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#2606012 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

Calling him out like that is 1. Unnecessary and 2. Embarrassing guy came back after a broken leg and went into his first pro season. Heck I'd trade Nyquist, Tatar before trading Mantha guy has the size and skill to become a power forward.

#2605950 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

Way to stick up for a great prospect after coming back from a broken leg...

#2605949 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 May 2015 - 04:41 PM

For me it is really simple I know what I like and I also happen to know what I dislike/hate and one of these things is change for the sake of changes. For decades ! hockey has been seen as a niche sport for a niche audience and there is nothing wrong with that, so why not play to the strength of an already established audience of fans ?! I don't care if some people are turned off by physicality, fights or tight defensive systems because if they are guess what ? Watch something else that's the beauty of choice.


When players are reaching the point where they don't even know what is and what isn't a penalty and what leads to a suspension and what doesn't then the league does much bigger problems than putting out some pro-made videos trying to find reasons for suspensions. I don't care if it's understandable for me but the point is it should be understandable for the players, coaches and GMs because they are the product so to speak. I've said it before and I'll sayit again there are so many advantages of being and niche sport and having that audience basically locked up (I mean 3 lockouts and some fans went right back to paying for NHL stuff again), so why not do the things the existing things want and expect ?


If things I happen to like are changing for the worse damn right I'll call the responsible people out for that especially if they don't have any skill nor respect for that great game of icehockey.

#2605870 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 May 2015 - 05:42 AM

Well the Leafs can always take back another bad contract to even the caphit. As much as people like to question Phaneuf he is tasked to play over his capabilities in Toronto I honestly believe he would do well here.
Which other realistic and not too expensive option is available ? Boychuck is re-signed and I highly doubt the Hawks will make Seabrook available anytime soon.

If we get Phaneuf he'll most likely be in the same situation, but older and probably playing on his off side.
Even considering that, he might be the best d-man available.  :confused:

Well we have Kronner as the number 1, so Phaneuf could slide in as a number 2 or even a nice complementary piece to pair with DannyD.

I also think he is the best available one because 1. I think Seabrook will stay with the hawks and 2. Green is another risk because of his injury history

#2605687 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 May 2015 - 11:21 AM

Mortal Kombat X thanks to microtransactions sucks If I'm paying a full price for a game I'm expecting full offline play and not having to pay for extra stuff f*** you Warner bros Windows xp is the best os ever

#2605686 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 May 2015 - 11:15 AM

1. NHL Front Office is run by guys that know nothing about hockey and therefore shouldn't have the job.

2. Hockey is on the verge of becoming as sissylike as soccer: fights are down, hits are down and players don'tr even know which hit is a suspension and which isn't because there is no consistency in their decision and most seem to be based on throwing a darts at the wall.

3. There are too many regulations and rules in place to make life difficult for owners and GMs . Back in the late 90s and early 2000's this game was way better and much more entertaining, period. I mean when the best GMs in the game are struggling due too many rules and regulations something needs to chane, period. Add to that the almost 0 entertainment and excitment for free agency and there are even less things to look forward to.


I fully agree I hope oneday is someone comes out and call out the NHL for all the crap that's going on, would love someone like Super Mario or Wayne doing that.

#2605396 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

Am I the only person who doesn't want Mike green?

No, you're not alone.  
On paper he could help,  I've just never been a huge fan of the guy and he's injury prone.  If it were a playoff rental that would be different, but signing as a UFA I'm gunshy. 

Don't want him either. He will command a huge salary and with his injury history I don't think he'll be worth it.

Rather have Phaneuf who provides some offense but also some much needed physical presence to the back-end.

#2605164 Free agents this off season

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 April 2015 - 07:04 PM

The best I've found it this http://stats.nhlnumb...com/free_agents(obviously not using anything related to nhl.com)


Man that UFA class is something else :(

#2605077 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

A lot of those aforementioned teams currently have coaches. Can't assume that they all will fire their current coaches and wait for an answer from Babs. 


Babs will get a hell of an offer from Toronto. I think his next best offer will be the Red Wings. I wouldn't be surprised at all of Detroit matches Toronto's offer. The Red Wings are quiet a rich franchise. 


Money will not be an issaue that's for sure IF Mr. I steps in whichever team wants Babcock will get matched moneywise. Our owner is not only the best one in the NHL but he's also a fan and loaded with cash. I know some Leafs think they might be able to outbid Mr. I well our salary cap has been much higher than theirs.


Hitchcock is as good as done, Armstrong will just let his contract run out and not renew him. Johnson's contract was under a 1 year condition but paid for 2 years (if I remember it correctly that can't be a coincidence or can it ? ).

If the Ducks aren't going to at least the WCF I think Boudreaus is toast there.

#2603996 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

Magician will score I know it

#2603902 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

Said I wouldn't watch but can't bring myself to not watch it so I'm in now lol

#2603372 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

The NHL needs to take a page out of the NBA's book, and help teams that are good for ratings.  Det vs. Mon is good for ratings.  TB vs. anyone isn't.  


But hey it's about growing some of those pathetic markets in places where no one cares about hockey. The league would love nothing more than two sunbelt teams competing for the cup and then cry about the ratings.

#2603368 Are you going to watch the game ?

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

Personally I know it might be the last game this season, maybe the last game for Babcock too but I'm sof****** pissed I might not even watch it because of these bulls*** circumstances. Way to ruin what should have been a great day DOPS you sons of ******* may you burn in hell you ******* assholes.

#2602845 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2015 - 05:47 PM

Just bomb them with hate mails here's the form: http://www.nhl.com/i...k.htm?pageRef=/

#2602705 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Holland is a great GM overall.  The team has done a tremendous job in developing players without having any early draft picks and he has an impressive track record.
When it comes to free agent signings though Holland has made several uncharacteristically bad deals over the last few seasons.  And has looked desperate in his attempts to bolster the blueline in Lidstrom's absence, which was also uncharacteristic of him.  
I think my biggest worry with Holland is that the handful of bad deals he's made are indicating a trend rather than exceptions. 

In addition, there are some deals he hasn't made which could have positively or negatively impacted the team.  We really can't say in hindsight if it was a good deal or not.
I remember when Weiss was signed.  Everyone was all over this signing as a great one.  This was an upgrade over Flip.  Now, he isn't viewed as an upgrade anymore.

There were more than a few people who were either neutral or didn't like the signing at all. Just do a quick search