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#1 Agalloch

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

Their are plenty of good free agent centers out there, and we obviously need to replace Lang. Obviously, there are a lot of variables that come into place here, depending on who gets resigned and what not, but hey, it's all for fun anyway. Any ideas? Lang's salary is like, 3.8 I think, so that frees up quite a bit of money right there.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:45 PM

dude your topic liner is huge hahaha, thats what the secondary line is for tongue.gif
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

Whoops, didn't even realize it was too big. I'll edit it, then.

EDIT: Crap, I can't edit it. >_>

Oh well, everyone knows what I mean, I think.

Edited by Agalloch, 30 March 2007 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:56 PM

I doubt they pick up a center with that freed up salary space. Some will go to Datsyuk and the rest will be used on wingers or the defense. Either Zetterberg and Datsyuk are split up or Filppula is given more time. If we're talking about free agents, I'd love to see Handzus here -- which could be a possibility anyway since he can play center or wing. I think Chicago will re-sign him though.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ March 30, 2007 - 10:56PM) View Post

I doubt they pick up a center with that freed up salary space. Some will go to Datsyuk and the rest will be used on wingers or the defense. Either Zetterberg and Datsyuk are split up or Filppula is given more time. If we're talking about free agents, I'd love to see Handzus here -- which could be a possibility anyway since he can play center or wing. I think Chicago will re-sign him though.


I personally vote for Filppula. The kid can play, he just needs the chance.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:06 PM

Maybe Lang will sign with us again for less money...?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:09 PM

Why not just wait to talk about his in the offseason? There's no telling what can happen from now till the end of the post season.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE(Offsides @ March 30, 2007 - 10:06PM) View Post

Maybe Lang will sign with us again for less money...?


Sure, if he makes the league minimum and agrees to center the fourth line. Otherwise, I'd rather have anyone on this site on the team, because at least they'd most likely have a decent work ethic, and would put forth a good effort.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(Offsides @ March 30, 2007 - 11:06PM) View Post

Maybe Lang will sign with us again for less money...?

**insert cliche lang is lazy and he sucks line here** lol

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(hockeycrazy3033 @ March 30, 2007 - 10:09PM) View Post

Why not just wait till offseason? There's no telling what can happen from now till the end of the post season.


Because speculating is fun, and I'm bored. Plus, I'm thinking of how great it will be to have someone besides Lang centering the second line.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:18 PM

The Wings have twelve current roster players signed for next year. For purposes of argument we'll use Howard as the backup goalie since he is signed.

F Zetterberg 2.65
F Holmstrom 2.25
F Draper 2.128
F Samuelsson 1.2
F Franzen 942k
F Filppula 710k
F Cleary 663k
F Kopecky 450k

D Lidstrom 7.6m
D Kronwall 3m
D Lilja 1m
D Lebda 650k

G Osgood 850k
G Howard 733k

Total 24,816

This means we need four forwards and two defensemen, plus two or three reserves, and will have 19-22 million to spend on those positions, depending on the cap increase.

Expected contracts (ballpark) for returning roster players:
F Datsyuk 5.75m
F Bertuzzi 4.55m
F Calder 1.75m
F Hudler 700k

D Schneider 3.5m
D Markov 2.75m
D Chelios 850k

That totals up to 19.8, making a total of 44.616. The Wings can add one more solid forward (Ellis or Bootland?) for under a million, and still have as much as one or two million left under the cap for bonuses and trades.

Markov could also be replaced by Sarich for a similar amount.

This lineup could yield the following lines:
Hudler/Zetterberg/Holmstrom
Calder/Datsyuk/Bertuzzi
Cleary/Filppula/Samuelsson
Franzen/Draper/Kopecky
Lidstrom/Kronwall
Schneider/Markov
Lebda/Chelios
Osgood
Howard

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

Handzus wants 4 Million Bucks...uhm, no.


CHRIS DRURY is the guy we should pick up if that what Wings management feels we need.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:06 PM

drury is going to want more than a few million too

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:20 AM

QUOTE(theman19 @ March 31, 2007 - 12:06AM) View Post

drury is going to want more than a few million too

If Pavel doesn't make the cut this post season, and it's between he and Drury for an equal amount, or even Drury for a slightly greater amount, there really should be zero question as to the proper course of action.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE(Heroes of Hockeytown @ March 31, 2007 - 01:20AM) View Post

If Pavel doesn't make the cut this post season, and it's between he and Drury for an equal amount, or even Drury for a slightly greater amount, there really should be zero question as to the proper course of action.


drury is 30 to dats' 28 personally i'd love to have Drury here but dats does alot as well

like you said it depends on what pavel does this post season.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:49 AM

I'd take Dats over Drury.

If only because I can't say Drury without sounding drunk.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:06 AM

This guy tried to say Drury once, but then this happened half-way through:

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But I haven't kept tabs on mister Drury to know his game. No opinion yet on that one.


No, it's definitely excitement.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE(YoungGuns1340 @ March 30, 2007 - 11:37PM) View Post

Handzus wants 4 Million Bucks...uhm, no.
CHRIS DRURY is the guy we should pick up if that what Wings management feels we need.




yup chris drury would be awesome , plus he's a playoff player , im sure he's gonna be had by a team for like 4 yrs 20 million .....and above someone said sign bertuzzi for 4.5 ??? i dont know but that just sounds way too much to me , he hasnt done nothing for years , at that price id rather pay an extra million per and go for smyth

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:05 AM

I hope they give filppula a chance to be 2nd line centre next season i really think he would excel with so much more icetime. he's got all the tool's to be a quality player. thumbup.gif
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:09 AM

Flip, on the condition that the money freed up by Datsyuk and Lang is used to sign Ryan Smyth.
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