Red Wings sign F Franzen to 11-year deal

I've never been a fan of huge deals like this. I know you want to lock up a good player, but whos to say he will even been a top player for 11 years? Whos to say he won't break his leg the next year. Plus, I cannot stand Franzen. I wish he'd go overseas to play hockey. Ha.


Sultan of Swat
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This deal makes so much sense for the Red Wings, because they save so much in this deal. I think it's pretty much for obvious for everyone that Franzen won't play his whole contract, by the time it's done hes going to be 42 years old.

I am not sure how the total numbers crunch up, but I believe during the last three years he'll be making one million a year. This works so much for the Red Wings cap, and this will give them a chance to sign Marian Hossa this off season.


Registered Member
this deal is amazing and worries me. it worries me since everyone is talking about the cap going down in the 2010-11 season. though this shows uber-loyalty to players from the franchise. long term deals might just be the newest aspect of the league.