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Wings acquire D Cory Cross from Penguins


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#21 WestCoastWingsFan

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (USAFWingedWheel @ March 9, 2006 - 09:34PM)
are we still paying fischers salary for this season?.....

Yes, but it doesn't count against the cap unless we put him back in the lineup (which won't happen).

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:37 PM

Is Salei even really available? You'd think he would've gone.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:39 PM

Not a bad deal but at least gives a bit more depth. Cross is a slight upgrade over Cross, although Kronwall will probably play over Cross come playoff time. It's odd for a trade deadline without a major wings deal, but that's the new NHL. We're topped out cap wise and there's really not much need to drastically change the team. We're first in the West and as long as we go into the playoffs healthy and playing well, that's all that matters.

Carolina has certainly put themselvse in playoff mode though. Sure, Recchi is old, but on a good team any vet can rekindle the flame.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE (Heaton @ March 9, 2006 - 09:37PM)
Is Salei even really available? You'd think he would've gone.

Supposedly he was. I don't see why he wouldn't be. He's not what you'd call young, and Anaheim is rebuilding, so it would make sense for them to move him. I guess they wanted too much for him.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (WestCoastWingsFan @ March 9, 2006 - 04:36PM)
Yes, but it doesn't count against the cap unless we put him back in the lineup (which won't happen).

wouldn't that give us more cap room for a physical rental instead of trading dead weight for another old peace of useless meat.....

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:44 PM

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Its basically Rivers for Cross. The Wings traded a 4th rounder to get Cross, but then they recieved a pick in the Rivers deal.

Cross is better than Rivers. I am happier with Cross at the 6-7 spot then I would be with Rivers.

I dont think we expected much, and thats exactly what we got. Not much.

Cross might be better than Rivers, but perhaps not worth a 4th round pick considering Rivers only fetched a 7th round pick. Well, at least Cross has size. I'm not disappointed.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (RyanBarnes! @ March 9, 2006 - 03:44PM)
Cross might be better than Rivers, but perhaps not worth a 4th round pick considering Rivers only fetched a 7th round pick. Well, at least Cross has size. I'm not disappointed.

Now Barnsey, I'm not being sarcastic at all here, this was the post I've been waiting for. I really look foward to you and Barnes52 for the approval of the tough guys or at least guys with size. If you're not dissapointed, I'm not (I wasn't before.)
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (BerkeleyWingsFan19 @ March 9, 2006 - 04:39PM)
Cross is a slight upgrade over Rivers, although Kronwall will probably play over Cross come playoff time.

Probably????

Kronwall is in our top 4 now. He wont be sitting come playoff time. The only players who need to worry about playing time are Woolley, Lebda and possibly Lilja.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (Heaton @ March 9, 2006 - 04:46PM)
Now Barnsey, I'm not being sarcastic at all here, this was the post I've been waiting for. I really look foward to you and Barnes52 for the approval of the tough guys or at least guys with size. If you're not dissapointed, I'm not (I wasn't before.)

I fully expect people to be screaming for Cross' head though. laugh.gif He is a pylon, but I still have hopes he can step up if need be.
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#30 MoscowDynamo

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:55 PM

I like this move.
All 6'5" 225lbs of it.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, whatever is all I have to say. I just hope no one gets hurt to have to bring in some of the great depth the Wings have.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:00 PM

I didnt except much, the D man that moved really was Witt and I dont think that he is worth a first rounder. Whats does it matter if Cross can fight, fighting doesnt win playoff games.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:00 PM

NJ gets Lukowich for a 3rd and we ship a 4th off for Cory freakin' Cross.

Way to go Holland, way to go...

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:01 PM

Seriously, did we just do this so we could say that we made a trade, too...

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:01 PM

This blows. Take it from a guy who used to see Cross play all the time when he was with Toronto, he's absolutely useless and provides essentially nothing we don't already have in full supply. To put it in perspective for you guys, Cory Cross has been a healthy scratch more than once for the Penguins. Yeah, the Pitsburgh Penguins. Home of arguably the worst defensive corps in the league.

This really disappoints me. I can't believe we gave up a fourth round pick.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:04 PM

If we hadn't dumped Rivers and brought in Cross, people would just be bitching that Holland didn't do anything at all.

If only we could've gotten Witt for a seventh rounder...

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (haroldsnepsts @ March 9, 2006 - 05:04PM)
If we hadn't dumped Rivers and brought in Cross, people would just be bitching that Holland didn't do anything at all.

If only we could've gotten Witt for a seventh rounder...

I would take Jamie Rivers long before Cory Cross. I can't possibly fathom what Holland was thinking today. I really can't.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (MoscowDynamo @ March 9, 2006 - 04:55PM)
I like this move.
All 6'5" 225lbs of it.

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Cross?

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (haroldsnepsts @ March 9, 2006 - 04:04PM)
If we hadn't dumped Rivers and brought in Cross, people would just be bitching that Holland didn't do anything at all.

If only we could've gotten Witt for a seventh rounder...

Pretty much yeah, Cross might start a game or 2 before the season is over just to validate the trade, but I don't see him being a regular.

Witt was never coming here, Salei was never, Carney was too old and not worth a draft pick.

I'd rather hang on to our prospects and picks, our fate in the playoffs doesn't rest on the shoulders of a 6th defensemen.
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE (Offsides @ March 9, 2006 - 09:01PM)
Seriously, did we just do this so we could say that we made a trade, too...

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