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#41 scotzman

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:22 PM

The possible potential of Bert, coupled with the fact that we could give him an incentive based contract and a chance to compete in for a championship, seems like Bert is a better choice. Smyth is going to want $5.5 Million or more a season... not sure we can commit that to him. We'll need to fill some holes next year... Lang and others will be bye-bye.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:32 PM

Smyth will be offered huge dollars wherever he goes, probably approaching the league max. I'd much rather take our chances with Bertuzzi and not have to mutilate the roster to accomodate a $6-7 mil player.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:45 PM

A healthy Todd Bertuzzi , playing with a good centremen is the best power forward in hockey.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:48 PM

I think that we need to wait untill after the playoffs to make any kind of call on this one.

Right now i would take Smyth but then again Bert may come through in the end.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(shannyfan1414 @ May 10, 2007 - 03:48AM) View Post

I think that we need to wait untill after the playoffs to make any kind of call on this one.

Right now i would take Smyth but then again Bert may come through in the end.

I agree , IF Bert can get back to the way he was playing a couple of year's ago, the guy would be an absolute monster of a Power forward for the Wings, they've been missing one of those for a while.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(glasgowcelticwing @ May 9, 2007 - 10:52PM) View Post

I agree , IF Bert can get back to the way he was playing a couple of year's ago, the guy would be an absolute monster of a Power forward for the Wings, they've been missing one of those for a while.

That is a big if, Bert is getting better and better with each game he plays. But there will come a point where he won't get better. With Smyth you know exactly what you get, and I think he brings more intagables than Bert. I don't know if we could fit him in, but I'm sure Kenny will look at it long and hard.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:31 PM

No question it's Smyth. But I agree with whoever said he's heading back to Edmonton.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:38 PM

The Wings could be very tempting, given their history.

From spectors regarding Smyth.

Interesting ..

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE(Detroit # 1 Fan @ May 10, 2007 - 12:38AM) View Post

The Wings could be very tempting, given their history.

From spectors regarding Smyth.

Interesting ..

I just can't help but picturing that 94, SMYTH above it on the back, the winged wheel on the front.....

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:48 AM

Ha ha.

Red Wing Fan #1: Bert or Smyth?
Red Wing Fan #2: Luongo?
Red Wing Fan #1: No...Bert or Smyth...
Red Wing Fan #2: Bert...no doubt
--1 year later--
Red Wing Fan #2: Smyth...no doubt
--1 year later--
Red Wing Fan #2: Maybe we can get Robert Lang back???

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:00 AM

I still beleive we can get both back.

We get Bert for an incentive based contract and give smtyh 5 mil with incentives and , yeah its possible.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:22 AM

QUOTE(Offsides @ May 10, 2007 - 01:48AM) View Post

Ha ha.

Red Wing Fan #1: Bert or Smyth?
Red Wing Fan #2: Luongo?
Red Wing Fan #1: No...Bert or Smyth...
Red Wing Fan #2: Bert...no doubt
--1 year later--
Red Wing Fan #2: Smyth...no doubt
--1 year later--
Red Wing Fan #2: Maybe we can get Robert Lang back???

Red Wing fan #3: Isn't Fedorov a UFA this year?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE(BringHomeTheCup! @ May 10, 2007 - 02:22AM) View Post

Red Wing fan #3: Isn't Fedorov a UFA this year?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:35 AM

I bet Bertuzzi goes back to the Canucks.

They need help up front, and I think he would go back to were his career really took off.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:40 AM

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:54 AM

QUOTE(Yzerfan1999 @ May 10, 2007 - 02:35AM) View Post

I bet Bertuzzi goes back to the Canucks.

They need help up front, and I think he would go back to were his career really took off.


Personally, I have a lot of trouble imagining him donning a 'nucks uniform again.

I think he genuinely wants to put that stage in his life behind him, and what better team to do that with than the Wings?

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:56 AM

If we didn't have Homer, I'd say Smyth, but as we already have one elite level net-stander-in-front-of-er, I say Bert, because the Wings don't have any other huge guys who hit (unless Lillypads keeps doing his best physical D-man impression.)

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:58 AM

QUOTE(i_like_cheese_2001 @ May 10, 2007 - 02:56AM) View Post

If we didn't have Homer, I'd say Smyth, but as we already have one elite level net-stander-in-front-of-er, I say Bert, because the Wings don't have any other huge guys who hit (unless Lillypads keeps doing his best physical D-man impression.)

We also have two great centers, but we don't have anyone else for them to play with, so they are playing together. Think about that one-two punch for a second. And then think about how awesome our PP would be, unit one with Homer, unit two with Smitty....

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE(Dabura @ May 10, 2007 - 01:54AM) View Post

Personally, I have a lot of trouble imagining him donning a 'nucks uniform again.

I think he genuinely wants to put that stage in his life behind him, and what better team to do that with than the Wings?

I agree. And that makes it even sweeter because I like him better than Smythe anyway.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 02:02 AM

We *have* Bert. I'd work on getting him first. It's easier to get somene who's on your team rather than working on random other players...

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