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#2561920 Franzen on IR

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 January 2015 - 08:29 PM

Pretty pumped about pulks, IMO he is an immediate upgrade over franzen so I think we get better here. Hopefully Babs puts pulks right into franzens spot so he has a chance to prove himself.


Obviously, we don't know what he can do at the NHL level so we'll see how it goes but it looks promising.


Just saw that it was from that hit.... I know some of these injuries arent preventable but my god Franzen is as soft as it gets.

#2561803 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by gcom007 on 08 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

He was absolutely great in 2008. Two shutouts to start the finals against that Pittsburgh offense speaks for itself, great team in front of him or not. 


But I actually thought he was better on an individual level in the 2009 playoffs, despite putting up worse stats. When you consider how well he played despite having to play behind a very battered team that even lost Lidstrom for some games, I think there's no way he wouldn't have won the Conn Smythe had we beaten Pittsburgh. 

#2561623 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 January 2015 - 11:35 PM

I usually agree with you Dickie, but I can't disagree with you more on this one. Be honest, how many Griffins games do you watch? I've watched a ton, probably 80% of them over the past few seasons and Pulkkinen is proving to be the real thing. I was skeptical of him as well, even as recent as 8 or so months ago. He has by far the best shot in the entire American League and would definitely rival some of the best shooters in the National League. He is a very under rated passer and has been above average defensively this season as well. He is a right handed shot, which as we all know, Detroit are in desperate need for. If anything, I think Pulkkinen is being severely under rated by some on here, and apparently you are one of them...

#2561455 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

Smith, Kindl, Pulkkinen and a 2nd round pick for Tylerf****** Myers? That was a joke right? People agreeing that this is a reasonable deal, are joking right?...

#2561417 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Buppy on 07 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

Smith and Kindl hardly seems like enough for Colorado to give up O'Reilly.


And I wouldn't give up Smith, Pulkkinen, and a 2nd for Myers. Sure he's big and RH, but he's not very physical, not much of a shot blocker, and his offense has pretty much declined every year. Probably get better production from Pulkkinen on the point.

#2561105 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by sjr2012 on 06 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

I think we need to start thinking about possibly benching a few ppl in order to spice things up hell if cleary brings more than franzen give him a shot why not?

#2561104 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by darkmanx on 06 January 2015 - 10:26 PM

Tatar and Weiss looked like our best players.

#2560972 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

If Franzen doesn't put in an effort tonight I'd like them to seriously consider this for tomorrow's game vs the Flames


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdlekader

Weiss - Datsyuk - Helm

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendenning - Andersson

#2560865 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 10:59 AM


If I were Holland I would demand that Weiss demand a trade.  He's played well enough to have value again, and god knows we're not using him for anything.  Weiss, Smith, and a 2nd (all available per this Khan article as none are in the top 9 or 4) might get you something good.  Lol.


That's the saddest thing about the Weiss situation IMO. This time two months ago we were all clamoring on about how "done" he was. He faced some adversity with his health, and did/said all the right things to get himself back on the roster. AND THEN he produced. So, within this context, I would loooooove to know what he's doing wrong, or more specifically, what someone like Franzen is doing better.

#2560148 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

Anyone that questions Weiss' importance to this team, check our record with him vs without him. *drops mic*

#2559428 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by e_prime on 28 December 2014 - 11:45 AM


I don't see why not.  Hell, throw Q in there to sweetin the pot up. I always said Helm would automatically become their best defensive forward plus he'd be an upgrade at the center position behind Hopkins.  K, Q and Helm for Petry and a 2nd round pick.


I get that trading Helm allows us to bring up Pulks and that trading Q allows us to keep XO up, but I think that's a tad bit of an overpayment.  Although that 2nd round pick would be quite nice the way EDM is trending.

#2559423 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by e_prime on 28 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

why the hell would edm do that even they aren't desperate enough for Hiccup Kindl


Why not?


They continue to struggle...

MacT doesn't have the balls to trade Hall, or Eberle, or RNH...

He doesn't even have the balls to trade Yak. 

Petry and Perron have been on the block all season and yet here they are still on the team.


If he's desperate to keep his job... He'll move guys that don't want to be there for guys he can keep there... if not by choice, but by current contract.


They are that desperate. Nine losses in a row. Their last win was Dec 7th.  They haven't strung together a winning streak of any sort this year. The last time they won back to back games was all the way back to Nov 7th. 

A month at a time for a win. (...or if they're lucky two.)


They need an upgrade of any sort at C behind RNH.

Boyd Gordon isn't a second line center. Draisaitl is a frigging child.

They need better D.  Schultz is the lone bright spot. He needs help.

They need better goaltending.

How Bachman hasn't gotten a chance is beyond me...


Have I stated clearly enough how desperate they should be?


So let me restate the case for Kindl to EDM for Petry:


Does Petry for Kindl straight up happen? Sure. Why not?

MacT knows that Petry is not going to re-sign in Edmonton next year... he trades him for Kindl who's signed for another two years for a reasonable price... He's doing something... ANYTHING.

It shows the league, "Hey, MacT is ready to make some moves...  EDM is open for business."


To make things even more clear, because I know it's the stumbling block for all of you: 


Just because Kindl is our whipping boy doesn't mean he's completely worthless.

There. I said it. He isn't. 

Is he great? No, but he's just one piece in a multitude of issues that exist on our defense.

#1281411 Who Is the Hottest Jennifer?

Posted by Lou_Siffer on 15 March 2008 - 08:48 PM

Im not really nuts at all over either. I knows she's getting old but i'd still take Jennifer Aniston all day over both, she used to be in my top 5.

#2558102 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by e_prime on 20 December 2014 - 03:49 PM

I just read some random facebook comment that there is a Franzen for Hall trade in the works with the Oilers. He said look it up. I did'nt bother. That's just insane, but the Oilers management is pretty dumb...lol




That would be tremendous! LOL! Here we go! Franzen, Helm, Smith, Pulkkinen and rights to Backman for Hall, Petry.

See... see what you've done.  Just great... You've gotten his hopes up "chaps."  Thanks a wholef****** lot. :nono:

#2558015 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 December 2014 - 10:35 PM

Yes we lost cause of Franzen.

Not exclusively because of Franzen obviously, but it would be nice if he could contribute anything offensively for a team struggling to score goals. Because what else does Franzen bring when he isn't a goal-scorer? 0 goals in 13 games and a minus 9 is atrocious. That's not streaky -- it's not competing hard enough as a player.