Jump to content

frankgrimes's Photo


Member Since 13 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Today, 10:01 AM

#2448698 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

Someone mentioned the salary cap, who's fault is it really? This league is built around the O 6 teams not NONE of them stood up against the lockout BS. The NHLPA is also to blame here, they should have just decertified and after that this DetroitRedWings edition would have been one to remember for years to come I am 100 % certain the best owner in all ofs ports would have given Kenny a blank check to ice an incredible roster, just to show the Tankuins and Suckhawks how to built a roster on the fly.


BUT it's not like veterans aren't getting dealt anymore, what about Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, Douglas Murray....? These guys were available at the tdl are they elite? No, but still better than a lot of the veterans on this team.

#2448584 Why Do They Trust The Youngsters?

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 October 2013 - 08:00 PM

That's the issue, living too vicariously through these athletes. Remember they are real people too. Misplaced emotion, too much Red not enough White. What I'm getting at is, the Red Wings organization has a very clear strategy. Why are we gathering up negative and scattered thoughts because we disagree with who is playing? We as fans should be coming together to UNCONDITIONALLY support and motivate the team we love. That's our role as fans. We aren't the gm, the coach, or the players. We are the supporters. The followers. The fans. Video games and fantasy sports are not the real thing, so why are we taking our fantasy and video game mentalities and forcing them on, and corrupting our views of the real thing? The critic critiques, the fans support. Its one thing to show concern, but really, it's none of our concern..
Seems like the more uneducated the fans get about the sport, the more they buy into the s*** that doesn't matter.

What the? I'm an adult so I can speak for myself thanks. It's not like anything being discussed on the internet is going to influence the front-office. As a fan I want the DetroitRedWings go contend for the Stanley Cup annually and sorry but 2x second round 1x first round and another 2 round exit are not pointing into the this direction, so why bent back or add over the hill or injury prone players? I can think for myself and yes I WILL criticize that, especially when one of the reasons this team even made the playoffs is playing in the AHL..

Being a fan doesn't mean I have to act like a mindless zombie or yes-man...

#2448576 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 October 2013 - 07:29 PM

If our $9.8m fourth line stays intact id say weve got a real shot at the Cup. That depth...*heavy sarcasm*

Sure, Calder Cup

#2448393 Vanek Traded To Islanders

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

Exactly where would he have located $7.2m of cap space?

True we have no cap room today, but what about last summer? before we pissed away 5.5 million of Alfie, 5 million on Weiss, and didn't use our second buyout on say Franzen? that is 15 million right there! Not to mention the 1.75 million on cleary. we could have traded for both Ryan and vanek and had to good scoring lines! but no......

:" we like our team "

#2447915 John Tortorella's other side (wow)

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 October 2013 - 03:03 PM

It's really amazing how many NHL guys (players, former players, coaches, etc) do things like this.  Maybe not quite as much as Tortorella in this case, but it happens way more frequently than we hear about.  Most hockey guys are pretty grounded, they are generally good guys, even the ones you love to hate.

So true I mean, the Sedins spent millions of $ helping out with building a hospital for kids in Vancouver, to me this just shows how hockey players, coaches are just the most down to earth and classy guys all around.

#2447230 The DeKeyser Appreciation Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

Which begs the question, how did this kid go undrafted?

He wasn't very good when he was 18, he worked very hard to improve his game. He is 23 now, will be 24 in March

The great thing about that is I am remembering another defenseman who was drafted but very late, he then went on to become the perfect human ;-)

#2447226 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 October 2013 - 02:06 PM

Melynk can go f.himself for all I care, every time a player is.leaving his team he tries to make them look bad. Running such a good young team being cheap is not the way to go. Alfie gave them a favorable contract for over an decade and yet he can't throw 5.5 million at the best player this team ever had and THE face of the franchise?

