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#81 titanium2

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:48 PM

As has been reported here he has been quoted as saying he's interested in most of the western teams. I'm wondering if he might be hesitating with the Wings because of the distinct possibility he won't be used on the first or second lines. I honestly don't remember where he ended up playing in Dallas. Hopefully though, his ego won't get in his way too much. As for his potential douchnescity, I'm thinking the locker room boyz might help keep that to a minimum. At least while he's hanging with them.


He has a potential for douchnescity?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:52 PM

I'd love him here.

Is it possible to sign a 3rd pairing defensemen who is a mean SOB, instead of a 4th line forward SOB? This way we have a spot for Mike.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:00 PM

He has a potential for douchnescity?

He's from MI... No way does he have this potential. :hehe:

Edited by HankthaTank, 02 July 2010 - 05:01 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:38 PM

I think signing Modano could be good for the Wings. If it's for 1 year and 1 mil or less then I don't mind it. It is certainly a hell of a lot better than signing Jason I STINK Williams!
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

There's no doubt (even at his age) that he would make our team better and be a good influence on guys likes Abs, however, we still need to add that 4th line nastiness, so if we add Modano, be prepared to give up on Ritola and say bye to Miller too as trades will NEED to get made to clear the roster space...

Also, for the people saying a "win it for Mike" scenario would be the same as Drake, you are WAY off - Drake was a former Red Wing (who makes his off season home in Traverse City) and had NEVER won a cup - Mike (although a MI native) has made Texas home and already has a ring... if you can't see the difference in urgency, I don't know how much clearer to make it...

If it means signing him at the cost of adding a real decent 4th line guy, who can play 7+ minutes every night and is a mean SOB, or a veteran stay-home 6th d-man... then I have a problem - If it's done as WELL as this, then I think we got one hell of a team and I'm willing to let Ritola go and risk his potential, potentially biting us in the ass...

As I've said since this was first brought up - I wouldn't love it, but I wouldn't hate it.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:10 PM

You're stupid. grinders winning cups is so 1990's.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:27 PM

The unrestricted free agent continued to deliberate on his playing future Friday and told ESPN.com via text message that the Red Wings were the only team to call so far
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

http://www.letsgowin...odano-to-wings/

Pretty much the same deal.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

He has a potential for douchnescity?


Well now, you never heard me say that. -_- OK, I always thought his eyes were just a wee bit too close together, but other than that I certainly think and hope he means well. And if he does get too outta line I can always come down there with my purse full of pucks and take him on. NO problem. :thumbs-up:

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#90 Z and D for the C

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:24 PM

http://www.letsgowin...odano-to-wings/

Pretty much the same deal.


Thats TWICE I got REALLY excited after mistakenly reading that "pretty much a done deal" with the news posts that the Wings are about to sign Modano.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:53 PM

I think Modano would be a great addition...

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:57 PM

Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.


I don't think anyone would say it's something we "need," and I bet there would be many people arguing that we should get younger. But with the limited cap space we have, we can't just conjure NHL quality youngsters out of thin air. If management believes Modano makes the team better on a one year bargain without blocking the progress of an AHL'er, why not pull the trigger?

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 12:10 AM

Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.

Actually he's 40...That said he might have enough left in the tank for 1 more season being a 3rd line center, and maybe some time on the 2nd pp unit.

From what little I have seen of him these past few seasons - it appears that he still has pretty good skating speed/ability.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

And if he does get too outta line I can always come down there with my purse full of pucks and take him on. NO problem. :thumbs-up:


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:38 AM

Apparently the Wings are the only team with any interest in Modano. Also Modano still wants to play. So we can deduct then that he will be a Red Wing. :huh: Well I don't mind if Kenny does sign him. 3rd line centre would be the ideal place for him. Maybe he plays with Hudler and Cleary. This means that a line of Helm, Abdelkader and Eaves would form the 4th line. That posssibility is intriguing. That would be a tenacious and fast line to play against. 3 scoring lines and a bad ass energy checking line. Maybe this is what Kenny is thinking.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:04 AM

Zetterberg/Datsyuk/Holmstrom
Franzen/Modano/Bertuzzi
Cleary/Filppula/Hudler
Helm/Abdelkader/Eaves


Deepest group of forwards in the NHL...

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

I always knew you were a total bad ass :)


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.


I feel the same way. While I wouldn't be completely opposed to the Red Wings signing Modano, I am leaning more towards hoping it doesn't happen right now. Modano doesn't fit what the Red Wings need this summmer, nor does he fall under the category of what Ken Holland said was going to be addressed. We don't need another center. Neither Abdelkader nor Helm should be playing the wing at the expense of Modano. I would rather have a physical, bottom pairing d-man and then maybe go out and sign a gritty 4th liner with the remaining money. The Red Wings have a logjam at forward as it is and I am really not willing to lose Ritola or Miller over a one-year-run for a 40-year-old Mike Modano.

Edited by GoWings1905, 04 July 2010 - 10:47 AM.

 
 
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but apparently the only team to actually offer him a contract has been Detroit.

http://blog.mlive.co...and-see_mo.html





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