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#2421052 Flyers to buyout Briere

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 June 2013 - 01:27 PM

Nothing against him, but stay away from Briere please. Wings are going to get younger, bigger Briere doesn't match the new direction.


The Flyers are really handeling their players like crap at some point this will come back and haunt them.

#2420550 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

When all is said done, even though getting your number up in the JLA is extremely difficult #13 has to be there. He took one for the team, great cap hit and awesome length, thank you Pasha looking forward to 3 more years, what a great player.

#2420357 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 June 2013 - 08:52 PM

Oh sure it's the ice conditions.  That's the problem with the Hawks. 

Everything is a probem if it goes against Edzo and his Hawks. I am very sure, the lights are too bright...

#2420208 2013 Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

Isles got a 7 rounder for the marks to Mark Streit, may not seem much but at that pricetag the Wings should be able to get a 4 rounder for the rights to Filpulla. Better than lettimg them walk for nothing...

#2419890 Talking Tootoo

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

The guy just doesn't provide anything, he is not an enforcer just an agitator and not a very good hockeyplayer. Rather have a real enforcer and another fourth line guy, didn't like the signing back then and for sure not liking it one year after.

#2419805 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

So hadn't been able to hop on since the game...here is my normal Hawks thoughts/complaints:
-Start with the GTG and GWG, to say it isn't puck luck to shoot a puck 3 feet to the side of net and have it go off other team's skate to tie it up is skill makes me sick. Most Chicago radio guys didn't mention that particular play though. Then a double deflection, c'mon man... they apparently had heard on the grapevine that Boston media was blaming poor luck for losing, they were mad about that but apparently they don't live in reality. Game should have ended 3 to 2.
-Not only did Oduya score a lucky tying goal, he basically should have been called for two penalties. Based on what we learned about penalty shots from the rule's junkies in our series was it doesn't matter how lightly you tap someone's hands on a breakaway, it affects their scoring chance and should be a PS. Well, Oduya was diving after a guy, his stick flew up and touched guy's hands. Second penalty, was diving again throwing stick and admittedly getting puck off, I think, Seguin's stick in front of net or maybe that Dragon guy, and then that same stick tripping the dude about 1 or 2 mins before their game winning goal. Sorry, refs, only calling over the glass and too many men on the ice penalties in OT when there are seriously other penalties is just bulls***. Grow a pair and call the game consistently throughout all the playoffs and OTs, don't change for game 7s or OTs etc... 
-There was another obvious takedown during a breakaway that should have been called a PS for Boston. They tackle guy and apparently he still didn't lose a chance at scoring while a step ahead of defender on a breakaway.
I feel bad for Boston having to learn on the fly about how the refs don't call s*** on Hawks (and its not because of their skill) maybe its cause all their bulls*** is after the whistle and they don't like to call stuff that isn't part of a hockey play, good job dirtbag Hawks.
I have never seen a team that is more clutchy/grabby on their backcheck than the Hawks (and they have the gall to ***** about it in any non fast paced game). Any time opposing team has puck along board, you can almost guarantee they can't get their stick on the puck because somehow magically the Hawk guy has them in a bearhug.

When you have the puck in the opposition end for almost the entire last half of the 3rd period you are more likely to have a fluky goal go in. With the much bigger goalie equipment now, a very high percentage of goals nowadays are fluky goals and you're more likely to get them if you can maintain control in the opposition's end.
Yeah the refs don't call s*** on Chicago like late in the 3rd in the 7th game against when they took away a GWG from them for a calling a roughjing call on Saad for getting roughed up by Quincey.

Just wait till the Bruins tough guys are hurt or not in the lineup, Marchand will play as clean as a game as you have seen him. Chara is by far their best defender, so I am sure Julien told him to not really fight. His father also was a pro wrestler so it does make sense but I am sure playing against a 6,9 guy is a lot to handle even for NHL players. Seriously the Hawks have only one likable player and thats Jonathan Toews.

To me they only have one dislikeable player and that's Twenny but of course, I don't know them that well.
Hossa is very likeable, a classy individual. There are not many athletes who would give up millions of dollars to try and win a championship.

Thanks for mentioning Hossa, thats true I really forgot him. I wasn't even mad at him for signing with the damn Hawks (would have prefered another team obviously), but he got his well deserved cup and is still a huge performer. Wish he still would be a Wing...

But Kane, Bickell, Marchand, Shaw and Crawford can all go .... themselves...

#2419422 Streit traded to Philly..? Buyouts?

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

Pass on Briere. He'll be 36 in October. 16 points in 34 games this year. He's past his prime.

Wings need to get bigger meaner and stronger younger, so no to Danny boy

#2418894 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

It all comes down to one thing: which Bruins team shows up. If they pick up where they left off against the Pens, and stay there, the 'hawks don't stand a chance. And that's really saying something.


But I feel like this series might go the distance, i.e. six or seven hard-fought wars.


Man, first Original Six SCF since, what was it, '79? I hadn't even been born! *realizes he's never seen an O6 SCF* I feel like such a n00b!


It is great that its an original 6 final, but to be honest I always wanted a Wings Leafs O 6 final for obvious reasons but one thing is for sure ratings are going to be through the roof.

#2418886 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 June 2013 - 06:20 PM


This a million times. The Hawks tried to be the bullies against Detroit and LA, but they won't for a second against Boston. Bickell and Shaw will disappear, and Toews and Kane will disappear on the score board just like Sid and Malkin.


I so can't wait to see  Bickel trying to be a bully against Thornton might not end pretty for him...

#2418188 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

Gotta say I feel sorry for the people that think a low scoring game is boring. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole game. I have to give Crosby kudos for his hustle when he had his lid removed. He almost ended the game all by himself.
Best non-Wings game I've seen in a long time.

Kings need to win today but man what a game, if people think low scoring is boring...I really recommend them to rewatch this game. Bergeron once agaon captain clutch.

#2417758 Visors Required - New NHL Players in '13-'14

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 June 2013 - 06:07 AM

No Hit League

NCL N o C hoice L eague


grown up men being told what to wear lmao this league is becoming m,ore and more of a big fat joke.

#2417029 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

Okay... Okay... So... Someone whined about the officiating...

The next step would be a fine from the league for that individual, right?... Right?

Isn't that what's supposed to happen when employees criticize the officials?

They wouldn't just dole out a bunch of suspicious looking makeup calls/games, right?... Right?

:no: ...Bruins won Game 1 but now I'm so scared...

Sadly it is not just someone but Garys bff boy and team, so nothing will happen. If the league wants save face Cooke needs to be shown the door. Since that will not happen, Cryuins will continue their antics.

#2416998 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 June 2013 - 06:07 AM

Boston did a good job of shutting Crysby and Shrek down.
I wish Chara would've cross-checked Crosby in the face after he went after their goalie. And I hate Chara.

I highly doubt, Crysby would pull that stuff without the refs being in the way. It was so hilarious, he tried to shove Chara and he just stood there laughing

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#2416934 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

So the first time the Penguins are facing a structured team they suck :D Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk 2

#2416456 The *unrealistic* 2013 off-season thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 31 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

Bickell? Bryan Bickell? The guy who played a huge part in knocking the Wings off? Wings had nobody to match his physicality and now you want ot bring him in? I doubt this would sit well within the lockerroom.