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#2463149 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2013 - 10:15 PM

Our Defense has been exposed by the mighty panthers

#2463112 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

Please elaborate on how any part of this game is Howard's fault?

A good goalie could have saved that 2nd goal. He responded with giving up a ridiculous rebound and almost letting in a fluttering shot that he didn't see until it hit his glove

#2463033 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2013 - 09:48 PM

Weiss is a chode

#2462945 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

How can your 3rd line be head and shoulders above your 2nd

#2462941 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

Datsyuk and Franzen seem to have chemistry I always wanted to see them on a line together

#2462538 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joesuffP on 09 December 2013 - 03:32 PM

Setting my dislike of Franzen aside, it still makes the most sense to rid ourselves of that contract.  If Holland were to trade him, he'd most definitely have to include a check for a lot of that salary to the team picking him up. I mentioned David Booth before (maybe it was in the Weiss thread) but I mentioned him getting back with Weiss to possibly reunite the chemistry they had in Florida.  Someone said that Booth is doing very well right, and well, neither is Weiss at the moment and putting them back together wouldn't be good at all. An example I am going to use (and this doesn't mean the same will work for Weiss, but it has a chance to work) is Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.  They were gangbusters in Philly, got traded top separate teams and they were both struggling to the point that people were calling them washed up.  LA takes a chance, makes the deal to reunite them, and viola! Look at what they did together in LA! May or may not work, but Weiss needs a bit a familiarity to play with. I still say Franzen will be an all-star if he gets out there with the Sedins, if Sammy can score 35 with them, Franzen can top 40 with them. And just maybe reuniting Booth and Wiess would spark something.  Trade Franzen and some cash (to cover part of his contract) to Vancouver for Booth, its a win-win situation for both teams...
I still maintain Holland needs to address the #1 right winger spot.  Not sure who that would be, but there are a couple of high end guys out there that will be UFA.  Most importantly we must say Goodbye to ALL of the pending UFA's on this team, with the only exception being Alfie, if he still wants to play and ONLY if he takes a similar contract.  I am very happy with Gustavsson's play this year, but he is also playing to get a starting job.  He will get a raise when he signs his next contract and for us, that is too much.  Mrazek is ready to be Jimmy's back-up and successor in the future and is a very minimal cap hit.  GR will continue on with Coreau and Paterson as their tandem.  Bertuzzi, Cleary, Sammy, and Quincey must go.  If I could drop Q and Cleary today, I would.

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - #1 Right Winger
Alfredsson - Weiss - Booth
Nyquist - Helm - Tatar
Miller - Andersson - Abdelkader
Kronwall - Ericsson
DeKeyser - Smith
Kindl - Lashoff
That roster is much improved over the current one...

Stopped reading at David Booth. We're the panthers retirement home when you just don't want to work anymore

#2462092 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by joesuffP on 07 December 2013 - 08:47 PM

Nyquist hasn't looked phenomenal lately but luckily Tatar has. Grind this out and get the win and then Datsyuk will come back

#2462032 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joesuffP on 07 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

You replace him with a 40-50 goal scorer.  The ONLY logical thing is to buyout Franzen.  It doesn't matter if he scores 25 goals.  In the end, this is a business and it will be a business decision.  Do you think Holland really wanted to buyout McCarty back in the day? Of course not, but it was a business decision.  The only way he doesn't et bought out is if he gets traded.  Right now, the better he plays the more his trade value rises.  Not many teams would be willing to take him on for 6 more years, but if Ilitch writes a check for Franzen to take with him to his new team, it would ease the pain of the team picking him up.  Franzen at 35+ is just as useless as Cleary is right now.  Remember when Cleary was a valuable asset to this team? Wasn't it just a couple of years ago?  Now we ALL agree Cleary is horrible and is taking up a valuable roster spot where one of our kids could be.  NHL teams are being given a one time out next off season, to wipe a cap hit off the books, not that his cap hit is that big, but he will not be worth $1.9M in a couple of seasons and then everyone will be screaming for him to be traded or retire...
Franzen is gone before the 2014-15 season opens up next october...
Alfie at 41 is tons better than Franzen is right now.  If the decision is to made to re-sign Alfie, then Franzen will for sure be gone.

Holland won't buy out Franzen just to use his last buyout because he's not retarded.

When it's game 7 in the third period Babcock will want Franzen on the ice a lot more than Alfredsson. Cause you know, he's smart. He doesn't hold grudges against players for 3 years because he didn't have an unbelievable playoff run 3 years in a row

#2461944 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joesuffP on 07 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

He is big but strong? Come on I could poke him with my finger and he would fall over then his response would would be to whine and cry. He is the definition of a ***** not a power forward. He is fine of those people that everyone knows....he runs his **** sucker telling you what he is going to do but never has the balls to do it. He is a ***** don't ever label him as a power forward again its a disgrace to the REALnpower forwards of this league.

He is terrible in way more than HALF of the games he plays. That's why he should be bought out. Even though Weiss isn't scoring points he still brings more than what franzen does. Z and DAT when they're not scoring? They provide leadership and defense.

Jesus you're delusional. Did Franzen f*** your mom or something? Without Franzen we are way too small in the top 6. Nobody on this team can play the way Franzen does. He is crucial to our success if you haven't noticed. The problem in our top 6 is guys like Bertuzzi, Cleary and Weiss (when they get put there) and not Franzen
If Franzen played on any other team we would be dieing to get him to Detroit.

He was floating last night while Nyquist and Tatar did all the work. But he floated in the right spot to bury agoal

You don't know anything about hockey then cause Franzen was our best forward. Sometimes the stat sheet doesn't show how good a player played

#2461928 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by joesuffP on 07 December 2013 - 04:32 PM

Everyone keeps on being so wrong about Franzen but continue to keep speaking about him. You'd think after you've been wrong so many times you'd keep your comments to yourself. It must be embarrassing.

Franzen is a true power forward and the only one on this team. He won't be bought out because holland isn't stupid. Him retiring early and giving the team a 3M cap penalty will be peanuts by that time with the cap going way up. Also considering having a player of Franzen's caliber would usually demand 5.5M see what Weiss was able to demand.
His Defense is very undervalued on this board. He's big, strong, one of the best shots and great play maker. If this guy was on any other team he would be some of your guys wet dream to be on this team for 3.9M a year

#2461775 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by joesuffP on 06 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

I can't believe there is such hockey geniuses that correctly predicted we would have injuries this year. Also correctly predicted we wouldn't score enough goals to win some games

#2461636 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by joesuffP on 06 December 2013 - 09:06 PM

Bertuzzi is a slouch

#2461561 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by joesuffP on 06 December 2013 - 07:50 PM

How hard is it to take an icing when there's no play. Our Defense only ever ices the puck when they stand behind their own net for 30 seconds waiting for the teams to change and they sail it down going for the stretch pass. I swear our defensemen have the worst hockey IQ

#2461361 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by joesuffP on 05 December 2013 - 10:58 PM

Babs puts certain players in a position to fail like Weiss. I think that has something to do with how fragile we are as a team mentally. I bet he calls guys out a lot in the locker room cause some people seem to play scared

Having said that, I think commie blames others for his problems a bit too much

#2461321 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by joesuffP on 05 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

Cleary has screwed this team in countless was. This would be the perfect time to call up sheahan