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#21 Yzermania19

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

I think overall today was a good one for Stevie's first foray into free agency as a GM. The Ellis signing is solid and dumping Meszaros for a second-rounder (in 2012) was a good move. He let Foster go, too, and traded Signing St. Louis is one of those "wait and see" moves - he's still a good player and it goes a long way in building goodwill with the Bolts fans but I think three years would have been better.

It's going to take a few years before we see how the draft picks are going to do, and even then, the 2010 draftees aren't Stevie's - he pretty much left this year's draft up to the scouts because he'd only been on the job a month at the time of the draft! He just announced the picks.

But, not a bad start. And you've got to start somewhere. I still think he's going to kick ass in Tampa and turn them into an Eastern Conference powerhouse. And I saw this on Twitter -

#TBLightning RT @CraigCustance: Was talking to someone who has been dealing w/Yzerman & he's impressed."He's going to be an unbelievable GM"


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#22 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

Stevie Y adds Kubina for 2 years at a cool $3.875 million per. Great signing!
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:32 AM

Stevie Y adds Kubina for 2 years at a cool $3.875 million per. Great signing!

He really has made some VERY savvy moves and is really shaping that team nicely!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

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Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:26 PM

Kubina is an absolute steal at under 4mil.

Edited by Manoir, 02 July 2010 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

Kubina is an absolute steal at under 4mil.

Tampa's blueline is gonna be awesome next year:

Hedman-Ohlund
Kubina-Ranger
Walker-Smaby(?)
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#26 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

Stevie has done very well as GM thusfar. Good luck to him and the Bolts.

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#27 dat's sick

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 08:54 AM

He signed Niklas Persson to a 1-year deal.

No one's talking about it, but trust me, in 6-months that will look like a genius signing. One of my favorite players.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:20 PM

He just traded for Gagne. Mike Smith + Prospects. Is anyone else getting excited to watch some lightning hockey?

Edit: Matt Walker and a 4th for Gagne

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#29 hooon

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

He just traded for Gagne. Mike Smith + Prospects. Is anyone else getting excited to watch some lightning hockey?


Very much so.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

More excited for Wings hockey but yes Stevie is doing a great job so far. Hopefully it translates in Florida....
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#31 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

St.Louis-Stamkos-Malone
Gagne-Lecavalier-Downie
-B.Jones-?
?-Thompson-?
-Fritz

Ohlund-Hedman
Kubina-Clark
Walker-Smaby
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:37 PM

St.Louis-Stamkos-Malone
Gagne-Lecavalier-Downie
-B.Jones-?
?-Thompson-?
-Fritz

Ohlund-Hedman
Kubina-Clark
Walker-Smaby

What about Longoria and Crawford? :ph34r:
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#33 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

Didn't realize Matt Walker was available.Would've been a perfect 6th defenseman kenny.........
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#34 jollymania

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

Didn't realize Matt Walker was available.Would've been a perfect 6th defenseman kenny.........

walker sucks, but he will get waived probably giving the wings an opportunity on him
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

I don't think we could be lucky enough to have Philadelphia put him on waivers.
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#36 jollymania

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:15 PM

I don't think we could be lucky enough to have Philadelphia put him on waivers.

we wouldn't be lucky, if we got him everyone would hate him, the walnut sized brain factor comes into play with walker
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:17 PM

Walker is exactly what were looking for:big,mean,physical guy who blocks shots.
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#38 jollymania

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:28 PM

Walker is exactly what were looking for:big,mean,physical guy who blocks shots.

and also accounts for half the teams goals against...
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:33 PM

walker is the perfect bottom pairing defenseman. Hes just as good as Lilja if not better.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:40 PM

walker is the perfect bottom pairing defenseman. Hes just as good as Lilja if not better.

yeah.... right

Player Team Pos GP Hits BkS MsS GvA TkA FOW FOL Tot FO% %Tm Shots G S%

09-10 Matt Walker TBL D 66 82 116 25 32 10 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 2

08-09 Andreas Lilja DET D 60 95 92 25 29 8 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 60 2 3.3

Matt Walker -11
Andreas Lilja +13
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