#2447123 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

It doesn't matter how one is looking at it, the fact stands as of right now this team needs to make moves in order to bring in guys who should have been regulars from the beginning and that falls on Kenny.

#2445016 % Chance that Monster can Survive B2B Games?

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 October 2013 - 03:13 PM

The Monster has so much talent, I really hope he will get the chance to become a number 1 goalie somewhere maybe Edmonton? after this season. he deserves all the luck in the world

#2445015 Sabres' Kaleta suspended 10 games.

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

Kaleta to me is almost in the same category as Cooke, Torres the book needed to be thrown on him. he is going to accept it www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=434292

#2442683 Will young talent ever speak out against Wings philosophy?

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

Sure a player like Crosby is the exception but at some point these guys deserve a real chance. I agree with you the DetroitRedWings for now aren't desperate enough to inject youth, which could backfire. Teams can get away with making their young guns working extra hard if they are extremely talented but if not changes are you become the next Calgary Flames. maybe the front office has become to complacent with some veterans who knows but the fact is, Tatar and Nyquist deserve a real chance otherwise they might move on and I wouldn't blame them one bit for doing so.
  • Nev likes this

#2442483 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

I prefer to be called a 'knuckle dragger' - thank you very much!

Haha, I think I got it right the first time.  Knuckle draggers are the guys you're advocating keeping on hockey teams. 

Sorry for wanting the young guys and star players to be safe and comfortable outthere. I'd rather be a knuckle dragger, past romanizer than someone who is okay, with watering down the game even more so it becomes soccer or dancing on ice someday.

#2442479 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2013 - 12:30 AM

Like I have said before I wish him well, he doesn't owe the DetroitRedWings anything nor do they. That being said I was one of the few people who wanted him back, his scoring-touch would have helped this team out.

#2442469 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 October 2013 - 10:21 PM

Forget about Tatar :( Babcock was quoted saying he was looking for more and that's why Tatar played, but he didn't get it from him...Personally I thought he was one of the better players. Makes you question, what Tatar has to do in order to become a regular on this team same for Nyquist? If you have an elite team and almost every position is helt by better players, I would understand it but this is certainly not the case here. Some veterans on this team are just taking roster spots away from future players. Reading the Brunner thread is funny, the DetroitRedWings could need a guy like him. i also thought the problem lays on the Wing not the Center position, when you have two guys like Z and Pasha you better surround them with quality wingers.

#2442034 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 October 2013 - 03:34 AM

No hip checks???

Really is that how you see things?


A cup winning team is boring?????


You are an all or nothing type of guy/gal I am assuming.


And you realize Yzerman is not asking for fighting to be abolished? He is asking for stiffer penalties.


But hey who cares if getting punched in the head led to players killing themselves as long as you are entertained.

And if Athletes are so willing to accept the dangers why are there class action suits in the NFL and NCAA because the leagues did not do enough to prevent long term damage from concussions?


Yes that is how I see things. Hip checks are a great thing - like pointed out by F Michael - if they are done right.  Yzerman is asking for something that could be the first step and a stupid step!


Maybe just maybe if these guys would also be appreciated by the stupid media and some of the anti-fighting crowd their lifes would be easier? These guys are having the toughest job in the NHL and other than some fans, teammates and coaches they are only reading/hearing how useless they are and that they don't belong to the NHL how about that crap/bs? What happened to Rypien and Belak is horrible but at the end  It's not about me or anyone else being entertained, it's about players feeling safe with these guys on the ice, it's about on ice policy and clean up your game or someone is going to come to you. You think a guy like Lucic is trying to run Miller again with John Scott on the Sabres roster? I highly doubt it.


If Lucic runs Howard tonight he has - and will answer - to Tootoo big deal Tootoo has no chance against him, would we have a guy like say Colton Orr he wouldn't even be thinking about that possibility.


Personally couldn't care less what other leagues are doing, this is hockey a different sport the NFL could fold and I wouldn't care so let them do whatever.