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DickieDunn

Member Since 11 Jul 2013
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In Topic: Rank our griffins d prospects

Today, 12:13 PM

Let's say that Backman wasn't performing up to snuff in practices, and the 13 games he played in. That's fine - he wasn't doing enough to stay in the line-up on a consistent basis. My issue with the situation right now is that Evans has played in 20 games, and has contributed nothing on offense. I understand his role on the team, but Backman was essentially sitting while Evans has been racking up PIM's.

Earning it or not, I just can't understand the logic behind letting a player who could potentially contribute to your team in the future sit over an AHL veteran who's got zero points and no future in the organization.

I'm sure Backman played his role in the situation - perhaps a poor attitude, sense of entitlement, being homesick, etc., but now a player this team was pretty high on going into the season is back in Sweden, and I can't see him coming back to GR. The chances he makes the Red Wings out of camp, from the SEL are pretty much slim to none. It's a situation that could have been avoided, IMO.

 

So he should have earned his playing time, but he should have been given playing time even if he wasn't earning it, while Evans, who despite his lack of an NHL future who has been doing his job, should have been benched.

 

The bottom line is that Backman didn't do enough to prove he was good enough to play in the AHL.  End of story.


In Topic: Rank our griffins d prospects

Today, 02:21 AM


13 games plus camp and practices. If he's not one of the Grifs 6 best be should stop complaining and do something about it. If he go home we'll regret it about as much as we regret Ryno, Almquist, Larsson, and the other prospects bwho bailed because they couldn't handle earning ice time.


Way to be nuanced... This kid has a lot more upside than any of the ones you mention.

Upside is meaningless unless it's reached

In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Today, 02:20 AM

I've heard that Hall walks into bars in Edmonton and literally says "Who's gonna F*** me tonight???"
 
Forgot where I heard this, heard it like a year ago, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's true. He's probably the biggest star in the entire city.

I do this at Walmart.
Sometimes I leave alone :(

If you do that at Walmart, going home alone is the best you can hope for. Going home with a walmarter is way worse.

In Topic: Rank our griffins d prospects

Today, 12:28 AM


By my calculations that's 13-ish chances.


Which isn't much for a guy who has played his entire career on big ice. Bäckman has quite a good resumé and if we can't even make room for him to get some security and learn in the AHL we are going to end up regretting it.

13 games plus camp and practices. If he's not one of the Grifs 6 best be should stop complaining and do something about it. If he go home we'll regret it about as much as we regret Ryno, Almquist, Larsson, and the other prospects bwho bailed because they couldn't handle earning ice time.


In Topic: Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Yesterday, 12:01 PM

Well Pasha is probably one of the most gifted players server in terms of skill not even 40 can match that. Beating the Wings has become too simple and that's not a good thing regardless of the record the book is our there => play a hard nosed physical game, intimidate the team and you'll soon. Ever since Godstrom left the PP had become abysmal as evidence by the opponents taking more liberties with the Wings. I wonder if Dubinsky would have even looked at one of our players with Orr or Mclaren on the bench?

 

Skill needs to be balanced and the Wings are lacking in that regard, so some nastiness and mean SOB isn't the worst thing. When s the last time someone challenged Hall or Hoping? Can't remember it because answering to Gazdic isn't a blessing experience. Even better how many cheap shots does Johnny hockey receive per game? None because the stare of Grats is on the bench ready to go at each time. God do I miss the bash bros and the tight bunch this team once was... Skilled, Hard nosed, hard working and entertaining as hell

 

I don't know, I don't watch a lot of other teams.  I do know that players who have tough guys on their teams get run a lot though, and that if the only reason you're an NHL player is because you're good at hitting people and pissing them off then you're not going to not do that because some knuckle dragger will want to fight you, so those types of players really don't do much to protect their teammates.  Even when every team had a couple guys like that, it was usually the fighters from each team throwing down with each other.  Rat bastard runs star player from team A.  Team A sends out goon to kill rat bastard.  Team B sends out goon to protect rat bastard.  Goon A and Goon B fight.  Rat bastard continues as before.