Johan Franzen knew the questions were coming.

When a player of Franzen's stature scores two goals in the final 27 games, goes quiet in the playoffs when his team is eliminated, the questions come from every direction.

Everybody wants to know one thing: Why?

Franzen isn't sure himself.

"I hate these questions," Franzen said. "I didn't even know I had that (deep of a slump)."

The Red Wings don't know the answers either; they just hope Monday intra-squad scrimmage was the first step to a bounce-back season.