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#1 stevkrause

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:25 AM

Apparently Malts may consider playing elsewhere as Detroit will most likely not extend a new contract to him (and I don't think they should)
http://www.mlive.com...by_ponders.html

"This could be my last official business with the Wings,'' Maltby said. "It's something that's inevitable. I'm just going to prepare myself like I'm going to be playing. Hopefully, here. If not, then somewhere else.''

I can't imagine him in another uniform, but you can't blame the guy if he still has the desire... it would just be VERY weird to see him in another uni...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:28 AM

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:49 AM

It'd be strange to see Malts playing in another sweater, but I agree that it's time for Detroit to part ways with him. He's had a great career here, but the younger guys have earned the ice time in his role.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:56 AM

With Eaves and Helm coming up, Maltby isn't really needed for the PK any more.

I adore him to death, but it just isn't in the best interest of the team to keep him.

If he wants to go another season or two, I just hope he doesn't end up on a team where I'll have to hate him. Hear that, Kirk? No Ducks, Flyers, Penguins, or Avalanche, OK?

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:57 AM

Agreed Wings need to move on with Maltby, It'd be sad to see him in another uniform but at least we know his heart will always be with the Wings.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:59 AM

had the chance to meet him aswell as chris osgood and chris chelios in his bar at the end of last season. Would be good to meet drapes before he is done here aswell:(

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:29 AM

It'd be strange to see Malts playing in another sweater, but I agree that it's time for Detroit to part ways with him. He's had a great career here, but the younger guys have earned the ice time in his role.

I really just want to see him retire a Wing, but if he still feels he has some hockey left in him, you definitely can't blame the guy... with that said, if he does go elsewhere, I hope it's in the East... I don't want us to have to play against him, just because it will be too weird to see him in another sweater anymore than 1 or 2 times a year...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

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and finally

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:31 AM

You guys act as if other teams would jump at the chance to sign him. Come on now. The best he can hope for is being signed to an AHL team and being used for depth purposes only.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:33 AM

i really had hoped he would retire a red wing,but like everyone else said his time as a wing has prolly ended. good luck with whatever u do malts :thumbup:

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

You guys act as if other teams would jump at the chance to sign him. Come on now. The best he can hope for is being signed to an AHL team and being used for depth purposes only.

I can GUARANTEE that he will get offers from teams... whether he will accept them or not, is a different story... look at a young team like the Islanders, add a veteran presence who's won several Stanley Cups and is a PK specialist for a team with a dismal PK, why wouldn't they at LEAST offer him a league min contract?

Other teams that could use him as well:
Columbus
LA
St. Louis
Edmonton (wouldn't that be weird?)

and probably more...

it's not like he's going to play top 6 minutes, we're talking a league minimum contract for a guy that can mentor a young team and show solid, defensive hockey to a young core... he has value still...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:05 AM

That certainly would be a strange sight.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:10 AM

Does Edmonton have room for him? Bookending his NHL career with the Oil would be kinda cool.
"It was pretty interesting," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "We had May in exhibition for a couple of games and no one gets hacked or whacked. When we don't have him, we get run. We don't have a team that twists off helmets at stoppages. You get tired of seeing it all the time. It's just nice when you get someone to look after that stuff."

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

Quite a few teams will be clamoring to sign him. After all, he did score 50 in junior.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:54 AM

They really need to stop saying that "He scored 50 in junior" silence filler.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

Although you never like to have guys like Malts leave, if it means that the likes of Helm get more ice time. I'm all for it.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

Does this mean his jersey won't be retired here?

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:17 AM

You guys act as if other teams would jump at the chance to sign him. Come on now. The best he can hope for is being signed to an AHL team and being used for depth purposes only.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

You guys act as if other teams would jump at the chance to sign him. Come on now. The best he can hope for is being signed to an AHL team and being used for depth purposes only.

Amen. Malts would be a perfect leader for the team in Grand Rapids. All of the AHL teams that consistently go deep into the play-offs have veterans who have seen a good part of their career in the NHL. Someone whose very presence in the lockerroom and on the ice commands respect. Grand Rapids has lacked this essential player the past several years. If Detroit wants to develop the young ones, they need to stuff a veteran or two lower in the system.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:41 PM

I think he'll get signed here in Detroit. Holland said a month or so ago that he is definitely interested in bringing him back if he wants to play. It'll be a league minimum contract no doubt, and he likely won't play every game, but I do think it'll ultimately get done. If he was a guy looking for $1.5-2 million, no way, but it'll probably be a $500k deal which will likely be very doable. Maltby still can contribute on and off the ice proportional to what his cap hit will be.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:54 PM

I think he'll get signed here in Detroit. Holland said a month or so ago that he is definitely interested in bringing him back if he wants to play. It'll be a league minimum contract no doubt, and he likely won't play every game, but I do think it'll ultimately get done. If he was a guy looking for $1.5-2 million, no way, but it'll probably be a $500k deal which will likely be very doable. Maltby still can contribute on and off the ice proportional to what his cap hit will be.

There's just no room... if they re-sign him, they essentially have to lose Ritola for nothing, as he is out of options... so unless there is a trade in the hopper, I don't see him returning here...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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