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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:07 AM

I thought this was a good idea to look forward to the 2010/11 season.

Certainties: (either returning or arriving)

Mursak RW
Emmerton LW/C
Tatar C/RW
Pare C
Andersson C
Kolosov D
Smith D
Pyett D
Ehrhardt D
Piche D
McCollum G

Likely:

Owens LW
Coetzee RW
Lashoff D

Uncertain:

Ritola LW
Tardif RW
Armstrong RW
Williams RW
Janik D
Lemieux C
Oulahen C
Johnston C

Departed:

Abdelkader C
Kindl D
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen D
Larsson G

So that leaves us with something like...:

Mursak - Emmerton - Coetzee
Tatar - Andersson - Pare
Owens - Oulahen - Armstrong

(Basically need at least 4 new signing, or some of the uncertain lot to return). I don't fancy Emmerton as our 1st line centre, he'd get destroyed IMO. We really lack offensive fire-power, hopefully Williams returns but I doubt it. We need more proven AHL scorers, at least one, preferrably two.

Smith - Pyett
Kolosov - Lashoff
Ehrhardt - Piche

If Janik returns, bump everyone down a spot. I really like the look of that defence, especially if Janik returns, which I think he will.

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 28 May 2010 - 03:08 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:03 AM

Im quitely confident ma boy Jamie will be returning.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:52 AM

Tardif is closer to departed than uncertain, isn't he? I seem to recall reading somewhere that he was basically gone.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

Tardif is closer to departed than uncertain, isn't he? I seem to recall reading somewhere that he was basically gone.


Well hes pretty well liked in the organisation, posted some decent numbers in a disappointing season and brought some toughness and grit the team lacked in the early parts of the season. Good both screening the net on the PP and great on the PK and stuck up for teammates throughout the season...

I cant see any reason why he would be gone, unless he wants to go somewhere where he has a better chance of making the NHL. I still think he could be a 4th liner for the Wings but meh.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:40 PM

Wings will sign 3 or 4 vets to add to the roster to keep the rookies in line, maybe even Maltby?
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:40 AM

Wings will sign 3 or 4 vets to add to the roster to keep the rookies in line, maybe even Maltby?

I read somewhere(I believe thefourthperiod.com)that Malts is unlikely to be re-signed.

What about Crosty?
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

I read somewhere(I believe thefourthperiod.com)that Malts is unlikely to be re-signed.

What about Crosty?


Fraser banged on and on all year about how the Griffins needed to get tougher, so I wouldn't be surprised if Crosty was re-signed. He's actually a very decent heavyweight with decent puck handling ability. Plus he's only 27.

If it we're up to me Id give him some NHL time (after a few injuries) and see how he does at NHL level...but of course he was only contracted to GR and not Detroit.

End of the day, if the Griffins dont add or at least retain the toughness they finished the season with then they're going to struggle again next season.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:24 PM

Ansar Khan already reported that Stephen Johnston won't be re-signed. It's too bad. The toughness crowd would have really liked him because he had some real snarl to his game.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:50 PM

Do you think Sergei Kolosov will be back? I believe he's an RFA. One of my favorite, but I got the impression he wasn't favored by Detroit. Never got a callup - not even as a Black Ace.

Also, Lemieux must be considered departed. He didn't finish the season in GR or in Vegas, where he was sent down. Frankie spent the last bit of the season in Europe somewhere.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

Their lineup is a little too small right now. I imagine that they're going to get some size from somewhere.

Veteran UFA-Veteran UFA-Mursak
Tatar-Andersson-Coetzee
Owens-Emmerton-Pare
Oulahen-Raedeke-Vigilante

Veteran UFA-Pyett
Smith-Lashoff
Ehrhardt/Piche/UFA-Kolosov

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Pearce/Veteran UFA

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:06 AM

Their lineup is a little too small right now. I imagine that they're going to get some size from somewhere.

Veteran UFA-Veteran UFA-Mursak
Tatar-Andersson-Coetzee
Owens-Emmerton-Pare
Oulahen-Raedeke-Vigilante

Veteran UFA-Pyett
Smith-Lashoff
Ehrhardt/Piche/UFA-Kolosov

McCollum
Pearce/Veteran UFA

I do like those lines. :thumbup:

If we can sign two UFA veterans then I really like the look of those offensive lines. Mursak needs top line minutes this season, I like that 2nd line as it has a terrific blend of size, skill and defence. Emmerton and Pare is a good combination, we saw that, and the 4th is overall very sound, I hope we can keep Oulaehn around.

Good job.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

Im not a fan of those lines. Far too small, far too weak to survive in the AHL.

They need an enforcer first and foremost. An essential thing in the AHL where goons are rife.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:13 AM

How do you guys keep so up-to-date on the Griffs when you're so far away?

I regularly attend games and I don't know 1/4 of the stuff about the team you guys do! :unsure:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:43 PM

Me and Drumnj stream every game on justin.tv :cool:

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

Im not a fan of those lines. Far too small, far too weak to survive in the AHL.

They need an enforcer first and foremost. An essential thing in the AHL where goons are rife.


I agree. I think they'll get some size for both the top six and the fourth line, especially if Oulahen does not come back.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:24 AM

im excited to see how tatar fares this season, hopefully he can break through even more and get some time with the wings
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:33 AM

im excited to see how tatar fares this season, hopefully he can break through even more and get some time with the wings


It'd be nice to see him up with the club for a couple of games mid-season to get a gauge on him, but I don't really expect to see him with the Wings much more than that.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

I'd rather see mursak up on the big club for like 10 games this year...he could be really valuable if he can translate his game to the nhl which I believe he can because he has the wheels, hands, and shot

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

Janik is signed.

Now they really need some good reliable top six two-way forwards with some good size.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:31 PM

Looks like Ilari Filppula will be headed for GR. :thumbup:

Takes care of our 1st line centre issue IMO.

Rissmiller (?) - Filppula - Mursak
Tatar - Andersson - Pare
Owens - Emmerton - Coetzee
Oulahen - Raedeke - Vigilante

Love the Flip signing because I honestly think it'll provide a big boost to Jan and Tatar.

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 16 June 2010 - 10:32 PM.

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