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#2451490 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by The Secret on 06 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

I believe I have figured out what the mysterious illness is that has suddenly taken down the mighty mule. It was this post that I started. Let me quote myself:

"This guy drives me nuts!! He has everything it takes to be a legit Power forward except for the heart..."

 

Its obvious that Johan Franzen is a member of LGW and he has read this post and his mysterious illness... hurt feelings and a broken heart! Yes, Johan does have a heart, its broken and its making him nauseous.

 

Johan, I'm sorry for what I have said. Please accept my apology... Play hockey, make millions and have fun! We don't care if you score alot of goals anymore or if you want to vanish for weeks at a time, its fine... we just want you to be happy and have fun.

 

There... now I feel better

 

GO WINGS!




#2449416 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by The Secret on 01 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

This guy drives me nuts!! He has everything it takes to be a legit Power forward except for the heart... Have a read:

 

http://www.mlive.com...rberg_sa_2.html

 

Despite the lack of production, Franzen believes he’s playing well.

“I feel really effective, actually,’’ he said. “I had two good chances and scored on both of them this year, so it feels pretty good, actually.’’

 

What a joke




#2448772 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by The Secret on 30 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

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#2448638 Babcock's coaching

Posted by The Secret on 29 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

We are in waters we haven't been in for a very long time. Babcock needs to, and will, find a way to evolve with this team. There is alot of inexperienced players in the line up which normally have their growing pains, plus there are some lingering pains (Leaders not leading -Franzen), Some dead weight (Samuelsson), new players adjusting (Weiss, Alfie) and key injuries and more. Thats a whole lot to contend with all at once but I have no doubt Babcock will figure it out and get things back on course and this diversity now will be our strength come play off time. Last season was a rough one but the team came together at the right time... I know its hard to watch but it will happen again this year also.




#2436098 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Secret on 12 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

 

Having just signed a 3 year extension in June, I really don't see Miller going anywhere.

Miller or Eaves... same sort of player. I just hope Tootoo is not the one on the outs. Cleary can play everywhere, is physicalish and is clearly a big leader in the lockerroom... He's been a great Red Wing and that is why I am happy to see him back.




#2436070 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Secret on 12 September 2013 - 10:22 AM

Am I the only one glad to see Cleary come back? I guess I may change my mind after seeing how the dust settles... if the dust settling means Sammy, Miller and Emmerton are the casualties then I will be fine... even add Bert to that (Not because I dont want him on the team but...)




#2434792 Keep Tootoo, Drop Cleary

Posted by The Secret on 03 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

And then he gets a sore boob and has to take a nap.

 

Great LOL to start a work week!! Thanks.

 

If we are looking to move a few players to bring in a gritty veteran presence... I might prefer to see us bring in Morrow over Cleary. I have nothing against Cleary and would be happy with him coming back but maybe Morrow would be a better option?!

 

I also dont think Tootoo should be going anywhere and would rather see him perm on the 4th line. He's always all in! I believe he has some good 4th line hockey in him too. Lose Miller or Eaves and Emmerton + Keep Tootoo and bring in Morrow!! If that would work of course.




#2429425 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Secret on 11 July 2013 - 09:11 AM

 

I agree with this... I felt as playoffs got tougher basically he was a black hole with puck, if it got passed to him even if he was at the far edge of the circle on the boards, he would just spin and shoot puck into goalie's pads. And not with traffic in front, the rest of his linemates hadn't even entered into the play yet or were just starting to cross blue line as they passed it to him.

 

I've said it before..... It was his first season in North America, the most games he'd ever played in a season (remember he played in Switzerland before his first crack at the NHL), He came out on fire and hit a wall but rebounded in the playoffs. Thats a very successfull first season on my opinion... he was put through the ringer and worked his way through it. He's a hard working shoot first player that was able to have success in a few different roles. Looks like he will only get better. Sometimes you have to roll the dice and this is an instance where I would roll them for sure.... Unless he wants a ridiculously long contract. Brunner was the player that should have been signed not Alfredsson!




#2427233 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by The Secret on 05 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

That just seems like a weird combination of wishes, get tougher or sign a somewhat soft Euro.


Agreed and I was hoping to get tougher but given a 40 year old soft euro for 1 year at the expense of a 27 year old soft euro for multiple years I'd have gone with Brunner. Would have loved to see what he could achieve in a full season plus he was a key piece on a dominant 3rd line... I LOVE that 3rd line!!!!!


#2425731 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Secret on 04 July 2013 - 07:39 AM

Why is Brunner not signed yet? 5 years at 2.5 - 3 million! Why let him see what other teams are willing to overspend on him? Why risk losing a piece we really need that fit right in from the start, likes the team and being in Detroit, is a great teammate?? I don't get it... I for one will be PISSED if he is not a Red Wing next season




#2422740 Should we trade our 2013 1st round pick?

Posted by The Secret on 27 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

The organizational depth is such that the Wings can likely afford to actually trade up right now.  They could really use a home run scoring forward right now.

 

I'm with Drake on this one... I'd rather see us trade up if we can and land ourselves a top flight forward that could hopefully come onto the big team right away and make an impact rather than a few extra lower seeded guys that will take a few years to develop




#2420488 Talking Tootoo

Posted by The Secret on 18 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

How long ago did Tony Twist and Stu Grimson play? 

 

Tootoo isn't a fighter.  He's an agitator.  He doesn't hit enough, he doesn't drop the gloves very often, he doesn't stick up for his team mates, he's not big enough to scare anyone.  If he had done what he was brought here to do, he would have been in the lineup in the playoffs. 

 

As I mentioned before, the Preds invested a ton of time and money into Tootoo when he was going through his alcohol and other problems.  Why would they let him walk away for nothing, and let him sit during the playoffs also? 

 

This has to be a joke, right? Tootoo is a very BIG little man and he fought and stuck up for his team mates more than any other player on the team. Not big enough to scare anyone? I don't know about that when the guy backs down from NO-ONE and he hold his own against guy much taller and heavier players.

 

Check out his score card again: http://dropyourglove...r=5636&League=1




#2419395 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Secret on 12 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

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

 

I really hope they resign him, but don't want him to turn into another Flip where his 'upside' is always being waited on. $2.5 sounds like a bit much. Can he really command more than that in the FA market?

 

Consider it was his first year in the NHL on the big ice, with more travel and physical play and he successfully went through some personal adversity and came back strong in the play offs.... sounds like  3 million dollar keeper to me. I think he will only get better, and he was pretty good already.

 

...and he has a wicked nose!




#2419011 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by The Secret on 10 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

Congrats Babs... no better man for the job!

GO CANADA!!




#2418101 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by The Secret on 06 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

Very nicely put except for I am hoping we give our top notch euro scouting staff a break and start working our top notch Canadian scouting staff.... we need to get tougher