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#1 Hockey13Playa

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:34 PM

What do you think about making a pitch for Afinogenov? I don't think he will command to much money. I think he'd be a solid pick up for the Redwings 3rd line. Maybe see some 2nd line minutes if he proves he can play and step his game up (after recent slumps with Buffalo and Atlanta). A one-two year deal wouldn't be so mad in my opinion. What do you guys and gals all think about this?


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

What do you think about making a pitch for Afinogenov? I don't think he will command to much money. I think he'd be a solid pick up for the Redwings 3rd line. Maybe see some 2nd line minutes if he proves he can play and step his game up (after recent slumps with Buffalo and Atlanta). A one-two year deal wouldn't be so mad in my opinion. What do you guys and gals all think about this?


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If he rejected their offer, there's no way we can afford him... I don't know what the offer was, but coming off the season he just had, I have to imagine it was for at LEAST 1.5 and we don't have that space... plus, he's VERY well known to coast and take shifts off and would probably end up in Babs doghouse after 2 weeks...

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:47 PM

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:49 PM

If he rejected their offer, there's no way we can afford him... I don't know what the offer was, but coming off the season he just had, I have to imagine it was for at LEAST 1.5 and we don't have that space... plus, he's VERY well known to coast and take shifts off and would probably end up in Babs doghouse after 2 weeks...


He could of rejected their offer because they are just absolutely horrible! I sure as hell wouldn't want to play for that team. Money or not... But if we sign him to a one year deal I don't see that hurting us much, with the option of maybe a second year. I can imagine he'd spark a little offense. What you said is true about taking shifts off and all of that but maybe being on a team such as Atlanta he didn't really care or try. I think he would have a different outlook playing for Detroit. At least he better...

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:52 PM

He might just no want to sign with the Trashers. If we could get him for 2mil or under I'm all for it.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:52 PM

He could of rejected their offer because they are just absolutely horrible! I sure as hell wouldn't want to play for that team. Money or not... But if we sign him to a one year deal I don't see that hurting us much, with the option of maybe a second year. I can imagine he'd spark a little offense. What you said is true about taking shifts off and all of that but maybe being on a team such as Atlanta he didn't really care or try. I think he would have a different outlook playing for Detroit. At least he better...

This is coming from why he was benched and eventually bought out from Buffalo... and they were a damn good team... it's been his m.o since he broke into the league... I won't deny he has talent, but I don't think he would fit here...

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:06 PM

there is no chance the wings will be able to sign a top 6 forward. we already have hudler coming back.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

Afinogenov isn't a 3rd liner

also, what slump in atlanta? he didn't miss any games and tripled his point total from the season prior

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

Maybe he's already worked out a deal with the KHL or something.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

"Max" is a fool. His bargaining chip probably is how he played in the recent Olympics; he was one of a small group of players on Team Russia that came to play. KHL, here he comes!

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:24 PM

Well I can see most people don't like the guy lol.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

We don't have room for him have too many players that play the small scoring role. However if Hudler didn't decide to come back I wouldn't have minded signing Maxim.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

I have never been a huge fan of him. He seemed to acquire the 'lazy' tag on himself in Buffalo.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:44 PM

I don't think he'll go to the KHL. If he does f*ck him. I cannot stand the KHL. I know its a business. But I hate them nagging onto our NHL players and pulling them across seas. Yes I am biased but ugh. Jagr, Fedorov, Zubov, etc. Regardless I wouldn't mind getting Max if the "price is right".

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

I don't think he'll go to the KHL. If he does f*ck him. I cannot stand the KHL. I know its a business. But I hate them nagging onto our NHL players and pulling them across seas. Yes I am biased but ugh. Jagr, Fedorov, Zubov, etc. Regardless I wouldn't mind getting Max if the "price is right".

i agree that it is sad to see nhl caliber talent go to a s*** league, but if i was a russian born player i would go back and play for at least a season or two just so i could kick it with some of my family and play hockey with friends and make a f*** load of slightly taxed money....i would still wanna come back to the nhl and play with the big boys after my russian league stint.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

i agree that it is sad to see nhl caliber talent go to a s*** league, but if i was a russian born player i would go back and play for at least a season or two just so i could kick it with some of my family and play hockey with friends and make a f*** load of slightly taxed money....i would still wanna come back to the nhl and play with the big boys after my russian league stint.

Totally understandable. If I was Russian I probably would want to as well. I feel like though players are acting some what like "traitors". Either play in the NHL and finish your career in your native land, or start in your native land then come play in the NHL. I don't like really seeing players jump ship back and forth between leagues. With saying that hopefully Max stays in the best league in the world, the NHL.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:19 PM

He coasts through half his shifts and turns the puck over. Despite solid offensive numbers he did that in Atlanta as well.

He would be in Babs doghouse in training camp before the regular season even started.

Plus I think he wants out of Atlanta because he signed there to play with Kovalchuk...no Kovalchuk no Afinogenov...

Just my opinion.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:33 PM

Sorry but he's only one season removed from being a guy that had to sign cheap just to get work. I don't buy that he's a safe signing.

If he was coming cheap (as in his price last year) I'd be all over it but he clearly expects a significant raise or at least a long term (base on his rejection of the Thrashers' offer).
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:05 PM

I dont think that by rejecting the Thrashers offer that it necessarily means he wants a lot of money. He simply wants the hell out of Atlanta (see Kovalchuk for example)





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