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In Topic: Moving Jimmy Howard

01 September 2015 - 03:18 PM

Some of the move Howard feeling comes from his cap hit. Like we are somehow in cap trouble. we are not. Using generalfanager's numbers, as of today we have 53.1 million towards next seasons cap. That includes franzen. We should resign the following guys: helm, Abby, sheahan, pulks, dekeyser, and mrazek. maybe bring back guys like miller and andersson. The cap should be around 75 million next season. That leaves us with about 22 million to resign 8 guys. Plenty of money. Add another 4 million to the pot if as expected franzen ends up on the LTIR. if Kindl is traded/cut/bought out that could add another 2.4 million to the pot.

In the summer of 2017 another 12 million comes off of the books plus whatever the cap increase is, so another 15+/- to spend.

Point is we are in great shape cap wise.


In Topic: Franzen back on ice

01 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

I'm so angry at that guy for not playing more than 54 games in the lock out shortened season that only had 48 games in it? He only missed 7 games that year, which is about his usual for a full season.

 

On another note: I love the photo that comes up when you google Johan Franzen. It looks like Franzen was competing to look more battered than Sawchuck's Times cover. When you click on the image it brings you to this story of Franzen getting messed up by Doan- getting 23 stitches and returning to the game without a face shield.

 

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/allen/2011-04-16-franzen-face_N.htm 

 

It's the type of story that people love about the character and toughness of a player and their dedication to the team to come back when they weren't expected to. But with Franzen, I guess people had already turned on him at that point and his reputation already formed.

he played 33 last year-full 82 game season and 54 games the year before-full 82 game season. In the lockout year he missed 7 out of the 48 games. last year yes he had 22 points in 33 games games. So what? the numbers don't transfer. he has never had a 60 point season. In his ten full seasons in the NHL he has only had 3 seasons of 45 or more points. Those are not great or even good numbers for a guy paid like he is. Every year he has one great stretch where he racks up a ton of points in about 20 games. he just happened to have the stretch last year while healthy. if he would have stayed healthy last year he wouldn't have finished with more thn 45 points. How do I know this? becasue that is his history and track record.

as for him getting messed up by Doan, yup. he gets messed up by everyone. tatar could kick his a$$!

of course it is a moot point. he is here. he will take up some young player that needs to play and develop, spot. Then he will get another concussion. Which is scary on another level. is the next one the one........ for the sake of his family I will not finish that sentence.


In Topic: Franzen back on ice

01 September 2015 - 12:18 AM

 

Ill give you that he's hurt alot, but a 3.9mil caphit is not alot in today's NHL, and last year he did produce he was healthy

What good is production in in the training room? 3 years in a row of 54 games played or less. yes one was a lockout and he still missed time. In his 10 year career he has scored 17 goals or more in only 4 seasons. the other 6 seasons 16 goals or less. he had a nice run for 5 years 2008-2012. But he can't stay healthy, doesn't produce much of the time, and should have been bought out 2 years ago when we had the chance. Even his supporters knew he was injury prone. Could have walked away for nothing. But no he is still here.

As for his cap hit, it really isn't that good. Compare with backes. 4 mil vs 4.5 mil. 10 years for Franzen 8.5 years for backes. 4 seasons of 17 or more goals vs 6 years. Not to mention backes plays with an edge and has toughness, Franzen gets hurt. You could also compare with Simmons and several others. All in the same price range and bring much more to the table.


In Topic: Moving Jimmy Howard

01 September 2015 - 12:04 AM

I think the solution is to trade Mrazek. Howard is an all star when he's not injured. Mrazek is too inconsistent. We don't need his amazing saves or great puck handling ability. We don't need his wins or shutouts or confidence. We don't need his blue chip talent. We have Jimmy. He played like crap last year after he came back from his injury. But lets give him the starter role because he makes 5 mil a year. He has been consistent for years. Consistently average. For the first time in a long time we finally have a young blue chip talent in goal which the Wings have drafted and developed. It was tough to swallow that game 7 loss to Tampa. The one takeaway I came away with was at least I knew we have a franchise goalie in Mrazek. I figured most Wings fans would be excited about it. I was wrong I guess. To each their own. I'm still excited about Mrazek. This team is lucky to have this kid.

Every year in every sport teams overpay for players that have a great half season or playoff run. In many cases those deals fail. To small of a sample size. That is the heart of the question here. is a guy that has played all of 30 games in the NHL ready to be a #1 G? That is a huge risk to take that leap. There is no need to rush into anything. we have depth! That is a good thing. The flip side is, we move Howard and mrazek fails. then where are we? Screwed. Like half the league now that can't find one good G.


In Topic: Franzen back on ice

31 August 2015 - 07:27 PM

A lot of that list is just high payed players who were injured last year:

 

Burrows, MacDonald, Boyle, Grabovski, Neal, Franzen, Bolland, Staal, Smid, Chara

 

That doesn't necessarily mean these are bad contracts for the coming year when they could be healthy.

But that applies to Franzon EVERY year. paid a lot, hurt a lot, produces little.