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  1. Lets Go, Wings!

  2. f*** yes, go Wings!!!

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    Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    Sure I get they might have more a physical presence on the ice, but keep in mind that last season Filp put up 66pts, 10pts more than Franzen who really has no business on the ice if you're talking about putting out players that play with heart & soul. The truth is Filp is a player that can put up points, start plays and in my opinion the definition of a 2nd line center. If I wanted a physical center on our second line than Doan would be perfect, but what we want is someone who has vison.
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    Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    What you have to understand is the price of players is going up. The cap space will eventually start going up quick, because the fact of the matter is that hockey players have always been under paid. That being said, the real question is that do we need a second line center. Well, that comes down to do we think that Datsyuk will be here another 5 years? If we think Filp can play as a second line center, than 5 mil is not an unreasonable price. Think about who else makes around 5mil... Havlat, Kesler, Ribeiro, Doan.... and honestly I think Filp is just as valuable than any of those guys
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    Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    Here is the fact. Rebuilding Detroit teams by giving away any valuable older players we have DOES NOT WORK. The Lions have been doing this for decades, where they wait for the drafftttttt. or hope young players developppppp. Here is what does happen, you let the young players develop, and then they leave. No, the Wings have been successful in getting talent NOW. I dont care if they are older, we want to win now and that's all that matters. Here is an example of us messing up. We give up Hudler because we need the cap space, because we want more room for players to develop, because he wants too much money. But yet, we sign Sammy for a big chunk of Hudler's salary and he plays next to no games all season. The Red Wings have been great when they have talent on the team, bring in more talent, and do what ever they can to keep the talent. This whole idea that we need to let our prospects grow is stupid and useless, and we'll just end up the Oilers. And I get that Datsyuk at one time was a prospect, but he grew up under talent. We didnt throw all our talent to the wind or stop signing talent just waiting for Datsyuk to win games for us.
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    Stars trade Jaromir Jagr to Bruins

    Jagr to the Bruins, poor choice by the Bruins to send away two prospects and a pick.... At most Jagr was worth a 2nd round pick
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    Red Wings should pursue Jagr

    Here's the thing about Cammalleri. His past few seasons he's been injury prone, and has not put up great points. I don't think we need a center right now either as much as we need wings. And to be honest, as for money, his $6mill is pretty high for what he offers, if we wanted someone like him we'd have been better off keeping Hudler at $4mill.
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    Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

    Murph is great. Def should be here still, and I do not know why Keating is around. No offense to Keating, im sure he's a nice guy, but damn he is so cynical. When I'm watching hockey I want to feel pumped up about my team, not to listen to witty metaphors
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    Red Wings should pursue Jagr

    He has 6 power play goals at the moment, the only Wing that matches that is...guess who..Datsyuk! Put Datsyuk out there with Jagr or Jagr leading the second power play, and then my friend we would have a power play teams actually feared again
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    Red Wings should pursue Jagr

    Counting on Bertuzzi is a long shot, i'll be surprised if he even returns in the next 3 weeks. Helm will be back, but that is not going to improve our power play. And think about this, who knows how many more years Pavel will be here for, wouldn't it be nice to see him on the same line as another crafty forward
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    Red Wings should pursue Jagr

    The Red Wings should pursue Jagr. I know that he is old, I know that he may not want to resign to the same team next year and I know he's not a game changer. Here's the reason, if we sign Jagr it adds a presence to our feeble power play instantly. For that reason alone, he is worth what we trade, and if the Dallas Stars captain Morrow went for one prospect, i think we could get Jagr for a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick. Again, just the fact he would improve our power play makes him worth it, not to include the fact he might work beautifuly with Pavel.