Watching the game last night, it dawned on me Franzen has been gone for 5 or 6 games. It doesn't look like the Wings miss him too much.
Seriously. It doesn't even register that he's missing. I'm not trying to be an over the top ass in saying that. I mean that in the most general way possible. It doesn't even occur to me that he's missing watching the games lately.
I wish I could see these standings in a meme form with the caption having one of the talking head analysts
saying the Red Wings will barely make the playoffs. I know I heard it somewhere.
I think when the guys look and see themselves at the top they're going to be extra motivated to stay there.
8 and 2 in our last 10? What a time to be alive!!!
Barely make the playoffs? We weren't expected to make the playoffs by most if my memory serves me correctly.
But to be fair, we are operating in best case scenario mode right now when it comes to how our young guys are playing. It easily could've gone the other way, and even in the coming years, some of the guys that look like studs now could drop off fast. It's really tough to tell with young players adjusting to the NHL.
But thus far, it's been golden, and they're giving us reason to believe they're the real deal and won't drop off, so I'm prettyf****** excited about this team.
Have you watched the last 6 games? I'm loving the wins. Unfortunately they are not indicitive of our play lately. Can't keep getting 4 goals against and expect to win
I don't disagree, but good teams find ways to win even when they aren't firing on all cylinders. That's what I like most about this team this year. Last year we found ways to lose games like the last few all the time. It was terrible and that's why we barely made the playoffs. The team this year has not always looked stellar, but again, they're still finding ways to win games, and that's the mark of a good team.