McGrattan will come back three days after he cleared waivers to take his place next to YFMB to protect us against the rats.
Do you believe ?
Thank you for getting this thread back on track. All this serious talk was starting to BUM ME OUT!!!
I didn't start the... and I'm gonna put it out there right now... BEST THREAD OF 2015! For youse guys to get all serious about ENFORCERS AND TRUCULENCE AND WORTH. This thread is for the FUNZ ONLY. ...or mourning... if you're Frank.
I remember when he was a free agent and a common refrain was "I don't want Wisniewski. He's bad in his own zone and he's asking for too much money".
That was before we gave Kyle Quincey 4.8 million dollars to be a worse Brad Stuart. And before a right shooting, powerplay quarterback, who can move the puck from the back end (e.g. James Wisniewski) became our White Whale.
Oh how the times have changed.
I was not part of that chorus. Goddamn! How I wanted him here.
I didn't care about how bad he was in his own zone OR how much money he wanted.
...and yes, now that we have hindsight, it makes it even worse.
We can only hope that somehow Ken Holland goes bats*** crazy and sets out with the intensity that Ahab did after Moby Dick to get us that elusive RH Defenseman!
I believe Franzen and Holland would work something out, -- IF -- Franzen actually decided to hang them up... but I agree Kip, we're going to see Franzen on this roster for a loonnnnnggggg while. Ultimately eating up a roster spot that could be used more effectively.
If I were GM, I'd say screw it... and buy him out next off-season. What's gonna happen? Franzen signs with Boston and magically gets back to previous form and goes beast-mode... wait.., I best stop that right now!
Hate to see anyone injured. But I'm glad Franzen is out. The guy just does nothing. Don't even know he is on the ice half the time, until he gets checked, then he is always hurt in some way. One good year and the wings sign him big. Bad move Holland.
Oh! Revisionist history! YAY! Please tell us more in the Franzen on IR thread.