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#2623905 Franzen back on ice

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 August 2015 - 08:23 PM

Anybody remember that old guy in Monty Pythons Holy Grail who keeps assuring his son he's fine, but the son's adament that the geezer will be "stone dead in a minute"? That's how I'm beginning to see this Franzen thing. Half the folks around here seem more sure of the peril than franzen, his doctors, or the organization.

"I'd probably have player if we had beaten Tampa."

"No, no. Your career and life are in jeopardy."

" I'm practicing again."

"Wrong, you're minutes away from being a vegetable."


Anybody remember that guy in Monty Python who had his limbs hacked off but kept insisting it was a flesh wound? Half the folks around here seem awful certain he's not at risk for permanent damage as a result of his multiple concussions.


"I didn't get out of bed for a month" 


Can't wait to get you back in the lineup Mule.


"I'm not medically cleared yet." 


I'm thinking you'll play on the second line. 


"I've had at least 5 documented concussions.  The last two being less than a year apart" 


Should be good for 50ish points.  



Straw men are fun.

#2623742 Franzen back on ice

Posted by F.Michael on 22 August 2015 - 10:21 PM

I always feel bipolar when it comes to Franzen.  One minute I want to defend him, and the next, I want to punch that stupid ass grin off his face because he's so damn frustrating to watch.   You see the stats and think damn, he's still good. Look at the points.  But then you watch the games and you see him get knocked down and then he looks around waiting for the call and then ever so slowly gets to one knee and then stops and then finally gets up and moseys on over to the bench while the play is going on in the other end.  Then you see him score 7 goals in 10 games or whatever and you think hot damn, the old Franzen is back!  Then he's hardly noticeable for the next 20 games and the Wings are losing games and not scoring worth a damn and there he is on tv like wuh??   Who me????  I'm not a goal scorer.  I'm a defensive specialist!  STFU. Did you tell Ken Holland you were just a defensive specialist when you signed the long term deal?  Then it's, well, his cap hit is a bargain for the points he scores, right?


On the health front, knowing what the medical community knows now about concussions and you have a guy who's already said he's had life altering symptoms trying to come back with a wife and kids, and you think what a selfish moron for putting himself at risk like that. Thank you for 2008, go back to Sweden and have a nice life. Then the next minute you think wow, he must really be dedicated to try and come back from this.  But will a guy at his advanced age and history of multiple concussions really contribute much?  Do we want him taking up a roster spot?  But what if can come back and chip in 20 goals?  Or would it just be better having that cap space if he goes on LTIR really be better for all involved?


I guess it all comes down to expectations and potential.  They guy has all the physical gifts.  Year after year, you hear the Wings need a big tough winger who can score.  That could and should be Franzen, but it isn't.  You wonder if its his health.  Then he and the team say no.  Next thing you know,  Franzen is out for multiple games with some "mystery" ailment.  


I'm decidedly undecided on the guy.

Pretty much sums up how I feel.

#2622342 Free agents this off season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 August 2015 - 03:51 PM

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Lol that was gonna be a BoS post, huh? :lol:

Hee hee rubber

#2622341 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

I agree, Mrazek is definitely the type of goalie that thrives under pressure, and is at his best when he faces a ton of rubber.

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#2622231 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 04 August 2015 - 11:32 AM

I think that a lot of the success attributed to Howard AND Mrazek really belongs to Babcock's shot suppression system.  I'm not saying that either guy wouldn't be good otherwise, but it's pretty clear that they didn't get challenged nearly as much as most goalies do.  I think I'd wait to see how things pan out under Blashill before I start penciling in starting goalies.  Might be that Howard stink worse than we thought, and Petr easily takes the job.  Then again, maybe Mrazek falters under more shots every single night and the veteran is our saving grace.  Who knows?

#2619921 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by amato on 10 July 2015 - 07:24 AM

Kid on back, Cup in hands, cigar in mouth. #25 

Let's hope Mike Green has this opportunity here as well ;)

#2618171 Free agents this off season

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2015 - 03:00 PM

I should have put money on this. Holland says he likely stands pat and goes out and gets the big fish. Other years he says he will be active and does nothing lol

#2618139 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

6 mil good lord


Higher cap hit for short term. Good contract. 

#2618115 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

Landing Shattenkirk would be best case scenario, but I'd definitely rather see Holland sign Green over Franson any day of the week. 

#2617273 Free agents this off season

Posted by nawein on 29 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Can we terminate Weiss?

#2614263 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Helmethead on 13 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

If Kenny is giving up Mantha and a 1st can't he do better than Phaneuf? I hope so.

#2612941 Report: Jeff Petry and Munn-tree-all ruin 2015 free agency

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

Well this makes Quincey's deal look not so shabby.

#2609056 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 20 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

Blow leafs blow

#2609050 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by VGWes on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

Hopefully players will want to sign in Detroit now that Babs is gone!

#2609048 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

So does flipping Babcock for a 3rd from Toronto count as Hollands best trade the last coupe years?