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#2542896 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 21 October 2014 - 05:31 PM

Sorry but that's absolute bull. You can't compare Miller to Jurco because both have completely different roles on this team. miller is clearly a 4th line guy who is relied on on the PK, whereas Jurco is a scoring forward who is counted on to use his body and speed to create offensive chances


If we actually send Miller down, what does that achieve? Who's going to play on the 4th line? Cleary? Sorry, but that 4th line thus far has been tremendous through 5 games, and if Glendening had the hands of Ovechkin he'd be leading the league in scoring with the number of chances he's had. 


You can't fix one problem by creating another. 


As for Franzen, I know a lot of you hate him, but screw it. He's been on fire thus far. He's 34. We know exactly what he is. And oh yea. Hockey's a contact sport. I'm sure they're far more injuries that ever get reported to the press. Doesn't make it more or less frustrating when they happen, but they just do. Luckily he's not out long term and it's only 7 day IR. So can please, just for once, when we get an injury this season, can all the haters hold off with the 'i told you so's', and actually enjoy this team for what it's worth, which right now is looking quite promising. 

#2542880 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by nawein on 21 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

I'm OK with that. I just don't think Miller is better than Jurco. I'd rather have Jurco on the 4th line than Miller.

We would lose more games with Jurco on the 4th line over Miller.

#2542859 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

I wish franzen was an iron man, but he's 34.
Part of what will make us successful this season is going to be making sure our players stay healthy long term.
And I'd they have some concerns about him right now, its a perfect time to give him some time, that way down the road when we need him he's not at 60% and hurting more than he's helping.

Not to mention if we stay healthy were going to have to wave someone to be roster compliant, this is a good time to see with dats coming if Jurco going to find his scoring touch, or if he needs to be the first call up.
I don't want to lose nestrasil for nothing.

#2543360 Weiss

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 08:42 AM

Filppula wanted out and I think TB will regret that deal. He's never had 2 back to back healthy productive seasons.


What's the over/under on "healthy, productive, season"?  Because I'll take your bet. 

#2542493 Dan Rosen Pens a Great Piece on Babcock's Coaching Tree

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2014 - 01:17 PM

Definitely worth reading:



#2542494 Weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 19 October 2014 - 01:19 PM


The quotes from this article make it seem like Weiss and Babcock know quite well that getting Weiss up to game speed and comfortable with our system is going to take time, and they're both willing to take it step by step.
It's also encouraging to hear that they thing he's making progress and going in the right direction.

#2542498 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 19 October 2014 - 01:33 PM

another quick word on Glenny. His emergence along with Sheahan's would allow us to offer Helm in a deal for something we need. While Helm still has value. This team doesn't need all three, especially when Dats comes back to take up another center spot. Nothing personal against Helm...

Maybe if Helm was the kind of piece that would land us a top pairing d-man I would consider it. But I think he is more valuable to us than he is in a trade. We always seem to be a much better team when he's playing than when he isn't. 


I guess if Buffalo for example would give us Myers ONLY if they get Helm I wouldn't say no, but we know everyone wants guys like Nyquist/Mantha/Jurco. 

#2542287 Weiss

Posted by MasterPavel on 18 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

Probably should have kept Filpula. I was all for signing Weiss instead of Valteri, but at least Holland and I were wrong...

#2541883 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 17 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

This is the same Toronto media who are saying Tavares and Stamkos are desperate to become Leafs. 

#2541855 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 October 2014 - 07:39 PM

Wow so read day th tree quality we can expect from sn f*** Rogers Would be said of the best owner sells the Wings

This post made the thread 237% better :lol:

Never change, frank.

#2541844 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by evilmrt on 17 October 2014 - 07:31 PM

Wow so read day th tree quality we can expect from sn f*** Rogers Would be said of the best owner sells the Wings

Are you OK? Lol

#2541762 Weiss

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 17 October 2014 - 05:24 PM

Still makes sense.
Kenny didn't want XO (Babs guy on the opening roster).
Babs respond with benching Weiss, Kenny's (guy) signature.

Holland and Babs aren't teenaged girls in a fight over a favorite lipstick. Good grief.

#2541736 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by evilmrt on 17 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

It's like saying a 78 Pacer is a classic car just because you got laid in it.  The teams were great, the building sucks. 


It wasn't even intended to be a hockey building.  Coleman Young threw up a quickie building to try and keep the Pistons from leaving Cobo, but they went to the Silverdome anyway.  Then he had to beg the Wings to move there so he wouldn't have this huge new arena sitting empty.  It's not a classic building by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if they didn't tear it down, it's still would suck.


Look at this from an architectural point of view....




It looks like some nondescript warehouse. 


Here's the Olympia having more charm even after being abandoned for several years....



#2541624 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 October 2014 - 09:06 PM


Darren Helm missed a year and a half with injuries and wasn't a healthy scratch once he was healthy.  There's not to be more to it than this. 


Yes but you're comparing apples to oranges. A guy who grew under Babocks tutelage and one who is still relatively a newcomer. This could very well be Babcock showing Weiss, that despite his stature, despite his injury, he must earn every second of ice time.

#2541585 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

I can't imagine he needed any extra motivation. I mean the heat was already on him because of last year.

I'm sure he thought after last season he would be on the opening night roster. He didn't get that benefit of the doubt from Babs. That's what lights fires. Not: it wasn't my fault, I was injured.