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#2521550 Emmerton-ov: Cory heading to KHL

Posted by FlashyG on 23 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Somewhere The Axe is trying to figure out how to say Emdog in Russian.

#2521275 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

I just think comparing mantha nyquist and others potential(high) to bertuzzi(low) is kind of insulting. They're not in the same sentence. IMO


Some of Guelph's sportswriters think that Bertuzzi is the MVP of that team despite not being near the lead in scoring.


He missed a large portion of the year, both regular season and playoffs with injuries but still manages to put up PPG numbers playing on the 3rd and 4th lines.


He also gets no PP time and kills penalties, even taking faceoffs in certain situations.


Do I think he'll be as good as Mantha...No, 

but could he? yes.

#2521074 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by FlashyG on 18 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

Just because he is scoring in juniors doesn't mean he will make it in the NHL. Let's see how he's does with the big boys first.

I still think he is a 4th liner at best.

Its just like mantha yes I think he will be good. But I don't think he should make the jump to nhl to start the year. Maybe like halfway through but not to start. I wanna see how he does in the ahl(and I can watch him a lot live then to!).


Nothing he said was inaccurate. 


He said the Wings future was full of potential...Not full of NHL 1st liners.


Just because they have potential doesn't mean they will all reach it.


Right now the Wings prospect pool is ranked 3rd in the NHL, not bad for a team that has picked in the top 20 only twice in the past couple decades.

#2520874 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by FlashyG on 16 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

we need to trade for Kesler and Edler.


Considering what it would cost to get them vs what they bring, I think there are better options out there.


Edler might be worth going for considering he's coming off a disaster of a season and his value is at an all time low, but I wouldn't even inquire about Kesler.


They'll want a ton for him and he's not worth any of the prospects the Canucks would want for him.

#2520333 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by FlashyG on 13 May 2014 - 10:25 PM

Here is his game winning goal and post game interview.


Its in French though.



#2520175 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by FlashyG on 12 May 2014 - 09:53 PM

The rule that you're talking about is for NHL players joining the AHL. In their case they have to be on the AHL roster on the day of the NHL trade deadline.


You'll see a bunch of teams making paper transactions at the deadline to make age and contract eligible players available for the AHL teams should the parent NHL franchise be eliminated.


There is no such rule (from what I can find) that applies to major junior players joining the AHL when their CHL season is over. Based on the transfer agreement they seem to be perfectly eligible to play.

#2519535 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 06 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Transition from small euros to small euros lol


Transitioning from one core to another doesn't mean the style of play needs to change.


Why would the team change from a puck possession style anyways? its proven to be the most successful style of play by far.


You also don't rebuild over the course of 1 year, its going to take a few for the next wave to surpass the old wave of players, the fact that we're doing it for a 3rd time under Holland without missing the playoffs at all is why Holland will likely retire as the greatest GM in NHL history.

#2519304 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 05 May 2014 - 07:36 PM

"We like our team"


If this is in any way acceptable from this team's GM after the last 3 (really 4) years I don't know what to tell you.  Holland clearly needs to go, the team needs to be rebuilt and the franchise needs to transition.


We are transitioning/rebuilding right now.

#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.