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In Topic: Franzen on IR

30 January 2015 - 09:21 AM


Has anything from actual sources suggested his career could be cut short or is it just speculation from fans? I haven't followed this closely, but I also haven't heard anything remotely official about this, and I would've thought that'd be a little bit bigger news around here if true.


Speculation but given the fact that he's out for another extended period of time because of headaches, signs are kind of pointing in that direction are they not?

In Topic: Franzen on IR

29 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

Isn't there a clause in the CBA that prevents teams from buying out injured players?  If he hasn't recovered from whatever's going on with him, Wings may not have that option, even if they did want to execute it.


You are absolutely correct.  That was actually the reason the Wings had to play out the string with Sammy's contract.  He was still considered injured during the buyout window.  


It's sounding more & more though that Franzen's career could very well be cut short by concussion symptoms.  If that's the case, the Wings will get cap relief with the sole exception that they'll need to be at or below the cap with Franzen's salary included for one day at the start of each season which is what Philly & Boston have to do with the Pronger & Savard situations.  Well, that is until the trolls in NHL HQ decide to change that rule too eventually.  

In Topic: Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

22 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

Great.  Can't wait to see what abomination they come up with to use as the jerseys...
On a related note, the Kings will wear white pants for this year's Stadium Series, the first team since the 1974 Washington Capitals to do so...


That so looks like a toddler's onesie to me

In Topic: Brodeur retires. Named Sr. Advisor to Blues GM

15 January 2015 - 11:17 AM


Terry Sawchuk

Dominik Hasek

Glenn Hall

Martin Brodeur?



Wings have had more legendary goalies suit up than any other franchise.  


So maybe the Wings should also sign Ken Dryden or Vladislav Tretiak to back up Brodeur after they trade for him to add to their number of legendary goalies?

In Topic: Franzen on IR

09 January 2015 - 11:02 AM


Him going the Pronger route is far more likely than a buy out.  One, he still gets paid that way, i he retires he gets nothing.  Two, someone who plays for a team as long as Franzen has generally is willing to help the team out,a t least as long as it doesn't screw him over by doing so.

And basically, if Franzen decides to hang 'em up early without a Pronger/Savard style injury exception, instead of taking the cap recapture penalty, the Wings can use a buy out then.  "Hey Johan, instead of retiring & getting nothing, you mind if we use an ordinary course buy out on you now?  You get paid 2/3rds of your remaining salary & we don't get hit with as big a cap penalty.  You cool with that?  Yeah?"  


Really, the only risk the Wings have in not doing that earlier is opportunity risk i.e. what prospect or free agent could they have in that spot instead.