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#1 The Enforcer

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:29 PM

Anybody have some favorites? Bert would be mine.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:34 PM

I wouldn't spend another nickel on Bertuzzi until he proves he can contribute.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE(The Enforcer @ March 13, 2007 - 03:29PM) View Post

Anybody have some favorites? Bert would be mine.



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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:40 PM

Briere and Souray would be great replacements.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE(The Enforcer @ March 13, 2007 - 02:40PM) View Post

Briere and Souray would be great replacements.


If Philly or any other desperate team doesn't sign them over market value first.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(The Enforcer @ March 13, 2007 - 12:40PM) View Post

Briere and Souray would be great replacements.


I doubt that Buffalo will EVER let Briere go. He has become their Stevie.

Souray would open an enormous hole in our defense. He would also ensure that our penalty killers received a raise for all the extra work they'd need to do. Please look at his overall play, not just his point production. The guy is a hitting forward who can only shoot from the point. For all practical purposes, he is not a defenseman.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(The Enforcer @ March 13, 2007 - 03:40PM) View Post

Briere and Souray would be great replacements.


NO chance Souray comes here. He wants to sign with a west coast team.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:51 PM

Given that the Sabres can hang onto only one of Drury/Briere (in all likelihood, anyhow), either one would be an attractive option if Pavel drops the ball and prices himself out of Detroit this spring/summer.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Heroes of Hockeytown @ March 13, 2007 - 03:51PM) View Post

Given that the Sabres can hang onto only one of Drury/Briere (in all likelihood, anyhow), either one would be an attractive option if Pavel drops the ball and prices himself out of Detroit this spring/summer.


Briere would cost just as much as datsyuk.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

Ryan Smyth.

I'd also want to see more big defensive defensemen on the Wings.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:58 PM

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Ryan Smyth.

I'd also want to see more big defensive defensemen on the Wings.


Why should we sign Smyth when we already have Homer? Homer produces nearly at Smyth's level, plays the same way, and costs half as much. Wouldn't you rather have someone who can score from the slot?

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:03 PM

Brad Stuart- WOuld be a good replacement for Schnider. Derek Boogard- we all know what he would be for. Chris Drury, could replace Lang. Gomez, Ryan Smyth, Jason Blake, Scott Hannan, Ritis Ivannas. All in all some of these guys would be good pick ups, a dman, a forward and an enforcer would be ideal for the Wings going forward into next year.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:03 PM

Unless Datsyuk burns it up this year in the playoffs, DRW should let him walk. He's going to command plenty of overpayment from various teams, and if he's not going to perform in the playoffs (can anyone say Marty Turco?) the same way he does in the regular season, his time is up. One more chance, it's getting a little ridiculous. Let him go and use the money to get someone who delivers in the crunch. BTW Buffalo already had their Stevie, his name was Pat LaFontaine.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:04 PM

I would sign more scoring than defense, especially if the garyrule changes are kept the same. You can't hit much at all, and the mobile scoring D is the better option.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:05 PM

I would trade Briere for Datsyuk in heartbeat !!

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:15 PM

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I would trade Briere for Datsyuk in heartbeat !!


Possibly, but Buffalo wouldn't. Some teams will be willing in the off-season to over pay Dats for sure, but teams that are doing well (like Buffalo) and know that they are heading to the playoffs, aren't going to trade for a playoff no-show. Besides, trade dealine passed, and they are both UFA, so they may leave both those teams without a trade ever being a possibility.

Realistically, I see Buffalo keeping Briere before Drury, and I am not as big a fan of Drury.

P.S. Thank you Crymson for that point on Souray ... waaaay too many ppl on here drooling over him. Pass.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE(Mighty Wings @ March 13, 2007 - 03:56PM) View Post

Briere would cost just as much as datsyuk.

And if Pavel tanks it this post season we have a damn good reason to go after Briere for X million dollars versus Datsyuk.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:21 PM

If Datsyuk walked, it wouldn't hurt my feelings any.

One thing depends on who Buffalo re-signs. I think Drury would be tops if he recovers from his concussion. Briere would be a really good choice too.

There are a ton of others, and I don't know the whole list. I'll look it up later.



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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ March 13, 2007 - 03:58PM) View Post


Why should we sign Smyth when we already have Homer? Homer produces nearly at Smyth's level, plays the same way, and costs half as much. Wouldn't you rather have someone who can score from the slot?

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