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#2563231 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 05:32 PM

you guys amuse the hell outta me

What ya mean - 'amuse'?


Am I some sort of clown - I'm here to amuse you?

#2563222 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

Ok, if that's your biggest beef against him, then yeah, absolutely, he sucks, and he and Mick could not be further apart. Mick, while still having "homer" moments, is pretty unbiased. And while Mick may still get nostalgic about the old days, I think he understands the direction the league is going and he has, begrudgingly, accepted it. But I also know that he would probably get giddy like a schoolgirl if Holland traded for someone like Matt Martin. 

You can hear the excitement in Micks voice if/when a Wing drops the gloves...


GMR - Bring back the Bruise Bros - frank grimes - RyanBarnes - myself, and a few others all text each other about the fight like school girls do with each other when 1 of them gets a  text from that boy they like in class :lol:

#2563023 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Like I said before... It was 6f****** years ago... Get over it...


Every GM makes mistakes and that was clearly one of Holland's. Difference between Kenny and the other 29 general managers is that his mistakes are a lot more few and far between.

Sorry.....Watching Franzen play sorta reminds me that we could've had Hossa.

#2562435 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2015 - 12:09 AM

Yep. I'm full of Glenmorangie now. Very, very full that is.

10 yr, or something else?


Just picked up the Balvenie 15 yr Single Barrel Sherry Cask...Holy Sherried Goodness Batman!

#2562184 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2015 - 12:52 AM

i seriously don't remember anyone blaming Cujo. Was it the media or just fans?

Huge hype.


Cujo leaving  a very good Maple Leafs for the Red Wings, and with Dom retiring just after winning it all in 2002.....Cujo had some big shoes to fill.

It was a lot of both that I recall. And then the whole Hasek fiasco just made things worse. In my opinion, that goalie controversy was the worst management in memory, regarding the Wings



That was a total clusterf*** created by Holland.

#2562073 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 09 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

I heard it was to his appendix. Doubtful he'll be able to score at all anymore.

Franzen couldn't score in a women's prison with a handful of pardons.

#2561325 Visiting Fan

Posted by F.Michael on 07 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

I am a long-time Wings fan from St. Louis.

I will be visiting Detroit to attend the March 22nd game.

I will most definitely be in Wings gear, but a friend who is attending wants to wear her St. Louis Blues jersey.

I have never been to The Joe before and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what the atmosphere will be like for her.

Honestly, she asked if she shouldn't wear it for fear of aggressive fans.


Any warnings?

In my travels - 95% plus Red Wing fans at the Joe are very friendly, and reasonable (unless trash talking, or stupidity takes place).


I've pretty much felt the same in St.Louis when I wore my Wings jersey there; the vast majority were very nice, and I had no issues.


I honestly think your gf will be fine with her Blues jersey...Have fun!

#2560560 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by F.Michael on 04 January 2015 - 01:40 AM

I don't get how in all this time that Franzen has essentially 'clocked out' of being a factor for this team on most nights, no one has ever really called him out on it, I mean from the coaching staff and/or players


It's always crap like, 'Yeah, 'ol Mule's gotta get going, we need him out there' and generic stuff like that- perhaps more is said behind closed doors, but if it is, it still isn't getting through


I wish a coach and/or teammate would publicly call him out, might wake his despondent ass up

The 'Mule' wouldn't have lasted long on Bowman's 97/98 teams - be it in the locker room, or on the ice...Yzerman, and others would've have a few chats.

#2558824 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by F.Michael on 23 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

I think were gonna see kindl waived soon.
Its kind if obvious that it needs to happen.

That won't happen...Instead Holland will reward Kindl with a 3 year contract extension.

#2558688 John Scott Butt Ends Tim Jackman's Face

Posted by F.Michael on 23 December 2014 - 02:37 PM


I know you're not defending goons here, but I've got to ask, how is he any different than any other goon?


Everybody always says about Scott, "its a farce that he's in the league".  But how's he any worse than Orr, Parros, McGrattan, Westgarth, etc.?  I remember Milbury going off on Scott and how he's such a disgrace, but he was completely mum on all the other guys in the league who do the EXACT same thing on the ice.  I honestly don't care about goons so I don't pay attention, is he a particularly disgraceful goon?

How much you charge for painting a house?


With such large strokes of the brush - you certainly cover alot.

#2557094 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by F.Michael on 16 December 2014 - 02:22 PM

Are you kidding me?! *Chamomile*? IT'S NOT EVEN A REAL TEA!! It's a fricking *herb*. Are you so full of yourself that you can't appreciate a decent green tea? You're probably the type that prefers English Breakfast over Irish Breakfast. I just don't know what to say to you anymore. You're clearly an uncivilized ass.

.....and to think I was gonna ship a bottle of 16 yr Lagavulin to the desert.

#2557040 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by F.Michael on 16 December 2014 - 09:48 AM

You don't like fighting...you apparently don't like entertainment.....IMG_1374.jpg

Besides whats wrong with the WWF?

If that's Earl Grey, or Chamomile - please set up another place setting for me!

#2556928 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by F.Michael on 15 December 2014 - 05:39 PM



So your blaming poor ticket sales on the fact we don't fight anymore.... Would have nothing to do with the economy.


I would love for you to explain to Bob Probert's wife and 4 kids as well as countless other familys that lost someone way too soon because it will sell more tickets. Ignoring the long term effects of head trauma due to toughness is ignorance. 

Not to nit pick, but Probie's death was caused by cardiac arrest aka a heart attack (years of alcohol, and drug abuse were contributing factors).


But yes - his brain was donated for research, and signs of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) were present.

#2556891 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by F.Michael on 15 December 2014 - 01:34 PM


Not really.  He's a little bit like Maltby in attitude, but his skill set is almost entirely like Draper.  Both Draper and Glendening are/were matchup defensive centers, with excellent faceoff and penalty killing capabilities. 


The only thing Maltby and Glendening have in common is that they're both pretty big douchebags lol.  They love chirping dudes, being quasi-dirty, and facewashing guys. 


On second thought, Glendening is a Maltby/Draper love child.  A perfect combination of the two. 



I guess the d-bag factor about Glendening stands out the most for me, and he reminds me of Maltby in that way.


And besides - I don't get into stats, faceoffs % won, nor their pk ability.....I just wanna see some abrasive hockey!



#2556824 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by F.Michael on 14 December 2014 - 11:55 PM

Rumor has it that Yandle and Boedker can be had.  The asking price for Yandle is rumored to be a top line guy, prospect, and second round pick.  We've got a top line forward on our third line.  No rumored asking price on Boedker.  So...


Franzen, Helm, Kindl (or Andersson), Pulkkinen, 2nd




Yandle and Boedker



Which would give us





Miller-Glendening-Andersson (or Callahan if Andersson went the other way)



Any trade that invloved  moving Franzen would make me smile.