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#21 Lou_Siffer

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ March 13, 2007 - 02:58PM) 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?


I dont think thats a very good reason. Homer's a good player and all...but he's no Ryan Smyth. Their numbers may not be all that much different this season, but what Smyth brings to the table as an emotional leader makes that difference between them much greater. I'm one that believes in order to have a winning team you've gotta have some North American leaders on your team. When i say leaders, i mean being a top player on the team as well...so im not talking about the Draper/Chelios types. Smyth makes a huge impact in that area. Im sure you probably dont agree that they need that, but i think they do...
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

what do you guys think of Brad Stuart? Puck moving defenceman who is good in his own end, also has a bit of a mean streak too. Could proboaly be had for maybe Markov type money, 2.5 to 3. Would be an exellent replacement for Schnider IMO.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:32 PM

If the Redwings can't resign Datsyuk let me be the first to say he will sign with the Washington Capitals.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:46 PM

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If the Redwings can't resign Datsyuk let me be the first to say he will sign with the Washington Capitals.

Dont worry, you're not the first to say it.

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As for the Smyth thing, I agree with Lou. I think it's necessary to have strong NA players to win the Cup. Smyth is the type of guy this team needs.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:49 PM

Anyone have a list of the free agents?
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ March 13, 2007 - 04:46PM) View Post

Dont worry, you're not the first to say it.

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As for the Smyth thing, I agree with Lou. I think it's necessary to have strong NA players to win the Cup. Smyth is the type of guy this team needs.


Well in that case I agree and back up anyone who has mentioned this before me.

If we can't sign him, he will head to Washington, which in 3-4 years give or take will be a premier franchise in the NHL, call me crazy but its my opinion.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Jason Blake would be great, along with some size.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Here's a list of the '07 UFA's from HFBoards.
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#29 Lou_Siffer

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:58 PM

theres also THIS one
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

Preseason prediction - Anaheim over Philadelphia in 6 (ok, well i'll settle for one right...)

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

Thanks, ARice & Jeff.

I would love to see Drury in a Wings uniform, but I don't ever see that happening. He'd be my #1 choice right now.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:03 PM

There's no way Montreal will not re-sign him, but Andrei Markov would be awesome...pair him with our current Markov and let the good times roll.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

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here is a great link for all your FA need's as well as the Cap situation for the teams going into next year and beyond thumbup.gif

QUOTE(StaticWithABeat @ March 13, 2007 - 06:03PM) View Post

There's no way Montreal will not re-sign him, but Andrei Markov would be awesome...pair him with our current Markov and let the good times roll.




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Edited by redwingfan19, 13 March 2007 - 05:05 PM.

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#33 Lou_Siffer

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:13 PM

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As for the Smyth thing, I agree with Lou. I think it's necessary to have strong NA players to win the Cup. Smyth is the type of guy this team needs.


Dump Datsyuk and Lang. Keep Holmstrom and Zetterberg together, and pair up Filpulla with Smyth. The 3rd guys on those lines is to be determined. At least one of those would be another FA acquisition (or Bertuzzi depending on how he works out)
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

Preseason prediction - Anaheim over Philadelphia in 6 (ok, well i'll settle for one right...)

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:13 PM

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they are brothers right? if they are they show no similarities whatsoever huh.gif

No, they're not brothers.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:44 PM

OH MANNN!! Andy Delmore is out] there!! C'mon Kenny do it again!
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ March 13, 2007 - 05:13PM) View Post

Dump Datsyuk and Lang. Keep Holmstrom and Zetterberg together, and pair up Filpulla with Smyth. The 3rd guys on those lines is to be determined. At least one of those would be another FA acquisition (or Bertuzzi depending on how he works out)

I like the dump Datsyuk idea the best.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:51 PM

Slava Kozlov anybody ?

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:40 PM

I would take Kozzie back...he is money in the playoffs!

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:47 PM

I also wouldnt mind Darrly Sydor , tough guy , good defenceman , and a pretty good leader

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE(Heroes of Hockeytown @ March 13, 2007 - 04:20PM) View Post

And if Pavel tanks it this post season we have a damn good reason to go after Briere for X million dollars versus Datsyuk.


Yeah IF he does. Its just an assumption at this point, so we'll see.





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