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#2611420 The return of The Mule?

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 29 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

Kipwinger -

 

This is a hockey website, where people talk about hockey. If Johan Franzen isn't doing his job, the hockey fans on this hockey website may use hockey language to express themselves. It may be vulgar - but its nothing personal.

 

Although it may look hypocritical, you can't fault the fans for eventually supporting him (on a personal level) considering what's currently happening to athletes who suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Franzen's situation is more important than hockey, and I think the people who realize that have changed tune quite a bit.

 

That being said - if the doctors say Franzen can go, its ultimately his decision to return to the ice. If he does, people maintain the right to criticize him if he isn't playing well. That's what $43,500,000 gets you.

 

I understand shouting at the TV in the privacy of your home when a player doesn't perform. Anything goes.

 

I understand ranting among friends in a private setting when a player doesn't perform. Anything goes.

 

Taking the time to compose and post a message calling a player a "homosexual" on a message board where strangers, children, and quite possibly actual homosexuals can visit is oafish and dull. Use your adult words. Act like a decent human being. Slurs are best left to middle school boys who think using "naughty" words makes them cool.




#2611369 The return of The Mule?

Posted by kipwinger on 29 May 2015 - 10:56 AM

I wish Franzen well, and hope he can come back to play with Sheahan on our 3rd line. But if he comes back, its only a matter of time before people revert back to saying the outlandish things they said about the guy, and I'm probably one of them. This is because polarizing players have a way of garnering such a reaction... If Franzen wasn't such a skilled player, and history didn't provide a multitude of statistically great stretches of play (especially in the playoffs), we wouldn't react the way we do if/when he didn't show up for 2 weeks.

 

If he was a role player - there wouldn't be a "Johan Franzen is lazy and he sucks" thread on this website.

 

Phil Kessel is one of the most criticized forwards in all of hockey - and take a look at his numbers, a lot better than Franzen's? This is because he has demonstrated the ability to play at a high level, and usually effort is the only reason he doesn't. This is what makes people mad. Johan Franzen is no different - head injuries or not.

 

So because he doesn't play up to his potential we should all expect, and participate, in the pejorative speculation about his sexuality, mental health issues, and criminality? 

 

He's been accused of everything from being a homosexual to intentionally defrauding the Wings by faking the severity of his injury.  It's over the top.  And the fact that he's "polarizing" is no excuse. 

 

Wings fans LOVE to go on and on about how classy they are.  And how loutish and ignorant other teams' fans are.  But in the case of Johan Franzen, quite a lot of Wings fans have been completely and totally trashy. 




#2567588 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 31 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

For the comments in here alone, E has to score more goals, especially on power play

 

Herzlich Wilkommen bei dem Haufen hier. :D




#2537784 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Ekmanc on 29 September 2014 - 10:12 PM

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#2537121 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 23 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

so our kids took Chicago's starters to OT...nice.not to bad.




#2511782 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by HolyMackerel on 20 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

As much as I'd like to see Quasimodo get his bell rung, I'd prefer us to destroy them on the scoreboard.




#2511667 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by BeantownAce on 19 April 2014 - 10:24 PM

I am a diehard Bruins fan and the majority of our fan base understand this was a bush league dirty hit. We don't want to see it in the game and many think he should have been suspended and got off to easy. We want tough physical play by our team, drop the gloves, instigate etc. but as passionate hockey fans we don't want to see this occur. So lets move onto Game 2 and get back to some good ole fashion hockey.


#2503971 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings3:16 on 30 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

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#2502668 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by T.Low on 28 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

My GF had neighbors like that.  Fortunately her apartment complex didn't put up with it very long.  3rd time they had the police there for a noise complaint, the kids were gone.
 
I understand having fun, but the kid needs to grow up a bit or get a nice house in the suburbs.



When I was that age, I was doing similar things. Only I was in my own home town, in my native country. My father was still alive and very available for guidance and perspective. And I wasn't making bank. And I wasn't nearly as high strung to begin with.

It's a strange period in his life, no doubt. But IMO, they're the golden years. I would recommend not growing up too fast. You can never go back.


#2502598 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by kipwinger on 28 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

My GF had neighbors like that.  Fortunately her apartment complex didn't put up with it very long.  3rd time they had the police there for a noise complaint, the kids were gone.

 

I understand having fun, but the kid needs to grow up a bit or get a nice house in the suburbs.

 

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#2491692 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by shoe on 06 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Dear Mr Legwand
 
 
Welcome to Detroit.
 
 
I cant speak for all of us but I am very happy you waived your no trade to join the Red Wings. Some people here may not understand how much we need you. With four of our regular centers injured you have some big skates to fill. As a Veteran of many years you should be able to jump right in there. Maybe more so than some young high flying European.
 
I think you will do very well here, your brand of hockey that you have played for 15 years should fit with exactly what we will need to do to win games to get us in the playoffs. It may not be pretty but I'm sure Mike Babcock has a plan to shut down the opposition rather than outgun them.
 
You may not be the defence man we thought we were all going to get this trade deadline, but a 2 way speedy center in my mind is the closest and next best thing. Your defensive skills I'm sure will be relied on to keep the puck out of our net in the dying seconds of the game something we have watched our red wings have much trouble with this year.
 
As much as Patty Eaves, and Jarnkrok will be missed, I would at least like to welcome you as a fan to a player of the Red Wings.
 
Welcome aboard, Stay Healthy, have a fun run.
 
Shoe



#2484772 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

You know, it really hurts me to see LGWers that I care about arguing over Canada/USA and which team is going to win silver/bronze.

 

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Can't we all just get along?




#2470966 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by darkmanx on 05 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

Z with two snipes. love that!

 

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Tatar dangles. Love that too!

 

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#2470965 Weird things you see at hockey games

Posted by RedSea on 05 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

I noticed something strange last night :P

 

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#2464635 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Y19 on 14 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

Someone post the Price is Right fail horn. I don't have the strength on account of my gross sobbing

 

This will have to do:

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