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#2676294 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 May 2016 - 12:39 PM

I've been saying this Sharks team is the real deal. Plan the parade.

Penguins will be a tough test but I see the Sharks taking it home in the end


It's not over till the fat lady sings Blues are going to come back. Backes, Pietrangelo, Tarasenko and Reaves just need to find their A game and then the Sharks are toast.

#2676293 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

gotta keep the playoff streak going


Wings should hire her as Holland's PR chick Attached File  helenlovejob.jpg   61.33KB   6 downloads

#2676149 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 May 2016 - 09:06 AM

l agree we need blue line to get better but Stamkos is another tier than those 3


Can't believe what I'm reading here people would rather have a known lockerroom cancer (Radulov) and some good - but not Stammer good - players instead of an elite center not even in his prime yet? Yes, the Wings priority #1 needs to be the blueline at all costs but other than drafting into the top 10 or trading for Trouba there is nobody available so the options here are (sadly) limited.


BUT all Stamkos would cost is money, guys of his ilk usually don't make to UFA and people would pass on that opportunity? Seriously the Wings also need to replace an elite #1 center in Pasha because the truth is Z's top 6 center days are over and if Larkin takes a bit of a step back, the Wings would be without a number 1 center. So Stammer would make a lot of sense. The funny thing is, I don't even expect to sign here but taking the afore mentioned guys over him? Wow that's just insane.

#2676147 Jeff Salajko named new Goaltending Coach

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 May 2016 - 09:01 AM

Yeah why bring in someone like Mitch Korn who has worked with elite goalies like Rinne, Holtby when you can just hire another GR guy with no NHL talent experience.

#2675469 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 May 2016 - 12:10 PM

Agreed. Except they'll be looking to get paid and even if that's the case Holland should pay them well. 
But it seems like a pipe dream. 

Well there is no salary cap on coaches so why not spend big on them. I don't know if Carlyle wants to be a benchboss again and Oates just hasn't the resumee so if they do well in their roles they'll might get another look.

Especially Randy could help out Blas a lot with his experience

Korn has a very well attended goaltending school and a lot of knowledge working with different styles goalies https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Mitch_Korn

#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