Franzen 19 goals, 41 points, +25, GWG 9 (leads the league in GWG)
Morrow 8 goals, 22 points, +4, 1 GWG
There is no comparison. $4.1m per year for 22 points in 41 games. No thanks.
A LITTLE less. 41 points compared to 22 points. Almost 50% less...
For starters, I was looking at more than 50 games this season Mule has played and the 41 Morrow has played. The last two seasons Morrow has put up 56 and 46 points on a Dallas team that wasn't good enough to make the playoffs.
I wasn't equating Franzen with Morrow and certainly wasn't implying Morrow is better. My point was to use Mule's contract size as a reference point in saying that Morrow's contract may not be that bad if he were to stay healthy on the Wings.
And no matter how many times people use it with Mule GWG is still the most useless stat there is. Guys who score lots of goals are going to have lots of GWG. People like to infer that it somehow means he's clutch, but it means virtually nothing, other than he scores goals.
And using +/- for players on two different teams shows absolutely nothing useful as well.
besides, I wouldn't trade Franzen for Morrow, who ever suggested that is nuts. Franzen for Ryan or Perry? Yes, but Morrow should only cost some prospects and MAYBE a roster player, possibly named Hudler or Emmerton.
No one was suggesting that. Or at least I certainly wasn't.
Helm and Abby made their major appearances in the playoffs before they got their roster spot. Same thing could happen to Smith if he outshines Ericsson. Regardless, Ericsson IS better in the playoffs, but he's still scary to see with the puck.
Having a rookie D man in the playoffs worries me more than forwards, though you can add Ericsson to that list of playoff appearances.
I'm not saying Smith would be a disaster or anything. I just don't know that the Wings would put themselves in that position.