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#2624672 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 04:03 PM

I came for the meltdown. *grabs Popcorn*

#2624648 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by sputman on Today, 01:40 PM

They're probably just old sticks.
He'll wear 25.


But what about Emdog?

#2624610 Franzen back on ice

Posted by Mckinley25 on Today, 07:04 AM

glad you realize that they are equal because neither of them have any business playing for this team.

glad you realize that they are equal because neither of them have any business playing for this team.

glad you realize that they are equal because neither of them have any business playing for this team.

whoa, how did that happen!?

You didn't say the same thing over and over again on purpose?

#2624589 Franzen back on ice

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 11:53 PM

Today I learned Franzen = Cleary

In other news, Lobster = Skittles

Cleary should retire for the sake of my health not his.

#2624414 Howard's New Mask

Posted by rick zombo on 02 September 2015 - 10:10 AM


Shots fired!


and only .905% of them were saved  :blind: 

#2624333 Franzen back on ice

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 01 September 2015 - 02:18 AM

What good is production in in the training room? 3 years in a row of 54 games played or less. yes one was a lockout and he still missed time. In his 10 year career he has scored 17 goals or more in only 4 seasons. the other 6 seasons 16 goals or less. he had a nice run for 5 years 2008-2012. But he can't stay healthy, doesn't produce much of the time, and should have been bought out 2 years ago when we had the chance. Even his supporters knew he was injury prone. Could have walked away for nothing. But no he is still here.

As for his cap hit, it really isn't that good. Compare with backes. 4 mil vs 4.5 mil. 10 years for Franzen 8.5 years for backes. 4 seasons of 17 or more goals vs 6 years. Not to mention backes plays with an edge and has toughness, Franzen gets hurt. You could also compare with Simmons and several others. All in the same price range and bring much more to the table.

I'm so angry at that guy for not playing more than 54 games in the lock out shortened season that only had 48 games in it? He only missed 7 games that year, which is about his usual for a full season.


On another note: I love the photo that comes up when you google Johan Franzen. It looks like Franzen was competing to look more battered than Sawchuck's Times cover. When you click on the image it brings you to this story of Franzen getting messed up by Doan- getting 23 stitches and returning to the game without a face shield.




It's the type of story that people love about the character and toughness of a player and their dedication to the team to come back when they weren't expected to. But with Franzen, I guess people had already turned on him at that point and his reputation already formed.

#2624273 RWN-HQ GTG

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

Nobody would get punched (even you kipwinger).  Maybe if certain members met up in 2009 or 2010, but not now.  Very tame around here.  


Now if number 9 looks like the guy in his avatar, then he might get punched.  

#2624194 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by darkmanx on 30 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

Heaven forbid they should have to get regular jobs with us normies


and us math freaks

#2624187 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by kliq on 30 August 2015 - 05:18 PM

Again, Glencross isn't saying anything about struggling to live on the millions he's made.  


He's talking about leaving money on the table.  Now that he's been traded after taking a hometown discount he realizes that this is first and foremost a business and regrets his decision.  


I think the people commenting about "the struggle to feed his family" are referring to Frank's comments, not so much Glencross's comments.

#2624031 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

No. I wouldn't even consider it until next summer.

1. The Red Wings are a better team with both Mrazek and Howard than with any pieces they could possibly get for Howard.

2. Howard was a really good goalie until January last season and Mrazek hasn't seen the grind of a full NHL season yet.

3. What's the insurance policy if you trade Howard and Mrazek gets hurt?

#2623987 Wings hire Bryan Campbell as Director of Statistical Analysis

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

Definitely a new age of Wings Hockey
Kyle over at wingingitinmotown.com says this is the first time the wings have openly hired a director of analytics

But you can't score goals or win fights with maths. You need good ol truculence and eyebalzz

#2623909 Franzen back on ice

Posted by kipwinger on 26 August 2015 - 08:46 PM

I'm sure your heart is bleeding for the future of Johan and the rest of the Franzen family.  I mean, sometimes you have to save people from themselves. 


It seems pretty clear he wants to play.  It seems a little less clear, but still reasonably clear, that he'll be allowed to try.  And it seems mostly clear that he'll make this team better.  So I honestly don't see what the problem is.  Why not get on board the bandwagon and wish him luck, for all the good agonizing over it will do you?

#2623904 Franzen back on ice

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 26 August 2015 - 07:17 PM

If Franzen wants to play and is cleared to play, he should. It's his decision and his life.


If the Wings want to pay Franzen to play and he is cleared, they should. It's the team's money to spend as they see fit.


Those are the only opinions that matter in the decision. As for what I think, I want a good hockey team in Detroit. If Franzen makes the team better, I'll root for him.

#2623901 Franzen back on ice

Posted by kipwinger on 26 August 2015 - 05:51 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."

#2623893 Franzen back on ice

Posted by kipwinger on 26 August 2015 - 12:54 PM

I didn't see anybody talking about "quality of life" when Yzerman could barely skate (or walk).  I'd imagine that affected his ability to play with his kids, or hell, even get out of bed.  Yet he was gutsy, team first, leader for hanging on long past his prime, even as his contract, production, and presence became increasingly prohibitive.  His best seasons in the latter years were only as good as what Franzen is doing now, mostly for more money.