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#21 king_malice

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:31 PM

Lidstrom has already said the only reason he has his son in school in Sweden is incase he does decide to retire so his son has a school to go to. He also said just because he is enrolled there doesnt mean he is done, and Rafalski is overpaid everyone knows this. The Wings cant win a cup with the team we had this year Lids knows that and by signing only 1.4mill cheaper he knows thats not going to help the team get back to where we were when we last won the Cup, so why even bother coming back for one more season if its not for a real shot at winning a Cup.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

why isnt lids on the list i know hes not going anywhere but still

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:01 PM

I love how Eklund says he won`t report rumours about players who are still in the playoffs... as if:
A) Anyone in the NHL actually reads his s***
B) Anyone with hockey knowledge puts even an ounce of faith in his bulls***
C) His posting those rumours could even tangentially affect the playoffs

So. Retarded.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:27 PM

Hopefully Volchenkov is dying to play with Lebda, and is willing to take a major paycut in order to do so.

Lebda is also a free agent and probably not coming back

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

Yes, Holland said 6M. I don't know how to post links to articles or I would but if you go to freep.com the article is there under Red Wings. Broke my heart when I read it cuz even though I didn't think they would sign him for less than Rafalski I was hoping for 5M so the Wings would have some wiggle room. No reason for Lidstrom to go public with the fact that the kid enrolled in school in Sweden unless he was going to push for as much money as possible. I mean, what does that say, except hey Kenny look, "got the kid enrolled and color me gone unless I get what I want".


Here's the link

The $6M figure is coming from Helene St.James. She may have insider info, but it's not a direct quote from Kenny, so there's still hope.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:23 PM

If Scott Parse is Kenny's idea of a "gritty 4th liner" i'm going to lose it.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:30 PM

If Scott Parse is Kenny's idea of a "gritty 4th liner" i'm going to lose it.

My thoughts exactly

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

lol same but i guess it all depends on what we get Lids for to.

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Parse played in GR for a season. Interesting...
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

My thoughts exactly

Do you seriously think that's what it is?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

Lidstrom has already said the only reason he has his son in school in Sweden is incase he does decide to retire so his son has a school to go to. He also said just because he is enrolled there doesnt mean he is done, and Rafalski is overpaid everyone knows this. The Wings cant win a cup with the team we had this year Lids knows that and by signing only 1.4mill cheaper he knows thats not going to help the team get back to where we were when we last won the Cup, so why even bother coming back for one more season if its not for a real shot at winning a Cup.


Exactly what's the huge difference between this team and 07-08?

Goaltending, sure, but what else?

Lost Hudler, Drake and Samuelsson. Gained Ericsson, Miller, Bertuzzi.

I call that a tie.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

Exactly what's the huge difference between this team and 07-08?

Goaltending, sure, but what else?

Lost Hudler, Drake and Samuelsson. Gained Ericsson, Miller, Bertuzzi.

I call that a tie.


Even if it is a tie, a tie isn't going to win us a cup. When other teams are improving, us remaining the same doesn't cut it. We need to improve also. Last off season was the perfect example of this. Teams like Chicago got better, while Detroit either stayed the same or went down a notch (depending on who you ask), but we sure didn't improve.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

Do you seriously think that's what it is?

No theres no way we bring in Scott Parse. He's small and a softer style of player. Kenny wants to bring in someone whose tough to play against, and has tonnes of better options then Parse.

We already have bottom liners that don't provide a whole lot of anything, Parse is redundant.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

In an article online in the Freep today Holland said he was hoping Lids would sign for 6M. I thought people were nuts thinking he would sign for 4 to 4.5 and here you are thinking it will be for 2.5 to 4.0. Dream on, no effin way they ask him to sign for less than Rafalski..


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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:54 PM

why isnt lids on the list i know hes not going anywhere but still



Simply because of what you just said...
TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

Lost Kopecky,Samuelsson,Hudler,Hossa,Conklin ( 214 pts )

Got Eaves,Miller,Williams,Bertuzzi ( 100 pts )

far from even id say, all im saying is we lost alot of depth scoring and filled it with grinders, Bertuzzi is the exception because i think he had a great season for the Wings. Miller i like but i would not spend money on him again, Eaves did help our PK alot and would rather have him over Miller. I think the LAST thing we need to do is go out and get another 4th liner when we have guys like ( Eaves,Helm,Draper,Abby and Ritola coming up) we need a power forward or another scorer doesnt have to be a big name either. So the other thing i was saying if Lids only takes a 1.45Mill cut doesnt give us really anything to get some more depth so why would Lids even waste his time coming back unless its for a legit chance at winning one more Cup

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:01 PM

THIS....a guy can dream





TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

and Dont think Lids doesnt know that they need more Depth scoring. So come back at 6mill and not be able to sign some more depth, or sign at 2.5-4mill get some more depth scoring and have a real chance at lifting the Cup one more time before retiring.

THIS....a guy can dream




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I wish!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:40 PM

Boston did come out today and say changes will happen, now would they be dumb enough to get rid of Lucic Probably not, but they are talking about a complete shift in playing style, Julien is rumored to be in trouble due to his lack of willingness to change his style up when it was apparent Phi had made necessary adjustments.

Bruins are a team of bad decisions, but I would still be very surprised to see Lucic gone!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

I could see Bruins moving Lucic for the right price what the Bruins lack is a goal scorer they traded Kessel and didnt replace him, well the got Satan lol but if Lucic went it would be something say like Filppula and 1-3 picks id say, not saying this would happen but something along those lines it would be to get him.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

I could see Bruins moving Lucic for the right price what the Bruins lack is a goal scorer they traded Kessel and didnt replace him, well the got Satan lol but if Lucic went it would be something say like Filppula and 1-3 picks id say, not saying this would happen but something along those lines it would be to get him.

Theyre going to replace him with Hall or Seguin this year actually.

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