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I really want Modano to come to Detroit next season. A 3rd line of Hudler - Modano - Cleary would be dynamite. This also leaves Abdelkader to the 4th line with Helm and Eaves/Ritola.

I do not think that Abdelkader has nearly the offensive ability yet of Modano, and would not work as well with Cleary and Hudler. Please Kenny, offer more $$!!

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Maybe he's just considering his options, consulting with his family, and making a decision about where the best place is for all concerned at this point.

You guys make such a big deal about him consulting his wife. Hey, guys, we gals need to be included in huge decisions like where to move to. We have responsibilities and we need to know what our new surroundings will be like.

I mean, really- suppose you moved to a new town, got a new job that came with 20+ new friends, and you invited them all over to your house for supper and your wife couldn't get you all a beer because she didn't know where the store was. Wouldn't you feel silly then? I bet you would! It is your manly duty to make sure that the wife has a comfortable kitchen and convenient grocery/liquor shopping in the event of the aforementioned scenario.

If I had three or more job offers sitting on the table, all of which involved moving to a new place, you can bet I'd take my time to be sure it was the right decision.

If you think comparing you and your husband's life, or mine and my wife's, to Modano's and his wife is any sort of valid comparison, you are sadly mistaken. But congrats on making it appear sexist.

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Seriously Mike is retarded not to come to detroit at this stage of his career with all the stuff that's going on, best chance to win, coming "home", getting the most out of veterans, top notch classy organisation etc.... mind boggling how he picks another team than detroit... How can still money be the most important factor at age 40? s***...

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http://detnews.com/article/20100713/SPORTS0103/7130334/1128/rss16

Mike Modano likely seeks better deal

Detroit --It's about the money. It's always about the money.

If the money were right, Mike Modano would've already signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings. The money, obviously, isn't right, but the money isn't going to change, either.

"We made an offer, we made our pitch," Wings general manager Ken Holland said Monday. "But this being a cap world, we've made lots of commitments. We don't have a lot of wiggle room."

Therefore, he has about $3 million left. Restricted free agents Derek Meech (who could be signed this week), Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are going to get a piece of that $3 million.

Looking more and more like Mike won't be a Wing. :thumbup:

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Seriously Mike is retarded not to come to detroit at this stage of his career with all the stuff that's going on, best chance to win, coming "home", getting the most out of veterans, top notch classy organisation etc.... mind boggling how he picks another team than detroit... How can still money be the most important factor at age 40? s***...

Keep in mind he still hasn't chosen, but I'd be very disappointed to see him go somewhere else. I hope Kenny is offering him at least 1 million.

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Keep in mind he still hasn't chosen, but I'd be very disappointed to see him go somewhere else. I hope Kenny is offering him at least 1 million.

$3 mil remaining.

Roughly:

$1 mil Helm

$1 mil Abdelkader

$750k Meech (might S&T, waive)

Holland says he wants $700k up his sleeve just in case, I don't see how that's possible, ESPECIALLY if we were to sign Modano.

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$3 mil remaining.

Roughly:

$1 mil Helm

$1 mil Abdelkader

$750k Meech (might S&T, waive)

Holland says he wants $700k up his sleeve just in case, I don't see how that's possible, ESPECIALLY if we were to sign Modano.

Because that "approximately 3m left" includes another about 700k...

We have about 3.7 in cap space right now and that does not include the salary (750k) we'd dump by moving Miller if we signed Modano... also, Meech will probably get no more than 600k even IF he went to arbitration and he will almost certainly be moved as well...

So it's more realistic to say:

1m to Helm

1m to Abdelkader

1m to Modano

-750k from Miller

Meech moved...

and that leaves us at about 1.4m in cap space left to sign a vet d-man AND give us cushion for call ups...

It's VERY possible and plausible...

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Because that "approximately 3m left" includes another about 700k...

We have about 3.7 in cap space right now and that does not include the salary (750k) we'd dump by moving Miller if we signed Modano... also, Meech will probably get no more than 600k even IF he went to arbitration and he will almost certainly be moved as well...

So it's more realistic to say:

1m to Helm

1m to Abdelkader

1m to Modano

-750k from Miller

Meech moved...

and that leaves us at about 1.4m in cap space left to sign a vet d-man AND give us cushion for call ups...

