Yzerman also wanting Pat Verbeek
Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:51 AM
In addition to getting Ryan Martin, Steve Yzerman would like to hire Detroit pro scout Pat Verbeek for the Tampa Bay Lightning. about 3 hours ago via web
Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:59 AM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:02 AM
since becoming GM for Tampa hes been tryin to cut deals with the Red Wings....
i totally saw this coming....
Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:18 AM
Quit falling for the Stevie Y charm!
Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:20 AM
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:20 AM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:23 AM
psst... Kenny, after this is done, go sign Biron as a backup
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($2.250m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.500m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.920m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Kris Draper ($1.583m) / Darren Helm ($0.950m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.750m)
Mattias Ritola ($0.517m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Brian Rafalski ($6.000m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($0.900m) / Matt Walker ($1.700m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Jimmy Howard ($0.717m) / Martin Biron ($1.300m)
ROSTER: 22; CAP: $58.8m; PAYROLL: $58.333m; CAP ROOM: $0.467m BONUSES: $0.000m
never gonna happen, but it's fun to think about
definitely seems feasible... I have to imagine Fisch is probably ready for a promotion in the scouting ranks by now... plus, maybe it's time to bring Chelios in at some capacity????
I wonder if the Wings brass has a part in this as well. Perhaps we have some young talent in the bowels of the front office waiting patiently for a promotion which would never come with Verbeek and Martin (who also want bigger and better roles) sticking around. Granted its just speculation on my part, but it seems plausible given the Wings' history.
All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:
Holland is a damn good GM. period.
Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:53 PM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:03 PM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:11 PM
On that note, I had no idea Pat Verbeek was a pro scout for the Wings, I have a vivid memory of him laying out some guy twice his size at the faceoff circle back in '00 or '01. Good times.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:25 PM
Holland should just tell him "go fook yourself Steve!". Seriously.
"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman
Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:33 PM
Seriously though, him bringing a "capologist" and a scout over there won't suddenly make the Wings collapse and turn the Lightning into a powerhouse. Obviously Steve knows the people in the Wings organization and wants to get some of them into the Lightning, who probably needs a lot of new (better) people. At the same time getting some new people into the Wings might be good too.
As long as he doesn't go after Babcock or Håkan Andersson, or Datsyuk or Zetterberg, it's fine with me.
Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:44 PM
Why not? Yzerman starts stealing guys from the Red Wings just to put them to Tampa Bay. Why should Holland allow it? Just because Yzerman is a nice guy? Hell no. Let him prove he can find his own staff, not just steal them from organization he just left.
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