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#1 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

The title speaks for itself. Why not?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:34 PM

He really really sucks nowadays
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:35 PM

The title speaks for itself. Why not?

Because im tired of Holland going for washed up players/red wing retreads
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

Why not?

1. Scotty Bowman hated him as a player.
2. He's worse now than he ever was
3. No more washed up former Wings
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:15 PM

He's a human punching bag.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Have you seen him lately? He's hugely fat!
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:46 PM

how about Shane Hnidy ?

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could be alright on the 3rd pairing

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:02 PM


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Ward isn't what I would want. I think we're forgetting when Lilja was brought here he was pretty mean and I think Holland will go looking to replace him with some meanness as well. Ward isn't that guy in my opinion. I'm hoping Hnidy or Exelby at this point.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

Ward isn't what I would want. I think we're forgetting when Lilja was brought here he was pretty mean and I think Holland will go looking to replace him with some meanness as well. Ward isn't that guy in my opinion. I'm hoping Hnidy or Exelby at this point.




ya same, i wasnt a fan of Exelby but he is growing on me plus this is just awsome





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Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:39 PM

how about Shane Hnidy ?

6'2 210lbs 70gp 14pts last season 750k

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could be alright on the 3rd pairing


Off topic, but I am SO glad that Ken Daniels doesn't act like that retard. I'd probably have to watch games on mute if I was a Bruins fan.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:12 PM

ya same, i wasnt a fan of Exelby but he is growing on me plus this is just awsome





That was three years ago. He has had a concussion since then, and he no longer hits nearly as much. You're also not considering the fact that he pretty much sucks at everything.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

Shane Hnidy
Garnet Exelby
Andy Sutton (Please)
Brendan Witt
Tim Conboy (plays both forward and defense)
Carlo Colaiacovo
Nick Boynton
Nathan McIver

Looks like Colaiacovo may re-sign with St.Louis
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:28 AM

Shane Hnidy
Garnet Exelby
Andy Sutton (Please)
Brendan Witt
Tim Conboy (plays both forward and defense)
Carlo Colaiacovo
Nick Boynton
Nathan McIver

Looks like Colaiacovo may re-sign with St.Louis


Colaiacovo signed for 2 years with St. Louis. He got something between 1.5 and 2 million per.

I think Exelby could be a smart choice because his stock is real low right now after being sucked into the Toronto black hole. Hnidy would be great but I bet he gets a decent raise. Sutton would cost too much but if he was willing to take a hair cut to come here I'm sure he'd receive a hero's welcome.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:47 AM

Yeah I'd be happy with Exelby.He's still fairly young.He would be a good mentor for Ericsson.The last thing I wanna see is Kindl and E paired up.You wanna talk about turnovers?:o
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:28 AM

Why not Aaron Ward?

How about because we want to spend less than $1m and get a defenseman who can actually skate?

The Wings' defense right now is this:

Lidstrom
Kronwall
Rafalski
Stuart
Ericsson
Kindl

Meech?
Janik

Hnidy is a possiblity, if he takes a pay cut. Boynton won't sign for under $1m, and certainly not the $750k he would have to, unless he's forced to given what he was making last year. Exelby would be decent if he takes $750k, but he's barely an upgrade over Janik so I don't know if that's even worth it. Sutton is going to cost more than the Wings can afford. On the open market he might even get Kronwall/Stuart type money.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:56 AM

Yeah I'd be happy with Exelby.He's still fairly young.He would be a good mentor for Ericsson.The last thing I wanna see is Kindl and E paired up.You wanna talk about turnovers?:o


How would a defenseman who has absolutely no offensive or puck-moving abilities whatsoever and very suspect defensive awareness be a good mentor for Ericsson? On what are you basing that qualification?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

I am hoping for either Hnidy or McKee with no particular favorite of the two, well maybe Hnidy because I saw more of him playing for the B's.

Hnidy is a tough SOB and that is what Holland said he wanted.

Hnidy on the third pairing would be nice, so I guess Hnidy over McKee, maybe I do have a preference after all!

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:13 PM

That was three years ago. He has had a concussion since then, and he no longer hits nearly as much. You're also not considering the fact that he pretty much sucks at everything.

He stills play a wreckless style of hockey, hits plenty and fights plenty as well. He stil hits like a truck and more often then anyone else on our team and more then Lilja ever did.

As for him sucking at everything, he's just as good of a shot blocker as Lilja, meaner, hits more, fights more and better, protects his goalie and is under the age of 30. He's much better than Lilja when he first came here and is pretty much teh same situation. Lilja played for crappy teams then came to Detroit and got good. Exelby is just as mobile as Lilja, same offensively, just tougher.

Give Exelby a season here and he's is better then Lilja I bet. Its fine if you don't like him since he is a rough player and all but he is one of the most realistic replacements available

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:51 PM

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That was classic :)





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