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#2436473 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by bardownginos on 13 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

The real problem is that people expect him to be a 40 goal scorer, when he simply is not (Well that and we expect him to be a goal per game player like he was in the 08 playoffs). It's quite the anomaly. Even Mickey Redmond refers to him as a 40 goal guy, but check his stats, at 33, he's never scored that much. Hell, he's only scored over 30 goals once. 


Moral of the story, perhaps people need to change their expectations of how much this guy scores. He's a high 20 goal scorer. Couple that with an average of 20 assists and it doesn't seem as bad as people make it out to be. 


I do think he will largely benefit from playing with workhorses like Weiss or Alfie though. Guys who aren't afraid to get a little dirty while he gets himself into prime scoring positions (and when you can shoot the puck like him, that's pretty much anywhere).

#2386277 The Race for Eight: Blue Jackets, Stars, Wings

Posted by bardownginos on 18 April 2013 - 12:15 AM




Minnesota added to the mix.  Here's how it shapes up with three games remaining. 


Minnesota Wild: 53

4/26 Edmonton

4/27 @Colorado


Columbus Blue Jackets: 51


4/25 @ Dallas

4/27 Nashville


Dallas Stars: 48


4/25 Columbus

4/27 Detroit 


Detroit Red Wings: 50


4/24 Los Angeles

4/25 Nashville

4/27 @ Dallas 



1. Chicago - 73  (clinched playoff spot)

2. Anaheim - 64 (clinched playoff spot)

3. Vancouver - 59 (clinched playoff spot)

4. Los Angeles - 57 (clinched playoff spot)

5. San Jose - 55

6. St. Louis - 54

7. Minnesota - 53            (25-18-3, ROW 21)

8. Columbus - 51            (22-17-7, ROW 17)

9. Detroit - 50                  (21-16-8, ROW 19)

10. Dallas - 48                 (22-20-4, ROW 20)



Well. Three games remaining. One point behind the seventh and eight places with a game in hand on Columbus. Looks like all eyes will be on Dallas, TX Thursday night when the Jackets and Stars play each other. The best scenario for us would be for that game to be decided by a shootout. I think Minny is trending downward and though they have a much easier schedule than Columbus, Detroit, and Dallas, I wouldn't be surprised if they fell out. 

#2386256 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by bardownginos on 17 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

Kipper stole the game, plain and simple.  Not much more to say, Wings played well IMO.  People who think they didn't "show up" are out to lunch.


Thank god I'm not the only one who thought this. I FEEL LIKE IM TAKING CRAZY PILLS

#2386207 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by bardownginos on 17 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

My god. Kronwall is a -2 tonight. When is going to held accountable for his play?

#2386184 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by bardownginos on 17 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Jimmy's allowed to have a s***ty game.  Some of our players have had a s***ty entire (half) season.  Blaming Jimmy?  Really?  This board...sometimes I feel like I'm being trolled hard.  I'm just gonna...go over here...




Your franchise goalie is absolutely not allowed to have a s***ty game when the playoffs are on the line. That's why he is your franchise goalie and why you pay him what you do.

#2386131 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by bardownginos on 17 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

We are all Ducks fans tonight

#2386039 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by bardownginos on 17 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Take note Jimmy Howard, this is what stealing a game looks like

#2384313 Official: Howard signs 6-year, $31.8m contract extension

Posted by bardownginos on 12 April 2013 - 11:52 PM

Five million dollars for a goalie who can't steal a game? Please. 

#2374379 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by bardownginos on 26 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

I think Dekeyser is a good player and all, but I feel like this forum is sort of overrating him a bit. Maybe it's just me?