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Johan Franzen has been known by Detroit Red Wings’ fans and teammates as “The Mule” throughout his career.
The Swedish forward has been one of the top goal scorers for the Red Wings since the 2007-08 season. Franzen has also performed well in the playoffs, scoring 38 career goals in postseason play.
Following the 2008-09 season, he was awarded an 11-year, $43.5 million contract after he rang up 34 goals in 71 games. In the playoffs, he scored 12 goals and 11 assists.
Since then, Franzen has battled a lot of injuries. He missed 55 games with a knee injury during the 2009-10 season most notably. He has battled through other injuries since then, but has not let it slow him down much. Fans may recall him taking 16 stitches to the face after getting hit by Shane Doan during a game in the 2010-11 playoffs, and returning to the game a short time later.
Even though Franzen has been a prime example of mental toughness, his consistency, or lack thereof, has been the biggest knock against him....
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Johan Franzen has been known by Detroit Red Wings’ fans and teammates as “The Mule” throughout his career. The Swedish forward has been one of the top goal scorers for the Red Wings since the 2007-08 season. Franzen has also performed well in the playoffs, scoring 38 career goals in postseason play. Following the 2008-09 season, [...]
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Amongst this evening's Red Wings quickies:
Via RedWingsFeed, Expressen's Linus Hugosson took note of a comment Henrik Zetterberg made during a European Trophy TV broadcast on Sunday:
Henrik Zetterberg to @viasathockey: "I'd be overjoyed if I'm asked to wear the C." Adds that nothing is official yet. #redwings
— Linus Hugosson...
We occasionally hear it from ex-Red Wings—and Daniel Larsson’s still complaining about the fact that the Red Wings dared to tell him to get off the goal line in an interview with Marie Hallman—but most of the time, challenges to change and to deal with a little less ice time than players had expected are welcomed, so in the case of Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou, his...
With the KHL promising to expand its rosters in case of a lockout, Aftonbladet’s Hans Abrahamsson responding to the Swedish Eliteserien’s decision to deny entry to players who won’t commit to balance-of-the-year deals entry into the league by suggesting that the Allsvenskan will gobble up players, and Henrik Zetterberg more or less being given the opportunity to apologize for...
Talk about a horrific past three months for Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland.
After losing half of his team's top four defensemen, Holland struck out swinging in his attempts to acquire both Ryan Suter (free agency) and Jay Bouwmeester (via trade) in order to shore up the Wings' core on the blueline.
Overnight, reports began filtering out that the Red Wings have made...
With the lack of Red Wings moves this offseason you have to wonder at this point whether or not it was all part of Ken Holland’s plan in preparation of an NHL lockout.
After missing out on Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, was plan B Matt Carle and Alexander Semin or was it to stand pat and see what the new CBA had to offer?
In this weeks edition we discuss just that along with the following...
If one source makes it a “report,” two make it, “sources say” and three make it official, MLive’s Brendan Savage and the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness received a hand from the Windsor Star’s Bob Duff, who gives Wings fans another leg to stand upon if they indeed hope that Carlo Colaiacovo is the Red Wings’ free agent band-aid of choice:
According to a #redwings source...
Via RedWingsFeed, it appears that Red Wings GM Ken Holland isn’t going to wait until the increasingly likely lockout ends to begin shoring up his roster. According to MLive’s Brendan Savage and the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness, the Wings aren’t going to go into September without at least ensuring that the team’s made some sort of move to shore up their undermanned blueline...
The Detroit Red Wings still have a desperate need on their blue line and they've apparently turned to Carlo Colaiacovo to fill it. Continue reading →
The rosters keep on growing.
The Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs have each added players for the Winter Classic Alumni Showdown. The showdown will take place December 31 at Comerica Park in Detroit.
The Red Wings have added former defenseman Aaron Ward and forwards Red Berenson, Jimmy Carson, and Dennis Polonich. The Maple Leafs have added enforcers Brad May and Dave...
The Detroit Red Wings have submitted an offer to free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, True Hockey’s Andy Strickland reports.
Colaiacovo spent last season with the St. Louis Blues, tallying 19 points in 64 regular season games. While he has dealt with injuries throughout his career, he would bring a boost to the Red Wings’ blue line that needs a replacement not just for Nicklas...
It's been a rough summer. First was the no go on Suter and Parise, then came Ken Holland apparently being frozen in carbinite between July and August, and now a lockout looms. So how to make it better? A Josh Howard movie poster production.
It's a good one, after the break.
Amazing as usual.