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#2352909 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

Wings' Johan Franzen will face no disciplinary action for spearing Blues' David Perron last night, as NHL said no hearing scheduled.


Which is rightfully so. Perron boarded mule...mule speared perron...mule was kicked out of the game. And thats that.

#2351912 Toughness

Posted by 55fan on 06 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Yeah, and my great-granny squatted in the barn, dropped out a kid, and went right back to milkin' Old Bossie.  Sure, the infant and maternal mortality rates were triple what they are now, but hey- those old mothers were tough!


It makes a great story when a guy loses all but his canine teeth and keeps playing, or when a guy gets speared in the yambags, gets sewn up, and comes back to get a hat trick with 37 stitches in the family jewels, but times have changed, and so has modern medicine.


Blood was once something you played through, now it's a biohazard.


Concussions were once something you just shook off and played through, and then told stories about later.  Now we know the long-term effects.


Remember when Z had all those back troubles and people were complaining about his lost ice time?  I'd bet you dollars to donuts that if he'd played through it, he'd be a shell of the player he is today, if he was still playing at all.  I'm sure the lovely Emma is glad he took care of his back.


Medicine has come a long way.  As much as I love a good story and testament to the manliness of hockey players, I'd rather see a guy sit now, and go on to play longer and live better afterwards.


If we need good stories, we'll always have Gilchrist.  Ouch, man.  Just... Ouch.

#2351348 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

I have said this for years and have said it over and over....he has been given ample opportunity to crack the top 6 D...he can't even do it with all these injuries, he will never do it.  I know I am not the only one to dislike him, but I have said since day one he was a waste of a draft pick. Could have had made a much  better draft pick. Even though a draft is a gamble, but nobody understood why Kindl was taken so high, except that they figured Holland was being Holland and found a diamond...Sorry, but Holland screwed the pooch with Kindl....bye bye Jakub, wish I could say it was nice to know you!

Honestly I didn't know much about Kindl when he was drafted, but I definitely got excited for a puck moving defenseman who is 6'3" 216 lbs and drafted that highly.  I've been pretty hard on him because he shows flashes of getting it together and then fades to the background once again.


As a 26 yr old with as many chances as he's had, I don't hold out much hope.  

#2350150 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by freshy on 01 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

I have a feeling the next 4 minutes is going to be sphincter puckering time.

#2349366 A Few D-Men That Could Become Available This Year

Posted by Jedi on 31 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

The issue is we have 7 guys on 1 way contracts and Smith who is 2 way but isn't going back to the minors because a.  he shouldn't and b. won't clear waivers.  We are going to either lose a guy on waivers or Kenny has to make a trade.

Whether a contract is "one way" or "two way" has no bearing on a player's waiver eligibility.  That only determines the salary that player is paid, depending on where he's playing.  Best explanation of that (and the entire Waiver Eligibility process) I've found for that is here... 

Do 1-Way and 2-Way contracts effect Waivers?
Simply put, no they do not. This is a common misconception. 1-way and 2-way contracts have nothing to do with waivers. They are for salary purposes between the AHL and NHL. The confusion is understandable, most players with 2-way contracts are waiver exempt because of the reasons above. Most players on 1-way contracts aren’t waiver exempt. Just keep in mind that the chart above is the only thing that determines a players waiver status.

For what it's worth, Lashoff is on a two way contract too, but it doesn't matter since his salary is only $523k this year (he'd make $50k if he's playing in GR).  I believe that Lash is waiver exempt, too.

#2348015 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by HelmFan on 27 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

Atiwapaskat housing.

#2347975 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 27 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I think I know what the correct list of things are after a Wings win and loss.


Wings lose

1.  Blame Franzen

2.  Blame Howard

3.  Blame Emmerton

4.  Blame Ericsson

5.  Blame the Power Play

6.  Blame the coaching staff and management

7.  Whine on the forums until the next game.


Wings win

1.  No one gets credit

2.  Blame all players except Dats and Z for sucking. 

3.  Whine on the forums until the next game.


Course, I should know how this goes after being on these forums for so long.

#2346045 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by Nev on 25 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

The Hossa boat sailed a long time ago guys, no point swimming after it.  Holland said all season long he could only sign one of Franzen or Hossa, and Franzen got in there first.

#2346095 Team next season?

Posted by Donohue75 on 25 January 2013 - 12:48 PM


Howe - Yzerman - Lindsay
Delvecchio - Abel - Federov
Maltby - Drapper - McCarty
Shannahan - Datsyuk - Ullman


Lidstrom - Chelios
Fetisov - Coffey
Larson - Pronovost



#2345410 Ian White Out 2-3 Weeks

Posted by FireCaptain on 23 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

From now on, Jimmy Howard is not allowed to wear skates. For the safety of our fragile players, he has to wear broomball shoes. 

#2344886 1/22 GDT : Stars 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by freshy on 22 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Good job Dano drawing the penalty. No get the hell off the ice.

#2344639 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by Nightfall on 22 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

How anyone still has confidence in Holland is a mystery. Andersson doesnt have the leg up in Europe anymore, and Scotty Bowman is long gone. Holland is now getting exposed for what he is = a guy who got lucky to have Andersson and Bowman calling shots for him.

I mean listen to some of the posts on here. "I like this signing.". What?


Yea, why have confidence in Holland?  All the playoff appearances, the Stanley Cups as recent as 2008 and the finals in 2009.  I mean, geez, he really has lost it.  I give up.  You win.

#2344021 Lashoff

Posted by Crymson on 21 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

An impressive start, the failed clear aside. Opinions?

#2344073 1/21: Red Wings 4 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by datterberg1340 on 21 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Lashoff earned himself a couple more games even if Big E can come back early.

yes he definitely deserves to stay up, esp. with "Glass Joe Colaiacovo" going down yet again

#2342674 Everyone chill out!

Posted by T.Low on 20 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

ZDB are suffering from the same symptoms Hudler had after returning from Europe:  They forgot what it's lke to get hit every few strides, not used to no time and no space, not used to the pace of the NHL game.  In everyone of those highlight clips of Z and B in the frikin silly little league (for God's sake), there is absolutely zero contact, and tons of ice to play in, and lame ass DMan spectating and hoping for an autograph along the way.


Their legs may be in shape, but that league was like semi retirement for those guys, they got away with things they'd never be able to do in the NHL.  It hurt their on ice work ethic, and hopefully they'll recover faster than Hudler did.