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#2613485 The return of The Mule?

Posted by kickazz on 07 June 2015 - 11:28 PM

So for all you guys who are so concerned for Franzen's health...If doctors declare him healthy enough to return and claim he's at no more risk of serious injury than many players in the league...You'll fully support him as a player?

Or are you all just hiding behind a shroud of caring?

The first thing I'll do is question where the doctors went to medical school and did their residency. :) 

#2523562 Trading up?

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 11 June 2014 - 10:42 PM

I don't understand the purpose of making fun of someone's shorthand with words.  We all knew they meant "could" and "should".

#2515684 Classy move by Tootoo.

Posted by CapnSmitty on 24 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

That is my son! He was estastic when he got home with it! He even told me he was gonna learn to shoot righty (he's a lefty). Was a awesome act by Tootoo, and I know my son will not soon forget the gesture.

#2514887 Classy move by Tootoo.

Posted by T.Low on 24 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

Way to go Toots.

I'll bet a day doesn't go by without him thinking about his brother.

#2514843 Classy move by Tootoo.

Posted by 55fan on 24 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

I love that man.  To overcome demons whilst living with personal pain is a hard thing.  I wish he'd be up with us now, but at least he's playing.

#2514519 Do you want Jonas Gustavsson re-signed?

Posted by marcaractac on 24 April 2014 - 01:23 AM

Mrazek is the real deal, and will only get better with more experience. All he does is win in every level he has played in, and has been fantastic while doing so. Gus has helped in the first half of the season, but he has always been inconsistent, and he is always getting hurt. It is time for Mrazek to get his experience in at the NHL level so he can eventually steal Howard's job. 


Mrazek has done nothing but impress in his limited NHL playing time that I've seen. He has nothing left to prove in the AHL. I was actually kind of bummed out he had to spend this season with the Griffins. Leaving him in the AHL next season would be like leaving Nyquist in the AHL all this season. It just can't happen. I guess it's a good thing Cleary doesn't play goalie. 

#2517163 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

Earned the hate tonight. Not only did he float - but he took stupid penalties and gave the puck away leading to a goal.

#2517255 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by ShanahanMan on 26 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

Gonna be fun watching Jarnkrok tear up the league next year all for a rental for the 4th line. 

#2517245 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Firehawk on 26 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

There was a period of time after the Olympics where Alfie wasn't as good, but neither was Kronwall. They both had long Olympic runs while everyone else had rest, and then were expected to come back and be leaders on a team that was more battered than ever. I give him a pass for that because he did get it going again down the stretch. And next year, there's no Olympics and you'd have to hope we'll be healthier and can give Alfie a role that he can thrive in more.

I really wish they would stop sending players to The olympics. It injured zetterburg. Maybe put an age limit of 27 or something.

#2517157 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

We drafted the wrong brother.  

#2515953 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by Richdg on 26 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

Hate? No. Honest dislike for his play? Yes. I don't hate anyone. But Franzen needs to go. I have been saying it for several years. He has amazing talent, but only uses it for 15 games per season. Anyone else performs like that at their jobs and they are fired. So why isn't he?

Franzen isn't a young player that can get better, he is 34. He also has mental issues, has had 3-4 concussions, and a very long term contract. We have 1 more chance to fix all of this. We have 1 buyout left, and it has to be used this summer. No we don't have cap issues this year. In fact we have cap floor issues if we do buy him out. But over the next 2-3 years we have several young guys that will be pushing for long term big money deals. Do we really want to risk getting to the point where we can't resign a Tatar, Jurco, Sheahan, Dekeyser etc.... becasue we are short of cash due to Franzen's 4 mil per season cap hit? Hell no! In fact is Franzen even going to be able to play in 2-3 years? Concussion effects build up over time.

It is time to cut bait. Using the buyout on Tootoo-who has 1 year left at 1.9 mil is a waste and does nothing for us long term. In both cases each player is going to get their money no matter what happens. Time to buy out Franzen and let him go back home to play in Sweden where he doesn't have to deal with the media/pressure/concussion issues anymore.

#2516999 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by gcom007 on 26 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

The one positive is we had to face the best team in the league in the first round with a hobbled Z and a half-interested Datsyuk and no Ericsson and lots of Quincey and lots of Kindl-Lashoff and Howard having the worst season of his NHL career and a bunch of kids. But, even with those things going against us, we'd probably beat the Penguins, who are the second best team in the East.
Trim the fat this summer, make good decisions, wrap the players in bubble wrap, and we'll be ok.

Half-interested Datsyuk?


The guy is playing through an injury and still has 3 goals in 5 games.

#2516923 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 26 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Let's just skip to handshakes. Brutal series. Worse than Nashville two years ago. 

#2516918 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 26 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Fire Holland


cut Franzen/Lashoff/Kindl/Weiss/Sammy/Cleary.  don't resign Bert or Alfie.  Dangle Howard as trade bait.


Blow it up.  Bring in a new GM (Jarmo in Columbus would be epic for this franchise and I think they could get him too) and rebuild.

#2512869 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by rrasco on 21 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

On the Smith/Chara thing.  People keep saying it would have been dumb to fight Chara, which it would have been, BUT....I've done plenty of dumb things in my life to prove a point.  I'm about half Smith's size but I would have fought Chara to show them we were not backing down.  It's a statement.  Chara might be big, but that doesn't make him great at fighting.  Plenty of big guys have been dropped by smaller guys.


If Chara was so confident he would have dropped his stick a lot sooner and left it there for more than half a second.