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#121 mindfly

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:34 AM

Now THIS is taking a hometeam paycut. Lidstrom should take some notes :cool:

Stop exaggerating, both lidstrom and holmstrom took small small hometeam paycut's.. we're talking a few 100k's here and there...

Edited by mindfly, 05 June 2010 - 10:34 AM.


#122 WorkingOvertime

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

I noticed that, which is why I wasn't very confident in it, but if I had to take one it'd be Eaves. He has a good shot and has scored 20 goals before, but that was a while ago and he hasn't been able to replicate the feat since.

As for Abdelkader, I haven't seen anything from him in his first 80 or whatever combined games to indicate he has a scoring touch at this level. He might develop that and that would be good, but he's looking like more of a chip-n-chase kinda dude. Which is fine, but as a center -- where normally you'd want him to have the puck and try to create offense -- would make for a dysfunctional scoring line.

I agree that Abby's regular season in Detroit wasn't stellar, but he wasn't playing with skilled players. Most of his time spent up was with May and Maltby- I'm not sure what third line center in the league could look exceptional with those players. Playing with Mursak and Ritola in GR, he looked better with more skilled players; therefore, I hope he gets that chance here next year. Abby certainly isn't going to carry the line I mentioned, but with Huds and Cleary he won't have to. He and Cleary playing together would bring a level of physicality to that line as well. I like Eaves on the forth with Helm because Eaves has a good (not great) offensive ability.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:00 PM

Stop exaggerating, both lidstrom and holmstrom took small small hometeam paycut's.. we're talking a few 100k's here and there...


You're nuts dude. Teams would KILL to have a guy like Homer in the other team's crease. He could easily get 3 mil somewhere else.


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

You're nuts dude. Teams would KILL to have a guy like Homer in the other team's crease. He could easily get 3 mil somewhere else.


Honestly, I could see a team like Vancouver throw a 3 mil contract at him to play for a year.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:40 PM

You're nuts dude. Teams would KILL to have a guy like Homer in the other team's crease. He could easily get 3 mil somewhere else.


That may be true if Holmstrom wasn't such an injury risk.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

Honestly, I could see a team like Vancouver throw a 3 mil contract at him to play for a year.


Bingo! Spot on my friend, Holmer could get alot on the open market. Its great he's staying, especially from an attitude/loyalty point of view in that they obviously are a team. I just read a new topic (I just got home a did a quick scan and came here first lol) that said Bertuzzi either stays with Wings or retire...Now that is incredible because there are probably a few teams that would like him after this past season. Though he wants to play with core group and thats freakin sweet. I love they have this connection and I hope he signs here! Im starting to believe in these guys! (again)
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

Or, they could load up the top two lines and try to get two quality grinding lines. But I'm not sure they have the personnel right now to do either. Seems to me we're looking at a pretty half-assed third line no matter if you try to make it a scoring line or a checking line.

That's probably why Holland said he was looking to add a gritty, tough to play against bottom 6 guy. Depending on who he has in mind, that should be enough.

Cleary/Bertuzzi - Abdelkader - GUFA (Gritty Unrestricted Free Agent)
Draper/Miller/Ritola - Helm - Eaves

I know it doesn't make a lot of sense to start the season with Bert on the 3rd line, but I think everyone in the top 6 belongs there, regardless of how you arrange them. Plus with the injury bug still lurking around Detroit, its much better to have too many guys who can play on a scoring line than not enough.

Edited by Bannedforlife, 05 June 2010 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

You hate everyone.


That should Mindfly's slogan or member title or whatever. Not "Sad Panda" but "You hate everyone." Haha.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:35 PM

Owen Nolan is like 105 years old...I dont think we need the team to get older! As for Bert, for the money, he is a great deal if he stays around what he got last year. As for Homer, lets pray for health!

Yes were definitely stuck on the train called long in the tooth!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

I'm glad we are able to keep Holmsy for 2 More Seasons!!





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