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#21 Heaten

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

Chicago might be in the market for cheap players like Miller. Maybe we could score a pick for him.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:15 PM

Cleary-Modano-Hudler.

Let's say that's a 3rd scoring line. How good would that be in comparison to the rest of the league?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:18 PM

modano = jason williams 2.0

If Jason Williams was once an all-star and consistent ppg, a still defensively responsible forward who puts up .5 ppg, and a great leader then yeah.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

If Jason Williams was once an all-star and consistent ppg, a still defensively responsible forward who puts up .5 ppg, and a great leader then yeah.


halfway through the season modano will be the whipping boy and people will complain about him much like williams is all I meant.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

halfway through the season modano will be the whipping boy and people will complain about him much like williams is all I meant.


No educated fan will complain. No one is expecting him to go out and be a force. Talent and hands don't just disappear, and while his legs may show his age, there is no reason to think he won't be able to produce on the 2nd powerplay unit, as well as be an effective third line center. His linemates last year were not top-6 players by any stretch of the imagination, so assuming he could duplicate another .5 ppg season at this age is not unquestionable at all.

When you factor in the intangibles, and mentorship of some our younger players, he would be the perfect fit if we make an addition at all. Better be one year however.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

Cleary-Modano-Hudler.

Let's say that's a 3rd scoring line. How good would that be in comparison to the rest of the league?


In my mind far above average. Hudler has proven he can put up big points with worse linemates, and Cleary is a warrior. Michigan Mike is still a good enough playmaker to easily make it a top 3rd line in the league.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:18 PM

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Flip-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Modano-Cleary

That would be a sick lineup.


yeah it would be except for one thing....

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

In my mind far above average. Hudler has proven he can put up big points with worse linemates, and Cleary is a warrior. Michigan Mike is still a good enough playmaker to easily make it a top 3rd line in the league.


Which team could you imagine that would have a better third scoring line?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:24 PM

Which team could you imagine that would have a better third scoring line?

None without looking at the rosters.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

None without looking at the rosters.


Definitely Chicago, :P

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:29 PM

I don't think you need to worry about Modano legs he can still skate that is still one of his strongest strength yet and that way he would be a good addition to the team.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

http://blog.mlive.co...rom_hollan.html

Holland acknowledges our interest in modano in that link...

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves/Miller/Draper/Ritola

looks like a stanley cup team to me.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

modano = jason williams 2.0


I know Modano's not exactly the 1993 version of himself, but I don't think this is a fair comparison. He's a smart player, a great locker room presence, a very solid faceoff guy and could step in on either special-teams unit if need be. I don't necessarily think he should be the #1 option right now, but the Wings could certainly do worse than Modano, especially given his hometown roots and his desire to win a Cup.

Oh, and he was in Mighty Ducks. Jason Williams was not in Mighty Ducks.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2010/07/another_quick_quip_from_hollan.html

Holland acknowledges our interest in modano in that link...

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves/Miller/Draper/Ritola

looks like a stanley cup team to me.


You posted lines... and didn't make a new thread to do so... :clap:
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

I think that if we look at it objectively, Mr. Modano adds "intangibles" that should please the loyal Red Wing fan base. Those intangibles are:
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Edited by donfishmaster, 01 July 2010 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:52 PM

I think that if we look at it objectively, Mr. Modano adds "intangibles" that should please the loyal Red Wing fan base. Those intangibles are:


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

I don't like this idea. The wings need to get younger, not older. Plus, Modano has won a cup. So, the whole "win one for Mike" doesn't really work.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:00 PM

I'm a big Modano fan and hope he gets to keep playing somewhere if he's got hockey left in him, just not Detroit.

Given the cap/roster situation, I just don't think he's what this team needs right now. Even for a year.

Edited by haroldsnepsts, 01 July 2010 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

I'm conflicted about this. On one hand I'd love to see him finish his career in Michigan. On the other hand I feel like the bottom 6 needs to stay open for young players to prove themselves. Wouldn't it be cool if Mursak or Tatar could play themselves onto the 3rd line in camp and the preseason? It's a long shot but it's virtually impossible once you add yet another NHL forward to the mix.

This move really makes the most sense if the Wings don't keep one or both of Miller and Eaves. Of course that would mean Modano would have to log a lot of PP time as well.

I'm really hoping one of the young offensive prospects will play his way onto the team in camp and make an impact early.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

I'm a big Modano fan and hope he gets to keep playing somewhere if he's got hockey left in him, just not Detroit.

Given the cap/roster situation, I just don't think he's what this team needs right now. Even for a year.




Ordinarily I would agree... but I think Modano would be different. Clear cut case where intangiables outweigh the numbers. His motivation would be huge. Especially because he wants to stay in the Western Conference. Holland would be a fool to turn him down at 1 mill imo. That skill set for 1 mill... total bargain on every level. Bag picking up a defenseman for a season. Holland has already implied that we don't really need one THAT bad.

Edited by Broken 16, 01 July 2010 - 09:12 PM.






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