Chris Note: As I am still mourning the loss of a Winged loved one, DetCapC19 came thru with a great guest post. Enjoy. There’s been a lot said about Johan Franzen over the course of both this season and our recent playoff failure.
In particular, I was caught off guard when Babcock seemed to call him out after Game 5 saying, “I don't think we had a lot of help for Pavel”. This after he relegated Mule to the 4th line in a do-or-die game in the 3rd period.
However, while I agree that his effort in the regular season can sometimes leave you wanting more and he may not have had his typical Franzen-type numbers this year in the playoffs, I think there are a lot of guys we can point the finger at before Mule. I actually thought he was one of our more engaged forwards this series.Hit the jump for more on point analysis:
One thing I’d like to point out though is that while the term of his deal is a bit long, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a lot of 30 goal scorers who have...