He's worth it if we don't have a chance at any of the UFAs, If we do let him walk and try and give that 4.5mil + to guys like Perry, Semin, Horton, Smid, Lubo, or hell even Iginla.
In a perfect world I'd rather see KH keep Filp and buy out/trade Franzen in order to make spaces for any UFAs, but we all know that isn't going to happen.
I'm in the boat too that Franzen would be better to trade than Flip. Give Flip 3.8-4 mil per for a few years and then assess him again then. He is a really good 2-way player who hustles and his only real knock is that he needs to shoot more...way more. Franzen on the other hand, while he had a good stretch of games this year, he's back to his lazy self. He stopped hitting, he's taking weak ass shots and he doesn't hustle in the least. I say try and trade Franzen to Calgary for a 1st round pick if they'll give it up. I don't care if we get anything else other than a 1st cause that would give us a good shot at getting a pick close enough to get Ryan Pulock and it'll free up a roster spot to keep Tatar and maybe bring up Nyquist, both of which also hustle and don't piss off the general population of LGW. So as far as i'm concerned, that would be win-win.
No. Abby is doing his job in front of the net. It is/was franzen that sucks. No effort once again. As the anoouncers pointed out. If he is still hurt, htne put him on the IR. if he is healthy then he needs to play hard, or he should sit in the press box. He is doing nothing for this team.
Neither are really. We shouldn't have a guy with 1 point in 20 games on the PP, and Franzen should have to earn his ice time. I'd like to see Franzen off there too and have Eaves-Andersson to replace Abs-Mule. That would send a clear message about earning your ice time.
the most frustrating part is not changing his linemates for even a shift to see if anything else works
no kidding. the amount that Babcock changes the lines up on a regular basis it's absurd that he's keeping the worst line together that is doing absolutely nothing. Dats' points are going to s*** on that line. what a waste.
BUT if you don't re-sign Filpulla (because he asks for 5M or something) then you have one roster spot open.
If Kenny uses two amnesty buyouts (let's say Franzen [sick of his floating]and Cola [Mr Glass]) then that opens two more spots.
Something like this? Not saying that this is a preffered line-up, but it could be done (although Clarkson and Clowe will probably either re-sign with their respective clubs or get over-paid on the open market)
FORWARDS Ryane Clowe ($5.000m) - Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) - Damien Brunner ($4.000m) Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) - Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) - David Clarkson ($4.000m) Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) - Darren Helm ($2.125m) - Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m)
DEFENSEMEN Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) - Ron Hainsey ($3.500m) Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) - Brendan Smith ($1.200m) Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) - Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) Jakub Kindl ($1.050m) /
GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($4.000m) Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) OTHER Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) Buyout: Johan Franzen ($0.000m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,746,667; BONUSES: $160,000 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $713,333
As a fan of the Jets that lives in Winnipeg, you in no way, shape or form want Hainsey dude. He's worse than Quincey and isn't even worth 2 mil per. I would love Clarkson here, but if Clowe came here i'd uncontrollably vomit until he left again. He's a cheap POS and belongs on the Sharks. and at $5 mil per.... . Keep Franzen instead of that D bag. Flip will get Franzen money. That's the way Kenny works. And as stated above by DSM, there's only a certain number of roster spots open and you're bang on with Clarkson but not the others. He would be perfect here. He plays a lot like Perry, not quite as lethal around the net, but he's way tougher. He would be the linemate that opens up space for Dats and Tatar, not Cleary or Abs.
Buying out Franzen would be foolish and they could probably get something for Colaiacovo in a trade. I seriously doubt Holland will use any amnesty buyouts.
Franzen would also get something in a trade. There's a lot of teams that would take him in a second. Flames, BJ's, Islanders, Sabres, Stars...the list goes on. His value is understated, especially how he's actually been playing quite good this year.
Ok, lets go with some hypothetic situation here. With the rumblings of Ian White on the block (which is just that rumblings) let's say Holland has a package of:
...what type of player would you expect to see in return for something like that...even spice it up by throwing a prospect in there if you have to. All pending FA's, so you may not get a great player in return, but realistically, what could you see coming back?
Dallas feels like trading away their good players, lets go with Loui Eriksson. Get the WC line of Eriksson-Z-Mule back together and give Dats Brunner and Tatar and I poop myself from extreme happiness.
Please give Datsyuk someone to work with on his line. At this rate he will leave for Russia next week. I would.
Hard-fought game against LA last night, I wonder if we have the legs to compete tonight. Both the Kings and Sharks are teams we struggle a lot against, but we should have won yesterday so I hope we can see a similar effort against SJ.
We're being cheated as fans as well seeing Dats wasted on that tampon line. Lose the plugs and give him Tatar and hopefully Flip roids up and plays tonight. And after last nights s*** show from the refs, I hope the boys come out with a big ass chip on their shoulder and take it out 110% on the Sharts. Kronwall Pavelski please. I hate that rat bastard. God i'm still super pissed from last night!