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In Topic: So we've got a pretty good system...

22 May 2014 - 01:00 AM

Considering we never pick in the top ten, our pool is pretty great. As is our development.

 

We could really use another high-end center, though. With Jarnkrok gone, all we have is Janmark. A power forward would also be nice.

 

Like I've said elsewhere, I'm hoping we can steal Kevin Hayes from the 'hawks and maybe trade for Tom Wilson or Devante Smith-Pelly.

 

Kevin Who and Tom Who..cmon


In Topic: Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

04 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

Hossa was offered a contract with the thought that Holland was also going to pay Hudler $3.75M. So that is why Hossa didn't accept Hollands lowball offer to him. So Franzeb's $3.9M and the $3.75M he had set aside for Hudler was more than enough to keep Hossa here. Which as we seen with Hudler and now with Franzen, we would have been better off with Hossa.

 

Why would we have better off with Hossa? Is it because of your blinded man love for him or brutal hatred for Franzen?  In the 5 seasons since Hossa went to Chicago he has scored 125 goals in 315 games , .39 goals/ game average @ 5.275 million a year.  In the same amount of time Franzen has 97 goals in 275 games, .35 goals per game average @ 3.9 million per year.  1.8 million per year difference for .04 more goals per game.  If I'm doing the math correctly it seems that on cold hard facts alone we are actually getting a bargain with the Mule over Hossa.  With that being said I hope we can trade Franzen, I still think the Canucks are a good trade partner for us.  They can stick Franzen with the Sedin sisters and I would be glad to see some kind of deal that involved Kesler coming back this way. 


In Topic: Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

04 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Some of you clearly are not understanding that buying Franzen out would be one of the worst decisions a GM could make when they can easily TRADE him for picks or something else, c'mon folks think here....  At $3.95 million a year, Franzen is a steal, and he can easily be traded for his average 25 goals / 50 points a year (.31 GPM / .61 pts PG).  His concussion messed him up this year, but 41 pts in 54 games is pretty good for his paygrade.

 

Do the math yourselves, go to capgeek and see what's available in UFA for $4 million.  See how easily he can be traded for that price tag.  Buyout talk is just plain retarded and shows a complete lack of understanding the mechanics of contracts and team building.

 

http://www.capgeek.com/ufa-finder/

 

I totally agree, as much as he drives me nuts sometimes, he has 180 goals in 9 seasons, one of those season was a shortened lockout, this season he missed a bunch of games, 09/10 he played 27 games which makes his 20 goal average somewhere in the 25-30 goal range.  Find guys who have scored 20-30 goals this year and you will realize like him or not his contract is pretty much gold in the salary cap era.   180 goals / 567 games = .31 goals per game x 82 = makes him a 26 goal scorer a year with a very very manageable contract. 


In Topic: Was Legwand worth it?

26 April 2014 - 05:53 PM

we are not gonna miss Jarnkrok. Besides, Holland makes 0 moves and we miss the playoffs, then he is a buster.

 

if others would have stepped up this round, rather than just rely on Hank and Pav, we'd still be in it and the trade would have been even more genius. (as I point the finger at yet a 5th year in a row that Franzen was so horrible, the polar ice caps lost about 6ft of height...) He got his contract and decided he doesn't need to play, he should be taken out back and castrated! God forbid he spawns another heartless piece if s*** into this world!


Babcock needs to be fired...he has mis-managed this team for a few years now. He thinks he is Gods gift to coaching, but he is not anywhere near so...bring in Larionov and watch us soar!

 

I don't drink your Franzen hater kool aid usually but he was hot garbage. Just a waste of space to be honest.  If he made anymore than the 3.9 he makes it would hurt even worse but that contract isn't that bad.  Can we buy Weiss out? if so we don't have any other bad contracts...Bert, Cleary, Sammy, Alfie, Quincey off the books should give us a lot of room to make some moves..and cmon let's be honest our young guys were terrific this year even though they were invisible in the playoffs.  Future is bright from where I sit.


I guess that would require a coach who actually shifts lines around vs just hoping things will magically change by themselves. :-) God, what is the mystery here? The genius of Bowman was his constant adapting. But Bowman was a chess player. Babcock plays checkers.

Clearly he's a total chump..he's never done anything in this league...oh wait he did get a squad of half ahl'ers to the playoffs.


In Topic: Was Legwand worth it?

26 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

we are not gonna miss Jarnkrok. Besides, Holland makes 0 moves and we miss the playoffs, then he is a buster.

 

if others would have stepped up this round, rather than just rely on Hank and Pav, we'd still be in it and the trade would have been even more genius. (as I point the finger at yet a 5th year in a row that Franzen was so horrible, the polar ice caps lost about 6ft of height...) He got his contract and decided he doesn't need to play, he should be taken out back and castrated! God forbid he spawns another heartless piece if s*** into this world!


Babcock needs to be fired...he has mis-managed this team for a few years now. He thinks he is Gods gift to coaching, but he is not anywhere near so...bring in Larionov and watch us soar!

 

I will never look back on the move to get Legwand but I just don't understand how we used him..clearly our young guys were out of their element in this series so why didnt we move him up to the 2nd or 3rd line.