It's VERY possible and plausible...

Fair call, but given what was mentioned in the above article, I don't think Modano is coming.

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Seriously Mike is retarded not to come to detroit at this stage of his career with all the stuff that's going on, best chance to win, coming "home", getting the most out of veterans, top notch classy organisation etc.... mind boggling how he picks another team than detroit... How can still money be the most important factor at age 40? s***...

Tough to argue with this *only becuase* we're talking about a guy who's made a ton over the course of his career and the difference isn't an earth shattering amount. I've always said "it's easy to tell a guy to take less when its not your money", but if Mike's gonna split hairs over $500-$750k *at this point in his career* he's clearly valuing destination just as much as cash. Of the 4 he's considering, either team other than SJ or Detroit makes zero sense unless he wants money...plain and simple. In that's the case, enjoy pissing away your last season in ANA or MIN, because a cup chance is not in their immediate future.

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Fair call, but given what was mentioned in the above article, I don't think Modano is coming.

That's pure speculation. We have no idea what Modano is thinking.

If we trade/waive Miller & Meech, Helm/Abds resign at $950k/$850k, sign Modano at $1 million and someone on defense for $1 million, we'll have about $550k in space.

But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

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That's pure speculation. We have no idea what Modano is thinking.

If we trade/waive Miller, Helm/Abds resign at $950k/$850k, sign Modano at $1 million and someone on defense for $1 million, we'll have about $550k in space.

But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

Lidstrom yes, I said all along I wanted him at $5 mil. Holmstrom's deal was spot on, Bert's a TAD too much, but overall not bad.

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That's pure speculation. We have no idea what Modano is thinking.

If we trade/waive Miller & Meech, Helm/Abds resign at $950k/$850k, sign Modano at $1 million and someone on defense for $1 million, we'll have about $550k in space.

But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

I wanted Lidstrom back no matter what and the fact we had to pay $6.2M to get him I am fine with that. But at the end of the day, even getting him at $6M would have made this much easier.

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But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

The fact is, that all 3 of them took less here than they would have got on the open market and we should just be grateful we still have them, than nitpicking over small variances on the cap...

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The fact is, that all 3 of them took less here than they would have got on the open market and we should just be grateful we still have them, than nitpicking over small variances on the cap...

Same discussion this board had at the time he resigned.

Would it have been friggin sweet if he took less? Of course.

Are we thankful he's back? Absolutely.

The end.

Just trying to save others the hassle.

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Same discussion this board had at the time he resigned.

Would it have been friggin sweet if he took less? Of course.

Are we thankful he's back? Absolutely.

The end.

Just trying to save others the hassle.

exactly.

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Pierre LeBrun's twitter posted, Modano is going to a golf tourney in Lake Tahoe. Still no decision!

Figures. In case anyone was wondering.

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This is not cool. A friend of mine is a Canucks fan and he predicted that Modano wouldn't make a decision until sometime in August. He cannot be right. I cannot take the gloating, lol.

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all the hype for nothing what bulls***. how much does he think hes worth? hes 40, can maybe rack up 30-40pts 1mil 1.5 tops is what he should be worth. helm is making 600k and racked up 25pts. meh whats with these greedy *******? seriously id be happy as hell to play for 1 mil lol

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This just in: The KHL and Dallas Stars are now in the hunt for Mike Modano (just because everyone else is). Mike says he could see himself fitting i well, with

everyone.

LOL!!!!

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All these beat writers are just speculating, none of them have any sources, the only team that can really offer him more money is Anaheim. The sharks and wild are in similar cap situations. Look I am not saying he's coming, but don't write him off based on the beat writers opinions with no sources, as time goes on what sells more newspapers, speculating he isn't coming or saying everything is fine, Mike is just relaxing this summer. No one except Mike knows what he is thinking right now.

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This just in: The KHL and Dallas Stars are now in the hunt for Mike Modano (just because everyone else is). Mike says he could see himself fitting i well, with

everyone.

Exactly. I really think this dance with the Wings etc. was aimed at drumming up interest by the California teams where he actually wants to play.

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I really hate this Favre, Niedermayer, Sundin approach, JUST DECIDE DAMMIT, they are not very professional towards the management and it pisses off the fanbase.... :ranting:

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