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  1. rking72

    Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

    I voted game 7 winner. I was watching NHL network this morning and they were replaying a couple of old Wings games(lidstroms hat trick and 1000 career point) I was thinking how great it was that we were able to take Cleary off the scrap heap and watch him produce. He was very good. I also noticed that another somewhat similar player, Maltby, was terrible to watch. I remember a lof of Wings fans really wishing he would retire or the Wings would let him go. Obviously this is where Cleary is now, but it was great to be reminded how good he once was.
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    Hockey News: Red Wings ‘D’ hunting

    I think the Wings could get Green for very little, not sure the Wings really want a player like Green though
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    Hockey News: Red Wings ‘D’ hunting

    How come Brent Seabrook is not getting mentioned anywhere as a possible target? His game has come down some, but he only has 2 yrs left on his contract. I would rather have him at 2 yrs 5.9 than most of the contracts other dmen just received. RHed and a huge upgrade over anything we currently have. The Hawks are in need of shedding a bigger contract.
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    WCSF : (7) Minnesota vs. (5) Chicago Blackhawks

    I live around a lot of lifelong Hawks fans who really have no idea about anything other than the Hawks. another funny Hawks fan moment is when I was talking about how Kieths hook should have been a penalty shot. The their response was that it was no big deal, standard play...shouldnt have been a penalty shot. I said like game 6 last year?
  5. I think Kenny's blind devotion to current and former Wings is his biggest weakness by far. It is not even always an age thing. He has way overpaid to re-sign players of all ages.
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    I have always liked Gaborik and cheer for him....but this is absolutely correct
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    The Franzen Hate.

    I think if he played his prime years in some place other than Ottawa or Atlanta he would be a certain Hall of Famer. Going to get 500 goals...certain Hall of Famer the more I think about it. I dont think Hossa in his prime was much lower than any of those players you mentioned. And no matter what, always has been a much better player than Franzen
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    The Franzen Hate.

    define superstar? It is a subjective standard, so saying Hossa is a superstar is not wrong. It's not like saying he is a top 5 player in the NHL or something along those lines. Pretty sure he is going to be a Hall of Famer
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    Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

    I think the Hawks may buy Hossa out this off-season
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    Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Hawks buy out Hossa this off season...that would be kind of funny
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    WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

    I dont think NBC likes to create a lot of controversy like ESPN or CBS during the NCAA bb tourney do...but they do usually at least suggest something. The fact that the Hawks first 2 goals were both sketchy at best seemed to completely miss them
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    The Franzen Hate.

    I know this may not be the most popular thing, but after watching this series I would have no problem buying out Franzen and letting Alfredsson walk and using that money to acquire Iginla
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    Was Legwand worth it?

    I think sometimes being good(making the playoffs) prevents you from being great
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    ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

    The one positive I take away from this series is that I hope Holland sees are far the Wings are really away from being Cup contenders. As a side rant, I said it at the time and I will say it again....Suter and Parise were worth paying long term big time money to. Especially if you had to pay Parise to get Suter. Depth is much easier to find than elite players. Don't be afraid to sign top end guys because you are afraid of losing Ericssons or players of that level.
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    ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

    Franzen signed first, I don't think he was picked over Hossa. I dont think they wanted to gamble to see if Hossa would re-sign and end up losing both. Truth be told though, Hawks had a worse cap situation than the Wings at the time and still managed to sign Hossa. Holland worries too much about depth, depth guys can be easily picked up. Legit stars are much harder to come by.