FFS that was 4 years ago, why is this still being brought up? The fact of the matter is that Franzen signed first. Also, Franzen's 2008/2009 playoff performances are greater than anything Hossa has done in his career. At the time it was an absolute no brainer to sign Franzen.
No it really wasn't. I know I for one that really wanted to sign them Hossa, but instead we signed Hossa then Bertuzzi, and Wlliams, With the left over cap. It was a tough choice, and who knew that Rafalski would have retired so soon, but
I'm not holding Holland to the fire, it was understandable why you would want to keep our cheaper, self developed, playoff beast over Hossa. But in the end it was the wrong choice to not bring back Hossa, as we have been missing that elite winger since. And it's really hindered us offensively in the playoffs, we have not had a solid top 6 in several years. It's always been patch-worked together.
Do you really want to open that box? Because I'll be happy to start pointing out like sections of your own arguments.
But hey, if we want to look into this, Franzen was playing with groin tears and had 12 goals and 23 points. And Hossa played on an absolutely stacked Blackhawks team in the 2010 playoffs and mustered a whopping three goals in 22 games. Franzen had twice as many goals and more points in just over half that number of games. How does that fit your argument?
Open what box? The one were you try and justify Franzen's worth over Hossa?
I was just clarifying that when Datsyuk and Homer's production in the playoffs came up, you immediately write them off with injuries so it was acceptable, but Hossa on the otherhand who had to miss the start of the next season because of a shoulder problem does not get that same excuse? Just find it pretty hypocritical that's all.
I love cherry picking playoff years to compare players, what a novel and fair concept. Why not use the full sample size of each other's careers and notice that Hossa has a .43 goals per game and .92 Points per game. over 1006 games, yet Franzen has .31 goals per game and .59 points per game in 500. I mean I think Franzen is a valuable player, but it's absolutely no contest on who is better.
Wow, more Franzen vrs Hossa discussion. Look at this thread's comments.
Seems that many people like to make a decision in hindsight. Franzen was a dominant power forward when he signed his contract.
Dominate playoffs, yes.
34 goals and 59 points is not a dominate season though. Also I find it no coincidence that Franzen's best year came when Hossa was drawing away some of the top pairing guys. And letting Franzen play the secondary scorer.