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#2621205 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

Well there is ZERO chance, even healthy enough to play, that he plays 82 games. I never said he was be in the press box for 82 games either. Instead of just looking at the lines and commenting on Franzen being listed as the 13th guy, read the post that goes with it. He will spend time in the press box in order to stay off IR and avoid being bashed around night in and night out. It's the safest thing for him. Like I said, to him, right now, a successful season will be staying off the IR for the entire campaign. If he plays 50 games, that will be a successful healthy season in regards to his steps towards becoming a full time player again.


FINALLY, some inside knowledge from your sources. Are they going to space out the games or let him get a big rest before the playoffs???

#2621185 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by kliq on 22 July 2015 - 10:57 AM

With the contract Nyquist just got and his ability to top 30 goals, do you honestly see him on the 3rd line? IF Franzen is back, I see HIM 3rd line at them most, with some PP time of course. I really see him being more like the 13th forward.  Besides you left out Miller. I think if Franzen makes a successful comeback in the NHL (and right now a successful comeback would be just staying off the IR for a whole season, his 30 goal seasons are over) it will be best to be limited in his role on this team to only playing so much to avoid another relapse.


If our former coach were still here, I could see him forcing Franzen into a bigger role than he is ready for AND keeping Dats and Z together.  I believe Blash will experiment with them together and splitting them up to see what is more problematic for other teams.  I see a healthy roster looking like this:


Tatar - Datsyuk - Abdelkader

Nyquist - Richards - Zetterberg

Jurco - Sheahan - Pulkkinen

Miller - Glendening - Helm

Franzen (along with either Ferraro or Anderssson)


If he is fully healthy, there is zero chance Franzen is sitting in the press box. The only way this happens, is if he plays and plays like garbage.


#2620531 Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Franzen cough Franzen cough

If *cough* Franzen retires *cough* then we get stuck with *cough* a very large cap recapture penalty. *cough* *cough*

So *cough* that's a terrible *cough* idea.*cough *

#2620537 Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 July 2015 - 06:18 PM

If *cough* Franzen retires *cough* then we get stuck with *cough* a very large cap recapture penalty. *cough* *cough*

So *cough* that's a terrible *cough* idea.*cough *


Mule shouldn't retire, but probably should LTIRetire.  

#2620610 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Helmethead on 15 July 2015 - 11:22 AM

The Trade winds of s***. s***hawks win the Cup. Coyotes threatening to leave. Never cry s***wolf.

#2620442 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by martinezsvsu on 13 July 2015 - 11:02 PM

Now all they need is to trade for Patrick Kane and they'll be unstoppable. And by unstoppable I mean that no amount of alcohol will stop them.

I would say that they could trade for big buff but I don't think kane likes him

Have they said what he was impaired on?
I'm assuming alcohol, but if that's o don't get why they just didn't come out and say it was drunk driving. Unless they only call it impaired driving when you're only over the legal limit by a bit, or if he refused a breathalyzer or something.

you can get a dui reduced to an impaired driving. Don't ask me how I know that

#2620410 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Less than two weeks after signing a seven year contract extension worth $52.5-million, Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan OReilly has been charged with impaired driving after a pickup truck collided with a Tim Hortons in Lucan, Ont.
Per AM980

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.

#2615772 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

I know.  Which is why he won't make 6 million +.  That's my point.  He scores more than a defensive d-man, and less than a pure offensive d-man.  

You make it sound like he has good production though. There's no way he's going to get much less than Petty or Niskanen, and he'll probably get a bit more. That's a lot of money for a guy with suspect defense that puts up pretty modest points for his ice time

#2615720 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 23 June 2015 - 09:28 AM

Franson, too close to Franzen. Next.

#2615093 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by number9 on 18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM

I would like to take my initial comment "is this thread for real" back. This is some great reading material... I personally like the NHL 2000 comment (no idea if that guy is serious or not but give yourself a pat on the back)

Oh and Mike Peluso is absolutely garbage

*Insert random scrub* + willing to fight = best 4th liner in the league

#2614810 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

Lol talk about overrating Larkin , there is no way he even touches the top 5 in this draft class: McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Crouse should be set. Maybe 7 but I think Werenski or maybe that Russian kid will own that position .

I don't care about what position he would be wings for him at 17 and now have to develop both guys Larkin and Mantha.

Mantha will be fine and make Mr. Players are cattles eat cow.

#2613569 2015 Draft

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 June 2015 - 09:08 PM

If any GM trades Mcdavid for anyone, they would be fired in 3 years.

#2610026 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 May 2015 - 10:20 AM

I don't get why you would think that Glendening would "follow Babs"... He's under contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He can't just decide to pack up his gear and move to Toronto, nor would he even if he could. There has been a lot of joking about trading Glendening to Toronto for Kessel or a 1st round pick or whatever because of how much Babcock loves him but he isn't going anywhere. I'm sure Holland and Blashill appreciate Glendening's game just as much as Babcock. He's here to stay and for good reason, he's a great 4th line shut down center.

#2609598 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 May 2015 - 05:44 AM

Top 6 go-to guy in Grand Rapids >>> Bottom 6 support guy in Detroit - (in regards to what is best for his development)


Develop this kid the right way, don't rush him like we did Jurco. I understand that there is a huge difference between Larkin and Jurco, but Jurco was also a year older than what Larkin will be going into camp this season. He wasn't ready and neither is Larkin in my opinion.


Let's see what he can do in the next few weeks, but even if he puts up a point per game, I still say he should start next season in the American League...

#2608896 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 May 2015 - 12:59 PM


Plot twist: Holland hires another coach and loses Babs and Blash  :ninja: