Franzen's .75 points per game that he consistently provided over the past 7 seasons are easily replaceable by any number of prospects. Kindly place him in the dumpster where he belongs, with the rest of the refuse.
The only reported rumor that had any legs when it comes to Phaneuf is that Weiss was involved in the trade.
I dunno where this "Franzen in the deal" trade speculation has materialized from...
...and while I'm sure EVERYONE would love to talk more about Franzen and his noggin'
Can't it be done in the multitude of other threads already dedicated to Franzen?
So we've got an over/under goal total for Jurco... How about Pulkkinen?
The two subjects are connected, though. If Franzen is healthy, it could directly affect the playing time and goal totals of Jurco and Pulkkinen. If Mule is able to handle even a moderate load of games played, Jurco and Pulkkinen may be competing with each other for a spot in the lineup.
It's tough... but it seems that since Detroit has a good amount of numbers retired, that the standard for number retirement is much higher. If a player wants his number retired in Detroit, he can't provide a reason for it not to be...and Fedorov arguably did that by leaving when and how he did.
Well, I'll post here anyway. I didn't really mean to be obnoxious. I admit that "completely worthless" was an exaggeration on my part (and I really meant it in reference to last year, not necessarily at present). And I agree that i am certainly being impatient with Jurco.
I really do think that Jurco's lack of scoring last year is why people are ready to give up on Jurco. And, higher expectations are why his output is so disappointing.
I meant to concede the discussion with a little sarcasm with my last post, but I can see how that could be interpreted as putting words in peoples' mouths. I apologize, though - did not foresee my posts as being received as they were.