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#2664171 HNIC Rumor: Datsyuk to return to Russia

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 April 2016 - 07:53 AM

Pasha can do whatever he wants, this guy has given the Wings and also the NHL so much joy with his dekes and just mindblowing moves. For me it doesn't matter what this guy decides his legacy has already been written and it's a great one, the guy is still by far the best player on this team.




#2664165 Stamkos out 1-3 months

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 April 2016 - 02:23 AM

at first I was hoping for this to be a late April fools joke but sadly it's not.

I don't care what this means in terms of hockey the only thing that p. is him getting healthy, everything else is secondary.

Guy is a joy to watch and has an unparalleled work ethic all the best Stammer.


#2662497 Fixing this mess....

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 March 2016 - 10:34 AM

Every year we hear about stars that are available, we all debate what it would cost, then are shocked at how little teams pay. it happens all the time. Happened with Nash, Kessel, Hamilton, Kesler, etc....

Malkin is a superstar and if they trade him it's going to be for a 1 defenseman something the Wings don't have. Wings would have to start with Larkin, Mantha and still go heavy from there just to get the conversation even started.

Malkin is at least 1 level above all if the mentioned players, also where is the source for claiming Malkin is available ?


#2662493 Fixing this mess....

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 March 2016 - 10:18 AM

Malkin for Nyquist, Smith gets Holland blacklisted in the Pens office that's such an insulting offer wow. Adding guys like Jurco makes it even worse nobody is dumb enough to accept quantity for high quality if the Pens are trading Malkin it would be for a guy like Shea Weber or someone of that calibre.

Also Malkin doesn't do anything to fix the defense the Wings can't outscore their problems ... teams are built from the backend not vise versa.


#2662441 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 March 2016 - 03:25 PM

To me it's very simple, if you need others to lose you don't deserve the playoffs anyways.

 

This team looks like it has their off-season vacations and tee-times already planned. Even last year the odds were a bit better but whatever, only 6 games to go.




#2662427 Tony Granato next Wisconsin Head Coach

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

I think Blashill is a good strategist. Give him the tools (players) and the staff (better assistants) and I think we will be improved next year.

Blashill can only work with the pieces he has. It's the job of a GM to give the coach good pieces.

I feel bad for him rookie coach who was tasked to coach a team into the playoffs , that's been a shadow of its former self for some time now. Even Babs barely got them in.

But one thing is obvious Blashill needs to rip his players a new one and get better assistants next year.


#2660436 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 March 2016 - 12:40 PM

Been a few months so time to update. Before I said we would pick between 14 and 22. As of today it is looking more 10 to 16th in each round. If we end up in the range Gauthier becomes a real possibility. A top line of Mantha-Larkin-Gauthier would be a GREAT top line down the road.

 

Still a lot of hockey to be played so it's tough to predict where the Wings will pick but one thing is for sure they need defense, defense, defense the Edmonton model should have shown everyone that you can't outscore your defensive problems.




#2658307 3/8 GDT : Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 March 2016 - 07:57 AM

Starting Howard over Mrazek - dumbest coaching move of the season. Smith being benched is dumb, but Mrazek being benched for Howard takes the cake.

it's Howard's net for now. Mrazek hasn't shown anything and played like crap lately

if both struggle the coach will go with whoever is going to give him the best chance.


#2657790 3/6 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:00PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 March 2016 - 07:58 PM

 
And they've made deals to keep competitive and what have we really done?  I know there's not a lot out there but somehow Chicago has found a way.  Kenny just doesn't want to give up anything and what he wants to give up isn't going to get us anything.  I'm tired of the rentals.  Richards already won a cup, not much motivation there.  

They have the best coach/GM this game has ever seen in Scotty Bowman the guy is just a magician. All Stan has to do is ask his dad for an advice and get the $ from Wirtz...not that hard to sell UFAs on an annual contender loaded with guys like Toews, Keith, Seabrook and Kane...

The west is far superior to the east again this year, Tampa or Washington would have to play out of their minds in order to have a chance against the Hawks, Kings or Ducks


#2657419 Goalie Battle

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 March 2016 - 06:06 AM

Fair is fair Howard got benched because of a bad stretch and Mrazek played well now it's vice versa and therefore Howard's part to take the net. The funny thing is, the excuses used for Mrazek weren't used when Howard had his early struggles.


#2657313 Toews or Kane

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 March 2016 - 01:40 AM

From a pure offensive standpoint of course Kane.

In terms of leadership, complete game and being a great person it's Toews.

 

Most underrated player on their team: Brent Seabrook




#2654376 Datsyuk Now 7th in All-Time Wings Goals

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 February 2016 - 11:39 AM

Pasha was by far the most gifted player during his prime, period he was the better scorer, takeaway machine and whatever there is no denying but if the game is on the line and I can choose one player right now to come up big, his name is captain serious, Jonathan Toews.

Other than Crosby, Stamkos there isn't a player I would take over him


#2652598 XO Recalled

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 February 2016 - 03:28 PM

Great to see Ouellet get the call. Regarding Jensen, I think he'll be waived and claimed next season, which is a shame because I really like the kid. For me, more so than Ouellet and even Marchenko. He's been the most impressive in each of the past two training camps / pre-seasons in my opinion and he always plays a very smart, efficient game down in Grand Rapids. I don't think he's anything more than a solid number 5 in the NHL, but I don't think Ouellet or Marchenko will ever be anything more than that either. I also don't think if he gets picked up by some other team next season that in a few years time we'll be kicking ourselves, saying "I can't believe we let that stud Nick Jensen go a few years ago", but I do think he'll be a solid pickup for some team. He doesn't do anything extraordinarily well, but he does everything well. He's a very smooth skating, puck moving defenseman, with an above average hockey IQ. He rarely finds himself out of position, but has the speed to recover in the rare time he does. He also has a bit of nastiness in his game and doesn't shy away from the rough stuff. I'm hoping we can find some way to keep him on our bottom pair next season, or even as a number 7...

 

Exactly I would rather Jensen finally getting his chance. I doubt other of them will ever be a top 4 forward Jensen seems to have the most tools of this trio. Or maybe (which I'm hoping for), the Wings are starting to showcase some younger players to the other teams.




#2652502 Flyers/Penguins Winter Classic 2011....I mean 2017

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 February 2016 - 10:39 PM

 

Please no, sure give Toronto their Winter Classic but please against another team. The Wings have been involved almost every other year, it's just enough. The big house game will never be topped and my mind has been the best Winter Classic ever. But it's time to get some new teams into this thing. I mean how about the battle of Canada Leafs vs Senators?




#2652216 So Kenny Trades You...

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 February 2016 - 11:40 AM

 
What are ya - forward, or Dman?
 
What team did you guys get dumped on?
 
Not saying you intentionally injure one of your ex-teammates, but hit them hard each, and every time you have a chance...Possible dropping the gloves.
 
I'm sorta reminiscing trades of the 80's/90's - many players were moved back then, and many faced their old teams shortly thereafter.
 
Just trying to stir up a conversation is all.

Defender, team would be the Avalanche

Well there are 2 reasons for playing hard and with and edge, obviously you want to show your ex GM he made a huge mistake but secondly you also want to make a great first impression with your new team.