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#1 Hatcher#2

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:23 PM

Scroll to the bottom paragraph of the article:

http://www.newsday.c...ports-headlines

Im actually hoping that the Wings were there to scout Asham instead, Niinimaa has a pretty big contract.

Edited by Hatcher#2, 13 November 2005 - 01:25 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 01:28 PM

He got thrown out of practice of few days ago. The coach said he was tired of "his b**ching and moaning". I don't think him or his contract would fit.
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Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE (TimeBinder @ November 13, 2005 - 02:28PM)
He got thrown out of practice of few days ago. The coach said he was tired of "his b**ching and moaning". I don't think him or his contract would fit.

His best game of the season came right after that, but he's been awful this season.
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Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:19 PM

This is probably just general scouting for depth at the deadline rather than specifically scouting one player like Niinimaa (butchered that, I'm sure) with an eye to getting him in the near future.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:37 PM

Oh god no....
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:51 PM

Just because someone was there scouting doesn't mean they want him.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 03:55 PM

They may not want Niinimaa, but they were looking at someone there....

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (Barnes52 @ November 14, 2005 - 04:55PM)
They may not want Niinimaa, but they were looking at someone there....

I agree with Hatcher#2, I hope they scouted Asham.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 05:33 PM

maybe they want niinimaa to join the practice squad so the wings can practice a toe drag, between his legs, deke and score on the goalie.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (Barnes52 @ November 14, 2005 - 04:55PM)
They may not want Niinimaa, but they were looking at someone there....

true....just because the scouts were out, and Niinimaa is mentioned in the article, it doesn't necessarily add up to Wings interest in Niinimaa. Not a bad 3rd or 4th d-man, actually, Niinimaa, but he makes 1st or 2nd d-man money.....a no-no in the Brave New NHL.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE (RyanBarnes! @ November 14, 2005 - 06:07PM)
I agree with Hatcher#2, I hope they scouted Asham.

If the Wings were there to scout a player, then Asham is the type of player that the Wings are lacking. He can hit, score and did i mention that he can scrap real good aswell. thumbup.gif
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (TimeBinder @ November 13, 2005 - 02:28PM)
He got thrown out of practice of few days ago.  The coach said he was tired of "his b**ching and moaning".  I don't think him or his contract would fit.

Yeah, he also quit playing in our world cup-team(in the middle of the tournament)!!!

Edited by FinRedWing, 15 November 2005 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Hatcher#2 @ November 15, 2005 - 09:06AM)
If the Wings were there to scout a player, then Asham is the type of player that the Wings are lacking. He can hit, score and did i mention that he can scrap real good aswell. thumbup.gif

Unfortunately, the Islanders isn't deep in that category either. I doubt they'd be willing to give him up for cheap.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:20 PM

ya I say a strong no thank you to this one.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (Hatcher#2 @ November 13, 2005 - 02:23PM)
Scroll to the bottom paragraph of the article:

http://www.newsday.c...ports-headlines

Im actually hoping that the Wings were there to scout Asham instead, Niinimaa has a pretty big contract.

Asham would be a nice pickup.

Figures they are after "Yanni"... Holland loves piano music...

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 11:52 PM

I don't see the point in why Holland whoud even want Niinimaa. The guy hasn't been the greatest since he can into the league, and a huge dissapointment, because we was thought highly of before breaking into the league with the Flyers. He was okay in Philadelphia, but was never what he was supposed to be. I think that's one of the reasons he was traded to Edmonton after only being in Philadelphia for only a year, but again, he wasn't really to impressive in Edmonton either. I think he got more credit than he deserved, and yeah, when a guy quits on his team in the olympics or whatever it was, he's not a guy worth having on your team at all. If we need a defenseman, Holland will be looking somewhere easy. There is no reason that he would want Niinimaa. I also don't see Niinimaa fitting in with our style of play.

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE (RyanBarnes! @ November 14, 2005 - 07:07PM)
I agree with Hatcher#2, I hope they scouted Asham.

now that would be pretty cool
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 06:37 PM

I like your idea of trying to get Salei so much better though. I would rather take Salei than Asham. My opinion.





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