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#2623807 Franzen back on ice

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 August 2015 - 07:08 PM

I don't think chronic back problems lead to brain damage lol. 
Plus I think a lot of us are talking about possibility of future injury since the last one he was out for 6 months. I still stand my position that he should have hung em up. But hockey players can just be so stubborn :P 
But I agree with you, Franzen would be an asset. This is something I realized about 2 seasons ago when our scoring wasn't very good after we lost Lidstrom and Zberg and Datsyuk started declining. Every bit counts for this team now. 

I would never want a situation where leg wand Nyquist and Franzen are our teams first line again, but when they had to, they carried this effin teams offense, and Franzen was the main reason for that. He was amazing.

#2622515 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 August 2015 - 10:09 PM

I listened to that interview in its entirety. Fetisov did not say this.

From what I've read on the internet, fetisov seems to be walking an odd road on this whole thing, but honestly I trust your take on it more than I do writers just trying to get hits on their articles. And most of the time they're just using translation programs that are flawed anyway. So thanks for the insite.

#2622285 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 August 2015 - 08:46 PM

@6ixRy: Zetterberg when we asked him if he wants Phaneuf: " I think we will pass" as he laughs with us


#2622273 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 04 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

McCarty should beat the s**** out of Lemieux for old times sake. Out of no where too. Would be hilarious. 

it sounds like you're describing assault.

And with today's p****fied NHL he would probably get sentenced to jail.

That is generally what happens when you assault someone.

I want Forsberg, Roy, Foote, and Lemieux playing and I want blood.
Any ideas on who will be playing for Colorado?

Sakic, Roy, forsberg are the only names I've seen...
I imagine they're still checking to see who wants to, who can, who can't etc.etc.

#2622191 Which prospect will have the best nhl career

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 07:46 PM

I can't believe I'm the only one who voted for Mantha so far

#2622169 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 03:04 PM

oh boy Tatar is killin it


switched my vote

#2622170 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 03 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

Okay I can level with people who said Z prime and Toews now. 


Still don't buy the Toews prime > Z prime

This. I think GMR said it best though, are we talking years of top play, or 'peak', as in each player at their very best? Think either way Z takes it.




So if Z scores 80 points next season and Toews scores 65 and both replicated average time on ice and takeaways what do we conclude with that?


Say in playofffs 2016 they replicate similar numbers. 


 "Number's don't mean anything, Toews still better?" - Just curious so we have the opinions before the season starts. 

I know Toews has the added factor that he still kills penalties and Z rarely does anymore (unless Blashill decides to put him and Dats back on penalty killing for some reason). But aside from that fact. 

I reckon it would be concluded that Z is better. He's had injuries, especially with the back, and if it can be seen that he's over that and back to his best then him outscoring Toews would go a long was to help his argument. However I don't think scoring is everything. The PK would give Toews an edge, but having said that Z had 10 more blocked shots last year (26 to 16) and Miller lead the league in forwards - does that mean Drew is in the mix? Of course not. People bring different things and I think that's why it's been so difficult to separate these two.


If they had the points you quoted, with similar ice-time, it still wouldn't be enough to draw much of a reasonable conclusion as, say, 25% of Toews ice time would be on the PK. 75% of Z's 80 points would be 60. So for his ES time Toews would be doing better.


But hey, spreadsheets aren't everything (although I personally love them).


EDIT: I thought I'd also say (and I may be the first person to say it) that Z is without doubt far better value for money. But that's very little to do with either player, just a factor in the case of "which would you pick?" Toews, I feel, would have accepted less than what he was offered, but when they offered Kane his contract, they felt they had to offer Toews the same. He'd be a moron if he said "nah, just give me $8m-per". Our front office has always been a bit clever with the cap.

#2622173 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

Take a look at Toews beard and then take a look at Zetters beard. Does that answer the question?

Case closed

#2622152 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

Some people are watching the games, instead of looking at spreadsheets and notebooks. If tires Toews were an ufa today 28 teams would be lining up with even more money than his 10,5 he is that valuable. Most people that think he isn't a top 10 player should watch the games.

Just like Keith he always gets into best mode come playoff time. People honestly wouldn't take him over Z right now? Hard to believe also their peak can't be compared because nobody knows if Toews has peaked already or might get even better.

Toews at 27 has won everything in his young career and could very well end up with half a dozen cups when all is said and done. I don't care about regular season stats if a player disappears when it matters the most, Toews is the opposite. So yeah till Giroux, OV and done other ppg players can do the same I'd take captain serious over everyone not named Crosby or Stamkos and I don't need spreadsheets to know that, his accomplishments, work ethic, leadership qualities and the praise people in the NHL is more than enough.

Z's peak had him playing unreal hockey.


What a novel idea. As a hockey fan I never thought of actually watching the games. Thanks for the tip Frank.

#2622114 Free agents this off season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 August 2015 - 11:15 PM

What? Mrazek in the AHL? He is our #1 goalie . Howard will be gone by next summer. He is the past. Mrazek is the present and the future. I dont mind keeping Jimmy this season to push Mrazek. But nothing more. Mrazek is going to be a star and he is already better than Jimmy is now. He has paid his dues in the AHL. Its 2015 not 2013.


Mrazek has only started 34 games in his NHL career. 


I think Mrazek played well in the playoffs, but he still has to steal the starting job outright from Howard.  He is not our #1 goalie yet.  They're at best a tandem at the moment until he proves otherwise. 

#2622109 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by SetecX on 02 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

I live right around there and I didn't even hear the implosion >.> 


Slept right through it. 

Wow you must have been tired. It was pretty loud. You can even hear it on my video over the noise of the props.

#2622106 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by wings87 on 02 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

There seems to be an over reliance on points in this thread, and while points are a good indication of a players success they don't tell the whole story. Say Franzen scores 30 goals but has stretches where he disappears for 15 games at a time. Is he as good as a player that scores 30 goals, but is constantly in the game contributing? I will say this that I initially thought Towes and Z where more similar in their prime, but it does look like Z was a superior player. Though after all the injuries, points not withstanding, at present Toews is a better all around player.

#2622094 Free agents this off season

Posted by Euro_Twins on 02 August 2015 - 06:22 PM

Bernier - : "How many times do I need to bail out our s**** defense? Exactly" - Walks away. 

Reimer's confidence is under the gutter unfortunately. Toronto ruined him. 

Bernier: " Nelson Mandela would have never let his team play such s*** defense"

#2622030 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by number9 on 01 August 2015 - 10:06 AM

Fetisov is now proposing that the khl block russians from coming to the NHL at any age.


Dudes crazy...

All of the hits to the head he sustained over his playing career must be catching up to him.



Wow. After seeing the movie Red Army recently, and seeing everything Fetisov had to go through to play in the USA, it's very surprising he would feel this way.


He's just a pawn of the Russian government now. I'm sure he gets a lot of "encouragement" to tow this line.

#2622063 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

But Datsyuk and Zetterberg go fishing together every summer... Is that not boy love? 

That's MAN love, and it is good.