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#2522676 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 June 2014 - 08:10 PM

A third line floater That consistently gives me 20+ goals a year, I'll happily pay 2nd line money.

#2522673 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 June 2014 - 08:00 PM

Franzen love/hate aside, his contract length demonstrates just another aspect of Holland being out of touch and lost on how to deal. Long term contracts for a Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Lidstrom are one thing, but not every fricking player needs to be kept in the "red wings family" for life. He always keeps existing players and rationalizes it by whining about how there is nobody out there to replace so and so. It is always some excuse, but under all that it's clear - he is clueless on having any instincts or skill for deal making and trading and lacks the balls to make any risky move that could really pay off. He's playing it safe, always, and we are paying for it. In short, Franzen is not the disease, he is the a symptom of a gutless risk averse GM who has been riding the coat tails of Yzerman, Lidstrom, Bowman, Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Babcock.

So he's riding the coat tails of people he either drafted, helped draft, or was part of hiring?
That makes sense.

Some of the opinions I see in here literally have to be trolls.
Theres no way they're not.

Babcocks a horrible coach?
Because the entire NHL has a different opinion.
Unless you say you know more about hockey than people who do it for a living, some of you should be preparing Crow.

And Holland.
Widely considered around the NHL as one of the best gms ever, in any sport, is a "horrible, and out of touch, gm.

Franzen is a top six forward.
You can make stats say whatever you want them to, but he is a top six forward.
He's big, creates space for other guys, has a nice shot, a good release, and is a decent skater.
Do I wish he was a more consistent scorer, sure, but that's not him.

I don't like the length of his contract, but he single handledly wins multiple games every year, for that alone, im fine with his cap hit.

#2520031 Gaborik?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 May 2014 - 06:10 PM

Don't they all?


#2519699 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 May 2014 - 12:46 AM

I wish I could be handed the reins of a roster that was all ready built then be lucky in my drafts and get guys in late rounds that become good.

It's like the Tom Brady in New England deal. Some not intelligent people are like OMG THEIR SCOUTING SO GOOD THEY GOT SUPER BOWL WINNIG QB IN THE 6th ROUND!!!!

when in reality it was LUCK. Same idea in the NHL. The almost "sure things" go in round one or two. After that it's just a guess. Luckily the wings have guess right a lot so far...

They developed him well, put him in a system he could work with, he had a really good mentor in drew bledsoe to help him, and he took advantage of it.
Its not luck to find guys that late that fit your system, thats what scouts and your staff get paid to do.
they lost tom Brady for a full year and went 11-5 with matt Cassel leading them.
Another 7th round quarter back.

Montreal is fast, skilled, and the guys they brought in fit into their system.

As for your ken Holland jabs,
No offense, but that argument is starting to sound like its coming from a spoiled teenager being told no for the first time.

#2519576 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 May 2014 - 09:19 AM

What is everyone's thoughts on gaborik? Really playing well for la right now. Has a lot of speed and a nice shot

I think hes an amazing player when healthy.
I also think him and anze kopitar together is probably a better duo than the Sedona ever were.

Aside from 2 inches and 10lbs per inch, they move like effin mirror images of eachother.
If I were la im locking him up for as long as anze is if its cheap enough.

#2519438 Wings Advanced Puck Possession Stats

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

Where do you get that idea from?  Guy missed almost the entire 2nd half of the season.  Did he say something about feeling better than he ever has?  
At this point, based on recent history, I expect us to have injury troubles again next season.  There's something wrong with the way this team trains or prepares themselves in conditioning/practice.  Can't just chalk it up to bad luck every year.  

He actually said it multiple times how he felt like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders for the first time in, blahblahblah
He said multiple variations of, even pregame on Fsd.

#2518257 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

Watch it here : https://www.youtube....q_ESOjzk#t=1110
So I'd take any quotes postet here with a grain of salt. He did say them but Kenny doesn't sound as if he already made up his mind about his moves in the offseason. How could he, our season is just over since a few days.

That video made me like ken Holland a bit more.
Been a while since I seen that fire, and he lists off a bunch of kids in the ahl, and says apparently these kids are better than we thought.
Love it.

#2510136 Kyle Quincey Appreciation thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

If it wasn't for his cap hit, id have zero problems with him.
Hes made some bad plays, sure.
But he made alot of pretty good plays, in hard minutes, with fluctuating partners in a system that doesnt suit him.
If we can resign him cheaper, id be fine with him being here.

#2508022 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

Everyone hates on mule until playoffs

Everyone hates on everything when were not up by 3.

#2507660 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

Since the Dallas Stars :evil:  :evil: just ended the Nashville Predators Season in  a Stupid Shootout,i 'm officially jumping on the Detroit Red Wings Playoff Train

I was pulling for the preds to pull it off, but you guys will do better next season...
A handful of damn good young talent with some experience under its belt, and (hopefully) a healthy pekka rinne.... You'll be tough for sure.
But until then, its good to have you on board.

#2504633 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 02 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

Quebec nordiques.
And no.
That didn't travel with then to Colorado.
I loved their jerseys as a kid.

#2503684 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Was Gudas's "high sticking" as dirty as I think? I was kinda distracted and I didn't get a good look at the replay, but it looked like a head-shot to me.

it looked like a cross check aimed at the head to me.
But its against the red wings, so its legal.

#2502612 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 28 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

Don't be such a curmudgeon. 

Damn kids with their zima, hula hoops, and Pac man video games.

#2499677 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 23 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

30 goals for nyq is starting to look ridiculously reachable.

#2499147 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

Sorry, no goal.
The griffins can't get too far ahead of an nhl team.