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#1 Canadian_Yzerman_Fan

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:19 PM

I for one am thoroughly impressed by what Steve Yzerman has done over the past couple of hours...

- Mezsaroz contract successfully dumped for a 2nd rounder
- St Louis extended at fair cap hit (5ish)
- Dan Ellis - a great candidate to be a franchise goalie

I can't wait to see what else he does. The roster still has a lot of openings.

#2 RedWingedKitten

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

I'm thinking TB makes the playoffs next year. They have a very nice group of players over there.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:28 PM

I'm waiting to hear how much Ellis signed for. 2 mil or below and it's a good deal.

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Turns out to be 1.5 mil for two years. Now I can officially agree with this thread. GREAT job by Stevie Y. today.

Edited by ShanahanMan, 01 July 2010 - 01:29 PM.



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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:30 PM

Not at all shocked. The man excels at EVERYTHING.
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#5 Canadian_Yzerman_Fan

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

I expect the conversation went something like:

We'll give you a little less than you'll get somewhere else but you'll be our starter. After those two years if it's working out we will give you a nice extension an some bigger money.
It also helps that the team is just about to round a corner into what the pens looked like a couple years ago - but with yzerman working things a bit more should be expected.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

And some people said he wasn't ready to be a GM yet...

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:44 PM

Not at all shocked. The man excels at EVERYTHING.


You are 100% correct.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:22 PM

Great Job by our man Stevie so far...I'm impressed. Lets see what else he does over the next few days, eh?

Meanwhile Holland is taking a nap or something... :lol:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

Not at all shocked. The man excels at EVERYTHING.




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#10 Carman

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

Solid and safe moves.

Hope things work out for him.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:32 PM

Doesn't help the wings that lidstrom should have signed a one year 1 million dollar deal. why not try to win another cup and give your team cap space. wings didn't have any room to sign anyone. can't blame holland on this year's free agency. i think next year we will have some cap space to work with.

Edited by greekman29, 01 July 2010 - 03:32 PM.


#12 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

Doesn't help the wings that lidstrom should have signed a one year 1 million dollar deal. why not try to win another cup and give your team cap space. wings didn't have any room to sign anyone. can't blame holland on this year's free agency. i think next year we will have some cap space to work with.

:lol: Says the guy who's money it isn't.

I shouldn't have even dignified this post with a response.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:46 PM

Not to break up the Stvie love-fest, but he really hasn't done anything yet.

Ellis is a solid move I think, not convinced the other two are all that great. Not bad moves, but not great either. A 4 year deal for St.Louis is a bit risky, but it is a decent price and he's not showing real signs of declining. Meszaros isn't a terrible player, and his contract wasn't that bad. And with the weak FA crop this year, it won't be easy to replace him.

He still has too much work to do to make any judgement yet.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

Not to break up the Stvie love-fest, but he really hasn't done anything yet.

Ellis is a solid move I think, not convinced the other two are all that great. Not bad moves, but not great either. A 4 year deal for St.Louis is a bit risky, but it is a decent price and he's not showing real signs of declining. Meszaros isn't a terrible player, and his contract wasn't that bad. And with the weak FA crop this year, it won't be easy to replace him.

He still has too much work to do to make any judgement yet.


I love Stevie Y don't get me wrong. And I for sure hope he succeeds at whatever he does. With that being said I agree with you. He hasn't really done much of anything, and Tampa Bay isn't really any better then last season, on paper at least. He needs to do a little more then what's done in order to get a little praise. Anyways good luck to the greatest capitan of all time. Can't wait for you to return to hockey town!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:45 PM

Granted, Yzerman is from way before I became a Wings fan, but I've learned enough to cheer for Yzerman.
Looks like I need to add another team to the ones I regularly watch.
Where will it end? I must have seen 150 games last year and I've only been a fan for two years.

Maybe a bandwagon-fan, but a friend convinced me to watch the 08-09 playoffs because I had a better internet connection and television than him.
I knew little about The Wings until then, even though I'm Swedish.
If you ever needed to try and convince somebody that they needed to, not only watch the NHL, but a specific team in particular, could you choose a better time than The Red Wings and the playoffs 08-09?

Well, yeah, with Detroit you probably could chose from quite a few times.

Rant over.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

Granted, Yzerman is from way before I became a Wings fan, but I've learned enough to cheer for Yzerman.
Looks like I need to add another team to the ones I regularly watch.
Where will it end? I must have seen 150 games last year and I've only been a fan for two years.

Maybe a bandwagon-fan, but a friend convinced me to watch the 08-09 playoffs because I had a better internet connection and television than him.
I knew little about The Wings until then, even though I'm Swedish.
If you ever needed to try and convince somebody that they needed to, not only watch the NHL, but a specific team in particular, could you choose a better time than The Red Wings and the playoffs 08-09?

Well, yeah, with Detroit you probably could chose from quite a few times.

Rant over.


Hey, every hockey fan has to start somewhere, right? I didn't find myself falling hardcore into hockey until the early to mid-90s and it coincidentally coincided with the rise of the Wings dynasty. It happens. :D

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

four year deal for St Louis at five per is NOT a good deal. If he signed him for two or one years at five thats good, but he could go downhill fast... you cannot be sure.

Elis was a sick deal.

I still say you cannot tell me he is doing a good job until his draft picks start contributing, but this is an okay start. He would prove himself to me if he fleeced Montreal.

I still say he could have gotten Halak Cammalari and Plekanec for Vincent. Plus maybe even a pick. Montreal is that stupid for French superstars. That would be Steve kicking ass. He didn't do that sooooo, this is a decent plan b.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#19 ben_usmc

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

Tampa Bay= Red Wings East, if we aren't playing them I will forever cheer them on! Hell there fanbase probably doubled with the hiring of Stevie
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:34 PM

I always (haha) thought of Boston as a Red Wings East. I like um.
Maybe Philly is a better comparison. I know people on here call them a goon squad but after watching most of their games last season I strongly disagree.
Don't ask me why somebody's that has been watching hockey seriously for two years, choose to follow Detroit, Boston, Philly and sometimes the Sharks, because I have little to no clue. Might be becuase, no matter what you hardcore fans feel in your hearts about Pronger etc, they play really good hockey. And, I might just state this right away, I like Pronger a lot. I understand why that is though, I never saw him steamroll Holmström or others when it actually happened. I like Laperriere too. And Avery.
What the f*** is wrong with me?





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