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#2379119 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 03 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

Franzen has been fine this year. When he starts to go off for 2 or 3 goals then the whiners will stop.

Franzen is on pace for 10 goals this season...For a 82 game season he'd be on pace for 20 to 22 goals...So far IMHO Franzen has been far - far away from "fine".


When exactly will he start ripping off 2 plus goals per game?..From what I can tell those days are over.


EDIT - As Nightfall rightfully pointed out below - Franzen has missed several games this shortened season due to injury...If taken that into account we could potentially add several more points (2 to 3 more goals, 3 to 4 more assists).

#2378961 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think he or any reliable source has said that he expects $5m.

It wouldn't surprise me though if this is his asking price.

#2378775 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Can't wait to see what Crymson has to say...

#2378756 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Here's the thing I don't understand about Kenny's philosophy.  He doesn't want to do something and get worse, but he also doesn't realize that by doing nothing and getting older, you are getting worse.  Each year he doesn't do anything, our already aging core gets a year older.  And there's nothing on the horizon to suggest that we've got a new core in the making.  Even our highly touted prospects aren't the next great wave or Red Wings.  The next wave would have been guys Abby, Helm, Kindl, and Ericsson's age, and if that's our new core then watch out. 


If he continues to do nothing and hopes that internal growth will fix these problems, he's likely to lose Datsyuk and Flip, while Z, Kronwall, and Franzen decline and there will be NOBODY there to pick up that slack. 


Unless, of course, you think Nyquist and Tatar are the answer.  I don't. 



Kenny then gives Bert a contract extension, and signs Sammy this off season...Our youth at the forward positions are getting an audition, but so far our "best" prospects who are Dmen are still developing in GR...Pierre McGuire mentioned of "loaded" we are concerning our future on defense - however it's a bit too early to tell if they'll become legit Dmen at the NHL level.


If there's anyone available as trade bait I certainly hope it's Franzen...I'm so sick of watching him float around.

#2378655 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I hope Jagr goes to Boston to make the Bruins PP even more effective against the Pens and I hope Jagr gets the series winning goal against the Pens in the East final.

If there's a team that might be capable of taking out the Pens during the playoffs it just might be the Bruins, and by adding Jagr they only improved their chances.

#2378565 Stars trade Jaromir Jagr to Bruins

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Am I alone in thinking Jagr would be a significant improvement over Abdelkader on Datsyuk's wing?

#2377645 Crosby left the game after puck to the face

Posted by F.Michael on 01 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

That Tocchet fight is a classic. Jaw, what jaw?

Crosby was in good spirits. Not having to wire it shut is good news for him.

I personally don't believe in karma, not in this life anyway. If it existed, somehow a guy like Lafontaine would have had more luck than he did and his name on the cup several times, because as far as players go, he is as good of a person as they come.

Sometimes s*** just happens. Like when Orpik tries to shoot the puck. If he aimed for Sid's head he'd probably put up Norris numbers.

I'm by no means a fan of the Pens, or of Sid Crosby, but truth be told I hope he makes a quick recovery, and gets back in his old form...It doesn't matter if ya like him, or not - the kid has got talent, and the league as a whole benefits much more with it's star calibre players playing the great game of hockey instead of being on IR.

If people said things in a respectable way I would not care what they thought. For instance, something like this, "He took a puck to the face, that sucks for him, but benefits the rest of the league." would not bother me so much. When someone puts, "Crosby is injured HAHAHAHA" that is childish and I am not tolerant of it



I'll be the 1st to admit that my posts here at LGW can come across as immature/childish at times, but I for one don't wish to see quality players miss any games due to injury.

#2377545 Crosby left the game after puck to the face

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

Probably one of those Rick Tocchet do dads when he gets back.



I remember Tocchet throwing down with Hatcher with his jaw still busted...He's 1 tuff paisan!


#2376685 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

you have realize that all you redmond/murphy lovers are super homer fans. I mean you all frequent red wings message boards. I honestly could care less about their stupid 'back in my day' stories, the rediculous homerisms. The lack of objectivism, both LOVE fighting, the hatred of all penalties that meant to protect players (even when 10% of the NHL is injured). It'd be nice to have someone on the telecast with an opposite opinion, a little bit of devils advocate.


I never disliked either of them, but they are both not great broadcasters. FSD probably thought it would be better to keep one rambling former player, and then try to get someone more professional, someone with opposing opinions. Clearly redmond is the better of two.


I watch a lot of tsn, sportsnet and CBC. And all those telecasts blow what FSD throws out there.

So you think CBC/TSN/Sportsnet is better than FSD - that's just fine.


I watch FSD because I am a Detroit Red Wing homer, and proud of it.

#2376682 Crosby left the game after puck to the face

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2013 - 02:06 AM

I say we pool our $$$ together, and send Sid a gift basket of caramel apples.

#2374616 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by F.Michael on 27 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

I dont see how that could ever work.



Iginla is one of the best players to ever wear the flamed C on their chest, so I am sure they would welcome him back. Anyway, Wings aren't on his list so maybe time to close this thread now?

Din758 take a look at Grimey's post...Pretty much sums it all up.

#2374560 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by F.Michael on 27 March 2013 - 08:58 AM

Him and redmond both suck, itd be nice to have a smart hockey person in the both


Are you that one person in the world that doesn't like Mickey Redmond? Is your hell a cold, lonely one?


#2374284 I hate to admit this but....

Posted by F.Michael on 26 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

Ticked because they get an AHL caliber defenseman and we dont?



Right now this guy's a stud at the NCAA level...Last time I checked the NHL is light years away in terms of talent/maturity.

#2373783 Most Popular NHL Teams in Sweden

Posted by F.Michael on 25 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

Back in the 90's, and up until the early 2000's the Wings were popular with Russian folks courtesy of our "Russian 5"...


These past several years it's been our Swedes...


I can't wait for our "Canadian" movement to begin; scoring goals, and punching faces!!!

#2373547 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by F.Michael on 24 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

I don't want an expensive rental.  I'll take a cheaper rental, but not one that's likely not going to say with your team and who will cost a boat load.  If we're in the market for an expensive star winger I'd chase Gaborik before Iginla.  At least he's under contract for another year.


Also, Iginla seriously loves Calgary, as does his family by all accounts.  Wouldn't surprise me a bit if he was traded, Calgary got a king's ransom for him, and he returned there in the off season. 


No thanks. 



What's the point of giving up a ton for the guy if all he'll do is re-sign with Calgary later this summer?