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#41 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

Kirk Maltby will become "The New Brad May".

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

Guys... if it's a two-way deal there is really no harm. If we are deep and don't need him, well then he will hang out in GR, if we have injuries or if some of our younger players lose their heads, well then we'll have a tried and true Red Wing available to call up.

Actually two way or one way doesn't really matter, he can be sent down on a one way contract, the only difference is he will be making the same money here or there. Two way means, he makes an AHL salary there and a NHL salary here. Either way, he probably wouldn't clear waivers, someone out there is looking for veteran experience and leadership, if Maltby has anything left, it's that. He knows how to win, he would bring a positive attitude to any dressing room and he is a leader on the ice. That being said, I really hope he doesn't re-sign. What's next, give Draper a two year extension? Just cut your ties now, if you really appreciate what Maltby has done for this team, save him the embarrassment of being sent to the minors, let him become a UFA July 1st and let him go play somewhere he may actually get NHL minutes, as for here, he has done all he can do, and being a 13th of 15th forward is just not worth him coming back, for HIM or the team.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:44 PM

Actually two way or one way doesn't really matter, he can be sent down on a one way contract, the only difference is he will be making the same money here or there. Two way means, he makes an AHL salary there and a NHL salary here. Either way, he probably wouldn't clear waivers, someone out there is looking for veteran experience and leadership, if Maltby has anything left, it's that. He knows how to win, he would bring a positive attitude to any dressing room and he is a leader on the ice. That being said, I really hope he doesn't re-sign. What's next, give Draper a two year extension? Just cut your ties now, if you really appreciate what Maltby has done for this team, save him the embarrassment of being sent to the minors, let him become a UFA July 1st and let him go play somewhere he may actually get NHL minutes, as for here, he has done all he can do, and being a 13th of 15th forward is just not worth him coming back, for HIM or the team.



Why would he be embarrassed? If getting old is an embarrassment, then I guess I'm screwed. :ph34r:


I say let him play in GR if he wants to. I can think of worse things than having him as a black ace in the playoffs.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:43 PM

I think more than anything it's poor word choice by Khan in saying "contemplating" because that can imply a likelihood that it's going to happen.

The actual quote from holland just doesn't say anything that outrageous:

One guy we have to make a decision on is Kirk Maltby, Holland said. I like Maltby. Hes been a warrior. I think hes got some hockey left in him.

Maltby is a warrior and does have some hockey left in him. Just probably not in Detroit.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:48 PM

Agreed. Maltby's time is over, but if it's a 2 way deal he gets to stay with the organization, the organization gets to stay loyal to a warrior for the franchise, and we can still use him if need be, which is unlikely.

All hinging, of course, on whether Maltby is willing to play in the AHL, which I'm not sure he is. I'm sure he appreciates the effort Holland is making, but he must see the writing on the wall. And he DOES have hockey left in him at the NHL level...but he can't crack the Wings lineup anymore. But on a team like Edmonton or the Islanders, no problem. If he wants to stay in the NHL he'll probably reject the Wings offer, which also works out for everyone.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:08 PM

Maltby just texted me and said he's kicking all yer asses.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:10 PM

Agreed. Maltby's time is over, but if it's a 2 way deal he gets to stay with the organization, the organization gets to stay loyal to a warrior for the franchise, and we can still use him if need be, which is unlikely.

All hinging, of course, on whether Maltby is willing to play in the AHL, which I'm not sure he is. I'm sure he appreciates the effort Holland is making, but he must see the writing on the wall. And he DOES have hockey left in him at the NHL level...but he can't crack the Wings lineup anymore. But on a team like Edmonton or the Islanders, no problem. If he wants to stay in the NHL he'll probably reject the Wings offer, which also works out for everyone.


has nobody read the multiple posts in this thread about how 2-way deals work?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:15 PM

has nobody read the multiple posts in this thread about how 2-way deals work?


When does anyone really read more than the last couple anyway?

I can't source it, but I heard a mention that Maltby would not rule out Grand Rapids, if it came to that.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

I love Malts,but its time for the younger guys to step in.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:01 AM

Why would he be embarrassed? If getting old is an embarrassment, then I guess I'm screwed. :ph34r:


I say let him play in GR if he wants to. I can think of worse things than having him as a black ace in the playoffs.


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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:45 AM

Maltby just texted me and said he's kicking all yer asses.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

Trade Draper, keep Maltby.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

Can we do a sign-and-trade type deal for Miller?I still think there's better options.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:39 AM

I know having an one way or two way deal doesn't effect waiver eligibility for a player Maltby's age, but, due to his age, if Maltby is on a one way deal and sent down, he would still count against the cap due to the 35 and older rule. But if he's on two-way contract couldn't he be sent down (obviously having to clear waivers, which I think he would) and not count against the cap?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

Looks like someone went on a negative reputation binge.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

NO THANKS! maltby had a great career for us, but it's time to move forward. Kenny needs to get used to the idea of letting the old guard go. Next season he'll need to do the same with Draper and Osgood. If we sign maltby, then we'll end up losing Ritola before we know what he is. It just wouldn't make any sense, kinda like signing Chelios that last season and losing "you know who".


I really hope he doesn't sign anyone else. It would be nice to have some breathing room under the cap.

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Welcome to the playoffs....where the games get better and the officiating gets worse.


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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

I respect Maltby and whats hes done but He should not be re signed.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:57 PM

Kenny's one glaring fault: Overwhelming Loyalty.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:40 PM

Kenny's one glaring fault: Overwhelming Loyalty.


It is not a fault, and the whole organization has it. That is why players, for the most part, want to play here.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

It is not a fault, and the whole organization has it. That is why players, for the most part, want to play here.

I'd say it's both strenght and weakness.
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