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#2459617 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by Guest on 01 December 2013 - 03:51 PM


Talk about striking fear into the Sens if they saw Probie out there.

I'd be scared too if I saw a dead guy out on the ice.

#2448535 Pray for Pekka Rinne

Posted by Z and D for the C on 28 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

That's horrible, hope he recovers. I'll be praying. I just wished there was something I could do to actually help...

#2423103 Blackhawks Letter of Appreciation

Posted by puckbags on 28 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

In hockey you thank each other for a great series at the end of the last game with the handshake..thats it..thats all

#2374980 Ray Shero making the NHL his *****

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 28 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

Go root for the Pens then

#2373741 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by Guest on 25 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

Everything at this point is random speculation. Fans and media are using their imaginations to think, hm   what random fact can I find to link Iginla wanting to come to Detroit or to this team or that team.  Same with DeKeyser.  They know what they're thinking, we don't.  We'll find out soon enough.

#2373499 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by Guest on 24 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

Give em Flip and Nyquist


Amnesty Quincey and Samuelsson


Land Dekeyser










Kronwall/FA or trade




Get a legit top 4 D and we're back in the hunt for the stanley cup.

#2366210 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

LGW! 2 more points would be awfully nice tonight...

#2365830 Time to pull the trigger on J-Bo?

Posted by Salviaman on 06 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

Get Helm and Bertuzzi back. Then we are ok

#2345556 Scott Gomez signs with Sharks - 1yr/$700k

Posted by akustyk on 23 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

talk about a drop in contract cap...


good for him, and great god - what a steal for Sharks. even if it's one year the guy should be poised to prove everybody wrong. unless he pulls a.... mmmm... Scott Gomez... and scores 2 goals the entire season ;)

#2344442 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by P. Marlowe on 22 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

If I was the Red Wings GM they would win the Stanley Cup every year.

#2343161 Bert is Back! Mono test was false positive.

Posted by Marty Barry on 21 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Helene St. James reports that mono test was false and Bert can play.



#2342707 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Dominator2005 on 20 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

It's not because we lost, it's because of the WAY that we lost.

#2342691 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 20 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

well hopefully the coaching staff lined them up against the boards for hitting drill then after they couldnt feel their shoulders made them shoot til they couldnt move their entire upperbody



#2336991 Players That Never Played in Detroit

Posted by Guest on 28 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="GMRwings1983" data-cid="2336980" data-time="1356745371"><p>
 <br />
Eriksson won us the Cup in 98.  How many Cups has Bertuzzi won for us?  </p></blockquote>

I dont know if I'd go that far!!

#2336860 Player discussions: Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen

Posted by Echolalia on 27 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

Here are last season's stats for Detroit Red Wings: http://redwings.nhl.com/club/stats.htm

From here, we can see the following about Franzen:
- 29 goals (team leader)
- 27 assists (4th)
- 56 points (4th)
- +23 (tied for first)
- team leader in PP goals and game winning goals
- 13.7% shooting percentage (3rd on team)... he has a lot of shots too, but who cares as long as his shooting percentage is 3rd on the team, we can't really say anything

Consistent or not, the facts do not lie. This guy is a beast. He puts up great numbers. I don't care if all his points come in the first and last games of the season and every game in between he gets nothing. He puts up the numbers. Could he put up higher numbers if he was more consistent? Absolutely, he would go down in history as one of the best to play, ever.

I get so confused when people talk trash about Franzen. It's nice to be treated to a game here and there with a hat trick. He has a few hat tricks and even more 2-goal games.

I hope this guy stays with us for much longer. As someone else said in this thread, if he left he'd probably end up with the Blackhawks and score a hat trik against us. I don't want that happening.

EDIT: I'm not saying that scoring goals is all that makes a player good. At the end of the day, the team with more goals wins. The hard numbers at the end of the game are what is going to win a hockey game most of the time. Franzen has 10 game-winning goals. Can you imagine if we did not have Franzen? We would have had 10 fewer wins, at the very least. That is pretty significant.

Personally, I value consistency above overall numbers. Franzen has demonstrated that he has all the tools needed to be one of the most lethal forwards in the game, which many defenses have no answer to. Because of this skill, he has been penciled in as the team's scorer, for better or worse. He isn't a role-player anymore, he is a key cog, and I don't think its realistic for a key cog to only work on random nights. Why should Franzen get a pass for taking the rest of the week off because he scored a hat-trick against some team on Monday night? That's unacceptable to me. Franzen has become an unreliable asset, which unfortunately the Red Wings have invested a great deal in. Yes, Franzen has scored some big goals and he has scored quite a few of them, but when its late in Game 7 and our team is down by one goal, why should we put our trust into Franzen to save us? How will I know that he will use his skill and actually contribute? What if tonight is one of those nights when the cog isn't working?
Just a side note: Franzen may have had 10 game winning goals, but the Wings would only lose those games in which we otherwise would have won by one goal. If the Wings won 5-2 and Franzen got the GWG, we still win without his contribution.