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#21 E-Rock

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ September 9, 2005 - 12:48PM)
How about Grigorenko, he's a young winger. He may not quite be ready, but I'd certainly rather him over here developing instead of a 42 year-old!

Igor is staying in Russia this year. They would rather him have more 1st line work in Russia then a few mins a game as a 4th liner here. Staying in Russia gives him a better place to build his stills so he will be Truely Ready next season.

#22 BlakChamber

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:08 PM

I hope this isn't true. thumbdown.gif

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#23 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (DRW Dominance @ September 9, 2005 - 01:04PM)
Stumpy's #2 option is the Wings and it will be announced within a couple of days.

Simple, Thomas is a LW, Grigorenko is a LW.

Solution, play Grigs instead of a 42 year old who registered 1 assist during the 2003/04 playoffs.

I know Grigorenko might not be ready, but he is a better option than Thomas!!!

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#24 TheGoonSquad0208

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ September 9, 2005 - 01:09PM)
Simple, Thomas is a LW, Grigorenko is a LW.

Solution, play Grigs instead of a 42 year old who registered 1 assist during the 2003/04 playoffs.

I know Grigorenko might not be ready, but he is a better option than Thomas!!!

Grigeniko is 90% healthy and will play in NHL next year. Also, if Datsyuk does come here we only have around 1.5 M left to spend so Thomas is essential a budget player, and it is seeming Dats will be back as his old club matched the offer and he said he won't play for them.

Edited by TheGoonSquad0208, 09 September 2005 - 12:13 PM.


#25 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (LeDs @ September 9, 2005 - 01:07PM)
Teams going for youth movements usually are watching the playoffs from home.

At least they'll enjoy long-term success starting in a few years, something we'll only be dreaming about if we continue down this ridiculous path.

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#26 LIDDYGIBBY5

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:11 PM

I'm usually not one to complain about signings, but gimme a break. I sure as sh*t hope that this isn't true. Why waste money on him? Let a youngster from GR get some experience before you sign a player that is 7 or 8 years past the end of his prime.
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#27 whoisjohngalt?

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:12 PM

Maybe the Wings will invite him to tryout for the team, but i don't think there is anyway they would sign him before training camp.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:17 PM

Babcock loves the guy and he is real good friends with Yzerman, but man I hope he didn't sign here I would much rather see Murray or LaCouture get a shot.

#29 LidstromIsASuperhero

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:17 PM

I don't see this happening. Following the '03-'04 season, Holland specified that Thomas and Hull would NOT be offered contracts, period.

#30 mutherpucker27

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:17 PM

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. We do not need a 42 year old on the team, no matter how sweet a player he is/was. I have no problem w/ Stumpy, but he is NOT what the team needs.

By the same token, what possible reason do you guys have for screwing up the development of one of our top prospects by making him ride the pine in the NHL instead of getting top line minutes in Russia? You guys do want him to turn into a decent NHL player, right? Not going to happen if he doesn't get ice time. If Holland says he ain't ready, he ain't ready.

#31 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:22 PM

If not Grigorenko, at least Matt Ellis then. He's 6'1 and well built, and could be handy on the 4th line.

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#32 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (RyanBarnes! @ September 9, 2005 - 09:47AM)
Please no.

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#33 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (mutherpucker27 @ September 9, 2005 - 01:17PM)
By the same token, what possible reason do you guys have for screwing up the development of one of our top prospects by making him ride the pine in the NHL instead of getting top line minutes in Russia? You guys do want him to turn into a decent NHL player, right? Not going to happen if he doesn't get ice time. If Holland says he ain't ready, he ain't ready.

Who says he has to 'ride the pine'? With everyone saying that Holmstrom should be a 1st or 2nd line winger this season, why shouldn't Grigorenko be? 15 minutes a night couldn't hinder his development to the extent where he wont turn into a 'decent NHL player'.

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#34 Jaolla

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:25 PM

If true hope its a two-way deal


#35 mutherpucker27

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:30 PM

Holland says Grigorenko isn't ready for the NHL and needs another year. He's the GM. I've never even seen the guy play; all I know about him is what I've heard about him. I would guess the same is true for most of the ppl on this board. Detroit's got one of the top scouting staffs and best player analysis in the league. They didn't even think he was ready to come to the rookie camp (unless I'm mistaken, I don't think he was there).

I'll take their words for it.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:34 PM

Who is responsible for removing the Depends undergarments after games at the Joe?? Well, their job just got uglier!

#37 Happy Pancake

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:45 PM

No offense to our veterans, especially Stevie, but I really hope that this year's theme will be The Last Hurrah.




#38 DRW Dominance

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (Jaolla @ September 9, 2005 - 01:25PM)
If true hope its a two-way deal

Not gonna happen if the deal is true.
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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (BlakChamber @ September 9, 2005 - 12:08PM)
I hope this isn't true. thumbdown.gif

I agree. Three or four years ago, absolutely but not now.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:55 PM

Hrmmmph...

That's all I can say... just... hrmmmmph.





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