN vs Rus is a matchup between two very good teams.




#2484351 International Hockey Rivalries.

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 February 2014 - 04:12 AM

Austria - Germany
Finland - Sweden
Norway - Denmark
Russia - Canada
Slovenia - Slovakia
Canada - USA is a big rivalry but I think. Canada - Russia tops that

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#2484338 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 February 2014 - 11:24 PM

@reporterchris: Patrick Kane says that the NHL's participation in the Olympics is good for hockey. "Anyone that doesn't see it that way is crazy."
Well with that great argument you have me convinced! Thanks Patty!


Its true hockey benefits enormously as a whole. CNN has Oshie on the ront-page, everyonen is talkitng about what a great game that was. Fans in Europe are getting a chance to watch their countrymen at much better manageable hours, which again benefits the sport.

Going to the Olympics does so much more for the game than things like putting hockey into areas that don't even know what snow is. So good for Kaner to speak it out take that Ed moron Snider.





#2484218 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

The Blues are my team in the West again, so many likeable players and they have built this team without tanking AND on a small internal budget, so that's extremely impressive.

 

Their loyal fans deserve a winner and it would be good for the whole city, if the Blues could bring in a cup.




#2484034 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 February 2014 - 08:44 AM

Backes is just a mean SOB and I love the way he plays




#2483778 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 February 2014 - 06:24 AM

 

my point is, if he opted not to play in the olympics THIS year, he would have been able to get some much needed/desered rest for a couple weeks, before the nhl resumed playing games

 

Z is a true warrior, has national pride and so he played through it. I don't care that much about the NHL season, he had the chance to captain his country at the olympics that's a once in a lifetime moment for players.

 

If I had to take something away from the Z or Pasha situation, it would be this: I have even more respect for them now, they are putting their teammates, countries over themselves and basically are playing through everything. We are so lucky, to have these two guys and I'm incredible proud to have such great player in a winged wheel.

 

There are more important things in life than hanging on to a very impressive playoff streak. If I had to choose between both of them captaining their respective teams OR making the playoffs I'd go with the first choice because they've given so much to this franchise, time to give them something back.

 

Also I don't care what the doctors are seeing both are superb trained athletes we are going to see them again in the olympics book it :)




#2483532 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

This is just another ridiculous idea by the NHL.

 

 

Most european hockeyfans are like me:

We love watching the best players in the world (NHL) but other than that, we don't care about international competition (safe vor Olympics obviously) and are pretty happy with our "lower" domestic leagues. (NLA, SEL und FEL aren't that bad mind you :) ). As long as we can see a lot of homegrown talents, local heroes coupled with few but very good foreigners giving their all, we are happy :)

 

So if the NHL îs trying to pull something like this off, it would be a disaster. Maybe the NHL should learn a thing or two from the KHL, they thought they could compete with the NHL and tried to get other clubs to join them, well most teams and fans aren't interested in them nor the competition against the NHL..the only way the KHL has is to force other teams into their league, this can be compared to a hostile takeover.

 

As others have mentioned, the corporate system is totally different you have sponsors plaguing the jerseys and not just one/two owners who are paying for everything, the player freedom is also completely different - in my honest opinion this would NEVER work.

 

Another point I wanted to make is this, the league can't even sustain 30 teams and now they want to create even more? That's ridiculous the league should shrink not grow. Sometimes I'm wondering if those running tthe NHL are honestly so out of touch with reality, that they are seeing $$$$ 24 / 7 and nothing else, disgusting.




#2483107 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 February 2014 - 01:49 AM

Guess what NHL ? The players if they want to will go anyways but after seeing the conditions in Sochi I'm not surprised if some would pull out of that. Add to the that the ridiculous time difference (games at 6am anyone?!). Multi billonaires can't stand a standstill for two weeks unbelievable how greedy some of them are, must be a pleasure to work for them in normal life...

 

Can't wait till players are asking for olympic clauses *g*




#2482433 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

Ah Matt Greene. He's like a bigger, RH shooting Mark Stuart.  Also he's from Michigan....I like it.


Same here the guy is rugged and a good ol' Michigan boy on top of that he shouldn't cost too much


#2482400 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Great player and he is learning from one of the best. Blashill is doing a superb job with the GR and getting them ready for the big club, kudos.




#2482235 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 February 2014 - 01:51 AM

 

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that Gillis and Holland had very loosely agreed on three pieces, and then Gillis bumped it up to four, and that killed the deal. If so...slightly weird, maybe.

 

That's the way how MG is doing his deals and then wonders, why nobody bites. They've had a deal in place for Luongo and then he upped the price again and fall short.

 

I'd like Edler but not for the asking price of a 1 st + A level prospect + rather sign a physical guy like AMac, he can fill the shutdown role nicely and would give us a much better second pairing without costing draft picks or prospects.