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#2422070 Hawks new model franchise?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 25 June 2013 - 06:12 AM

OUR run? Are you Blacktankers fan ?

Jesus Christ learn to read. Some people these days....

#2422061 Hawks new model franchise?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 25 June 2013 - 05:52 AM

Lol the wings sucked before our run.

The real problem is its too early to say such a thing. A model franchise is someone who does it for more than five years. The wings are still considered as such. Just like teams like the Steelers and pats in football. Or bama.

But all teams have down years so you guys really need to get over yourself its sickening. Just a complete embarrassment.

#2420958 Best Songs That Pump You Up at the Rink

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 June 2013 - 10:45 PM

Acdc or kid rock stuff like that.

#2420186 Calder Cup Finals Game 5 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 June 2013 - 02:48 PM

TBH this is Petr's first year in the AHL and he's in the finals of the Caldar Cup.  He is one of the reasons they're even there so if he's let in a couple of weak ones then he's doing great.

I completely agree. The dude has been incredible at times. The great thing his he has a loaded team around him. So even if he let's in a weak goal nor two a game its easily overcome.

This last game we outshot them what 2:1? With tons of great scoring chances. We will win in syracuse once the bounces go our way again.

#2420185 Which UFA would help the Wings the most?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 June 2013 - 02:27 PM

he had a great series against us, but he is definitely not someone i would put as a high value target. he is a depth guy. the wings need a legit top 6 guy.

Bickell is an upgrade over Abby. Bickell to me is a middle 6 guy....very capable of playing on second line.

#2420105 Talking Tootoo

Posted by DeGraa55 on 15 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

LOL.  So Holland signed him to a 3 year deal at 1.9 million per season because "he's not the type of player Holland likes"  Really?  He rode the pine in the 2012 playoffs, too.  Is he not the type of player Barry Trotz and David Poile like either?  Coaches and GMs like the type of players that help them win. 
Fourth liners are expendepable? Drew Miller clearly wasn't expendable.  Darren Helm isn't expendable.  The Grind Line wasn't expendable.  4th liners that do their jobs and contribute aren't expendable.

Actually they're all expendable.

#2419591 Calder Cup Finals Game 2 GDT - Grand Rapids Griffins @ Syracuse Crunch

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 June 2013 - 10:51 PM

Someone said they started enforcing stupid rules, pissing fans off and attendaance dropped because of it.

Ya they did ;(

#2419199 Calder Cup Finals Game 2 GDT - Grand Rapids Griffins @ Syracuse Crunch

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 June 2013 - 02:28 AM

The playoffs have not yet had a sell out, though, they've definitely had sell outs this year. I bought tickets this afternoon and there was a line in the middle of the day - which I'm not used to. Anyway, the guy behind the ticket counter said this Friday's game might well sell out.
You can buy tickets a http://griffinshockey.com

You sure? Even dollar beer Friday nights didn't even get sellouts.....its a shame really all the talent that's here.

#2418777 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 June 2013 - 03:19 AM

Bruins in five.

#2417171 Dekeyser on his way to Grand Rapids

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 June 2013 - 06:46 PM

I'm also listening. I wish they would televise these games. Andersson, Tatar and Nyquist could be our third line next year. What do you guys think?

I've been saying this for awhile now.

#2416907 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 June 2013 - 08:42 PM

Clarkson and Horton are other options maybe.
Would be nice to see what the UFA list is (right now)

WWW.mynhltraderumors.com. has a list iirc. Problem is there isn't much top end talent which we need...we got all the depth in the world for our bottom 6.

#2416905 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

Franzen buyout is complete nonsense.
s***e thread.

Agreed. It won't happen. And we will regret it down the road.

#2416748 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 June 2013 - 02:39 AM

You win a hockey game only by outscoring your opposition, out hitting, out forechecking and out fighting is nice, but if you do all that and get outscored you still lose.
Franzen is guilty of floating, and of not playing as physically as he's capable of but he is one of the most consistent goal scorers in the entire league.
Clarkson is not a better player than him, he's had a hot season and a half but if you think Franzen is inconsistent then you're going to be sorely disappointed by Clarkson who before last season had never even hit 20 goals in a year. He's hardly worth the 5-6 million a season he's going to cost.
If you want to add a Bickell, you can easily do that without letting Franzen go, but Bickell is not going to make the top 6 any better. The only one of the players you mentioned who would be worth pursuing for a top 6 spot would be Horton, and we'd be better served having him and Franzen. Rather than him and Bickell, or him and Clarkson.

Sorry stopped reading when you said franzen is most consistent goal scorer. Then I realized you're trolling me...

#2416726 # 51 JOKE

Posted by DeGraa55 on 31 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

Omg I would of moved both maybe one more guy for lucic. Remember he was in their dog house. Heck I'd of moved both for a second and third round pick. We don't need either or have room.

I like fil don't get me wrong but we have bigger needs in fa!!!

#2416720 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 31 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

Why do we need 2 of those 3 guys?
I like Horton as much as anyone but even at his absolute best he's only going to match what Franzen produces not exceed it. Clarkson is even more of a gamble considering his career average before his 30 goal season is around 15 a season.  Bickell is an upgrade on Abdelkader but you can add up every goal he's scored in his NHL career and only be slightly ahead of 1 season of Franzen's production.
On top of that, Horton and Clarkson are both going to cost more than Flip wants, and likely a few million more than Franzen for what at best will be the same production.
Contrary to the saying, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

So you made the mistake of thinking hockey only involves goals which it doesn't. It also involves check,ing, forchecking, back checking, fighting etc etc

Franzen does nothing but score and even that isn't consistent. Bickell even if he is not getting goals will be a physical prescense and will screen the goalie. Clarkson is much better all around then franzen.

And yes they will cost more that's why we need two and franzen gone. To improve the overall team.

But once again it makes too much sense and it won't happen. Remember? "We like our team". Same old beat up guys every with little to no changes and we expect better results!