@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen responded to Neil's purse, lipstick and yellow streak comment by saying asking him (Franzen) to fight is like asking Neil to (cont.)
@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen (cont.) .... To show good hands and hockey sense.
@AnsarKhanMLive: One more from Franzen: Maybe they (NHL) should actually try to protect the players (cont.) ...
@AnsarKhanMLive: "a play like that when he just drops his gloves and punch me in the head, if he doesnt get anything for that I dont know whats going on.
Can't believe he said that. That's embarrassing. He wants protecting so he can run his mouth 24/7 and use his stick as a weapon without any retribution? f*** right off. That's exactly why there's fighting in hockey. Franzen keeps digging himself a bigger and bigger hole.
Don't poke a bear with a stick and be angry he's taken a swipe. Those concussions seem to have lost him a bit of common sense.
In Neil's defence, Franzen did clearly poke (or spear) Neil in the groin just before the scrum.
Neil is a heavyweight enforcer. Who in their right mind does that to guy like Neil in a blowout game and then not expect anything to happen afterwards? Insanity, especially given his concussion history I have no idea what the in the hell Franzen thought he was doing.
Posted by uk_redwing
on 21 January 2014 - 02:10 PM
I remember watching the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2009-2012 era when they completely sucked ass. They would regularly finish near the bottom of the standings but did I ever stop watching their games? Hellf****** no because they played entertaining hockey, they always visably gave 110% every game despite their shortcomings and even in defeat you could appreciate a good game of hockey and look forward to the next one.
Do I feel that way about the Wings now? No. Do I stay up till 3am watching every Wings game like I used to until the beginning of this season? No. Do I choose watching the Wings over the Griffins now? f*** no. Watching the Wings now is frustrating, dull and predictable. There's little heart, energy or clear display of effort and determination to at least leave you feeling they gave it their best shot. Hell the ones who do actually give their all every shift of every game will be back in Grand Rapids once the injuries subside so it's win-win for me to just keep watching the Griffins.
I fell asleep watching the game last night about midway through the second period.
Posted by uk_redwing
on 27 December 2013 - 09:35 AM
There are fights and enforcers in hockey? Who knew.
I hate these lists and the fact the Wings are never on it. Before the 04 lockout it used to be dominated by badass Wings. Such an entertaining part of the game that we lack, creating rivalries and energy, that has left us with a team that has to win to be good to watch.
Posted by uk_redwing
on 11 December 2013 - 10:59 AM
Since the beginning of the '12-'13 season:
43 games played
47 shots on goal
Whatever happened to him started last year.
The most shocking to me is the 47 shots on goal. FOR A TOP 6 PLAYER?!?!?! My god....
This is actually a great find. The ONLY goal he scored in 17 games for Florida last season came on the powerplay. When he scored his career high 28 goals in 09-10, almost half of them (12) were on the PP. In 17 games last season he managed the impressive +/- stat of -13. Even when Florida had a good team and actually made the playoffs the guy was only a +5, and all his playoff goals came on the PP.
In this a case of low work ethic catching up to him? We're all unanimous that he is completely unnoticeable on the ice and has a tendency to wait for the puck rather than go hunting for it. That would explain why most of his goals only come on the PP.
Im not really one for reading too much into stats, and I'll admit I only took a glance at his goals record from the late 00's and assumed he'd be at least a 20 goal player playing on a winning team.
Final thought: Weiss has 1 shot on goal in the last 48 minutes of ice time. He's been on the ice for nearly an hour and only shot the puck at the net ONCE. He should be a healthy scratch. Period.