I have always worried that when this contract is up he's 36 years old. This as well as having said he wants to play in Russia in previous years is not the best sign to me on him returning and not to mention more recently he has said really wants to spend a lot more time at his hockey school in Russia to give the kids over there in juniors more of a shot then their current situations allow.
Pavs a true star and if he packs it up all the power to him, he will be missed by us but the wonders he could do for the kids in Russia would be awesome.
I think an ol' Savvy vet is what that crew needs back there, eat some minutes and shed some guidance on our young grasshoppers.
...Ian White however doesnt get enough credit at all, I used to watch him play for the Leafs every game they played for the five years he was there and he's one of the most consistent D men there is imo. I was uber happy for him that he got to play with Lids as much as he did, even if it was for that one season...
It's been stated several times what Franzen's critics would like from him. Sure 40-50 goals would be great, but I'd settle for a more consistent effort on the ice. When Zetterberg isn't scoring you can still see how hard he's working out there. Trying to get his shots, backchecking, carrying the puck in the high traffic areas.
Franzen is at his worst when he iscontent not having fun and he tends to float around, not using his considerable size, and just wing the puck at the net from low-percentage areas.
Just had to fix that I wont lie I don't think we of all teams will land Ryan, and I think that's a good thing. Yes he is a 50-60 point guy but to lose Flip entering his prime (not to mention the "kids" found his mojo imo)Tatar ++ for it?? I dont want to see that happen, I am really gearing up for this transition and with a little help from lady luck we will be alright...Better then that actually, we will be gorgeous!
That one dude talking is so laid back, sounded like he was eating a tootsie roll or something. I would have crapped myself had I been there, but I guess that's what you get it your that close to awesomeness everyday!
If Nyquist and Brunner keep their top 6 positions than our bottom 6 looks amazing... Lots of scoring, speed and hitting. That 3rd line could be a game changer every night. That Nashville series was lost in the bottom 6 matchup. Having Helm playing with some offensive guys would give him his real shot at being a scoring threat every game. Than our 4th line has more scoring than most plus very fast and strong. Having this bottom 6 in place is a Stanley cup winning bottom 6. Beef up the top 6 and D and our team will be solid in all aspects
Again I love this signing, he just gives it his all out there. He is dog tired at the end of every shift, and for a very good reason. The jump him and Helm would have on the same line would be tremendous.
*edit: They would actually look like a couple pin balls out there, look forward to it!