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#2565401 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 January 2015 - 11:09 AM

Even if I don't care about the WC but man Pittsburgh - Philly would for sure be a game to watch.

#2565387 Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 January 2015 - 10:40 AM

I love watching that rivalry that's hockey should be: pure hatred, fights, bone crushing hits, crowd going wild and coaches getting fired up. Farnham landed a serious right on that guy. But man Rinaldos hit was dirty


That being said I think other rivalries sadly have died down a lot obviously Detroit - Chicago used to be good but it lacks that level of animosity even Bruins - Habs aren't close. So by today standards I think its fair to assume that this is the best rivalry in the game and I would love seeing both meeting in the playoffs but man Flyers need to get on a serious streak if they want to make it.

#2564913 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

Because I and I'm sure GMR too have more important things to do than posting unfunny one liners and act like know it all guys. .just a f****** hint I know some people like soft as butter hockey and then want to punch a rookie for no reason but whatever I already hate the attitude and how overhyped this kid is...there were many reports at the combine alluding to him being cocky and over confident. Can't wait till we draft Lids son to show William that sons can also be classy

#2563943 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

Tonight would be a nice time for Kronwall to show that he still hasn't forgotten on how play the body..Neal is overdue for getting kronwalled

#2563936 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by frankgrimes on 17 January 2015 - 06:55 PM

Babcock is the best coach that has never won a Jack Adams ... I mean seriously, all the press saying he will be highest paid, most sought after free agent coach come this summer, nominated a few times but never won it.  
Just as valuable of an award as GM of the year.  

It really doesn't matter he is the best coach in hockey and he holds all the important trophies Olympic Gold, Lord Stanley and will be like mentioned the coach who is setting a new precedent for coaches salary.

The Adams always goes to the most improved team so yeah Capuano may have a chance lol

Just like the Norris doesn't go to the best defender it goes to the best point producer who happens to be a defender. Otherwise Weber and Suter would have at least one by now

#2563725 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 January 2015 - 01:08 AM

A week ago, people were screaming to trade for a goalie cuz they didn't think Mrazek could get it done ... now people are proposing we trade Howie and let Mrazek run with it (in another post).  I thought the Wings fan base was more intelligent than that ... guess I was wrong.  


Just because a few think so doesn't mean the whole fanbase does. Goalies who are coming fresh into the league are often doing well the real testing point comes when other teams starting to figure out their weakness and expose them. Till then Mrazek remains a solid prospect with potential nothing more nothing less.

#2563074 Mike Yeo (Wild) Has Meltdown At Practice

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 January 2015 - 12:43 AM

Waived Harding because he kicked a wall and their goaltending has been shaky ever since, their 2 only superstars had to deal with much more important stuff and the team" is to easy to push around, ( wings West)
They have matt Cooke to keep teams honest.

+ laughs + and that Suter tank who just sent Downy out of the game

#2563071 Mike Yeo (Wild) Has Meltdown At Practice

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 January 2015 - 12:17 AM

What happened to them? I thought they started the season off strong? (Or am I thinking of another team?)

Waived Harding because he kicked a wall and their goaltending has been shaky ever since, their 2 only superstars had to deal with much more important stuff and the team" is to easy to push around, ( wings West)

#2562570 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

So if I'm understanding you right, you aren't against fighting because of hating it you are against it because of health concerns? Let me tell you if a player doesn't feel like doing it he shouldn't. Tie Domi, The Grim Ripper are former enforcers who are doing very well if life now. Stu is an attorney But you are right it's an incredible tough job hence why I'm having so much respect for these guys

#2562535 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I knew a guy who played in the AHL and a few games in the NHL, and now he is in his early 30's and suffers from concussion related issues. He said that he was put into a position where he felt (at the AHL level) that he had to fight or he would lose his job, nobody should have to feel that way. Now, so many year later the guy is paying the price. Fighting on occasion to protect a person, I can live with that. Fighting day in, day out, to me is just plain stupid.

This is the main reason for me why enforcers don't belong to the game. How can you enjoy a staged fight if you know the storys of Boogard and our very own Probert ? If a fight sparks from the heat of the moment, fine, let them go. But those barenuckle fights are just to dangerous to do them night in and night out. And I don't want players on the ice forced to do them.

