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#2364802 Franzen Is The Wings Most Undeserved Whipping Boy

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Franzia is well deverved of his whipping boy status, by his own admittance that he gets bored in the NHL and doesn't give 100% all the time...


Also, the author is wrong about how he got his nickname.  He was called the Mule because it was so hard to move him from in front of the net. (When he was younger and didn't get his serious contract yet.) It had absolutely nothing to do with his work ethic on the ice. A mule is unmovable and stubborn and cannot be pushed down once it stands it ground. That is what Franzia was prior to his contract signing. That is why he was name the Mule. The author needs to get the facts correct before he writes his gibberish.  That was a quote directly from Steve Yzerman himself in describing why he called him the Mule along with a tongue in cheek shot at his huge front teeth which makes him resemble one as well...


I also like how the author refers to him being one of only two players to score 5 goals in a game...that may be true, but he omitted the fact that he scored those 5 goals and then didn't score again for 2 months, and I think only 4 more the rest of the season...


Then he ends up with a challenge, if you have the guts post your comments below. Well I certainly have the guts, but do not conform to social media controlling what I post since you are required to have a waste-of-facebook account, which I do not, I cannot comment.  I would certainly invite him here to debate with us because I can guarantee 75% of our users have more hockey knowledge than he does...

#2312501 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by Guest on 01 July 2012 - 11:48 PM

I don't understand the freakout here. Samuelsson is not perfect, but he's able to score goals. He's an upgrade on Hudler in many ways: he's not tiny; he's not a terrible skater; he doesn't pass when he should shoot; and he's going to cost a whole lot less.

Canucks fans liked him a lot.

This is just a joke on so many levels. 3 mil....for a guy who's been plagued with injury problems.......who's turning 36 this year....who has given no indication he can even manage over 15 goals anymore.....

Umm... I guess scoring 14 goals in less than 2/3 of a season doesn't qualify, to you, as being able to score more than 15 goals?

I mean, is this Holland's answer for everyf****** problem? Just to bring back guys we NEEDED to part with in the first place?

We had a major opportunity to make a splash this year, and Holland fails yet again. I'm surprised he signed anyone and didn't just say, "I like our team and I think some of our GR boys are ready".

Fire this guy already....for gods sake FIRE HIM.

Holland makes one move you don't like, and, despite him still being in the running for Suter and Parise, and despite the reports that Suter is very likely to sign here, you say--because of this ONE move and after ONE day and with the two biggest FAs on the market (and many more) still unsigned--that Holland has absolutely failed to make a splash in this entire offseason. Your rhetoric here is absurd.