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#21 bringback91

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE(puckloo39 @ January 15, 2007 - 10:24AM) View Post



Can I have Feds back, too, in that case? tomato.gif

Well he does have star power biggrin.gif and that's what Parker said the Wings lack.....I'd take Marty over Williams.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE(betterREDthandead @ January 15, 2007 - 12:53AM) View Post

I don't think Kenny has ever not been looking to get a "star player" at the deadline. He doesn't always actually get one, but Kenny is never on his couch come deadline time.

As for Lapointe, if anyone expects him to be a cog in the offense, that's wishful thinking. He cashed in on one pretty good year to go to Boston, had one decent year for them, and hasn't been seen on the scoring charts since 2002. Lapointe is nothing more than another body to muck in the corners, which I'm not saying we don't need, but then, what does he bring that Draper doesn't?
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(toby91_ca @ January 15, 2007 - 10:21AM) View Post

So what is the definition of "star player"? Is Lapointe supposed to be in addition to that star player? He definately doesn't fit my definition of star player.
The label "star player" would imply someone capable of high offensive production (someone like Nagy perhaps). Lapointe is no such player, but him coming to Detroit still makes sense from a Kenny Holland strategy perspective and I'd even welcome such a move if the price is right. I would also be willing to try O'Neill or perhaps Fedotenko for the right price.



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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:45 AM

I will be very happy with Holland if he gets Lapointe back in the Winged wheel at the deadline, he would be a solid addition. Any one of Doan/Nagy/Tkachuk/Bertuzzi/Roberts/Nolan + Lapointe and i will be much more confident heading into the playoffs.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE(daniel1 @ January 15, 2007 - 02:12AM) View Post

Jason Williams for Marty Lapointe. In a heartbeat. (and of course the Hawks would have to take Lillypuss as part of the deal)

If you are willing to do that you have some issues.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:55 AM

If there is one star player the wings should get but is probably unavailable it would be Brian Rolston. An all situations guy, and he can put the puck in the net. It would definantly help the PK.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:15 PM

I want Cole sad.gif

We should trade for Latendresse, though. Or maybe Bernier.

Edited by arin, 15 January 2007 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(raidedredwing2 @ January 15, 2007 - 12:54AM) View Post

I wonder if Pittsburgh moves..... if Crosby wont want out....... id give several star players and a pick or two for someone to build the team around again...... just like they did with Yzerman

...if and where Pit moves, they are going to need a player like Crosby to help market the team. The same reason Gretzky was traded to LA instead of Detroit back in 1989. (yes, it was down to LA and Detroit in the Gretzky trade, bu the NHL stepped in and sweetened the pot for Edmonton to trade him to LA.)

...anyhow, on subject. I would welcome Marty back, just for his toughness. The 'star' player they are looking at, just may be Forsberg. If holland is consistant, he will choose the older, more European player over the likes of a yonger, North American player (Doan.) But, maybe Forsberg will work out because of all the Swedes on this team already. Add Forsberg and Lapointe to the mix, and we become a bigger threat to win a Cup, that's for sure. Can't say much about how it will help us out in the future, but, Hollands never really been about that and the UFA's age does drop to 27 this off season, so who knows! I say go for it, why not?!?!? It ain't my money!

QUOTE(arin @ January 15, 2007 - 12:15PM) View Post

I want Cole sad.gif

We should trade for Latendresse, though. Or maybe Bernier.


...why would we trade for someone we could've drafted? Hey, maybe we'll trade Kindl for him! LOL!

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

As long as Lapointe would stay healthy I wouldn't mind that acquisition. Fedotenko would intrigue me much more, however.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:09 PM

Talent-wise, it would be nice to have Forsberg on the roster. But logically...well, he's practically on the verge of retiring with this whole foot problem of his, not to mention the perpetual groin pulls. Were we to get him, I doubt he'd even be healthy for the playoffs.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(Heaton @ January 15, 2007 - 11:26AM) View Post

Rob Parker has as much credibility as Eklund.



Maybe, but I don't think Parker knows enough about hockey, nor cares enough about hockey, to just blindly name Marty Lapointe. Someone must have told him at the very least. I have heard the same rumors, not that I'm as well connected, but I know the Wings were always sorry to have lost him, and have always wanted him back.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:26 PM

People, People, if anyone actually listened to what Rob Parker reported, the wings were looking to aquire LaPointe AND a star player that could put up big offensive numbers.

I don't know why people in this thread are claiming that LaPointe isn't the star power we need. That's cause they aren't getting him for scoring, they are getting him cause 90% of our team is a bunch of softies.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(WingedWheelin06 @ January 15, 2007 - 01:26PM) View Post

People, People, if anyone actually listened to what Rob Parker reported, the wings were looking to aquire LaPointe AND a star player that could put up big offensive numbers.

I don't know why people in this thread are claiming that LaPointe isn't the star power we need. That's cause they aren't getting him for scoring, they are getting him cause 90% of our team is a bunch of softies.

LaPointe and Havlat? biggrin.gif


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Edited by bringback91, 15 January 2007 - 01:53 PM.


#34 Kp-Wings

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:49 PM

If we got Lapointe as a secondary trade along with a star player, I'd be really happy. Lapointe brings toughness that, quite frankly, this team doesn't have. But not just Lapointe by himself. Lapointe and a scorer like Doan, or hell maybe even Forsberg if he stays healthy will fit the bill perfectly.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:02 PM

LaPointe and Havlat, oh how i would love to see that. we would have a goals and fights covered. we really need someone who will stand up for the team.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:05 PM

no to Floppa. beyond him there's only turtle Lemieux left on my black-list of biggest embarassments. heck, even Belfour wouldn't make me puke that much

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE(LeftWinger @ January 15, 2007 - 12:34PM) View Post

...why would we trade for someone we could've drafted? Hey, maybe we'll trade Kindl for him! LOL!

We would trade for them because we DIDNT draft them.. The wings could have drafted half the stars in the NHL, that doesnt mean we can't trade for them. I'm sure if everyone knew Latendresse would turn out like this he would have been drafted much earlier, anyways.

I like Bernier the most, though. They must have sent him down for some reason. SJS could use a veteran D-man.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:24 PM

Lapointe would be fine if the price was right. And adding a star player Doan/Bertuzzi/Tkachuk/Smyth , God even O'neil or Fedetenko , Nolan even would make me feel better about the playoffs

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:38 PM

i really thing bert is going to be avaliable at the deadline so the panthers don't look more dumb than they already do for that trade. Most would hate to see him on this team but a healthy bertuzzi woulnd't be a bad thing.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(theman19 @ January 15, 2007 - 03:38PM) View Post

i really thing bert is going to be avaliable at the deadline so the panthers don't look more dumb than they already do for that trade. Most would hate to see him on this team but a healthy bertuzzi woulnd't be a bad thing.


The flipside is that the Panthers are going to want a big return if they trade Bert. Just so they don't look more dumb then they already do for that trade.
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