Johan Franzen throws shade at Pierre McGuire over Patrick Kane praise

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 30: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks competes in the Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skill Competition at Bridgestone Arena on January 30, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johan Franzen is out indefinitely for the Detroit Red Wings after multiple concussions, which sucks.

But the NHL’s loss has been Instagram’s gain, as the Mule has unleashed a collection of rather hilarious social media observations. Among the greatest hits: Gifting Gustav Nyquist some Mike Babcock bed sheets after “his dad” signed with Toronto; and celebrating Dylan Larkin’s teenage “snip show” video.

On Wednesday night, Franzen was watching the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Detroit Red Wings, a game in which Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists. And while Kane has been very specific about who “the Magic Man” really is in the NHL -- that would be Pavel Datsyuk of the Red Wings -- NBCSN’s Pierre McGuire … well, he decided to transfer the moniker to Patrick Kane:

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This did not go over well with Red Wings fans, who all know that Datsyuk is “The Magic Man.”

(As does Siri, famously.)

And this did not go over well with Franzen, who took to Instagram with this missive:


Oh man. That photo. That shade.

Almost as good as the time he said Sidney Crosby’s mumps made him look like Andy Samberg on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Almost.

s/t Winging It


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