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#2623665 Franzen back on ice

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

Franzens not coming back for the Money, if that were the case he'd just sit on ltir and collect his checks while kicking back. He knew this was his last contract when he signed it, and i highly doubt him or kh thought hed realistically play out the entire contract anyway. Thats how things were before the last lockout, add some years onto the end of the deal, get the aav down and retire out from under the contract.

He is a leader on this team, he's a veteran and he's trying to live up to the standards that were set in place by the players he learned the game from. If Datsyuk was drafted and played for almost any other franchise, he's not re-signing for three more years after his last deal was up. Zetterberg isn't rushing back from back surgery after six weeks to play against the bruins in the playoffs. They are the leadership group, and Franzen is a big part of it. IMO, he seems genuinely interested in trying to set the same example for the kids that was set for him when he was their age.
He brings the veteran leadership that we all know will be on the team in one form or another, but he can still score around .70 ppg. If he has any reservations that his head isnt quite right, he's not going to hold that back from the wings, and the wings wouldn't let him go out there if he wasn't ready. They pay specialists a lot of money to get these decisions right, and I'm not a doctor, so if they clear him to play and he's willing and able, noone should be able to tell him not to.

Him being active adds to our logjam at forward, sure, but he's not blocking anyone that would out perform him. And as long as that's true, holding him responsible for possibly losing dime a dozen grinders in the future is a very feeble argument.

#2623196 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 16 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

Crosby sister transferred to my local college Saint Cloud state. Guess she's a goalie, kinda neat I guess lol.

#2623177 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 15 August 2015 - 09:32 PM


Stevie Yzerman

Our Motor City Hero

Hockey Hall of Fame

#2623150 Mullets - post pics

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 14 August 2015 - 06:05 PM


#2623141 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 14 August 2015 - 11:57 AM





Enforcer mullet

Repels all blood sweat and tears

Use conditioner




Probie the badass

Threw down like nobody else

Rest in peace big guy

#2623070 Mullets - post pics

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 August 2015 - 03:06 PM

Hard to beat Jagr.  There are fancier and uglier mullets than his in NHL history, but he's the best player to openly sport one for a long time.  




#2622934 Nashville to wear gold helmets for Saturday games in 2015/2016

Posted by rick zombo on 11 August 2015 - 11:02 PM

I remember before yesterday when I could smugly scoff at other teams piss-ugly ideas for gear and jerseys.

#2622887 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by puckloo39 on 11 August 2015 - 03:32 PM

No WInged Wheel is a negatory. 


Also, that white diagonal stripe is the international sign for "dive" - as in scuba diving.  The Wings are not divers... although for the Avs it might be appropriate.  ;)

#2622877 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2015 - 03:07 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 


Screw that. 

#2622803 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except VD. You bring that home.

#2622574 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Helmethead on 09 August 2015 - 09:28 AM

McGratton in Vegas. Awesome.

#2622258 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 04 August 2015 - 03:41 PM


Read the comments on the article? One guy nailed it..

two thoughts:
1. Either team could still probably beat Buffalo.
2. If Claude Lemieux was playing in this game I would STILL want someone to knock him out.

#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


#2621327 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 23 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. Means a lot.

#2621546 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

Grammer is grate.

My nieces left their minion toys from McDonalds happy meals at my house, and they giggle when I friggin cough....
Which is terrifying at 3 a.m.