"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I very much dislike that oaf
Top 8 in west make playoffs...home ice means little
Franzen is GREAT in playoffs - above average in regular season.
Franzen back for playoffs...unless the wings are fighting for the 6th spot in the playoffs this doesn't hurt their chances for a cup IMO.
This fucking kills. There is no way it can be a complete tear if he is expected back in 4 months. I tore my ACL in my teens and was out 9 months before I was even close to 100%. Wings can't catch a break this year... fuck.
I'm recovering from my own ACL reconstruction surgery, which i tore playing football last year. I'm 8 months post-op, and I still can't straighten my leg fully. Franzen's the mule, he'll overcome this and be a beast in the playoffs.
I guess I should also mention that he is on my fantasy team. I drafted Hossa late knowing that I could put him on IR but now I'm not sure who I'll keep.
Well, this is his chance. I have always thought he had significant upside potential. Liked his game at MSU.
I think the Wings should seriously consider bringing Shanny back to replace Franzen on the PP.
He'd be cheap and a stopgap measure for this season.
We lost a shit load of goals fron the guys that left. This is going to hurt big time. There is no one of his ability in the system. If he is not back by the playoffs the Wings are in deep trouble, this sucks.
Who needs goals if you have defense right? What's that? Oh we don't have defense?
We'll be perfectly alright.
As a Michigan, Tigers, and Red Wings fan, I have to say that this is one of the worst seven day stretches that I've ever endured. I honestly cannot think of one thing that went right (outside of hockey exhibitions).
of Abdelkader developing in the NHL, the only downside here is losing Franzen for 4 months.
This is how the Red Wings get stronger for the future.
This is not good. Lets hope for a speedy recovery.
Smote by the Angry Red Wing Hating God!
Get well soon, Johan.
Abdelkader probably didn't have time to unpack.
This hurts, but if any team has the talent in the minors to deal with this its the Wings
Yeah, this mantra is kind of getting old. People say the Wings always draft well, but since Ericsson in 2002 the Wings haven't been world beaters.
Right now we already have a lot of youth on the team. We lost a ton of offense in the off season, and losing one of our best forwards now isn't going to help. We've already reached pretty far down into Grand Rapids this season. There's a lot of potential, but not necessarily a ton of NHL ready contributors in my opinion. At least, not ready to step in for a guy like Franzen.
the red wings system is not loaded with NHL ready talent, anyone who says that is just poorly informed. It is pretty deep but lacks top end talent.