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#2496309 Franzen calls out team

Posted by gcom007 on 17 March 2014 - 11:12 PM

I haven't read the article, but if that's the key quote, there's something very important that's missing: "I need to work harder and I need to want the puck more."


He's right in calling out the team's effort as it's been lacking, but he is not a guy who tends to characterize maximum effort. If he wants to be a leader and make statements like that, that's great, we need more of that, but he needs to walk the walk, lead by example, and be the first to admit he needs to be better at what he's saying. 

#2488421 Naming the New Arena

Posted by wings87 on 01 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

They should name it.

The house that Cleary Built.

#2471447 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by Bannedforlife on 09 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

I think there should be a rule about completely fabricating nicknames for players. I have no idea who Dirty Harry is, and it's annoying that I have to ask.

#2465346 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Jedi on 16 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

If ONLY we had an enforcer to keep that herniated disc of Z's in line...


...and to make sure that pesky groin of Weiss' would be held accountable...


...or that Howard's knee wouldn't dare tweak itself...


For the record.  Detroit (as of yesterday) sat at 10th in the league in terms of Man-Games-Lost-To-Injury, at 110.  The #8 team, Montreal, is at 122 games lost.  Yet, Montreal currently ranks 3rd in fighting majors at 22.  Columbus is 5th in games lost to injury, 130, and 7th in fighting majors at 20.  Tampa Bay is 7th in games lost at 123, and 13th in the league with 17 fighting majors.  Toronto leads the league in fighting majors at 26, yet is only 2 spots back from Detroit with 97 games lost.


I just did the math.  The average # of games lost to injury by any team this year is a smidge over 93 games (93.066666667, etc).  Detroit's at 110, which is above average, but not astonishingly so, especially given that Detroit is tied for dead last in the league at 4 fighting majors.


As it stands, the statistics don't necessarily agree that having players who are more willing to "enforce" (a.k.a. willing to drop the gloves) translates into less games lost due to injury...

#2458099 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by The Secret on 25 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'm happy we signed Franzen instead of Hossa

#2456924 What I'm thankful for...

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

I am thankful for the loser point.

#2456055 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by hooon on 21 November 2013 - 03:45 PM



Wasn't that a line like 4 years ago when the Wings were decimated by injuries? It didn't work then, why would it work now that Cleary and Bert are a million times less effective than they were then?

#2453759 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

2 more goals tonight. I wish he wasn't in our division so I could root for him.

#2448914 What would you do?...

Posted by Guest on 30 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

I would build a sophisticated robot with the speed, strength, size, and cognitive subroutines necessary to perform superlatively on the ice. It would dominate the opposition and never tire.


That's what I would do.

#2452298 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Jusek on 09 November 2013 - 04:58 PM


#2449430 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 10:43 AM

Could've had Hossa.

#2448360 stephen weiss

Posted by Guest on 27 October 2013 - 06:51 PM


What this team needs is a leader. A leader like Valtteri Filppula. We'd have the 2013-14 Cup by now if Flip were still with us. But now we'll never win anything because Weiss is with us.


*runs his fingers through his hair, pretending it's Flip's hair* :wub:

Clearly, Filppula was the worst player ever to don the Winged Wheel.  Never scored a single goal. Never had a single assist. Never played defense.  Always floated.  He stood there at the blue line and never moved.  Every game we lost was his fault.  Obviously all we had to do was get rid of him and our troubles would be  over.  No one with an ounce of hockey intelligence would sign a slacker like him with no offensive, defensive or hockey skills at all. 


Thankfully, the Messiah, Stephen Weiss has come to save us.  Luckily he's so highly skilled, it should only take him half the season to learn that foreign hockey concept, back checking.  Fortunately the Wings don't need scoring, as evidenced by the presence of Weiss, Cleary, Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, etc.  The league has decided just to award the Wings points for our heart, grit and character.  Warrior points. 

#2447880 stephen weiss

Posted by wingslionstigers on 26 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

Is this a joke? When he didn't play with Zetterberg he was a ghost out there.

Lol this just proves my assumption. Because he didn't get a point per game like Dats and Z he was useless huh? Filppula made our team harder to play against night in and night out. Like I said before, you don't fully understand the game of hockey when you watch it so you make your judgements based upon the stats you see.

#2447844 stephen weiss

Posted by Lonewuhf on 25 October 2013 - 11:09 PM


I think you forget how often Fil gave up...

No, I think you forgot how often Fil gave up... He was often one of the few Wings to show up almost every night.

#2444977 3 in a row.... I'll take it!

Posted by NyquistianDeke on 16 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

So the Wings have beaten Philly, Boston, & Columbus.


Boston being a heavy weight. But, for a young team trying to figure some things out it's not a bad stretch at all.


I like the defense & the powerplay kill. I have litte question they will get the rest going.


All in all I'm pretty happy


How are the wings a young team?