Johan Franzen can’t go very long without getting hurt and he kept the streak alive last night after hitting the IR with what the Wings are calling an “upper-body issue.” An issue? Like he has emotional baggage from his childhood issue? It’s an injury, call it what it is. Does calling it an “issue” make it seem less severe? Even if it did, why bother? Franzen’s 22 points in 33 games aren’t exactly bringing the house down, eh? Anyway, the point of this anti-Franzen rant is that his absence frees up an opportunity for AHL goals leader Teemu Pulkkinen and his cannon of a shot to get a chance on big ice and it will be exciting to see what he can do.
The Detroit Red Wings just obtained Andrew Murray, a 32 year old with 40 points and -7 rating in 220 career games. Whoo!
Okay, so, the real meat of this trade was that Detroit sent Brad Stuart to San Jose in exchange for a 2014 pick. Please, blog, may I have some more?