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#2519132 old detroit red wings games on youtube/internet?

Posted by FlashyG on 04 May 2014 - 12:31 AM

Here is Game 7 of the playoff series with Colorado


Game 5 of the Finals


#2518746 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by FlashyG on 01 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

Pav scored three goals in five games too. If Franzen was doing other things in the series, then OK, maybe I can overlook a very inopportune turnover. What other conclusion could people draw from Franzen if he isn't scoring? He doesn't kill penalties, isn't physical and doesn't set his teammates up for scoring chances either. Despite his whining to the media, Franzen's one job on this team is to put the puck in the net. One goal in 23 games -- there's an effort problem involved in that for a player that logs as many minutes as Franzen, yet contributes nothing else while being on the ice.

I've given Franzen the benefit of the doubt before, but he has been a bum in the playoffs for four years now. Playoff Franzen isn't suddenly going to reappear with age and an already questionable work ethic. Franzen gets all of this backlash because he earned it; not due to Cleary and Sammy no longer being around.

Franzen was the only player on the team I saw put Lucic on his backside, he led all forwards in blocked shots, he had twice as many takeaways than giveaways and set up all kinds of scoring chances that didn't get buried.

There was bad too, he took a lot of bad shots, the turnover's he had ended up in our net and he couldn't bury any of the chances he had, but he wasn't close to the worst forward for the Wings during that series.

#2518722 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by FlashyG on 01 May 2014 - 04:10 PM


Like hell....Franzen's lazy as all hell pass in Game 5 directly cost them that game.


It ended up being a turnover but "lazy"? 


It was a hard saucer pass, that would have led to a breakaway or at worst a 2 on 1. Krug had to make a great play at the line to knock the puck down or Helm was gone.


Even Datsyuk, who was unquestionably our best player made worse passes in the series than that one.

#2518676 Tortorella To Be Fired

Posted by FlashyG on 01 May 2014 - 12:46 PM

Torts will be ok, this will give him the freedom to continue his promising Rap career.


#2518563 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by FlashyG on 01 May 2014 - 12:43 AM

Haha, and people wonder why Babs doesn't want to sign an extension.

Obviously getting sick of this bush league bulls*** management.


If Babcock was sick of management he wouldn't have stuck around for a decade. He also wouldn't say he's willing to stick around on a year to year basis.


I think its also silly to think he's not PART of management. No decision is made on the roster without his input. 


Tootoo was the only person even considered for a buyout. If he isn't bought out, then the 2nd compliance buyout isn't used at all. 


If, hypothetically, Franzen did get bought out he would in all likelihood be one of, if not the best free agent forward in this years entire crop.

#2518201 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 29 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

I have been thinking. One thing the Wings have missed is a good net front presents. So, have Homer come in and teach that to Franzen. He's a big body, could be hard to move. It would keep him from floating around. Just get to the net, if the puck goes in the corner, go get it back to the point and go back to the net. Cause I don't really see anyone else on the team right now that could be good at that.

They've tried Franzen there but its not really a great fit. He has the size to do the job, but he's more effective shooting the puck than he is screening the goalie and trying to deflect it.


The best net front presence the Wings have right now is Bertuzzi but he's too much of a liability elsewhere to take a regular shift. 

#2518195 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 29 April 2014 - 01:31 PM


Yeah, that's the only way I would personally justify keeping Franzen (playing him on the 3rd line).  That's what he was projected to be anyway until he went beast mode for two years in the playoffs.


The quotes about Babcock make me think he might be getting tired of dealing with the rosters that Holland keeps giving him and would consider going to another team after next season.  I have mixed feelings about that but we'll see what happens.


I don't know where people keep getting the idea that Holland and Babcock don't get along. Every time the topic is raised to either one of them the re-iterate how well they get along. Babs has stuck around for 9 years here, with Holland in charge for every single one and he's never complained about him. I also think its pretty crazy to think any GM makes roster decisions or moves without first discussing it with the coach and the rest of his staff.


He's already said he will keep coaching the Wings year to year and if not them, he'll go to U of M. 


I'm also not sure where everyone is getting the idea that Franzen is regressing or that he's not as effective now as he was in the past. He put up .76 points per game this year, which is slightly above his career average. He will end up regressing before the end of his contract but so far there aren't any signs that is imminent. The idea of buying him out is ridiculous, the only reason to do it would be to acquire someone better and given the look of this years FA market, its not all that unlikely that Franzen would be the best forward available.

#2518098 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by FlashyG on 28 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

And people who make mudpies thing they have value. It doesn't matter what they think, they are selling a product.


I go to multiple games a year, buy their merchandise, watch their broadcasts. I am their customer and their product is fast becoming s***.


If you're unhappy with the product then stop buying it.


No team is going to change its direction because a small group of fans wants them too.

#2518001 Grand Rapids Griffins - defend the cup

Posted by FlashyG on 28 April 2014 - 01:39 PM


This is encouraging. But I think it's extremely unlikely he stays with the organization much longer.


I don't think its an accident that his contract ends at the exact same time as Babcock's

#2514611 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by FlashyG on 24 April 2014 - 10:39 AM

The Second Coming of the Swede.



#2512986 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2014 - 10:44 PM





Props to Aflac for the design inspiration on the scoreboard. Mine doesn't look quite as good as his, but copies never do.


Hopefully we get the Wings from Game 1 for this one, and hopefully we get a Nyquist Explosion. He's due for one.

#2509064 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by FlashyG on 12 April 2014 - 10:35 PM


#2509058 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by FlashyG on 12 April 2014 - 10:15 PM


#2508640 Bobby Ryan to Ottawa

Posted by FlashyG on 11 April 2014 - 02:11 PM

I wouldn't have minded Ryan if it wouldn't have cost us Nyquist + to get him.


I think Nyquist is the better player straight up although that's debatable considering the lack of sample size and the likely unsustainable scoring rate for Gus.


Ottawa fans are already regretting the trade so maybe we were right to get out of the Ryan sweepstakes.

#2507540 Mike Babcock Appreciation Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 08 April 2014 - 11:35 PM

Let me get this straight, the guy just passed Jack Adams for most all time wins (with the wings), and yet he's never won the Jack Adams Trophy for Best Head Coach?? hmmm...


Bowman had to win 62 games in a season to get one.


I absolutely hate how that award is given out. Its basically the coach of the most improved team award.

He rolls out horrible lines and makes all kinds of nonsensical "gut" line-juggling decisions, but he has a great relationship with the players, if not the best, and knows how to instill confidence and pride in his team.  Which makes him the most irritating, and probably one of the best coaches, in the league today. 


He's had at least some players who didn't get along with him. Filppula apparently didn't get along with him at all, which is why he didn't entertain the idea of coming back this year. Commodore believes Babcock tried to end his hockey career and hates him with a passion and there were even rumors a while ago that Zetterberg didn't get along with him.


Then again there's a saying about coaches like Babcock and Bowman. 364 days a year you hate his guts but on the 365th day you get your ring.