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#2297717 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by The Secret on 27 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

He isn't complaining to the media here. He is pointing out a reasonable fact regarding the team. They were slow, unmotivated, and didn't seem to have much faith in themselves.

So instead of pointing this out in the media after they were dropped in the 1st round why didn't he try to change this by his play on the ice?

#2297510 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by The Secret on 27 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

More consistent through out the year would be a plus not just going 3 or 4 games scoring and not scoring again for another 10-15 games

How about scoring 5 goals in a game and then vanishing into the ethers for a month or so

#2297507 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by The Secret on 27 April 2012 - 09:11 AM

Deflection + Excuse!

At least when Hoss wasn't scoring he still gave his all and played great defensively. If Mule isn't scoring he is a waste of quality ice time. If he wants to have more fun show him clips of past Wings teams winning the Cup!

#2295206 So Who Do You Cheer For Now?

Posted by The Secret on 21 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

Wings or bust. I cheer for no other!

#2292756 How do we fix this?

Posted by The Secret on 19 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

What's going to make players like Suter and Parise want to come to Detroit? Seriously.

1. Mike Illitch
2. Mike Babcock
3. History - Being a part of a successful and storied franchise
4. 21 years in a row of being in the play offs
5. The ability to fill a needed role and become a fan favourite
6. A franchise that committed to having a successful team
7. A franchise that treats its players like family and keeps them happy enough they will take less to stay

...I can keep going

#2292007 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by The Secret on 18 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

Nill is the one I actually saw say it on tv. I wanted to smack him through the screen. Holland proves it year after year by bringing in nothing but small euro puck ticklers.


I agree with you man. Holland is a master but he's also made some really crappy choices imo. Trading down in the draft to get Landon Feraro and lose a big tough kid in Carter Ashton pissed me right off. Trading a 1st round pick that could have gotten us Downie but instead brought back Quincey? Why? We need to toughen this roster up with good North American boys.

#2292000 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by The Secret on 18 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

I hate to say this but it has become apparent that Mr Babcock has probably just worn out his welcome.

The stats say that other than a select few head coaches, such as Scotty, coaches tenured longer than 4 years dont win cups. Looks as though that may be true with Babs as well.

Came to mind talking with Crimson about the team and became very apparent that our guys just dont hear him the same way anymore. The players have a personal relationship with Babs the same way teenagers have with their parents. Both know that even if they get yelled at they know that the consequences are pretty hollow. The rest of the time they just dont care.

We all know that some organizations tend to replace coaches on a daily basis, we arent the Canadians or the Leafs, but look how effective it was with STL. Hitch came in and it was night and day from word go.

I seriously think that we need leadership more than we need a new team. The talent is there, the coaches are there to coax it from them and Babs & Co. just dont seem to be able to do that.

Right, let's get rid of the best coach in the league because the players on the ice have no heart, don't play full games, take stupid penalties and can't score for stretches (especially on the power play). He needs some fresh players on his bench that WILL hear him. Babs is a proven winner, tweak the roster leave Babs alone. Maybe ***** slap which ever coach is responsible for the power play and threaten his job!

#2288904 Must unleash the Mule!

Posted by The Secret on 16 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

If Mule had half of Helm's heart and 1 of his balls he'd become a true Power Forward!

#2288709 Shooter's mentality

Posted by The Secret on 16 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Ah, yes Hossa.... Did we have him in the 2009 playoffs? I cant really remember him doing anything significant. hmmm

He is on the ice and present for more games then Franzen in my opinion... and in his times when he isn't scoring he is always there playing great defensive hockey. He was rather quiet offensively during the play offs for us, it ticked me off too, but just look at the play off he had the year before in Pittsburgh. I just see Hossa as a better all around player then Franzen, he is a shoot first player (which we need), and he works his tail off where Franzen can be absent for games and take stupid penalties.

#2262050 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by The Secret on 24 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Oh please NO!

Samuelsson > Hudler all day long. Bigger, faster, and also has a good shot. If this guys healthy (havent seen him since Van traded him) and its the best option out there - do it.

Oh I hate Hudler... Hate him! But I would gladly wear a happy Hudler Jersey and do a jig so Sammy stays far far away from our line up.

PS. I'm not too worried about wearing a Hudler jersey because it will disappear (just like him) as soon as the play offs start :D

#2259929 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by The Secret on 21 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

not sold on this trade. hope to be wrong

I don't like the sound of this much either. I had nothing against him while he was here but this seems like alot to pay for a 5/6 D-man.

#2257197 All Italian NHL Team

Posted by The Secret on 15 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

Dino Ciccarelli and Mark Recchi should also be in here somewhere

#2253633 Jeff Carter

Posted by The Secret on 08 February 2012 - 02:27 PM

If Carter wants to seriously win then being in the Detroit locker room will surely be the cure for his cancers. How could it not with the class of the team and the ownership running it. Man I remember almost vomiting when I heard we picked up Chelios... I loathed Chelios, I still remember seeing the Windsor Star with Shanahan looking uncomfortably at Chelios in the locker room. We all know how that turned out and my hate for Chelios turned into love pretty quickly. So long as we don't have to sell our future I'd give Carter a shot. He's a big kid that can score goals and I'm sure he'd be happy to be playing 2 hours away from his home town for the Wings!

#2249318 Thomas on the way out for Boston Bruins?

Posted by The Secret on 25 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Come home to Michigan and give Howie some much needed rest that the Conklin Clown can't give... Oh and don't forget to BRING OUR CUP with you!

#2245233 Next Captain?

Posted by The Secret on 13 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

Hudler for Captain! "Dont forgetta stairs buddy!"


LOL... nice!