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#2471282 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

The thing is, 4 flying lines are not needed a top 6 bottom 6 approach is the way to go. The first two lines are going to have an unreal amount of speed, but the third and fourth line don't need to provide that they should be role players. Who cares if other teams are better skaters, clock up the middle and check everything that moves done by the third and fourth line.

 

Having said that, at the end of the day this is their roster and we'll see how well they are doing on the bigger ice.




#2471272 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

Lucic may not be the fastest skater, but the guy provides size, physicality and intimidation not one team in the whole tournament has someone like him. Backes is tough but he wouldn't stand a chance against Milan Lucic.

 

Lucic - Getzlaf - Perry to me was a completely no brainer that line, would have scored, dominated and shut down other top lines no Benn, Marleau and Kunitz don't have that element in their game. Kunitz is just there well because he is Cindys Winger.

 

Instead of havin to form one defensive pairing, they now have to form two Weber + and Keith + ? Seabrook should have been on that team, with either Hamhuis or Subban as an emergency replacement.

 

Personally I also feel sorry for MSL, these are obviously his last Olympics and his own GM doesn't stand up for him, personally I would be pissed and ask for a trade.




#2471196 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Just for fun I did the caphit on team Canada, a whooping 150 million $ and now just dream about the quality of roster we would have, if it weren't for the stupid CBA...




#2471192 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

another head scratcher is hamhuis?!?
 

 

Hamhuis over Seabrook is just wow.  Also I'm surprised that Lucic hasn't made it, the guy is a rugged physical mammoth, Lucic - Getzlaf - Perry would have been a nightmare to play against.




#2471139 If we become sellers...

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 January 2014 - 12:32 AM

For me, there's nothing sexy about missing the playoffs and getting a 2nd round pick from Boston for Alfie. That's essentially 50th overall or something.

I'd hope that if Quincey was worth a first even in Holland's demented state, and Gaustad is worth a first, that we could squeeze a first round pick out of some GM if we could work up a bidding war frenzy.

 

It's better than getting nothing and also part of doing the classy thing by providing someone who is on his last legs with an opportunity to win his first Stanley Cup.




#2471115 Kindl not representing Czech Republic @ Olympics

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 January 2014 - 08:28 PM

Kindl hasn't played well so I'm not shocked by that, not taking Hudler although seems like a mistake.




#2471054 If we become sellers...

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Holland woud stand pat, say, "We like our team," and blame it all on our injuries and the move to the Eastern Conference. "Can't make the playoffs every season!" etc.

 

But I could absolutely see him doing the classy thing for Alfie (i.e. talking to him about it, asking him what he wants, and acting accordingly).

 

Agreed, I mean if Alfie has the chance to go to a powerhouse team and play for the cup I'm sure he would do it and it would be well deserved just a great player.




#2471041 Sabres' Tyler Mylers has Monday hearing for head shot.

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

Well if Lupul gets a 10.000 $ fine, Myers should get 5 - 7.500 $ no stick involved and I don't think he did it intentionally.

 

I also think fines should be in % of the salary not just a fixed amount




#2471037 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

There is no way Burke would have him on his final roster, just damage control. Poile should have apologized and leave it at that. I'm sure Ryan is.fed up enough by the insulting comments.


#2470513 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

Once our Canadian boys dispose of your other arch rivals that is.  They need to stomp Finland like the Czech's should have before they s*** the bed.  I wouldn't call the Swedes the underdog in this tournament though.  Top to bottom they're the best team.  

 

I really hope Sweden has no suspensions.  

 

I'm not from Sweden just cheering for them, because I think winning infront of your hometown fans is epic and just like the Canadians the Swedes should get a feel of that too. But for sure not going to be butthurt if Canada wins. I've seen how Canada handled a very good Swiss team so to me - once again- they are the team to beat. Sweden is going to have even more pressure tomorrow but the atmosphere will be outstanding going to DVR that game for sure.




#2470509 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

Sweden - Canada is going to be an epic battle. I'm cheering for Sweden because they are the hometown team and for sure the underdog, but whoever wins deserved it.




#2470487 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

For such a small country, the amount of talent Sweden produces every year is simple amazing.

 

JAAAAAAAAAAA 2 zip :)




#2470484 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

Good god I would have prefered USA Sweden, stop acting like soccer players Russians seriously

 


Me too.  He's been less than good the past couple seasons, but like you said, Buffalo is atrocious.  A change of scenery might be good.  Buffalo is a few good players away from being competitive again though.

 

Exactly and I think he could be had at an average pricetag.




#2470472 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 09:39 AM

 

I'm sure they're regretting it big time.  From the get-go, Burnside was probably drooling at the prospects of uncovering and printing some controversial info. from these meetings while Poile and Co. were too busy patting themselves on the back for giving the nation a glimpse inside the selection process for the team to realize the possible consequences.

 

Dean Lombardi and Shero managed to do their job without insulting other players, so Burke only has himself to blame for this.




#2470470 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

Wouldn't the Russians have taunted the bench, USA wouldn't have reacted like that. Do I agree with it? No, but I understand it and it's not the first time team Russia hasn't shown any class in this tournament. I probably would have thrown a water bottle or spit at them.

 

btw. Go Sweden Go cheering hard for a Sweden - Canada final the crowd would be amazing.