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#2624573 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 11:04 PM

Today I learned Franzen = Cleary

In other news, Lobster = Skittles

#2624522 Franzen back on ice

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 02:30 PM

Maybe, maybe not. There is also other factors that his family may be considering which attribute to their support.

-Like...maybe their non-support would be crushing his life-long dream...the thing that has been the thread of his existence since he was a little boy? What type of husband or dad to they have then without giving it another try. Would he resent them and create a whole swath of family relationship issues?
-Maybe these concussion symptoms will go away permanently like they have with some other athletes?
-Maybe they trust his decision and instincts on what his body is telling him, how he's getting better?
-Maybe they don't understand the seriousness of major concussions, and symptoms long-term, therefore don't realize the risk he is assuming (they are after all from Sweden, and likely don't get to see this injury as much as we do here in the States/Canada due to our detailed exposure to many, equally as brutal sports (e.g. NFL football) and the hundreds of stories we've heard about this wrecking lives and even resulting in death)

I just don't imagine that this is an easy decision and they're like "who cares, the hell with him(dad/husband/son)...let him go play and keep bringing in the big dollars...if he's a bowl of jelly in five years...so be it!"


Anddddddd now we're genuinely questioning the support of his family. Only Franzen lol

#2624448 Franzen back on ice

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 September 2015 - 02:08 PM

Here's the mlive article with the video interview.

Someone needs to start a kickstarter campaign or something so mlive can buy a decent microphone. The reporter's questions are loud and clear but Mule sounds like he's answering from a bathroom down the hallway.


#2624264 RWN-HQ GTG

Posted by Echolalia on 31 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

I don't know if LGW regulars could meet up without someone (me?) getting punched.  It would be awful.  Or incredibly satisfying. 


1st Annual LGW Wrestlemania


Sponsored by Petr Mrazek, because when Howard is the rest, you go with the best.

And Holland Sux Inc, where annual Stanley Cups are a reality

and finally, Osgood Savings Account.  We have Hall of Fame savings, because we have Hall of Fame supporting staff.

#2624255 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Helmethead on 31 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

Same as Phil Kessel.

#2624223 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 August 2015 - 09:40 AM

No he did'nt say he's struggling, but why say those things? Pretty pointless. Does he expect sympathy because he left money on the table and now he regrets it because teams aren't throwing big contracts at him and he's still a UFA with training camps looming? He got paid $10 million dollars to play hockey for four seasons. He should just keep his mouth shut.


Because he was being interviewed? 


If people are so bitter that these athletes are paid so much money for playing hockey, why even watch the sport?  You're the ones ultimately paying their salaries.


Hockey is entertainment.  And entertainment is big business.  These guys come from an elite talent pool and are paid accordingly.  Technically they're actually underpaid because their salaries are artificially restricted by the cap.

#2624006 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by rick zombo on 28 August 2015 - 01:09 PM

Trading Howard is dumb if we want to make a playoff run.  What happens if Mrazek gets injured?  Tommy McCollum would be our starting goalie. Think about that for a second. 


But if you really really hate Howard, then trading him is fun times.

#2624005 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Jesusberg on 28 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

Trading Howard is dumb if we want to make a playoff run.  What happens if Mrazek gets injured?  Tommy McCollum would be our starting goalie. Think about that for a second. 

Uh, is someone forgetting about Jared Coreau? C'mon man, get it together. Who needs Jimmy Howard?

#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.

#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.

#2623681 Franzen back on ice

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

And players sue the leagues

#2623562 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

It shouldn't take being a Maple Leaf.  Everyone should already hate Patrick Kane.

#2623508 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 August 2015 - 11:33 AM

It happened. So it's not impossible. Probable? No. I don't see the Wings finishing as a lower seed this year anyway. But I'm not going to throw in the towel in the playoffs if they do. I'm sure the Tampa players wouldn't call the Red Wings a s***ty team last year. Are you really a Wings fan GMR? Even some of the Tampa players said the Detroit series was tougher than their series with the Habs and Rangers were. I get it that it's the cool thing here to bash the Red Wings and then say you're just being objective and realistic. But you need to acknowledge the good things about this team too which is my whole point. Why even be a Red Wings fan if you're going to call them a s***ty team? Its not like they are coming off a season finishing 30th in the league. Any team which wins a Cup has to be talented, healthy and a bit lucky. It was no different for the Wings cup winning teams. The current Wings team is not at this level. But s***ty? You're a s***ty Red Wings fan for saying that. Show the team you say you cheer for some respect here.


LOL.  Take it easy.  We're only s***ty compared to the 2012 Kings.  You brought that team up.  We're average compared to the rest of the league.  Average doesn't mean you're a Cup contender. Neither does pushing an eventual SCF team in the first round.  Nashville was our toughest series in 2008.  Were they a cup contender?  How about Vancouver in 2002?  A first round loss means you're pretty average.  

#2623489 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

exactly, we could've easily been in the final playing the hawks.


LOL.  Right, because once you get past the first round, the road to the Finals gets easier.  

#2623418 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

To this day I feel bad for Trevor Linden when the Canucks signed Messier, and more or less stripped away the 'C' from him.


Messier didn't have much success from that point on.


Oh wow!   :nervous:   How did that not get mentioned?  That's worse than any signing on this list.  


Of course, Messier revisionists would like to pretend it didn't happen.  This is a man who named an award after himself.