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#2402245 ECQF - (8) NY Islanders vs. (1) Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

For me it s now GO SENS in the east

#2402140 Six outdoor games in 2014 for NHL

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 May 2013 - 03:10 PM


It's a matter of preference.  Do you all want it to be a one-time event annually?  If so, you probably won't like this, as is the majority.  If you want the league to be more popular in general, it's probably a good thing with all these games.
I'm all for a few more outdoor games a year.  If it's the league's goal to pull this off on an annual basis now, it'll likely eventually run its course but even though I pretty much just watch games of my favorite team, for any sport, it's a cool concept that typically isn't done much.
And 6 times a year out of hundreds and hundreds of games in a season isn't much at all.  Enough to keep the concept in your minds, but not overdoing it and hopefully drawing some new fans along the way.  If you just want 1 outdoor game a year, well I don't know what to tell you.
I look forward to tuning into all of these games.  Probably one of the very few but all for these games.



I don't even want it annually, would prefer something like all 2 or maybe even 3 years to keep it unique and special. Having a Rollerblade-Classic is not my understanding of an outdoor-game but I guess uncle Gary and his stupid BOG don't care much about the integrity of the game. Personally speaking I also don't want the league to be more popular all I want is good, tight hockey with enforcers, hard-hitting and less comparisions with other league, hockey is hockey it is different and I like it that way.

#2399005 ECQF - (8) NY Islanders vs. (1) Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

Nevermind game 1.


This has been the best series so far right behind ours :P


Love the tenacity and never quit attitude the Isles are bringing turns out the "easy opponent" isn't so easy to play against right Pittsburgh? Love it

#2397620 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

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#2397355 Ottawa - Montreal 5 on 5 fight

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

Subban should get more suspensions than the rest. He must have been all pouty that he wasn't on the ice for the 5 on 5, so next opportunity he is on ice, he immediately gets in a fight.


So should Prust and that player, who shot the puck directly at a Senator at the end of the game.


But I guess the department of inconsistency will do nothing.

#2397078 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

Shanahan pointed one thing out that I didn't notice until I watched the video. Abdelkader skated in a huge "C" all the way around the offensive zone before lining up that hit. That's pretty much the definition of charging. He never said Abby left his feet, but you can't deny the fact that Abby was going dangerously fast for a high-ish hot like that


It is the inconsistency this guy has shown:


A certain d-bag can run around headhunting, cutting players and gets the benefit of the doubt and then all of of a sudden you have two big hits and boom each players gets 2 games. Last year and human giant went bushleague WWF styled on Z and he got a fine of 2.500 $ the player himself has a 114.000.000 $ salary so guess what? Shanahan, Daily, Bettman and all the other frontoffice stuff can go join soccer because their intentions are clear, they are out  there to ruin hockey and turn it into a  soccer on ice.

#2396952 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

Shanahan take the whole frontoffice stuff with you and join soccer


thanks a former bigtime No Hit League fan

#2396843 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

@reallisa: Selanne, weighing his words on the hit: "Let's put it this way: I think that kind of hits are totally unnecessary."


retire Selam-ME

#2396825 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

Hipchecks almost gone, fighting almost gone, clean but BIG "tough" hits on the way out, enforcers almost gone, dynasties gone


What a joke this league has become it's like the NHL front office and captain NO HIT LEAGUE are trying a bit too hard to turn this into a very boring sport such as soccer, football.

#2393680 Players who showboat after scoring

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

I love the way Pasha celebrates, he can make opponents absolutely look like beer-league players but never ever does the showboat. I HATE the way guys like Ovechkin, Yakupov, Kadri, Dupuis and Kane are celebrating, stay classy guys!

#2391485 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

Great ps war so far love it



#2387333 Which things from the past (not just Wings related) do you miss most?

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Personally for me there are lot of things:


- bench clearing line-brawls

- enforcers dealing with pests

- thrilling trade-dead-lines, 1 of July and draft day

- creative contracts

- hockey played like a mans game

- less diving

- less political bulls*** flooding into the game

- powerforwards not getting called for clean-checks

- hipchecks! what happened to them?

- bone crushing clean hitts

- less suits in the arenas+

- players playing without helmets

- rivalries fueled with pure hatred for the opponent

- stacked line-ups probably one of the worst parts about the new new NHL is that so many teams are almost equal save for a few superstars


Given all these things, it doesn't surprise me how fast my interest in the NHL (not the sport iself) is dwindling down quickly.

#2386680 The Race for Eight: Blue Jackets, Stars, Wings

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 April 2013 - 06:07 AM


I truly believe that Homer's retirement has gone massively, massively under-recognized.


The coaching staff still appear to be implementing an offensive system that saw Lidstrom launch slap-passes at the net and try for a Homer tip or rebound. The only problem with this is that they are missing two key parts to it; namely, Lidstrom and Homer.


Very good point I fully agree just wanted to add something:


The Detroit Red Wings used to outskill almost every other team, these guys aren't prepared to work hard and grind it out nor does Babcock haas the roster to do it. I always thought, that Holmer was extremely underrated, he was one of the best ever to position himself in front of the net and screen the goalie, we have no one even close to that category now.


Going forward this team needs to become a hardnosed defense first team, because sadly they aren't going to outskill anyone for quite some time, they are getting outskill and outworked (which does bother me way more) ,because a bubble playoffteam should work their hardest at this time of the year.

#2386396 2013 NHL Awards Favorites

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

Hart - Alexander Ovechkin

Vezina - Craig Anderson

Norris - Ryan Suter

Selke - Jonathan Toews

Masterton - Josh Harding

Richard - Steven Stamkos

Jack Adams - Paul MacLean (Senators are still in the hunt without Spezza, Karlson, weeks without Anderson just unbelievable)

Lady Byng - Pavel Datsyuk

#2386313 Top 5 defenseman

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

I really hope Smith starts getting in form soon.  He's been tossed around a lot this season with different pairings, and I think it's been bad for his development.  I forget who has it in their signature, but it says that DeKeyser and Smith will be paired up next season.  I hope they are correct because I think that would be a good pair.


I like that pairing extremely but  I am still angry at not giving Smith some time with an alltime top 3 defenseman last season. It would have helped his development soo much just too bad it didn't happen.


Anyway, I just don't understand why Holland didn't trade White and Filps both won't be cap next season, so why not get a first and at least a 3 rd for this duo?!