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Detroit Red Wings: Johan Franzen is the x-factor

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off the 2014-15 season with a comeback 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. A goal from Justin Abdelkator’s rear end and a power play tap-in from Gustav Nyquist was enough to cover up the ill-advised turnover that gave the Bruins their only goal. The first star of the game was Johan Franzen. I’d say undeserved, but I’ll give credit where credit is...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Who should go for next season

Last week I looked at the top 5 players who should stay with the Detroit Red Wings for next season. Now I’m examining at the other end of the spectrum and have picked out the top 5 players that the Red Wings need to move on without. Who are the guys that underperformed and/or are overpaid? That was my basic principle in deciding which Red Wings should be packing their bags and...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Franzen's playoff slump continues heading into Game 5

  DETROIT -- When you have had success in the past, expectations are naturally higher for you than for others. But Johan Franzen's reputation as a playoff performer has taken a serious hit the last few years. In the last 31 playoff games since the start of 2011, Franzen has seven goals, four assists and is a minus-9. He has one game-winning goal during that span. In 51 playoff games...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: March madness in Hockeytown

While the NCAA men’s basketball tournament captivated sports fans across the nation Thursday with upsets reining supreme, a case could be made that perhaps the most dramatic buzzer-beater of the night actually took place on the ice. Hockeytown witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the entire NHL season as the Detroit Red Wings knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings' Franzen NHL's first star of the week

Johan Franzen had a good post-Olympic break return. Not only was Franzen able to play after missing 22 of 23 games due to a concussion, he had three goals and two assists in two games. After that offensive outburst, the NHL named Franzen its first star of the week ending March 2. Franzen assisted on both goals in the 2-1 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 26. He then...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Concussion knocks Franzen out of the Olympics

DETROIT -- A concussion has knocked Johan Franzen out of the Olympics. Franzen will not be able to represent Team Sweden because of a concussion he originally suffered on a hit from Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas Dec. 15. After the hit, Franzen missed 16 games, then returned last Sunday at home against the Florida Panthers. But the headaches and nausea returned and the Wings placed...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen expected to return Sunday

The Red Wings could be getting another player back Sunday if everything goes well. According to MLive.com, Johan Franzen, who has missed the last 16 games with a concussion, will play Sunday against the Florida Panthers as long as he doesn't have any symptoms. "Three days now that I haven't had any issues," Franzen told MLive.com after Saturday's practice. "Hopefully I wake up (Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Winter Classic preview

The long anticipated Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor is finally here! The Detroit Red Wings host their “rivals” to the north, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on New Year’s Day. The game will be televised on NBC at 1:00PM EST. Here are the Red Wings’ major storylines, players to watch, and their key to victory with the countdown to puck drop fast approaching. Top Storylines...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen leaves game vs. Lightning, won't return

DETROIT -- The Red Wings' injury problems have gone from serious to surreal. Johan Franzen, forced into playing center because of injuries to centers Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm, had to leave Sunday's game at 4:35 of the second period after a hit from Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas. To add insult to injury, Franzen received a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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