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Should the Red Wings allow Johan Franzen to play?

Should the Red Wings let Franzen play?  

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  1. 1. Should the Red Wings let Franzen play?

    • Yes, if he is medically cleared
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    • No, it's too dangerous
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    • I don't care, Fire Ausmus.
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It's a fair question after the man has had at least 2 serious concussions. It's taken him months to recover from the latest.

And I am trying to avoid "he sucks........he's no good anymore". type of stuff and be more serious about it.

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If he is cleared to play he is cleared to play. I have no details about his contract, but I would imagine there is something in there for serious injury making it impossible for him to play. At some point a Dr is going to say 'He cannot play anymore.'

I am guessing the time for these types of things happening to players will be normal. Having Dr's not clear them, but it is going to take a high profile Dr getting sued because he cleared a player that died or killed himself because of the concussions. I expect a high profile case in the news like this in about 4-5 years...maybe sooner.

The Dr's will continue to green light the player because the player will lose a ton of money if he is not allowed to play anymore. A big, high profile lawsuit is what is needed.

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I voted yes but I would hope that the medical clearance is pretty advanced to allow him back on the ice. It took forever for him to come back from his latest concussion and the last couple hits that took him out didn't even seem to be that hard. I hope they make sure that taking more hits won't impact his future life and I hope he takes that into consideration.

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I just heard that after workouts he still has to basically go lay in the dark for several hours. Hard to believe that he could be cleared still experiencing that level of after effects.

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I just heard that after workouts he still has to basically go lay in the dark for several hours. Hard to believe that he could be cleared still experiencing that level of after effects.

After workouts, when he's not getting hit. I don't see how he could ever be cleared to play again. Maybe he's just putting on a brave face to justify the contract, but if he ever tries to really play again, he's showing he really does have brain damage. Not worth it. Had a nice career, got a great nickname......but don't be foolish with your life, Mule.

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I just heard that after workouts he still has to basically go lay in the dark for several hours. Hard to believe that he could be cleared still experiencing that level of after effects.

Where did you hear that? He seems to be training pretty hard so that is worrisome.

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Where did you hear that? He seems to be training pretty hard so that is worrisome.

On the drive home - 105 was talking about him - saying he was still dealing with after-effects in terms of having to go very easy after the workouts.

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I guess I am not understanding the question.

Is the question if he is cleared medically, should he be allowed to play?

If so, yes.

I don't know why I am supposed to assume that I would know better as a fan the risks he would be bearing than experts in the field.

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Of course the red wings should allow him to play if he's cleared by the doctors.

It's he wants to make a decision based on his history and his fears that he would suffer another concussion or multiple concussions and retire, that's his choice. I doubt the team would get in his way.

It's not reasonable to expect a team to tell a player he can't play even though he's been cleared by doctors. I don't see the problem with the bright line of cleared/not cleared.

Every player that takes the ice risks a concussion during a shift, or even at practice. But we don't stop playing the games because we find it entertaining. Players assume that risk. I think the most the league can do is set forth rules on how to deal with concussions when they occur, and rules to help reduce instances of concussions.

But you don't just hold players out if they are cleared medically.

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Of course the red wings should allow him to play if he's cleared by the doctors.

It's he wants to make a decision based on his history and his fears that he would suffer another concussion or multiple concussions and retire, that's his choice. I doubt the team would get in his way.

It's not reasonable to expect a team to tell a player he can't play even though he's been cleared by doctors. I don't see the problem with the bright line of cleared/not cleared.

Every player that takes the ice risks a concussion during a shift, or even at practice. But we don't stop playing the games because we find it entertaining. Players assume that risk. I think the most the league can do is set forth rules on how to deal with concussions when they occur, and rules to help reduce instances of concussions.

But you don't just hold players out if they are cleared medically.

I don't know if I agree with that. Mike Illitch has a reputation in the NHL of being pretty close to his players and ex-players..........a genuine concern for the guys that played for the Red Wings. I can see him saying, "Good luck, but I don't want to be responsible for you getting another serious head injury......we'll buy you out and let you try to play for another team". I really could see that happening. But if he's having to shut it down after workouts and skates where he isn't even getting hit - then I don't even think the issue is going to come up soon. I am glad the guy is a warrior and he's proud, but he's being way too risky with this. You never fully recover from a serious concussion and from what I understand, every time you get one, you are more vulnerable for another one.

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This is scary to me: Johan Franzen: "One more hit, and that's probably it" - Winging It In Motown

I find it hard to believe that he can't get worse from another big hit. Even if he doesn't get "worse", if he's the same as before that isn't a good situation either. He couldn't play with his kids for a period of time, and he wants to risk getting back there? I guess you can't question his desire to play, but I have an awful feeling we are going to witness the end of his career via a hit this season and it will be brutal to see.

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