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  1. gdt

    My guess is that the Wings trade somebody that other teams might actually want for prospects. Candidates IMO are: Smith Lashof Abby We could live without these guys and other teams may be interested. Face it, nobody is going to trade for Sammy, Cleary, Tootoo, Eaves, so to get out of this jam, we are going to have to lose somebody that we'd like to keep. But it is obvious that we NEED Nyquist in Detroit.
  2. Signed

    Wow! I really expected an LGW meltdown but many of the posts were actually positive. How can you hate a guy that takes a big paycut and a reduced term just so he can stay on the Wings. I think even the Cleary haters (or most of them) have to respect him for this. OK. Maybe not. I'm glad he's back as long as it doesn't affect Nyquist, Tartar or DeKeyser....
  3. The haters are going to have a field day with this. The way I read it is that he said that he is not JUST a goal scorer but a hockey player. Franzen's biggest drawback is his lack of confidence. Sure, he floats alot. That is because he is by his nature, lacking in confidence. There were articles back in '08 that said that he was very shy and didn't like the limelight. He got over this in '08 but seems to have regressed. Hopefully Alfie will help him with this. That post was useless and a waste of time. 30 seconds of my life that I can never get back. Thanks
  4. For me, the only totally untouchables are Z, Pav, and Tootoo, the latter being personal preference and purely personal opinion. Uh, seriosuly?
  5. Tweaking the rule book will not help? huh? You don't think that slowing down the game will reduce concussions? As far as Lindros and Lafontaine, I never said that slowing down the game would eliminate ALL concussions. I don't think anybody believes that. If such a helmet exists, why aren't the players wearing them? My guess is that they either don't exist or the players don't like them. If it was as simple as wearing a different helmet, they would already be doing that. Middle school science tells us the E=mv^2. The energy from a collision is a function of velocity squared. Changing the velocity of an impact has a large effect on the energy expended.
  6. The increase in concussions is the result of several different factors. When the league returned from the 2005 lockout, they made several rule changes to make the game more entertaining and some of them resulted in more collisions and more violent collisions. They need to roll back some of those rules: 1. Two line passes were allowed. This creates more speed through the neutral zone. 2. The trapezoid rule was added that keep the goalies from playing pucks in the corner which results in opposing players racing into the corner for the puck. 3. There was a crack-down on interference. You can no longer hold-up a player racing to the goal. If the league want to reduce the number of concussions and injuries in general, they need to change these rule back. Trying to enforce rules against hits to the head as we have seen doesn't work. The rule is to subjective. LOL. Try skating up and down the ice wearing a NASCAR Hemet.
  7. I think that I read that Kenny pulled the offer off the table. Like it or not, Kenny's priority is trying to get Cleary back and that will require dumping salary. No way can he get Cleary AND Brunner back. The only way Brunner comes back is if Cleary doesn't AND Brunner comes crawling back. He would have to fire his agent first though because no agent would come crawiling back. All of these things happening simultaneously are extreamly unlikely.
  8. I see people are comparing Smith to DeKeyser. They are totally different types of players. DD is a defensive stay at home defenseman. Smith is an offensive defenseman. He jumps up into the play alot and this on occasion has caught him out of position. We need both types of D men. Unfortunately, it is a lot harder to be an offensive D man. Smith will be fine. It just takes some experience.
  9. Brunner lost his chance with the Wings when they signed Weiss and Alfie. They no longer have the cap space. And $4M? Forget it. They will have to shed cap space just to sign Anderson and Nyquist. Brunner and Cleary both blew their chances, now they will end up signing with non-playoff teams. Brunner was a gamble anyway. He's not tough and not good defensively. Best case, he would need to improve his game considerably and who knows if he could last and entire season. Move on.
  10. I'm not sure what you were watching but the Wings lost in Overtime in game 7 on a shot that deflected off of Kronwall's skate. They lost game six on a horrible penalty shot call against them. They could easily have won either game and eliminated the hawks. Didn't have a chance? WTF? The same year that Hossa took a paycut, Kenny signed Stuart (a UFA) to a 4 year contract. Overeaction? No, you are making stuff up to justify your point. One more time. Sammy claims that he is injured and therefore can't be bought out. Why do people keep saying to buy him out? Pay attention people
  11. Acording to Capgeek, Cleary made $3M last year. You want him to take a 50% pay cut. Did you watch the playoffs this year? He was really good. Rage away
  12. Excellent post. Somebody other than Kenny is using some loigic...
  13. Jesus, everybody is throwing around invalid comparisons. $3M is alot less than $5M and Sammy was signed for 2 years not 5. As good as Zetterburg. That's ridiculous. Get a grip people.
  14. WTF? Trade our #2 D-Man because??? That ALWAYS happens on the forum. I remember when they gave Kronwall $3M per year. Fortunately Kenny doesn't read this forum.
  15. Letang is a very good offensive defenseman but I wouldn't make that kind of commitment for him. It's obvious that he wants out of Pittsburgh