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#2675466 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 May 2016 - 11:57 AM

2 words: Mitch Korn (coached Rinne and Holtby) and I guess that turned out extremely well for both guys.

PP: Adam Oates
PK: Randy Carlyle


#2674870 Fixing this mess....

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 May 2016 - 11:14 AM

Look I wanted Suter and Parise as much as everyone but the fact is they decided to sign elsewhere for hometowm reasons. Yeah Suter is from Wisconsin but his career took of in Minnesotta and his wife is from Minnesotta, same with Parise. I just hope the Wings are staying away from signing Vanek if the Wild decide to buy him out. The problem wasn't so much that Parise and Suter went to another place it was - and still is -t he fact that this front office had no blan B, C ready it was Suter or bust.


Now the way to starting fixing this mess is trading into the top 10 and get that young stud, known as Jacob Chychrun. But knowing our luck the Oilers will trade the pick for Hamonic and then take Chchyrun at 8...which gives them Nurse, chchyrun and Hamonic booom defense fixed.

#2674411 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 April 2016 - 06:26 AM

Trouba = both of these things. He's 22. Plus he's good size, a Michigan boy, and right handed in addition to his good play and high ceiling. He's a no brainer trade target imo

Yes and he would absolutely a dream come true. Winnipeg would be incredible stupid to let him go but hey it would be a huge win for us.

Danny D. - Trouba for the next 10 years? Boy sign me up for that plus both are Michigan boys :)

#2674383 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 10:25 PM

They were going to sell the rights to some company.  To think otherwise is really naive. 
So all this "it should have been named after a Red Wing" is pointless.  Where in the NHL has that happened in today's day and age??

That's the point we aren't talking about your every day expansion , sunrise team here, this is Hockeytown, history, tradition, original 6 and all-time great players who deserved to have it makes after them

I'd rather be naive than accepting some of the stupid stuff that's going on in today's day and age. Better to change things back to the way they were what a next ads on players jerseys? Sponsored team names? Corporate bulls*** and marketing shouldn't have a place in such a historic sport.

#2674342 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to the 21St century, everyone. Advertising is the way of life. The building will be amazing regardless of what it's called.

Well there a lot of things wrong in the 21 century, which were much better in the old days ... advertisement is for sure on that list.

A building without a soul is not amazing no matter how luxurious it may be. Best example is the Pens arena modern and comfortable beyond believe but Pens fans are missing the atmosphere of the igloo.

Why does every team need a new arena ? Why not improve the old one? I'm sure the Joe would have looked absolutely gorgeous with a huge renovation but no no, a bankrupt city decides to throw 200 down the toilete.

And the next plastic dome is already in the works...The new oilers arena good times

#2674333 New arena construction updates

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

Stop everything ... rather stay at the Joe if it is going to be named that.  

It's almost comical all those new arenas are over the top built, expensive as hell but lack soul, history and of course atmosphere

soo disappointed right now what in the name of is happening to this franchise? whatever the case it's not good

What's next free smartphones and WiFi in the arena? we are talking about the Red Wings here an original 6 team celebrate and embrace it instead of selling out like all the other teams

#2674292 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

We need defensemen that can be good at both ends though , that's why we'd have to get rid of green first to add a vatanen i think ... Too much of similar play although right now vatanen is better obviously

As for ducks prospects brad montour is suppose to be good as well Theodore ... Just think our prospect pool for defensemen are really slim now especially with sproul ouellet Jensen out of waivers and Russo graduation soon

Green has 2 more years :(

As for vatanen he's been talked about a lot as trade bait .... Read online and talked about on tv/radio shows since the ducks are a budget team and have Theodore coming and prefer to keep lindholm


Thank you looked him up and nah, 183 ...5,10 the Wings really have enough of those guys. Tyson is the same type of player only 2 years older and could be had for just money but he also isn't what the Wings need.


Trouba would be an absolute dream, I'd happily pay him his asking price of 7  + mill because it would be a steal of a contract in a few years.

#2674291 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 06:11 PM

Don't know how true it is. But if this is true I will be very mad



f*** you Tom Wilson never liked the hiring of this guy, he simple is an annoying suit who doesn't give a s*** about the rich history of this team or what the term Hockeytown really means and stands for.


Let's hope that stupid render is just another placeholder, the only logo on top of that roof should be the winged wheel, nothing else.

#2673600 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 April 2016 - 05:29 PM

With some of his comments today, I don't know how he still has support from anyone, let alone ownership


You know how fast that can turn right? Let's say no improvementsi n the off-season and pow! support turns into you are fired.

#2673088 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

I guess, but he is 19. He should go play at the WC, then. 

No he shouldn't. Larkin should enjoy time of from the game and then have an NHL summer in the gym, he doesn't need to play in useless tournaments like the WC, WC of hockey or AHL playoffs

#2672922 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2016 - 08:28 AM

I don't hate Blashill why should I ? He doesn't have a lot to work with and that's the responsibility of someone else. But it's of course nice to see how the Anti Babcock crowd now has seen first hand that you can't replace the best coach in all of hockey and expect a flawless transition. AHL success is great and everything but the NHL is a different beast.

Not calling up Mantha and giving him a chance to play with Pasha is pissing me of in tremendous fashion, there was nothing to lose for crying out loud the PP flat out sucked! I don't care about a correlation it didn't work!

#2672916 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 April 2016 - 08:15 AM

5 years 4 first round exits, 3 first round exits in a row and making the playoffs because another re sucked even more. Like I've mentioned I hope the 2 more home games were worth it.

Such a disappointing season and I really hope the evaluation is starting next week. Front office needs some fresh ideas (new faces). I'm not going into dream land and thinking about Stamkos so starting next year:

- no top 6 center - Z can't do it anymore and Pasha is gone
- no number 1 defenseman
- still need a sniper

Don't give me that "if Larkin, AA and others will.." crap asking a 19 old to play top 6 center is asking for disaster build him up slowly. Goaltending has been average with some excellent games from both guys and tons to forget.

Lots of holes to fill and I have zero confidence that Holland can do it. He doesn't want to commit to rebuild nor does he go all in...Mr. I needs to ask him some tough questions and if he doesn't like the answers get someone else.

The people who thought keeping the streak alive so the young guns would gain experience, only need to look at the TOI for AA or even better Mantha. Well hope people enjoyed it because it was the last time for some time and add of course aside from Mantha the AHL cupboard is empty. If the Wings would have rebuilt starting 2012 they would have been in a much better position going forward but of course the streak was more important and patchwork fixes, waiting for some guys to become maybe better than they really are and other things were more important....

Personally this was the most boring season (NHL and Wingswise) ever this team lacks identity and a direction going forward.

This off season needs to be the busiest one in terms of trades, signings and changes since almost 2 decades for this team.

#2672089 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2016 - 12:58 PM


I don't care so much about the forward lines,  5 on 5 we have been fine but the D has to be juggled around and the PP needs a total face lift.  I would literally put anyone on the PP at this point if they will shoot the damn puck.  


Would have been nice if Mantha got the call up but somehow this organization isn't doing him any favors. Last chance to play with Pasha and no callup f*** that.


I'm honestly at the point where I do care who gets fired and held responsible just have a realistic plan and vision for the future if it ends tonight so be it.

#2672048 WCQF : San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2016 - 08:55 AM

If there's one team to never count out it's gotta be the kings this isn't over

#2672047 WCQF : Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2016 - 08:52 AM

3 years...since Jim Nill what a great GM should have never let him go