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#161 Finnish Wing

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:45 PM

Your body does in fact start declining, especially the physical aspect involved in being a professional athlete. If that were not the case, alot of athletes would have their peak performance years in their mid to late 30's as opposed to their twenties (See Gretzky, Yzerman, Messier, Jagr, Brett Hull, Roenick, Modano, and many other recent retirees.) And yes, I'll gladly drop it if you will.

Things are different nowadays. The training is better and the use of all sorts of enchacment (even steroids and stimulants) has increased. I also don't count players who have injuries. Everyone of those players mentioned are at least almost twenty years older than Ilari Filppula, whose body declining and potential was the original subject (after Zenon Konopka of course).
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:37 PM

Things are different nowadays. The training is better and the use of all sorts of enchacment (even steroids and stimulants) has increased. I also don't count players who have injuries. Everyone of those players mentioned are at least almost twenty years older than Ilari Filppula, whose body declining and potential was the original subject (after Zenon Konopka of course).



A feeble attempt at defending a weak position. For someone who wanted to "just drop it", you're having real trouble letting this one go. Sometimes silence is golden.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

Konopka is a little too pugilistic for my taste. I love fighting, don't get me wrong. But that type of player is limited here in Detroit.

Now, here's a signing that has me crying. Brad Staubitz signs with the Wild for 2 years at 1.15 mil total!!! That's like 580k a year!!!!! How do we not find any way to get a guy like this?

6-1, 215 pounds,110 pims, played a tad over 6 minutes per game. Brings energy and toughness.

Oh yeah, and this:




Big hit and then doesn't back down from one of the elite heavies



Has fought guys like Exelby, Prust, Boll, Rupp, etc...

Again I ask, how do we not find guys like this for that cheap?
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

could always trade to get Frazer McLaren from San Jose. Future top heavyweight and can play solid hockey as well. Basically traded Staubitz to make room for him next season so I can't imagine the Wings being able to get him but I can dream.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:42 PM

San Jose is indeed really high on Frazer McLaren.I wonder if they plan on re-signing Scott Nichol and Manny Malhotra.Both Nichol and Malhotra add extra grit to the lineup,but I have to think the Sharks will go out and sign at least 1 more bottom 6 guy.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

Posted Image To the Isles he goes.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

This makes the Modano thing seem more likely.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

the dream is over
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

the dream is over

On to the next one on the list
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:06 PM

Apple Fritter-the new enforcer.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

Apple Fritter-the new enforcer.

Our power-play=the enforcer
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

Glad Isle took him. He's not the type of player DRW need.

I'd rather a tough player who can play hockey, rather than a fighter who can't play hockey.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:34 PM

Apple Fritter-the new enforcer.


You mean Appleknocker?

Edited by Hockeymom1960, 02 July 2010 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

Glad Isle took him. He's not the type of player DRW need.

I'd rather a tough player who can play hockey, rather than a fighter who can't play hockey.

Konopka is a decent player. Who do you suggest the Wings pursue?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

Konopka is a decent player. Who do you suggest the Wings pursue?


Nobody for forward. Holland should find a 6th/7th dman with the money. Maybe find a cheap Brad May for $500 to fill the 14th role if available.

I'm happy with Eaves, Ritola and Miller at this point.





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