Francis Bashing.

Let me get to the point. Anyone that is a true Pens fan would not bash the possibility of Francis becoming a Penguin once again. Or they have not been paying attention. Here are some reasons why.First off nothing is more painful then watching a young star go though the pains of playing in the NHL especially Kraft and Beech. Both very promising stars but nether know what they truely are suppose to do on the ice. Beech was promised to be a young Francis when brought to the Pens yet he is no where close to that.

Now enter Ron Francis. I proven center with alot to teach the youth of hockey. At most he would be taking a spot from Kelly Buchberger on the roster. And anyone that thinks Francis at any age isn’t a upgraded over Buchberger or even Reid Simpson needs to get their head checked.

Anyone that studied the roster should know that IF Francis does take the offer it’s for two years at most and is not taking a young players possision as much as getting Buchberger or Simpson the hell out of Pittsburgh.

Personally I welcome Francis back to Pittsburgh with open arms and have but one thing to say. Show Kris Beech everything you know because he needs it more then you’ll ever know.


17 Responses to Francis Bashing.

  1. Hockey_Fan says:

    Wow these articles get worse and worse each time a new one is posted. No offense to the writer of the article but this sucks. I just realized why I have not come to this website for a while and will leave again until the season starts.

  2. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Yeah I wish I could say I want him back in Toronto, but Pittsburgh really needs him more. They need a veteran or two to work with the younger players. The leafs only have 2 young players who are ever on the roster. Colliacovo and Stajan. They have plenty of veterans to work with. Personally I think the best age to get players at is 27-33. That is ussually the years of the prime and I think now that the Leafs have lost Reichel Renberg and Fitzgerald, They should get one of Kariya (30) Carter (30) or even Eric Lindros (31) these players are still veteran but not too old. But with as far as free agents go the VERY OLDEST they should sign would be Glen Murray (32) or maybe Petr Nedved(33)

  3. Lint07 says:

    …says a member that his only article ever written here is a copy & paste from another website.

    Go ahead and make a better article than this one, I’m waiting for it.

  4. Rico420 says:

    hehe I was glad you posted this I was gonna say “Oh great another article transfered to the Leafs” 😀

  5. rc21pa says:

    The Problem is Pittsburgh as and always had veterans just not Quality veterans. Francis has done something with his carrer, the ones Pittsburgh seem to get are roster fillers at best. Francis would be a fresh breath of air and a change of pace. The young players might actually learn something.

  6. jgibbs32 says:

    2005 Stanley Cup Champions – Pittsburgh Penguins

  7. Hockey_Fan says:

    Yea great article, I can tell by the amount of responses you are getting to it. Sure I have not really posted any articles because I don’t want to post crap that people shouldn’t have to read. Stop posting crap and maybe people will be more interested in this site.

  8. kingmo15 says:

    Valid point about the “mentor” aspect of a Francis return. However, please keep in mind that they already have Mario and now Mark Recchi on the roster (which, by the way, one of the main reasons they signed Recchi was for his ability to help younger players develop.) Granted, Recchi is a winger, and although Mario is considered a center, he plays many of his minutes at left wing, and doesn’t ever play a true center position due to the fact that he is most effective playing his style and not one that conforms to the definition of a center. With Recchi and Mario aiding in on-ice player development, Beech, Kraft, and whoever else will obtain plenty of much needed mentoring. Recchi and Mario will surely point out areas that the centers need to try to find for one-timers, ways to create plays from nothing, and what to look for in their wingers in order to set up shots. My point is: just because Kraft and Beech are centers doesn’t mean that they can’t and won’t learn from other forwards. Yes, I agree that I would rather have Francis suited up than Buch or Simpson, but fact of the matter is, neither Buch or Simpson is going to be a Pen next season. Eastwood is also a team player who would help with centers’ development, and he would most likely come much cheaper than Francis would.

    Pittsburgh has plenty of players that are going to push each other for ice time. That is the best means of getting the most production from your players – having competition for roster spots. If beech wants to make millions next year he’ll play hard compteing with Kraft, Eastwood, Malone, Fata, etc to earn ice time on the 1 or 2 line, which will most likely give him the best opportunities to score points. I’d rather forego signing Francis and let the spot be filled for someone who has a real future with the team.

  9. LeafyMcLeaf says:

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  10. Lint07 says:

    I’m not the writer of the article and couldn’t care less about your opinion on anyone’s article because clearly, you don’t have the guts to post one of your own. To earn the right to criticize anyone’s work here, you have to let everyone analyze/comment/criticize your own articles first. Someone that won’t write any articles have no credibility whatsoever in my book when it comes to judging someone else’s work.

    People at HTR are working their asses off for free to make articles for you to read, and I won’t tolerate any prick bashing an article for no reason at all, especially when this guy can’t even top the article he is himself bashing.

    Put your money where your mouth is” as they say.

  11. cgolding says:

    take the money you want to give to francis and throw it at Kovalev, you’ll be better off.

  12. Pens4Ever says:

    …Then take the money we were suppose to give to Aleksey Morozov and throw it at Alexei Zhamnov!

    I’ll prefer ten thousand times to have Zhamnov in the line-up than that Jozef Stumpel.

    Lemieux/Zhamnov/Recchi/Kovalev

    Humm…not that bad!

  13. cgolding says:

    i’m desperately hoping the flyers re-sign him, zhamnov that is. i think in the end of the day he’s going to end up back with the flyers, because i think the flyers have priced him right in the market and he really enjoyed playing here last spring.

    we shall see though.

  14. Kill_Yourself says:

    Wow writing that was *****ing gay. Go Pens/Leafs

  15. qsilver31 says:

    Not much to say for this one… veteran leadership is always underappreciated.

    Good for Franics… and isn’t he signed already?

  16. mikeyblueeyesfla says:

    Hi:

    As a diehard longtime Pens fan,Ive got two words to bringing Ronnie Home.

    HELL YA

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