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derblaueClaus

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#2571015 Franson to Preds

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's not so much about what Franson is, it's more about how much does he improve the team. I don't watch as many Leafs games as you guys but from what I saw and read in his stats he is more or less on par with Kronwall regarding offense but worse defensively. In my opinion that makes him very good top 4 defender and a decent top 2. But we already have two, maybe three of that in Quincy, Ericsson and arguably DeKeyser.

 

Sure, they don't have the offensive upside of Franson but they make that more or less up with their better defensive play. So, would Franson have improved us ? Sure, we'd be a little bit more flexible and deeper on our blueline and increased our production a little bit. Would that be nice to have ? Of course. Would it worth the price of a top pick + prospect ? No. What we really need is a offensive top 2 D-Man to complement Kronwall on our first paring not another top 4 guy. Franson simply isn't that guy. And the price paid by the Preds is to high for just "nice to have", especially considering Franson is an UFA this summer. I'm glad Kenny stayed away from him and I hope he also doesn't trade for Petry for the same reasons stated here. The far better options are to get Yandle or to stay pat and try to sign Green this summer.




#2570901 Franson to Preds

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 February 2015 - 11:52 AM

Never was a huge fan of getting Franson relative to the price. I just think he was more desirable for the Red Wings being a righty, but beyond that, I haven't seen anything that makes him that special.

I'm all in for Yandle, though. (Even being a lefty.)

 

This. I don't think that Franson would have been a significant improvement for us. He's a very good second pair defenseman, but we already have 2-3 of these.




#2570604 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

Kronner !!!




#2570563 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

For those of you who couldn't watch I'm trying to paraphrase what Holland just said @ FSD :
 

"During the offseason we thought we needed a right-handed D-Man for our PP, now our PP is No. 1"

"Of course we'd like to have three righties and three lefties ideally."

"Marchenko and Smith seems to be a good paring."

"Larkin and Mantha are almost untouchable."

"Kindl needs to play before rejoining the team, will have a conditioning stint in GR and will join the team in California."

"Pulkkinen is obviously having a great year in GR." ( on the question if we will see someone up after the Trade Deadline)




#2568965 King henrik out a month

Posted by derblaueClaus on 06 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

He's not my king.  Nuh uh.  No way.  I pledge allegiance to a flag, not a monarch.  This is insulting. 

 

http://youtu.be/dOOTKA0aGI0?t=19s




#2568521 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by derblaueClaus on 05 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

9:00 PM EST ? Are you kidding me ? That's 3:00 AM here. It's a good thing I don't have to get up early then. LGW !




#2567650 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 February 2015 - 07:12 AM

I think he's more on the untouchable side.
A 23 yr old whos already a second line center, with his size and hands, I don't think they're going to trade him.

 

Given our non-existing prospect depth at center they would be mad to trade him.




#2567588 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

For the comments in here alone, E has to score more goals, especially on power play

 

Herzlich Wilkommen bei dem Haufen hier. :D




#2567566 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 04:32 PM

I really like our team this year. Sure, they have bad games, but not many in a row. If they can keep this up we will be a tough nut to crack in the playoffs.




#2567542 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

Might have been kind of a harsh call.  There was a loose stick on the ice that he could have tripped over.

 

Agreed, that was a tough call for the Islanders.


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#2567509 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 04:10 PM

And another penalty kill.
Awesome.

 

Which is much more relaxing to watch with a two goal lead.....




#2567504 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

Big Erection coming through !




#2567479 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

You did this.
Its your fault blue.

 

I take full responsibility. File your damage-charges in Germany plz.


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#2567459 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 03:57 PM

Hope they blow this open in the 4rd.

 

Let's just hope the Isles aren't coming from behind in this one.




#2567450 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 03:51 PM

See, I interpreted it as he was the big erection who was screwing something, not that the big erection itself was getting screwed up, i.e. interfered with. Thank you for the alternative perspective that is invaluable in growing as a human being and understanding the world around me.

 

Your welcome. If you want to know more about erections just give me a call. Trust me, I'm an expert.