Thread: Proposal: Buying out Franzen's Contract
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02-24-2012, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
He usually isn't he got caught out because of icing. The clinching line is always Dats - Z - Cleary for the most part at the end of games.

Still would love Gaustad being out there. Was a little disappointed Babs didn't save the last shift for the Helm line, I think we would have been better off.
Yeah, it was the icing. It makes you really think about our overall strength at the faceoffs and those guys using at late shifts in the game.

Now, it was our weakest main faceoff guy (Zetterberg 49,8%) there to lose that faceoff and ruin the game. With Dats or Gaustad-level 56% faceoff-guy, it would have been different story. Points 2-0 to Wings, and not 1-2 for Canucks. Missing Datsyuk was a three point difference between these two teams.

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