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04-03-2013, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pac NW
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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 think Holland wanted to keep Flip and Hudler, which is why he passed on Hossa. I guess you could say it was a choice of:
Franzen + Hossa - 65-70 goals
Hossa + Flip, maybe Hudler - 80-90 goals
or Franzen, Flip and Hudler - 80 goals
Keeping Hossa would have meant dumping 1-2 home-developed guys. I personally think that shouldn't have had much to do with it given Hossa's superior offensive skills + two-way play, but it is what it is.
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