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#1 GMRwings1983

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:17 AM

I'm guessing that Yzerman will heavily target former or current Wings players, to try and draw them to Tampa.

We see this all the time in sports, when a new coach or GM tries to bring in players that they're familiar with and have played with before.

I don't think any star players will follow him there, but I wouldn't be surprised if guys like Maltby or Draper end up finishing their careers in Tampa now. Maybe Lilja if the Wings don't bring him back. Hey, when is Fedorov's contract up in Russia? :D

Anyway, I expect to see an increase in former Wings players on Tampa's roster.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:18 AM

I'm guessing that Yzerman will heavily target former or current Wings players, to try and draw them to Tampa.

We see this all the time in sports, when a new coach or GM tries to bring in players that they're familiar with and have played with before.

I don't think any star players will follow him there, but I wouldn't be surprised if guys like Maltby or Draper end up finishing their careers in Tampa now. Maybe Lilja if the Wings don't bring him back. Hey, when is Fedorov's contract up in Russia? :D

Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if Tampa has an increase in former Wings players on their roster.

I definitely thought we'd see Maltby there as soon as I heard this...

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:20 AM

Trade Draper to Tampa for a draft pick. I bet he'd accept the trade. Going down to Florida to help Stevie.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

Fillpulla could work on his tan down there in Florida, come to think of it.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:23 AM

Trade Osgood for a draft pick to Tampa good luck Steve Y

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:24 AM

Trade Osgood for a draft pick to Tampa good luck Steve Y


I forgot about Osgood.

That could be interesting, especially since Tampa doesn't have a reliable goalie and Ozzie wasn't exactly happy here last year.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

Osgood is an excellent trade candidate.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

Just remembered Stevie omitted Stamkos, Vinny Lecav, and St. Louieee from the Canadian Olympic Team. Clearly a good call because they got the Gold, but any bad blood there?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:38 AM

yeah he obviously omitted those players because he hates their stinkin guts

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:38 AM

Just remembered Stevie omitted Stamkos, Vinny Lecav, and St. Louieee from the Canadian Olympic Team. Clearly a good call because they got the Gold, but any bad blood there?


Phil Esposito was talking about this on Power Play yesterday. He said he would definitely ask Yzerman at some point why he chose to leave them off the team, but complimented Stevie for making the 'tough decisions' when it came to putting together the team. They also mentioned that Lecavalier was at the press conference. They're all professionals so I really doubt there will be 'bad blood' per se.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:06 PM

New Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has to start filling out his staff and his roster soon, and that made several reporters ask whether he'd take anyone from the Detroit Red Wings' organization with him.

He told the Detroit News he wouldn't.
And when asked if he would try to bring Nicklas Lidstrom to Tampa to finish out his career, he all but said he wouldn't.

But although he won't raid the Wings, there's a possibility that some outcasts might end up in Tampa. For one, there's a small chance -- emphasis on small -- that Tomas Holmstrom will hit the free agent market. But outside the longshot department, severals Wings players may be let go this offseason because of money reasons -- among them, Andreas Lilja, Derek Meech, Brett Lebda, Jason Williams and Brad May.

In addition, assistant coach Paul MacLean was a candidate for the Columbus Blue Jackets' coaching gig, so he could end up on Yzerman's short list for the Lightning job.


From ESPN.

It will basically be as described. A lot of guys who don't sign with the Wings may end up there. The one thing I am a little worried about are future guys that he knows the Wings are interested in. Tampa is usually picking well ahead of Detroit.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:10 PM

Let the mass exodus begin!

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:22 PM

Fillpulla could work on his tan down there in Florida, come to think of it.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:25 PM

From ESPN.

It will basically be as described. A lot of guys who don't sign with the Wings may end up there. The one thing I am a little worried about are future guys that he knows the Wings are interested in. Tampa is usually picking well ahead of Detroit.


I think Tampa is picking far ahead enough of Detroit for us not to worry about them stealing our picks. Let's just hope Andersson hasn't given anything away...
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:28 PM

To TB:Osgood,Draper maybe ?,Ritola any of the 3 or combo

To Det:Foster?

i think Foster would be a pretty good pick up 42pts in 71gp but was a -4 but who wanst a - on TB

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:28 PM

What about a nice combo of Stamkos and Kovalchuk down in Tampa? Hmmmmmmm, interesting to see how Steve handles his first ever UFA season! Bet he outshines Holland! Think we could dump Hudler off on him?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

anyone think Homer could end up there saying all these reports about him wanting more money and a longer deal, if the Wings dont give him what he wants

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

:zzz: ...hedman for the rights to lebda. stamkos for the rights to williams. :D

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:40 PM

send stuart and ritola for hedman lol

Drew Miller back to TB ?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

Perhaps you could learn to spell his name correctly.


He's too worried about Leahyah to be able to do that.

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