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#41 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE(Mighty Wings @ March 13, 2007 - 07:48PM) View Post

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

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:32 PM

UFAs that could really help the Wings (IMO) for various reasons.

Top 6ers:
Bert
Smyth
Drury
Handzus (borderline)
Walker
Tkachuk
Guerin
Kozlov
Blake
Zubrus

Dmen:

Phillips
Hamrlik
Witt
Vishnevski
Souray
Stuart
Hannan
Sarich

Grinders:
Laaksonen
Thornton
Mayers
Asham
Fedoruk

Naturally, if Bert pans out, he should be Detroit's #1 target.

If I had to choose one from each group, it would probably be Drury - fast, gritty, leadership, clutch, has an extra gear, solid top 2 center to replace Lang and/or Datsyuk; Witt - I know he takes a lot of penalties, but he fights, hits, and would likely be one of the cheapest options of all those guys available. Guys like Hannan, Souray, and Stuart are better but will be out of the wings price range; Asham - drops the gloves, good on the PK, tons of energy.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:33 PM

Just a question geared towards a comment made earlier. What has Lang done to piss of enough fans and managment? Is it the whole Lazy and Sucking thing? Or is there some internal thing I am not aware of.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE(superstarsingh @ March 13, 2007 - 09:04PM) View Post
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE(arnoldbuck @ March 13, 2007 - 07:33PM) View Post

Just a question geared towards a comment made earlier. What has Lang done to piss of enough fans and managment? Is it the whole Lazy and Sucking thing? Or is there some internal thing I am not aware of.

He is a lazy player. While he has shown some minor flashes here and there, he is not worth the money that he will probably ask for. He is lazy, and never wants to work. And that my friend, is not worth almost 4 million.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE(interminded @ March 13, 2007 - 01:05PM) View Post

I would trade Briere for Datsyuk in heartbeat !!


Yet you wouldn't trade Osgood for Miller.

QUOTE(shadow47 @ March 13, 2007 - 01:03PM) View Post

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.


I'm afraid I don't understand you here; Patty played only six season for Buffalo, of which three saw him play less than 25 games and one other less than 60, and led the Sabres to absolutely no success. Meanwhile, Hasek had the spotlight.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE(Kp-Wings @ March 13, 2007 - 04:50PM) View Post

He is a lazy player. While he has shown some minor flashes here and there, he is not worth the money that he will probably ask for. He is lazy, and never wants to work. And that my friend, is not worth almost 4 million.


True, he probably he isn't worth 4 mill. Perhaps when he was with the Caps and was there only player and temporarily leading the league in points but not now. But is he under the impression he is still worth that much? I would think he would be aware that he isn't the future of the time, nor is he the player he was 5 years ago, etc. so is going to ask for a similar contract at the end of this year? Or will he resign for less?
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE(Hockey13Playa @ March 13, 2007 - 01:32PM) View Post

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

Sorry to say but you aren't the first one to say that
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE(Hockey13Playa @ March 13, 2007 - 05:51PM) View Post

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

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:26 PM

For the defense, I'd let Schneider go. Sign Hannan, re-sign Markov and Chelios. Sarich is an option if the Wings can't get Hannan.

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I like that a lot.


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:28 PM

I do like Schneider ... I does give us a dominating PP dou with Nick, but I suppose it is going to come down to price.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ March 14, 2007 - 03:26PM) View Post

For the defense, I'd let Schneider go. Sign Hannan, re-sign Markov and Chelios. Sarich is an option if the Wings can't get Hannan.

Lidstrom-Markov
Kronwall-Hannan
Lebda-Chelios

I like that a lot.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Kp-Wings @ March 14, 2007 - 04:50PM) View Post

Where's Lilja?

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In the press box.

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Lilja actually isn't that bad in a third-pairing role.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:18 PM

If Bert performs well in the playoffs, resign him. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing Smyth or Gomez in the Wings uniform next year. Pass on Lang and resign Dats. Our D is good and we have good youth at that position.


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ March 14, 2007 - 04:56PM) View Post

For the defense, I'd let Schneider go. Sign Hannan, re-sign Markov and Chelios. Sarich is an option if the Wings can't get Hannan.

Lidstrom-Markov
Kronwall-Hannan
Lebda-Chelios

I like that a lot.



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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:58 PM

Imo Lilija has been playing solid (better than expected which still really isnt good) but fine for a 6th at the very least.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ March 14, 2007 - 04:26PM) View Post

For the defense, I'd let Schneider go. Sign Hannan, re-sign Markov and Chelios. Sarich is an option if the Wings can't get Hannan.

Lidstrom-Markov
Kronwall-Hannan
Lebda-Chelios

I like that a lot.



Hannan will likely be a lot more expensive than Sarich.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE(YoungGuns1340 @ March 14, 2007 - 06:27PM) View Post

Hannan will likely be a lot more expensive than Sarich.

You get what you pay for.

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