Jump to content


Son of a Wing's Photo

Son of a Wing

Member Since 09 Aug 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 03:54 PM
-----

#2567120 Franzen on IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 10:17 AM

I totally agree with you Kip. But next year is different.  Jurco and Pulk are better than any of the others we lost or did not re-sign.  I just hope that Holland isn't forced to lose one of them because Franzen may still "think" he can play.  I would love* for Franzen to get better and contribute 20 goals again (*not to be confused with me loving or even liking Franzen as a player) but its not going to happen, I think everyone here 100% feels the same way.  I suppose Holland could trade someone (Jurco or Andersson) but to me, and I think most agree, both of those guys are more valuable to this team than Franzen at this point in their respective careers.  Especially cap-wise.  I think its just time to cut the loss this summer, rather than be forced to trade someone or lose him to waivers in October.  I'd rather Franzen get sent down through waivers and hope that a team would take a chance on him rather than lose one of Pulk or Jurco in any fashion. (or even Andersson for that matter.)

 

I know we still have Kindl because Holland did not want to lose him for nothing, but Ouellet still had exemptions to keep Kindl here...Pulk and Jurco will not.

 

So many things wrong with this...

 

 I just hope that Holland isn't forced to lose one of them because Franzen may still "think" he can play.

 

If he still thinks he can play?  As if it's his choice if he's healthy? If he's healthy he'll be in the lineup and if not he'll be on LTIR.  Pretty simple. 

 

 I would love* for Franzen to get better and contribute 20 goals again but its not going to happen, I think everyone here 100% feels the same way.

 

Ummm nope they don't.

 

 I suppose Holland could trade someone (Jurco or Andersson) but to me, and I think most agree, both of those guys are more valuable to this team than Franzen at this point in their respective careers.

 

Andersson is not more valuable then Franzen. lol

 

I'd rather Franzen get sent down through waivers and hope that a team would take a chance on him rather than lose one of Pulk or Jurco in any fashion. (or even Andersson for that matter.)

 

Would never ever happen.




#2567108 Franzen on IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 08:58 AM

...how soon we forget.  We lost Nestrasil.  I know, he wasn't the best, but we still lost him due to overcrowding.  Jurco had exemptions, but he was obviously better, so Holland kept him.  Nesty wasn't a huge loss, but we still lost him.

 

Next year BOTH Jurco and Pulkkinen are out of exemptions.  We lose Cleary to UFA.  That's it.  Now Jurco and Pulkkinen are vying for one spot.  Holland WILL re-sign Nyquist, Jurco and Andersson (all RFA's) so that will leave just one spot.  It was minimal damage losing Nestrasil, but do you really want to lose one of Jurco or Pulk? Especially at the cost of keeping Franzen and his headcase here?  The time has come.  Either buy him out or give him the Pronger treatment for the next 5 years.  If we lose one of those two so we can have Franzen float around out there and peter in a few points and shots here and there, then something is wrong with Holland, seriously. Stop the bleeding somehow. Just don't lose Jurco or Pulk or ANYBODY else to roster overcrowding by useless players.

 

And, no it's not "fan speculation" on Franzen's head problems.  Its been said time after time, that he gets into funks that cause him to lose focus and have no desire to do anything.  The only speculation is what may be causing this...nothing personal Johan, just business, we need that roster spot.

 

Ha LGW knows better. You've had a personal hatred for Franzen for as long as I can remember.

 

And no Holland will not resign and keep Anderson at the expense of Jurco/Pulkkinen




#2566741 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 January 2015 - 02:19 PM

Talking of greed...

 

NHL sponsors say they expect the league to use next year's World Cup of Hockey to trial on-uniform advertising.




#2566733 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

All this O'Reilly for Larkin+ talk is silly anyways.  

 

Colorado doesn't need centers. They need a top 2-4 defenceman with comparable value and we don't have that to trade.




#2566691 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

Nice GDT - But I think you (accidentally) granted Jonathon Bernier's biggest wish...

 

To meet his idol Nelson Mandela?




#2566685 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 January 2015 - 09:05 AM

I just re-read the first post of this thread. And then laughed incredibly hard.  :lol:

 

 

Yup, pretty damn funny isn't it? At some point, I'd like to sit down and read the whole thread for a good chuckle...

