Technically ever since he joined there they HAVE iced a better team,
Not true. The Wings won the division in 2010-2011 and made it to the 2nd round. The Blackhawks backed into the playoffs on the last day of the season, making it only because the Stars failed to win their last game. The Blackhawks then lost out in the first round against the Canucks. By no means were the Blackhawks the better team in that season. The two teams in 2011-2012 were roughly equal overall.
that being said I really do not care that we did not sign him. Everyone saying he is way more consistent is a liar, he is quite streaky as well, and guess what, for the fact checkers, 31 points in 40 games this year, and franzen had 31 points in 41 games.
Yep, Hossa is indeed a streaky player. Blackhawks fans have lodged that complaint about him regularly. His only consistent season with the Blackhawks thus far came in '11-'12.
hossa was a +16 on a team that scored way more goals and had a +53 goal differential, while Franzen was a +13 on a team with 31 goals less scored, and 13 goals more against, with a +9 goal differential.
Anyone who can refer to him as one dimensional (see hudler) is dreaming, and anyone who claims hossa to be 10X the player, is lying.
Very well put. I think that the mean comparisons made between the two spring, in the main, from a combination of hindsight and grass-is-greener thinking.
I will just put it out there that I did not start nor suggest this thread. I just said in the other thread that if we beat the Hawks or if Franzen outscores Hossa win or lose, I will never complain about "The Choice" again. I may still complain about Franzen or wish for a trade, but the comparison and choice I wanted will never be mentioned.
That's fair. Kudos.
That being said, again if the Hawks buyout Hossa I am praying that he becomes a Red Wing for the next 8 years and we can have both of these guys! Sniper problem soved...debate over!
It's unlikely to happen. Even if the Blackhawks do use an amnesty buyout on Hossa, he must then pass through a waiver system. The Wings will be quite a ways down the list, and I have no doubt that the likes of Colorado or Florida (Dale Tallon, anyone?) would be happy to take on his contract.