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#2540984 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

You guys do realize that an empty lower bowl is nothing new, right? It has nothing to do with lack of offseason moves, or Franzen being lazy and sucking, or people being pissed about the Cleary signing. Don't use that to further the narrative because it is disingenuous. The lower bowl has belonged to the corporations for a loooong time.

Corporate employees like seeing enforcers and scoring wingers when they attend games.

I doubt some of the suits even know what an enforcer is. They are too busy looking at their tablets, smartphones

Good god why did that stupid league stop Iginla and Phaneuf from fighting? This isn't a pussysoft diver showboaters game like soccerf****** nhl

#2540716 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 October 2014 - 09:16 PM

If babs doesn't leave(no this isn't my opinion if he will or not since some people like to put words in others mouth).
But if babs does leave I really think blashill could step right in and we wouldn't miss a beat. And given his recent success with the griffins you know the younger would respond well to him. It's the older guys you have to worry about.

Blashill has yet to c coach a nhl game. Remember Dallas Eakins? Great ahl resume but can't get the job done in the nhl. There would for sure be some growing pains, stepping right in is hard enough but replacing the by far best coach in hockey is even more daunting.

That being said if Babcock walks Blashill will be next in line.

#2540341 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 October 2014 - 06:07 PM


The Oilers look great on paper. They are just a team IMO that have too many kids in the lineup, and unfortunately have a losing culture at this point.


Yeah that's true and they are always rushing the kids, I mean Draisaitl has a whooping 2 NHL games and is already their #2 center ? Some of their fans are already screaming for Babcock even if Katz pays a premium he is not going to ruin his legacy by taking over for Eakins.

#2540289 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

I really don't see the mancrush with Mrazek, the guy hasn't played enough games yet << opponents didn't have enough time to figure him out once they do we will see if he's indeed as good as some expect him to be.


Also I'm already over this mistake and non surprisingly I've had a lot of fun watching the first two games so far - maybe because I don't expect the playoffs this season - but boy oh boy watching the creativity, speed and enthusiasm of the kids is fantastic. The PP needs a lot of work but this has been obvious after our great #5  retired :(


Love the game of Riley Sheahan as he gets bigger and stronger he also gets more physical. Danny starts to dish out some hits too

#2540179 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 October 2014 - 08:35 PM

Great game, nothing to be ashamed of ******* noon call bit Howard should have stopped that!

#2539847 Kindl on the block

Posted by frankgrimes on 11 October 2014 - 02:43 PM

Murray is not an idiot, no way we are getting Tyler for Kindl and Weiss.

#2539438 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

I know it's the first period of the first game, but man this team really lacks offensive creativity.

It's so hard to watch, why did I re-watch the 2002 highlights.. Teams are like night and day

#2539350 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 05:43 PM

Kip, I believe that was Brunner, not Nyquist.


Frankgrimes, what do you mean by 9 game tryout? If you're talking about the junior rule, that wouldn't apply to him. Whenever they send him down, be it after one game or 20 games, he would have to clear waivers to go back to Grand Rapids.


Oh thanks had that confused then. If he keeps his performance up, he won't be on waivers :-)

#2539193 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 06:06 AM

My guess is simple : Weiss doesn't provide the type of play Babcock expects. Even after the signing Babcock talked about different styles in Florida and Detroit. Maybe Holland should have listened to Babcock before signing the guy?


That's been a problem since some time now, the Wings overpay for some players but lowball talent and still try to underpay top ufas, that doesn't work. If Weiss doesn't fit, show case him increase his value and look what you can get back fire him. It would be the best option for both sides.

#2539191 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 October 2014 - 05:54 AM

Thanks for the gdt, glad hockey is back. For the game itself I'm not expecting much, Boston - even if they took a step back - is still too good. Rask was a wall yesterday

#2538898 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 04:51 PM


Frank.... you started the thread quoting a player complaining about his (and others like him) diminishing role as an enforcer.  


I'm not sure how you're surprised that would turn into a discussion about "the diminishing role of an enforcer."



I'm not sure what you mean by this...


The state nerds you know that new TSN guys who seem to provide nothing else, than stupid tables filled with math stuff instead of easy to understand (Goals, Assists, Point Totals) things. I mean, everyone can sit in the basement and play around with excel sheets they didn't need to hire someone for that.

#2538887 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 04:40 PM

TSN just posted a radio segment discussing the diminishing role of the enforcer.


They point to analytics and then fail to reasonably connect the two in any way.


Please don't turn that into another pro/anti enforcer thread. My intention was to give inside on how a former NHL player feels degraded;pissed off and is giving his thoughts on which players are harder or easier to play against (we are talking about fourth liners here of course).


btw. I'd rather spend time with cool, down to earth heavyweight champs/tough guys instead of some mum's basement dwellers who aren't doing anything other than playing around with Excel state sheets 24/7 and act like know it all smartasses no appreciation more pity for that "new wave"...I would be surprised if one of them ever watched a game without a cam or calculator...

#2538853 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

In all honesty I would rather play against Drew Miller 82 games a year vs Colton Orr or Jordan Toottoo.


Who wouldn't ? Miller brings nothing to the table, Orr is as tough as they come and Toottoo while not as tough will hit everything that moves.

#2538848 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 03:42 PM

Glad for him, guy deserves it. Make the best of it Toots


btw. if Brunner hasn't made the roster he goes on waivers right ?

#2538768 Prayers are needed

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 01:17 PM

Nice to hear you are doing well so far. Hopefully when everything is over you are fully painfree :)