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#2624453 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by number9 on Today, 03:52 PM


Fedorov paved the way for Russian born players to become superstars, defense was a huge aspect of his game. 


To me Fedorov is a lot more similar to Ovechkin than Datsyuk (except physicality)


Datsyuk is the quiet, humble, strong work ethic, type.

Feds and Ovi are the loud, energetic, sure I can play D but I might rather hang out near center ice sometimes, types

#2624413 Howard's New Mask

Posted by number9 on Today, 10:08 AM

That mask is average. Just like Jimmy.............


Shots fired!

#2624359 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 11:51 AM

I can't wait for Jimmy to hit 200 wins as a Red Wing this year  ;)

#2624322 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 12:35 AM

Lets not forget how Jimmy injured his groin in the first place...
He literally has a guy on either side to pass the puck to... and he leaves it behind the net for the opposition to pick up. Look at his indecision of what to do with the puck right before he's like "f*** it, I'll just leave it here"
You don't get that kind of dumbf***ery from Mrazek

How many bad pass goals did Jim end up racking up this season anyway?

#2624321 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 12:33 AM

Like I said.....I agree with you that he is injury prone. Selling me on the fact that he cant stay out of the trainers room is not going against anything I am saying.
What I said was that when he is healthy, he produces. His stats last season prior to his injury prove this.
I also never said that Franzen was the best player at his caphit in the league, of course you are going to find guys at a similar price that are better. All I said, was that when he is healthy he produces.

He's cheap and produces, but he's not tough and may get injured. Therefore I hate him.

#2624260 New arena construction updates

Posted by number9 on 31 August 2015 - 01:33 PM

Can we listen to Tool and watch old wrestlemania's? 

#2624215 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by number9 on 31 August 2015 - 12:14 AM

Hard to beat a goalie flame war

#2624032 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by number9 on 28 August 2015 - 06:40 PM

Not until we have a reliable back up for Mrazek is Jimmy expendable. Our other goalie prospects are barely fit for 3rd string duties right now.

#2623985 Wings hire Bryan Campbell as Director of Statistical Analysis

Posted by number9 on 28 August 2015 - 09:47 AM

Obligatory math freak comment

#2623932 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 27 August 2015 - 08:57 AM

I think it also should be noted that Franzen has (allegedly, but in his own words to a Swedish Newspaper) severe anxiety disorder and or depression.  He has, on several occasions, sat out games for unexplained reasons.  He doesn't want attention, he doesn't want to score goals and seems to shy away from physical play.  The research into CTE is still in it's infancy, yet the initial findings are alarming.  I can't imagine a guy with a pre existing mental illness is someone you want to give this another go. If you watch some of those reports on the NFL players with CTE or even watching Jim McMahon not being able to find his way home from a few blocks away, and you see the devastation of their families, it's hard to have the mindset it's only about what Johan wants. 
At this point in his career, I guess I'm just not seeing a return of anything close to a productive Johan Franzen. 

The whole anxiety thing was something he said to a Swedish newspaper when he was 16. I don't know about you, but I had anxiety and a million other things at 16 too. Now I'm fine.

#2623887 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 26 August 2015 - 12:35 PM

So having 5+ concussions doesn't justify hanging them up talk in a sport where getting hit in the head is pretty common? I think that the people trying to defend him against the mean ol LGW posters who want him gone are having their better judgments clouded.


It's the whole "get rid of him crowd" masquerading as well-wishers concerned for his health that's annoying.


With all the mean ol LGW posters who loathed him, I'm surprised I haven't seen a "good riddance" around here. Everyone changed their tune mighty quick when they thought he was gone for good.


Now he's back and I couldn't be happier. For him, and because now I get to enjoy another year of watching LGWers whine about his every move.

#2623850 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 25 August 2015 - 09:43 AM

Fair enough. Sometimes it seems like you wax it a little when you talk about Franzen and Howard, just to annoy Leftwinger and a few others. :lol:

I won't say I don't get over the top a little sometimes, I do. But I'd argue they're baiting when they say Howard is garbage and Franzens a woman. Franzen and Howard, while not perfect like Zberg and Dats, are both fantastic hockey players.

#2623795 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 24 August 2015 - 02:03 PM

The Mule is a warrior. He said he never even considered quitting hockey. I respect that tenacity and drive to return to what he loves.

This is great news for the team too. Another tried and true sniper on the roster for opening day.

He's been cleared to play by his doctors, what more do we need than that? Maybe Zberg should "hang me up" because of his chronic back problems too?

#2623765 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 23 August 2015 - 11:53 AM

I though franzen was in Dodge commercials? Something about a mule and a ram?

R u saying I bought the wrong pick em up truck?

#2623681 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on 21 August 2015 - 04:51 PM

And players sue the leagues