And you are wondering why we European fans and players are having the reputation of being *******? It's their decision if they know what they are getting themselves into so be it. As a German you should know how much some leagues are sucking - outside of the big 4 - , a rougher playstyle would go a long way off making things at least watchable again.

the nhl has never been that boring but they are approaching that territory in rapid fashion: hip checks almost gone, Stevens like hits gone, Kronwalled? almost gone next up fighting? Sounds like an interesting league doesn't it... Basically the SEL just with more skill..

Kliq: I'm just not interested in watching UFC the entertainment in hockey fights is so different << fans are fired up teammates come together, the atmosphere is electric

It's like doing bungee jumping the testosterone is at its peak and people who watch it are loving every second

#2562314 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

I have no problem with tough players, and I would actually like to have a player on our forth line that can throw 'em when needed. However, he has to be a hockey player first, not a pure goon that can barely skate without one iota of hockey IQ... I hate staged fights, and guys that fight every single game, because they knowthat's all they can do to remain in the National Hockey League. However, the Weber on Zetterberg incident, or Cowen on Datsyuk incident, or Lucic on DeKeyser incident, or any handful of others, I like having a guy that can step in and let the opposition know, if you're going to run our guys, there will be someone to answer to. I loved when Ericsson went after Nolan for the hit on Helm. I'm not anti-fighting by any means, I'm just anti-players-like-McGrattan, that can't play hockey.

See we aren't that different then. The only small difference is a that I don't mind staged fights between two willing players, if it helps them paying their bills and enjoy a very wealthy life more power to them.

#2562273 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

I'm confused about one thing when it comes to frankgrimes and GMRwings1983 and whoever else there is that dies for fighting and goons that don'thave a clue how to actuallyplay hockey... You're all very aware of the fact that Holland wants nothing to do with guys like McGrattan, a "player" like that will never be employed by the Detroit Red Wings, so why are you still fans of such "weak", "pussified" team?... I'm not telling you you shouldn't be a Red Wings fan, but I'm just curious as to why you are?...

Good and fair question to be honest I will be unhappy and all that stuff but I am not a bandwagoner and jump ship when times getting hard - great coone track by the way - I became a wings fan back when this team was great and tough and they have brought lots of joy.. So yeah that's basically it

But I am not going to say sorry for wanting payback when people try to take advantage of the wings.

I have a question for you too.. Can you honestly tell me you didn't like seeing Downey beating the hell out of Laperierre? The whole team read fired up they came together and stood up for each other so you really don't like that stuff. Is it to hard to understand that our stars and small players shouldn't have to worry about all the rats in the league and focus on their game?

#2562253 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

I bet we'tee the only team board in the league that devoted six pages in 24 hours to McGrattan.

That's because Holland has pussified us for too long.

That's right. He wants Lucic to go out of his way to hurt someone, so that McGuffin can come back and make Lucic not hurt people anymore.

And that, in a nutshell, is the mentality of the pro-fighting crowd.

I get the feeling that you grew up playing hockey and lost your roster spot to an enforcer.

Thank you was about tho post this but you've already done so ☺

The let's make hockey as *** as other sports crowd won't be happy till every team is as soft as the wings and hitting gone from the game. Heck t those are the same guys who think Kronwall should hit less instead of more... So I'm not surprised

#2562201 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 January 2015 - 05:11 AM


Very funny.  Except, Brian McGrattan is better at life than you are.




Well said :-)


Some people  won't be happy before every team is as soft as the current Wings edition and hockey turns into a non contact sport. Somehow I'm starting to hope that Lucic snaps and maybe then the ever so funny OT spammers will change their mind but I'll doubt it.


Sadly Reaves, Bourdelaux, Scott and Thornton are the last remaining enforcers.

#2562071 McGratton on waivers

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

Lol frank seriously? Do you truly believe he has any value as an actual hockey player? Who plays hockey? With skating and stuff?

Yes I do who is protecting Johnny hockey, Monahan and Bartschi now? Is big Ern a goal scoring machine? No nor a defensive stud but he is a damn good team mate loved by the fans and an absolute gym freak with great work ethic.

Hope some team claims him and then others have to respond, fighting is part of hockey and needs to come back