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.
Looks like a lot of you are gonna see what you want to see when it comes to that first goal.
The puck went off Mrazek right back onto Raymond's stick... Was he way out of his net and super-aggro in the first few minutes of the game? Certainly... It almost looks like his momentum is carrying him out further than he might want to be... but it's not as if he's chased Raymond BEHIND the net. He's off to the side of the net the entire play.
I don't know what he was supposed to do about the actual goal once Raymond is behind and around to the other side of the net.
Where's the skater that's supposed to be on Raymond? Is it Weiss? He got cut off on the opposite side of the net... and no one picked him up.
Does it look bad on Mrazek? Sure. Is his super aggressive style of play heart attack inducing? Sure.
Can he pull it back together, calm himself down, and pull out a win? Well, look at the final score.
It's definitely not being asked in local coverage. I've got about every Red Wings news source and blog tagged, key worded, and sent to my phone. If anything happens with this team, I'm alerted to it, and I haven't seen a single mention of Weiss situation across the board. I've even used my MLive alter ego, "TheGlistening", to email Khan directly and ask for an update. Everybody is mum. It's like they're purposely not covering an obvious story...but I have no idea why.
Use your Puck Daddy alter ego, "Mayor McBoobs" and ask Wysh to get one of his lackeys on it... Hell, he could ask St. James, she's on the podcast on the reg, to ask about it... give her something meaningful to do.
For those of you not familiar, do yourself a favor: Google (Image Search) Mayor McBoobs. Good for a chuckle even if you're not into boobs. NSFW-ish.