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04-03-2013, 01:02 PM
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Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 33 s
Zetterberg says he's optimistic he'll play tomorrow.
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Look, if you want to ignore the facts, go ahead.
goals in the 91 games over 13 months before he was signed.
The Wings gave him 12 year deal.
They chose him over 40 goal scorer Marian Hossa.
So pretend the Wings didn't expect 40 goals from Franzen if you want.
I don't care what you want to believe. The proof is in the numbers and the Red Wings action.
I don't think Wings expected him to maintain that pace. No one did pretty much. Or at least shouldn't have.
Goal scoring goes down as you age. I think they expected more though.
He was basically signed to 7x5.2 mil. contract or so, then added the remaining 4 years to bring it to eleven years. That's not 40 goal scorer UFA money imo and wasn't back then.
Franzen would have gotten that as UFA, maybe more. So they pretty much
had to do it. Not bc they expected him to score 40 as he had never done it over regular season.
30-35 goals and playoff beast. The Franzen that doesn't give up on play and drives the net. Yeah, we don't have him as now.
Not saying it was good deal or they made the right decision by letting Hossa walk etc. but this is how I see it.
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