Originally Posted by ragingclue
Franzen wasn't worth the roster spot even before Thornton targeted his ankle with that cheap shot. I hope he realizes this. A healthy Modano would be 100x better than Franzen in the condition he was in even before that cheap shot.
Datsyuk was still our best player besides Zetterberg that last game (Z came up huge on D even though he didn't accumulate the points like Datsyuk), but you could see that Datsyuk is suffering on the defensive side of the puck. He wasn't able to create the turnovers he usually does, and I think that had a lot to do with why our chances rushing back up ice were so limited. Detroit takes for granted how many odd man rushes or even rushes into the zone we get just based on his defensive play alone. He'll be better for Game 6 though.
Z is amazing at puck possession and killing off time at the end, just like we needed in Game 5. The way he sticks his arm out to block without getting holding calls, always fun to watch.
Dats probably has a wrist injury, but after the last game I have no worries.
Modano is officially in for Franzen...I just hope he steps up.