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In Topic: Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

21 January 2015 - 11:02 PM

I honestly didnt realize that he still played, much less for the Avs.


He is their leading scorer, sadly.

In Topic: Ray Whitney announces retirement

21 January 2015 - 10:03 PM

Unlikely considering there was no salary cap.


More likely is that despite him being a good player, he was terrible in Detroit. Best all-round when he left.


Right, but there was no 04-05 season due to the lockout and then the salary cap came into effect starting the next season (05-06).  As I mentioned, I am only speculating.... based on the fact that the season he played in Detroit was the final season without a cap and he was not back the following season (the first with a cap).... I'm guessing they couldn't afford him.  You are right, though, that his season in Detroit was far from the peak of his career, and that may have played a part as well.

In Topic: Ray Whitney announces retirement

21 January 2015 - 06:17 PM

Such an amazingly underrated player. Why did we part ways with him again? He floated between a ton of teams and I always wondered why


He played for Detroit in 03-04.  I'm going with salary cap reasons.

In Topic: Franzen on IR

17 January 2015 - 09:09 AM

Franzen could stand to drop some weight since he doesn't utilize his size at all. I really think his apparent compete level is because of his poor conditioning. He used to be a bully in front of the net and scooped up a lot of garbage goals but he has shied away from that so he better start skating



In Topic: 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

15 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

I was just coming here to say the same thing.  This is the first good team we've played since getting thumped by Vancouver.  Should be a good way to gauge whether we're headed in the right direction. 

Washington doesn't qualify as a good team in your book? I don't think they are elite or anything, but I don't think it is a stretch to put them in the same category as Vancouver.