I spoke with Hockeytown0001 and I am filling in for his usual fantastic GDT work for tonights game as he is helping with his Mom's father who could pass any day now. Best wishes to him and his family. I hope he's back posting his work soon.
Posted by stevkrause
on 07 January 2013 - 12:28 AM
All of you proposing, or suggesting, Franzen be bought out have lost your damn minds. He STILL scored 29 goals last year and led the team, on a down year, AND his cap hit is less than 4m a year... Take a look around the league at comparable contracts... Kenny would be certifiably INSANE to buy out his contract and just give him a TON of money to NOT play here... this isn't just cap space, this is real money and this is still a business... Furthermore, I GUARANTEE teams would trade for him, if for nothing more that a low draft pick (and even that is an insane suggestion) if we truly just wanted him gone, so why in the hell would we buy him out?!? Suggestions like this really make me think some people on this board have been enjoying recreational drugs WAYYYY too much...
He almost won the Hottest Red Wing Poll of '08. He led up until the last minute whereupon Lilja made a last-minute point grab. But he got 2nd, which is respectable considering that he beat Hank, Lids, and Kronner.
He also gave us some fine photoshop moments and unforgettable sound bites.
He was a man amongst boys in front of the net. He gave his body for the team, bearing more abuse than a hunter at a PETA convention.
I would like to have him stay on and work for the team doing interviews with the guys for some sort of internet television thing.
im sorry for opening an new topic. i just wanted to introduce myself. i am new in this forum. im glad to be part of the red wings fan base.
im 29 years old and play hockey by myself for more than 20 years. since i was a child and i could remember im a wings fan! my favorite player was steve yzerman. thats why i wear the #19 for 20 years now.
i played in some higher and lower leagues in germany and im a coach for young kids too.
i follow nearly all news and when possible, games by internet or espn america.
thats about me. im sorry if my english isnt very good.
same guy who also said on July 3rd that Suter had agreed to be a Wing.
This guy called the Roy/Ott trade, Prust to Habs, and and Carle to Tampa 2 days before it happened. Theres a few others - this goof at least has a few sources that have tipped him off on legit information.