 

Some people just need to troll... Funny how the only person who "Liked" the OP's rant was fat guy in a maltby jersey...

 

These are the same people that are lingering around GDT's at the beginning of games when we go down by a goal or two, but mysteriously fade into the abyss when we score a couple to tie it, and eventually go on to win the game...

 

******* Hilarious... :lol:

 

Yeah it's definitely why I bumped the thread. haha   :lol:




#2566563 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

TANK IT




#2566555 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 January 2015 - 10:12 AM

Without starting another thread, here's this choice (unfortunately this may be an actual choice for Holland in 2016)

 

 

 

Sproul or Marchenko?  Which one do you keep?

 

I keep Sproul. Not that I want to get rid of Marchenko, there just won't be enough room.

 

2016-17 D:

 

Kronner - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Smith

Ouellet - Sproul

Jensen

 

Sproul and Marchenko wouldn't be battling for the same role anyways.  

 

Sproul is a potential offensive defenceman while Marchenko is a defensive defenceman.

 

Regardless, we'll probably end up carrying 8 anyways for injuries and depth.




#2566066 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 03:47 PM

How about Germany vs. the rest of the world?

 

I think that could work.   

 

Only if they wear their Olympic outfits...

 

d65bb18ce333e74ec536b43b35bdb62d.jpg?stm




#2566015 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

And you think the players of this gimmick teams and fans should care because? There is no national pride, patriotism involved so why should players 1. Be there and 2. Care? Also how can McDavid be prohibited from playing for his own country? Which national anthem will be played? Players want to represent their country even if they are getting blasted by the powerhouses it's still better than playing with fake teams who aren't your country man. It's a joke and a big middle finger to teams like Switzerland, Slovakia..

 

They care because they're professionals and they are selling themselves and the sport.




#2566012 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

It's amazing to me the amount of whining going on about the details of this event.

 

As a fan, I'd much rather see these rosters...

 

Vanek     Kopitar   Hossa

Boedker  Neilson  Gaborik

Tatar  Grabovski  Grabner

Zuccarello Eller  Neiderreiter

 

Josi       Chara

Ehrhoff Sekera

Sbisa   Seidenberg

 

Halak

Andersen

Hiller

 

AND

 

Galchenyuk  Nugent-Hopkins  Mackinnon

Huberdeau       McDavid       Saad

Strome        Couturier       Scheifele

Gaudreau     Monahan      Drouin

 

Rielly   Hamilton

Ekblad  Jones

Ceci    Trouba

 

Gibson

Fucale

Subban

 

Then these rosters...

 

Neiderreiter  Andrighetto   Brunner

Bartschi    Bodenmann  Cunti

Gardner   Hollenstein  Moser

Pluss      Romy     Suri

 

Streit   Josi

Sbisa   Weber

Mueller   Diaz

 

Hiller

Berra

 

AND
 

Gaborik   Handzus   Hossa

Tatar    Kopecky    Panik

Jurco   Surovy     Bartovic

Marcinko   Zaborsky   Olvecky

 

Meszaros   Chara

Sekera      Marcincin

Visnovski  Baranka

 

Halak

Budaj

 

I just want to see high level hockey with the best players possible.

 

At this point, I do not see this as a replacement for the Olympics.  If that happens, my views would definitely change.




#2564927 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

8kmYVLO.jpg




#2564856 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

The problem is that backups haven't really proven anything until they are asked to carry the load.  Backups can often put up very good numbers for various reasons, but largely because they tend to be called upon to play against weaker teams and because they are given a much easier workload.

 

A backup may have great numbers, but can they handle playing 60+ games a year against the best competition?

 

For the record Mrazek has no stats anywhere near the top 10.

 

Wait... so Jones and Talbot are not better than Quick and Lundquist despite having better stats?

 

That's just crazy...




#2564161 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

Sadly so far they haven't have the game in laptop while watching and I have a feeling it needs to get a bit chippy till they finally go What af****** downer

 

Yeah I guess you'll just to have to put up with that worthless game of ice hockey in the mean time...




#2563752 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

Holland has also stated he has no interest in rentals or guys with 1 year left.

If he makes a trade, it'll be for someone with term.