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#2345460 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 23 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I was at the game last night. I just about lost it when he got knocked down in front of the net late in the 3rd and just laid there....


I wonder what Homer would have done.


This guy is just gone mentally. He can't create his own shot and doesn't work for any ice. He is done.

#2342944 Everyone chill out!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hindsight is always 20/20...Rafalski retired totally unexpectedly and Holland got what he could last minute...This summer, he made a concerted effort to get the best FA defenseman available, and it didn't happen for reasons that were mostly out of his control...After Franzen's dominating 2008 Cup winning performance and Hossa's disappearing act in the playoffs the one year we had him, not many were interested in keeping Hossa at the time. Of course NOW everyone will say that wanted Hossa, of course and that Holland is just an idiot. 


I disagree to an extent.


At that moment for Holland, he KNEW what Hossa was. He is a big body forward with good athleticism with a PROVEN track record. A guy who will give you at least 70-80 points every season.


Franzen was a diamond in the rough player at that point who had a nice couple of seasons, but he didn't have the proven history that Hossa did.


The reality is that Franzen cannot be the #1 goal scorer for a team. His two best seasons came when he was #2 (behind Hank in 2008 and behind Hossa in 2009).

#2342712 Everyone chill out!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 20 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Not saying they lost because they were out hit. To me it looked like we got pushed around A LOT. We need more guys who will push back, like Tootoo.

How many times did we see White, or Filppula, or even Hank simply get pushed from behind and knocked down and had the puck taken from them? It was sad.


They played slow and showed little awareness. Unfortunately this team has morphed into small skilled forwards who can't really skate.


The Blues DO NOT...and I repeat....DO NOT have more skill than the Red Wings. But the Predators set the blue print for overcoming a skill mismatch against the Wings: skate fast and hit hard.


Our guys need to play with more energy and speed. I'm just not sure if they are capable of doing that though....

#2342148 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

HOW TO BEAT THE RED WINGS: Skate fast and hit hard.

#2322232 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 26 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Someone tell Kenny that no one on this team has scored 30 goals in 3 years......

#2321463 Logo Hunter vs. Missing the Net - Fight!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Would I be completely out of line to say that Pav misses the net a lot too.......?

#2318498 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

Holland admitted he wants at least another player before he's comfortable with the team, but it's goIng to be a bandage, not a permanent fix to our roster issues. This year can't provide us with a permanent fix. That's just the reality of it. Better luck next year.

Sorry, but conceding another hockey season (Babs didn't think his roster last year was going to be able to compete) won't fly in this town. Not signing one of the top 5 talents in the league because "we don't like what we hear about him" is ok if your team already has a sniper or two. Well, we don't.

I understand being smart with your money, but when you straight up DON'T SPEND money you have, you are more or less throwing it away. We had $5 million in cap space last year that we didn't spend. Essentially, the Detroit Red Wings cap sat $5 million lower than the NHL cap. That makes no sense to me....

#2317634 Rumor/Report: Semin to sign 1yr deal with Pens

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Holland is f*cking doped up if he didn't go for semin with a one year deal. what else was he going to use the cap space for? it would be there next offseason with a one year deal. lets hope this is all bulls***.

No kidding. If this is legitimate, then Holland is showing no balls. GMs around the league are leaving him behind when it comes to being aggressive. AND A ONE YEAR DEAL IS AS SAFE AS IT GETS.

We dealt with him holding onto the cash last offseason, we dealt with him holding onto the cash at the deadline, but he can't go that anymore. This team needs a goal scorer. I don't care what kind of baggage he has with him. I don't think we're in a position to turn our noses up to that.

Shane Doan is a really good player; gritty with scoring ability. But adding another 35 year old is not what is going to put this team back into contention.......

#2306318 Please Mr. I...

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Get rid of the goal horn, it's too boring. We need something deep that annoys opposing fans like the hawks predators stars and ducks. Get rid of Karen Newman, she has always sounded awful and isn't Attractive as she thinks she is by the way she dresses. The "new" pa announcer who handles most of the announcements must go too, his voice tone is too high pitched for the job.

And for the love of god. Hey Hey Hockeytown needs to be either refreshed or retired. It makes me wanna sit down instead of cheer and be loud.

you're so pleasant.....

#2298143 An article I wrote about Hudler for Bleacher Report

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 29 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

Yeah, i too was lost when you said he wins most of his battles :blink:

#2280611 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 09 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Wait, you guys DON'T want a guy who is 50% playing on the PK?!?!?

Jesus christ, a Dan Cleary at 100% can only do so much......

(Shake of the head, wag of the finger)

#2267017 Patrick Sharp

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 05 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

I wish the guy who is supposed to be Patrick Sharp for us (Johan Franzen) was as good as Patrick Sharp.....

#2261151 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 23 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

Mikey York is just.....terrible.

#2260718 Somethings brewin'?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 22 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

Let's sum this up here:

-We have 6 grinding forwards (miller, abdelkader, helm, holmstrom, emmerton/mursak/, cleary)
-Moen? Gaustad? we already have 6 of those guys......

-5 playmakers (zetterberg, datsyuk, filppula, hudler, bertuzzi)

-1 sniper (Franzen - who, like was said, misses the net a lot because he tries to go top shelf with every shot)

I SAY: we neeed a sniper.

#2259867 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 February 2012 - 04:50 PM


-Not a sure thing (late 1st round picks in the NHL aren't necessarily toss-ups, but they are far from a sure thing)

-We wouldn't see whomever they drafted for AT LEAST 4 years anyway; so in the short term this is a good deal.