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#2470239 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Ryan reacts to some of the quotes of hockey USA: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=440211 going to cheer hard for him guy is a great goalscorer and never gets appreciated be it in Anaheim or now by hockey USA sucks, disgusting.

#2470124 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

I feel terrible for him such a talented player

#2469460 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

If she is quiet during the game or screams during the game about calls and the fact Dano is playing plus gets you beers.

Time to purpose !!!


I just told mine, I'm going to pay for her new clothes if she doesn't disturb me during the game. Well worth the "investment" *gg*

#2469064 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by frankgrimes on 31 December 2013 - 08:39 AM



Um rather not think about the outcome against both of them

#2468426 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

*Having six outdoor games is stupid

* If  the highways are already overcrowded or a country is already overpopulated stop building massive apartments and stop letting everyone and their mother in the country

* Don't tell me I have to have an opinion on - insert whatever news is hot right now - if I care enough, chances are I might have read it already if not I don't care at all. Even if everybody and their grandchildren are talking about it


* Don't tell me I have to get rid off my physical handykeyboard because smartphones are "in" guess what? I like to type fast and structured SMS something I *personally* can't do equally with touch screens

* If soccer would be interesting, fast and filled with  great tough athletes and played on ice it would be called hockey :-)

* I'd rather spend 1.000 §on a good surround system instead of wasting it on a great TV, when I'll barely watch it nowadays

* Rogers sucks

* dressing up in expensive cloths doesn't mean I have to be impressed with you


* new =/= always better i.e handy

#2468099 12/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Panthers 3

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2013 - 08:41 PM

We apparently have the best coach in the NHL but we are known as a team that blows leads and can't handle pressure. We have a somewhat decent special team after 3 years of being complete garbage. Why is he regarded as a great coach I don't get it


A coach can only do so much with a pretty average roster.

#2467920 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Canada and their goaltending, Patterson hasn't impressed me so far Sweden and especially Finland are having much better backstoppers.

#2466565 Babcock's Job?

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

Even with such an outstanding roster, winning the gold medal infront of the home crowd is not that easy. So no, any non pro coach claiming they would have won it with this team too, is getting a bit over themselves. Team USA had a guy named Ryan Miller playing out of his mind. Yes, it is easier to coach a bunch of allstars and future HoFers but if they aren't instructed well enough nothing will come out of it, as shown by Team Canada during last years WJC. Babcock has his flaws just like every other coach, gm but the guy damn well knows his business, otherwise there is no way someone could have had such an impressive set card as a coach. Making the playoffs last year almost was a miracle, lately his GM really has let him down in terms of player personal, he can only work with what Kenny is giving him. Personally I like Tippet and i think he is a great coach, but for whatever reason I feel like the guy is made for non major hockey-markets. His systems are simple, yet hard to defeat and he can get a bunch of average NHLers to play above their skillset for him but he certainly can't get top players to reach the next level. As for Babcocks replacement when the time is right, I would like to see Carlyle or Barry Trotz.

#2466499 Babcock's Job?

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 December 2013 - 12:21 PM

Unfortunately there is a popular myth that Mike Babcock is the best coach in the league even though there is no evidence to support the claim. Just because he coaches the Canadian Olympic team he somehow is the best coach in hockey (that is the usual response).


No one should ever have a safe job in sports. If you lose when you are expected to win (in the Wings case losing would be not making the playoffs) you should be replaced by someone who can do the job better or fix your mistakes.


It is partially Ken Holland's fault. He signs the players, he negotiates with FA's and current dead weight players to keep them on the team and take roster spots away from guys like Eaves, Tootoo, Nyquist, and Jurco.


When Ken Holland retires and is replaced with someone who doesn't have the same love for Babcock (looking at you Stevie) then he will be more likely to be fired (if he screws up). But for now, short of missing the playoffs, Babcock being fired isn't a likely scenario.


Stanley Cup winning coach

Olympian gold medal coach in his own country

more wins than any other coach


As for Kennys replacement I pray it will be Chiarelli, Shero or my favorite obviously Stevo Y :)

#2466123 Engelland suspended 5 games for Abby hit

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 December 2013 - 06:54 AM

I'm happy he was suspended but if that warrants 5 games then Neal should have been at least 8.

engelland was at least trying to make a hockey play as opposed to intentionally kneeing someone in the head.

Yeah, 5 games for Neal is a joke but I am sure he will have to answer for that sometime.

#2466095 Tom Wilson Hit on Brayden Schenn

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

Disclaimer: I love big, hard and sometimes bonecrushing hits and all that rough stuff but Wilson really? I know Brayden is to blame here too, for horrible positioning but boy that was an obvious charge, to me it seems like (watching it on the 10' tablet), that Wilson even picked up speed for the hit. Love the response from Grossman and Simmonds, wouldn't surprise if Schenn would be out with a concussion :(


Do that against the Calgaryflames or Boston Bruins and Wilson doesn't leave the ice standing. This should be 5 - 8 games.

#2465910 12/17 GDT: Ducks 5 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 December 2013 - 01:09 AM

When are players are getting paid Millions of Dollars to play a Game we all love which is Hockey and there playing like they are still in College or High School than they need to withhold pay until they can start playing like they are in the NHL.


People will you ever see Millions of Dollars? These Players are getting way over paid. The Payers need to start playing for the Love of the Game in-stand of the Money!! 


NHL Players are way over priced! I have had it with my Team losing! It's time for them to grow up and start playing like they belong in the NHL! We will lose Winter Classic this year if we don't get this stuff turned around. 


This team almost iced an AHL roster against a top 2 or 3 western team, what did people expect? I'm not shocked they've lost also blaming the monster for this game makes me laugh do people honestly believe Howard would have won that game?


With all the injuries (not usingthem as an excuse mind you), there was no way to win it, at least at the positive side nobody got hurt.

#2465200 Wings muscle?

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 December 2013 - 02:37 AM

Muscle? Nah, why employ someone who will keep other teams honest? Instead, let the league take care of incidents like the Cowen hit on Datsyuk.



Personally my ideal fourth line would contain Westgarth, Peluso and Orr (that's less than 4 million for a whole line!) - that's not a lot of cap spent (= more money for the other 3 lines) and boy oh boy this line could easily go toe to toe with the toughest ones in the NHL. Sure Neil would fight Orr or Westgarth, kassasian too but then ...well fair game against Spezza, Karlsson and Cowen I bet a lot of money, the guy would bring his cleanest game and not even looking at Pasha.


Enough with this soft eurostyled hockey, if I wanted to watch that I'd be watching some local games which are boring as hell.


tl;dr yup more muscle and a change of attitude is really needed

#2464780 Thornton suspended 15 games.

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

In response to Detroit #1 (cause the quote function is still broken for whatever reason for me)



Not only that, but the league feels that this is 15 games, but Emery attacking someone the same way except with gloves OFF, which is worse, is worthy of zero games.  The league is a complete joke when it comes to suspensions.


Well the league doesn't want to anger mighty Mario L. maybe just maybe the best owner in all of sports should hire Gretzky.


I would have been fine with 15 IF the ratio would have been there, but it's not. Neal is a repeat offender, did something really disgusting and got away with 5?! What Thornton did was way worse sure but NOT 10 games worse add to that how leaguewide known thug got nothing for assaulting someone, there just is no rational thinking behind these suspensions.


If I'm Chiarelli I'd be waiting for the next meeting and go Islandersstyle against the Penguins then the league will have something to look at ...*g*

#2464748 Thornton suspended 15 games.

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 December 2013 - 06:27 AM

Thornton is going to appeal http://www.csnne.com...on-little-harsh