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#2568392 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 08:38 PM

OK, I'll be entirely honest and say Franson is better than Green, Yandle, and Myers.

 

Green: Injury history plus there's a reason he's regulated to the third pairing by the caps under a defensive minded coach (much like ours).

 

Yandle: Lefty and will still command a hefty trade return.

 

Myers: Sucks

 

Franson: Righty physical puck mover, exactly what we've been missing, and the asking price is cheap.

 

Or does the name Franzon cut to close to home for some of you?




#2568368 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

Even if you don't like him, he's beyond a steal for the current asking price.




#2568335 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 04:50 PM

 
Ok?  Why would their free wheelingness be used as an excuse for why Franson scores, but overlooked when it becomes clear that nobody else on their team scores much?  If their freewheeling offense inflates his numbers, why doesn't it inflate anybody else's?
 
I'm not sure why everybody is trying to hard to make the guy out to be worse than he is.  He was a good offensive player with Nashville (a non freewheeling team) and he's a good offensive player with Toronto.  AND, not surprisingly, he's getting better with age. 
 
There are probably some reasons not to like his game, but suggesting he's not good offensively isn't one of them.


Everyone is just used to over-bashing guys named Franzon


#2568258 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

 
Well I read recently, on one of these threads, that his offense is in decline.  We should trade for Tyler Myers to fill in the gaps. 


Meijers gets blind sided a bit too much for me


#2568252 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:40 AM

 
Because one offensive defenseman isn't enough?


You really consider Kronwall a stay at home guy? Never thought of him that way myself


#2568249 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

 
Holland has made clear he doesn't want a depth signing so he's looking for a top four defenseman.  He's also made clear that he wants a puck mover and not a stay at home guy.  So whoever he gets is going to be a puck mover in the top four.  Now, given that Babs likes to pair one puck mover with one stay at home guy, the likelihood of pairing an acquired defenseman with Kronwall is small.  So chances are, it'll either be Quincey or Dekeyser who's bumped from the top four. 


Why do we need a puck mover when we already have Kronwall and Brendan Smith???


#2568242 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 04 February 2015 - 11:25 AM

Positive surprises


#2568067 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

I agree we need to go with a forward where were probably going to pick, unless some other d drop down wayyy past where they should.
And to rich.
Well have three big centers in sheahan, larkin, and athanasiou, one of the last two have a chance at being #1s.
But you have to think with ehn, kadeykhin, hölmstrom, and vahätalo wed be set on big centers, so who knows.
I really want hanifin.
But that's NOT happening.

 

People always seem to forget that we drafted almost entirely forwards/centers in the last draft. Wouldn't be surprised by a high D draft this year.




#2568056 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

Agreed. Ben Bishop is THE monster. Jonas Gustavsson is A monster in the same way that Randall from Monsters Inc. was A monster.

 

Don't look at us, Leafs fans nicknamed him




#2568053 2015 Draft

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

I have nailed the last 2 first round picks in mantha and larkin. Novek at 6-1/180 is who I think we would take if there as of today, and he is not a big body. Average size in todays game.


Yup, has is bass ackwards.

 

Pretty much everyone on LGW was zeroed in on Mantha during that draft. When we actually landed him, half this board looked like geniuses, especially after we traded down.

 

A lot of the same with Larkin. A lot of people around here wanted (and got) the Michigan boy.

 

Your selections are hardly unique




#2568051 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 05:23 PM

Given the caps position they probably want players that can help them now, not picks and prospects. We'd probably have to part ways with a roster player to get him (and then some depending on the player).


 

He had 29 pts. in 45 games in 2013 before taking a step back a year ago.  His production this year is putting him right back on that same track.  If I'm betting, I'd say last years' regression was the exception, and the 25-30 pts. in 40-45 games is the rule.  Especially on a more offensively capable team like ours.  But that's me.  I agree though, always a risk.  But very few defensemen luck their way into 50 pts, especially on a bad team.  Given his age, past performances, and current production (for a bad team), my guess is he's more James Wisniewski than Matt Niskanen. 

 

Wasn't he also drafted by NSH? They have an eye for good blueliners




#2568031 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 02:36 PM

Holland will dump Kindl and Quincey and another roster player in some sort of deal and he will acquire Green and Petry as well....whether or not the trades are related, packaged, three team deals, he will dump some picks and prospects along with K and Q.  Not saying K and Q plus picks and prospects for Green and Petry, but on March 2nd you will see Q and K gone somewhere, some picks gone somewhere and some prospects gone somewhere and a name roster player gone as well.  Green and Petry will be Red Wings that day...I hate to see the prospects/roster player that will be traded, but it will happen....The Cristal Flute has spoken!

 

Come now, this is Holland we're talking about. He's probably not going to make any trades, and certainly none that please you.

 

We like our team




#2567996 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

He'd either be a rental or keep an NHL ready d in GR.
He's not a great 2/3 d, he's putting up points but isn't good in his own end. Babcock has no room for that type of player. Unless he changes how he plays Babcock would have him playing 12 minutes a night.


Franson would be an amazing addition. Much better than Green in his own end. Hits a decent amount and blocks a good number of shots too.


#2567974 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 03 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

Here you go kr: 
 


Hell, give em a first


#2567923 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

 

Yeah, I forget Franzen has actually been very useful at times instead of being a 230lb floater who won't hit anything.

 

Don't get me started on Ericsson. 6'4 220lb non-physical floating waste of space.