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#2596873 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

Little Bert is working his ass off for a roster spot next season.  So far, I love what he is bringing to the table with the Griffins.

 

As for the Griffins, despite losing on Saturday, they took the Midwest Division and are 2nd in the conference.  I believe they are 3rd overall in the AHL.  This team is going to make some noise in the playoffs with Blashill behind the bench.

 

The traningscamp next season will be exciting, for sure. Holmström, Bertuzzi, Mantha....looks like we have some fine power forwards coming up over the next few years.




#2596818 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

 

George Sipple @GeorgeSipple

 

Alexey Marchenko said he was told he won't play in Game 3 on Tuesday. #Wings

 

I don't know how legit the source is though.

 

Edit : Smith in.

 

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 

 

Mike Babcock says Brendan Smith back in for Red Wings-TBL Game 3 because "he can really skate and compete."




#2596746 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 09:28 PM

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#2596735 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Simply can't call that first time in a game like this during OT. If you want to call it earlier.


Wow, what a save by Andersson.




#2596712 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

What a hit by Karlsson. Way to Go !




#2596532 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

I 100% believe Ottawa is down because of all their focus on the drama.

 

I don't think so. Ottawa played pretty disciplined for what happened and was said before. Their problems are that

 

a.) the Habs are plain and simple the better and deeper team with Pacioretty back

b.) they are losing the goaltending battle. It looks like Hammond has run its course and is coming down to earth.

c.) they overachieved and it shows now. While I have a great sympathy for the Sens and their story this year the declining Bruins are still the better team and should have made the playoffs if everything went normal.

 

In other words : Their hot streak has come an end. They might come back, I'd not be the first one to write the Sens off this season only to see them ridicule my words. But I doubt it.




#2596526 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 06:18 AM

For next game I would like to see Howard and Smith in the lineup. Howard is more experienced than Mrazek and I think Marchenko is out of position more times than not. It is hardly a coincidence that his -3 is worst on the team.

 

+/- is a dumb stat to measure an individual players effort. Take the third goal from yesterday for example. Marchenko has its man, but Weiss is floating around staring at the puck, while his man, Sustr, rushes into the slot and scores the goal. That is hardly Marchenkos fault but the result is a -1 for him regardless. I thought Marchenko was abysmal in Game 1, which is understandable, it was his first playoff game. He looked much better in Game 2 so he  isn't the one who should sit, at least not because of his +/- .  Would Smith be an improvement ? I already made my point more than once about that in other threads.




#2596420 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

Good, buffalo didnt deserve him after that tank job

 

True. But McDavid also didn't deserve the Oilers.




#2596415 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

The only way I can comment this :

 

lololololololololololololololololololololoololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol.




#2595297 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 17 April 2015 - 06:13 PM

Let the bloodbath begin.




#2595010 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Apart from Mrazek the key for tonights game was the defense stepping up. Quincy, Ericsson and especially DeKeyser had much better games than in the regular season. What a defensive battle.




#2594752 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

Are you entertained

 




#2594483 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

How did Pav's goals look?

 

1st one was a tip in from a shot of Quincy, the second one a backhand (?) from the slot on a PP after Helm passed it from the left side.




#2594175 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

Nice play Dk.....smooth!

 

Almost Lidstrom-like.




#2594137 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 06:57 PM

Let's get physical... Physical...

 

Jep, we definitely have to answer the bell. It's not the Bruins we are playing here.