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#2669748 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2016 - 02:57 AM

At least Abdelkader is showing that he cares. Tatar and Nyquist better get their whatever together because if they aren't one of them - might be even both - will get traded in the offseason. I'm starting to hope the Tiger are going to win the Baseball cup so that Mr. I can focus on the Wings again and ask Mr. Holland the tough questions. If he likes the answers keep him on a short leash if not bring in Don Maloney. The guy worked under a fraction of the budget Holland has and left Arizona with Domi, Duclair, OEL.

 

That being said a series isn't over till you lose at home but I would love to see Mantha getting some experience now. If they lose so what? It hasn't worked with some of the veterans either and unlike Mantha they aren't the future of the Wings. When it comes down to Z either shelter hi minutes to third line duties or trade him to a contender, the guy can't play more than 15 minutes anymore it's just so obvious.

 

Reading some of the threads and posting before the season and now is funny, a lot of people thought Blashill would be the second coming of Babcock and some Antibabcock guys even thought he would be better. Although it's way too early to judge and given the fact that the guy has had the worst Wings roster since almost 2 decades to work it I don't think it's fair to judge him now but I will say this: play the kids like you did in GR. If I'm Pasha my decision is becoming easier and easier this team is going nowhere and it seems like they are still reluctant to do a proper rebuild, so why not go home spend quality time with my family and play in front of my friends while still making millions of russian $?

 

This team has 6 defenseman with one job, shutdown the damn triplets line and yet other than Danny D. no one seems capable of doing that such an embarassing result. I'm starting wo wonder if Babcock saw all of this coming and if he wanted a more traditional rebuild. Anyhow, changes need to happen in the off-season it's so sad to see that Pasha's Wings era has to end like this. Let Mantha, Larkin and McKee experience the playoffs infront of their homecrowd no matter the result because what does this team have to lose? Well nothing everyone is expecting them to lose against the Bolts anyways.

 

All I'm asking for is, don't get swept at least Pasha deserves so much better than this bulls***. The guy in my avatar would still be the best defenseman on this team.




#2669008 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 07:08 PM

Wonder what would happen if Tampa didn't have the Michelin Man in net. 

 

They would have that guy in net who almost shutdown Canada, Vasilevsky?




#2668865 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 06:20 PM

Could the Wings please just decline a PP? Instead of building momentum it seems to kill it such an enigma




#2668840 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 06:01 PM

 

They are all horses but also much healthier than our veterans. Our guys are horses as well except one has a bad leg and two bad knees and the other has a bad back. Injuries suck. 

 

And why is that because a second pairing defenseman had to play as a number 1 for years,  Z even after his back surgery didn't get his icetime reduced.




#2668764 Mantha

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 April 2016 - 04:15 PM

I'm of the mindset set now that we've made the playoffs, we've kept the streak alive, we're not expected to go deep, now is the time to start playing for the future. We need to get these kids in the lineup to get them some valuable playoff experience, as well as potentially give us a better shot at winning. I'm okay with Mantha playing big minutes down in Grand Rapids, if that's what management believe is the best for his development.


Sooo many times agreed to this. The all so important streak is alive let's play the kids.

yes, they don't have experience but guess what you don't get playoff experience by not playing! The vets are close to the end of their careers, the transition had to start now sink or swim with them!

I don't know why this staff is so reluctant to let the kids play it just doesn't make sense, guess the Wings would have send down McJesus or Ekblad too


#2668431 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 April 2016 - 06:41 AM

1 done 3 more to go go Blues!




#2667811 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 07:09 PM

 

Don Cherry is an idiot. He's an embarrassment to Canadians.

 

No he is great and someone to admire. There are a ton of idiots around our game but Don Cherry is far from being an idiot.




#2667808 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 07:05 PM

I don't know how Don cherry is still allowed to talk on TV.

 

A great hockey mind, who has seen and witnessed it all who also happens to show national pride. Hockey is better of with guys like Don Cherry there should be more guys like him.

 


Howard can't move side to side at all. He looks iffy in net. I'd like to see mrazek in net.

 

Glad you aren't running the team then.




#2667697 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 06:25 PM

That couldn't be the worst attempt at a save in history

 

With the exception of maybe 2 guys (King Henrik and Price)= there aren't any goaltenders able to stop that laserbeam. One heck of a shot




#2667654 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 06:08 PM

Do it for Pasha!!




#2667569 Wings fans, I need your help -- Octopus etiquette

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 02:58 PM

Not only was that awesome to see but also a very good throw. Did you play Baseball before?

 

just awesome to watch already downloaded the video on my sdcard




#2667395 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 April 2016 - 03:07 AM

Tampa in 6 wings couldn't even defeat the Rangers B team without King Henrik.

Hope I'm wrong and everyone plays their heart out for Pasha one last time


#2667111 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2016 - 03:12 PM

All I can say is there aren't enough words, pictures or videos to sum up how much joy I've been having watching this guy make other NHLers look like beer league players for over a decade now. Also loved the way he conducted himself, Pasha could make you look stupid and flatout amateuerish but he never ever did some over the top celebrations, sometimes it looked like he would just prefer to go back to the center ice win his faceoff and do it again without making a big deal about it.

 

Pasha you will be missed, all the best in Russia and hopefully you'll bei n the HHOF one day god knows you deserve it.

 




#2667109 Flyers Chairman Ed Snider passed away

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2016 - 03:09 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/fl...-at-83-1.468364

 

Prayers and condolences to all the whole Snider family.

 

I think the guy has been a tremendous owner, the Flyers basically had a blank check each and every year. Probably the biggest Flyers fan ever. Not only did the Flyers lose a great owner I think the whole hockeyworld has lost a great hockeyfan and an even better person.

 

Owners who aren't in it for the quick buck or to increase the "franchse value" by making business first decisions are the best owners one could hope for, as we've seen firsthand with Mr. I.




#2667004 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 April 2016 - 06:50 AM

Tarasenko vs Kane.. Sounds like an exciting matchup.

Go blues go!

Backes captain serious is going to be epic too and don't forget Seabrook has to answer for his blindside hit on Backes to Reeves too in some sort of form