Here is a fact at the olympic break our leading goal scorer is 66th on the list at 16 goals.
Detroit in 19th for goals for....
Not good enough we need goal scorers.
I can also do that game to, in franzens first two years he scored 22 goals combined see cherry picking stats!! It's a fact that he is a 25-30 goal scorer but he isn't a 30+. He also brings nothing else but laziness to the team. Which would be find if he was actually good at scoring goals. He should be scoring 40-50 goals with no problem but can't cause he is lazy. People talk about how great z and dat are and that they elevate their line mates so why aren't they elevating Franzen? Or maybe they are and they carried the load for his laziness? For the people that actually watch game Franzen very rarely ever earns a goal. Someone usually makes an outstanding play giving him a free goal.
What's with specifically saying vanek all the time? Christ it's annoying when some says a "vanek type player". That doesn't mean it has to be him. It's just the idea of having a legit sniper that can score A LOT of goals not a mid level amount.
The difference is vanek in the last nine years has 260 goals Franzen has 173. Average them out Franzen is a 19 goal a year and vanek is a 29 goal a year. One has shown they can score more than 30 consistently. Vanek is also younger and a righty shot. All things that we need.
Now the mobile version sucks of Espn to so idk if that's each players whole career or if it only shows 9 years? But it kind of shows the difference between the to...I also couldn't see the games played difference not sure who has advantage there given the fact franzens been out a lot I hope vanek does but I wasn't able to see. I'll have to wait until I'm in computer to look.
The Wings' leading goal scorer has 16 because all of their goal scorers have missed significant time with the exception of Tatar, not because of a lack of talent.
What a player did 6 years ago is irrelevant. The last 3 years is a far better gauge of what a player will do the following year.
The last full NHL season, Franzen had 29G, 56 pts, and was in a 3 way tie for the +/- lead on the team. Vanek had 26G, 61 pts, and was near the bottom of his team's +/- stat.
Vanek is used because he's the top pending free agent, and if you're going to say "Vanek type" you might as well use the original guy. If you want to go with Moulson or someone else, go ahead. The comparison between him and Franzen will still be the same.
It an absolute FACT that Johan Franzen is a capable goal scorer. It is an absolute FACT that there is little difference between 28 or 29 goals and 30 goals.
If you're really serious about how Franzen's goals are "gifts" then you need to pay more attention.