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#1 blueadams

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:05 PM

http://blog.mlive.co..._590_red_1.html



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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

What is it with these retreads? These guys didn't work out the first time around, why would they even consider bringint them back.

I say we make a trade with Atlanta and bring back Slava Kozlov. He was traded for Hasek, not because he sucks. Bring him back.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:22 PM

Wings wanted to re-sign Bertuzzi when he was a free agent. So i don't know how he didn't "work out", he wasn't that bad.

I would take him over Sykora, or Williams.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:27 PM

A big NO for Bertuzzi. He is a curse just like Hossa.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:42 PM

I say Yes to Bertuzzi, and No to Williams!

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

It's the same interview posted eariler by mindfly I believe.


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE (bonan78 @ July 31, 2009 - 03:13PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is it with these retreads? These guys didn't work out the first time around, why would they even consider bringint them back.

I say we make a trade with Atlanta and bring back Slava Kozlov. He was traded for Hasek, not because he sucks. Bring him back.


^This. Still miss Kozlov, and he's had good seasons in Atlanta.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:26 PM

I'd take Bertuzzi over Williams for the potential grit he could bring, and the fact he scored 3 less points then Williams last year. And still has a killer beard that fits in here.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ July 31, 2009 - 02:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^This. Still miss Kozlov, and he's had good seasons in Atlanta.



The only argument I'd make to this...there's a reason why these guys have bounced from team to team to team.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:50 PM

We don't exactly have a lot of choice in the matter folks. I'm not saying I like it at all, but this is about as rough as the off-season could've gone for us. This is absolutely the worst-case scenario the Wings were expecting this off-season. It's not like we're screwed out of making the playoffs as we still have a solid core, but we were a signing or two away from being favorites to return the Finals for the 3rd year in a row. Simply put, that simply isn't so much the case now. Time will tell how it all shakes down, but like Jimmy D has said numerous times, it's very tough to make up the 82 goals we lost from 3 guys and all the tougher in July after most of the guys that are most likely to help have been signed by other teams. It's slim pickings now. We could come out fine, but it's not as much of a given at this point when you have to gamble on iffy players to make up for guys that left.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:51 PM

And I'd love Slava Kozlov back, but that's message board fantasy fodder...

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

Can we bring Brad Norton back too? At least he fights.

It looks like our 4th line this year may be even more useless than last year's, especially if we waste cap space on some of these names being considered. Sign Grier and an enforcer. After that, we shall see what we shall see.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE (bonan78 @ July 31, 2009 - 05:13PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is it with these retreads? These guys didn't work out the first time around, why would they even consider bringint them back.

I say we make a trade with Atlanta and bring back Slava Kozlov. He was traded for Hasek, not because he sucks. Bring him back.


Agreed.



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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (Detroit # 1 Fan @ July 31, 2009 - 06:26PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd take Bertuzzi over Williams for the potential grit he could bring, and the fact he scored 3 less points then Williams last year. And still has a killer beard that fits in here.


I agree....I'd like to have Bertuzzi back.


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE (10 Minute Misconduct @ July 31, 2009 - 05:22PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wings wanted to re-sign Bertuzzi when he was a free agent. So i don't know how he didn't "work out", he wasn't that bad.

I would take him over Sykora, or Williams.



Hell yes, me too. That being said, I'm still not sure I want him.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:55 PM

We are looking at 3rd and 4th liners. . . let's inject some new blood to go along with the energy from our youth (Helm, Leino, Ericsson). Even Williams was talking KHL BS. If you want to play there so bad, go. Bertuzzi has been passed around like some fat, drunk high school chick. Keep him away from the Wings. There are plenty of possibilities, and not bad ones out there. . . Prospal, Malhotra, Grier, etc to satisfy 3rd and 4th line.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

Id take Bertuzzi over Williams every single friggin time.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:13 PM

I'm in the minority here, but I'd be totally cool with Bertuzzi. Everyone here is acting like he was terrible. Well, if I remember correctly, he didn't even join us until right before the playoffs and when he did, was coming off an injury and didn't look half bad. Get'er done Kenny!


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

i'm with you on that one Shan the Man.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:40 PM

AWESOME!

MAYBE WILLIAMS CAN CROSS CHECK A DOWNED PLAYER IN THE BACK, LEADING TO A POWER PLAY THAT LEADS TO A COMPLETE 3RD PERIOD MELTDOWN IN AN ELIMINATION GAME.

OR MAYBE BERTUZZI CAN TURN THE PUCK OVER TO COREY PERRY FOR AN EARLY GOAL TO SET THE TONE IN A GAME TAILOR-MADE TO SEND THE WINGS BACK TO THE JOE UP 3-1 IN THE SERIES.

******* AWESOME!!!!
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