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#2562783 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2015 - 10:56 PM

Hossa and Franzen were both offered contracts.  Hossa dicked around, Franzen signed.  A mule in the hand is worth a Czech in the bush.  Not only that, but at the time Hossa's extra cap hit would have cost the Wings another player or two.  Since that time, looking at points an goals per game, compared to cap hit, Franzen is the better value.

 

I would gladly take Hossa's slightly higher cap hit when you factor in everything else he does that makes him worth more money than Franzen. Hossa is an elite two-way forward. He has obviously slowed down some from six years ago, but so has his counterpart. Even if it cost the Wings another player or two, we are still talking about Marian Hossa. He scored 40 goals and the Wings haven't had anyone hit 30 since. 

 

Imagine Hossa for all these years on Pavel's wing instead of Bertuzzi, Abdelkader, Helm, etc. It would have completely changed the dynamic of the team. 




#2562701 Lines Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2015 - 04:17 PM

How's about this for lines (when people are healthy):

 

Tats-Datsyuk-Abby

Z-Weiss-Franzen

Nyquist-Sheahan-Jurco/Helm

Miller-Glendening-Jurco/Helm

 

What did Henrik Zetterberg do to deserve that? Honestly though, I like those with the exception that I think Gus and Z should play together, like Tatar and Pav should. I don't know what to do with either Weiss or Franzen at this point -- one probably deserves a shot at a larger role and the other really just doesn't fit anywhere. 




#2562631 Lines Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2015 - 11:52 AM

And let the excuses begin...

 

"The Detroit Red Wings, following two injury-riddled seasons, have been fairly healthy - until last week.

First, they lost forwards Johan Franzen (possible concussion) and Tomas Jurco (back). Now it appears goaltender Jimmy Howard will be out a whiledue to a groin injury. They were already missing goalie Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) and defenseman Jakub Kindl (sprained elbow)."

 

http://www.mlive.com...d_wings_in.html

 

I'm sure they are coming, but there's no reason for excuses. It's not like last season where Z and Pavel were gone. Besides Howard, none of those players are major losses at this point. Monster obviously becomes more important without Jimmy yet the Wings should be able to withstand the other injuries. I love Jurco, but he hasn't really provided much offensively and Franzen/Kindl could never come back and no one would notice. 




#2562569 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 January 2015 - 11:03 PM

.916 save percentage would put Mrazek next to Jonathon Quick and Frederik Andersen for 18th-20th league wide, and the 2.29 GAA would put him with Jaroslav Halak around 12th in the league.  Those are numbers that the Wings can win games with.


Agreed, Mrazek has been fine so far. However, now we are getting beyond a small sample size for the first time. Can he consistently give the Wings a chance to win games behind a bad defense like Howard has all season?

I'm worried, to be truthful. Jimmy has been spectacular and a month stretch could greatly influence the Wings playoff chances.

Mrazek has a bright future, but I'm not convinced he's ready for this role yet. Hopefully getting Monster back soon will give the Wings a decent tandem should Mrazek falter.


#2562541 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

 
Wait until that happens or if it does?

 
Rest?  It's not like the All Star game is taxing.  It's suppose to be fun.


Fun for who? As mentioned, they still have to travel and take part in the festivities. The time off would be much better for two aging players that we are going to desperately need down the stretch.

I personally can't wait for the day they abolish the ASG anyways. Haven't watched one in years, so from a fan perspective, it isn't fun for me either.


#2562313 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

Time share that forward spot, during the year, let a youngen play, near the end, warm the Mule up for playoff beast mode?  


There's no such thing anymore. He hasn't done anything in the playoffs for the past five years.


#2562139 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 January 2015 - 07:03 PM

 
And he still scores more than Jurco.


With better linemates and power play time. Oh and he's not 21 playing his first full season in the NHL either.


#2561698 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 January 2015 - 12:09 AM

Wow, instead of a penalty, they call the parity intentional offside instead.

No call on Glencross either? Situational officiating at its finest again.


#2561679 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 January 2015 - 12:00 AM

Alright, no more Andersson and Cleary. Playing with fire there every shift they receive for the remainder of the game.


#2561677 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 11:58 PM

Great shift by the Datsyuk line. Helm has played really well tonight.


#2561608 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 11:26 PM

Kindl is inconsistent but when he's on his game he's a dynamic offensive defensemen. Something we desperately need. Ouellette is solid so far, that's about it. Smith has maybe played 4 good games all year


Most of Kindl's points have come solely because he gets power play time. There is nothing dynamic about his offensive ability -- he just looks good because no one else on the Wings defense besides Kronner has a lick of skill offensively.

Besides, Kindl's limited offensive upside doesn't come anywhere near outweighing how bad he is defensively. XO is very strong in his own end and he doesn't have years of experience like Kindl either.


#2561473 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

Yea I just found out he had his feelings hurt I guess from being dropped to the 4th line his day to day

Miller on the 3rd?


Yup, Miller is with Weiss and Sheahan. Tatar got bumped up to Pav's line with Helm thankfully.


#2561468 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 09:35 PM

why is franzen day to day? he must be exhausted after the big effort from last night 


Ansar said it was from the blindside hit last night.

Haha, Cleary and Andersson on the same line. The speed will be overwhelming.


#2561464 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Franzen is out? I would like to say I care, but I just don't. At least Cleary will bring some effort.

Too bad Pulkkinen can't get a look here.


#2561249 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2015 - 12:08 AM

 
Ill take that deal!!!!!!!!!


For sure! A minor sacrifice for two points. Probably the best contribution E has made to the team in awhile.