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#281 Drake_Marcus

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:42 AM

Modano had ONE Stanley Cup ring TWELVE years ago this year!

I wouldn't exactly call that winning over and over again like some of the Wings players or Colorado players or New Jersey players. LOL

If he is STILL so good why has Dallas sunk the last two years and why have they let him go????

Some players just have to know when to hang it up!!!

Kind of reminds me of Schneider who won a cup his first year in the NHL as a rookie and was never able to repeat again.... even with the Wings. He was useless.


Yeah-- shocking that a 40 year old Modano who we're asking to be on our 3rd line couldn't raise the s***ty 09-10 Stars out of mediocrity.

You're brilliant! Quick-- someone call the Hall of Fame and tell them to scrap the future Modano exhibit because some troll discovered the all time highest scoring American isn't actually all that good.

Christ. Your already wafer thin credibility took another shot when you said Modano can't skate anymore (proving that you have know knowledge of him whatsoever).

Edit: limited the digs at Icecapades

Edited by Drake_Marcus, 07 July 2010 - 02:43 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:54 AM

Tell me this is a bad dream.

Mike washed up Modano? Are they serious???

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:14 AM

Tell me this is a bad dream.

Mike washed up Modano? Are they serious???

I know, best f***in dream ever.

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granted its 08-09, the Mouse still has some wheels! and a shot!!!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:24 AM

Yeah awesome, lets sign a 40 year old and dispose of potentially many years service of Eaves and Ritola. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:37 AM

Good. Gives them competition. The more competition among the bottom 6 the better, IMO.

When you have potentially 9 or so guys playing for 6 slots, some of them have to up their game. Just another thing adding Modano does. I'm sure if Modano sucks it up this year Babcock will have no issue dropping his ice time, and increasing that of those who are doing well.

In the days of old we always lacked depth on the bottom six. So when they were slumping, we were just screwed.

I say....the more the merrier. Give them something to work for. Make every single player EARN his spot. Suddenly guys like Abby, Helm, Eaves and crew have a 40 year old legend playing for the same spots they want to have. If anything, I see it forcing everyone on the bottom six to up their game, when you've got 2-3 guys trying to edge back into the lineup all season long.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:51 AM

If modano signs im gonna be all

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:53 AM

I know, best f***in dream ever.

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granted its 08-09, the Mouse still has some wheels! and a shot!!!



Yeh ....in 2008-2009 Modano had some real good wheels and a great shot..... that great shot got him a fantastic 15 goals and those great wheels made him a fantastic two-way player..... he was MINUS 13 !!!!! Give me a break!!! Any player on the Wings who is minus 13 does not get any kudos from the fans... that is for damn sure.

His point production has been decreasing steadily every year the last three years (from 57 to 46 to 30) while Dallas has been sinking in the standings.

And consequently his ice time has also been decreasing steadily over the last three years .... from 19:14 to 14:18. I guess it was the coaches fault for not playing him more. LOL.

And now that he is 40 years old do people honestly think he will get better. Give me a break! Quit living in the past!
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:57 AM

If modano signs im gonna be all

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Really? You approve?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:02 AM

Absolutely.. I ignore the age factor and look at the upside, and it's most likely only for a year (can't see a two year deal) so i'm all for it...most on this board seem to be for it.. maybe 20% against?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:21 AM

4) I intend to hijack his plane back home, and force him to sign at gunpoint.



Sounds good! I'll order my Modano jersey now! :lol:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:25 AM

Absolutely.. I ignore the age factor and look at the upside, and it's most likely only for a year (can't see a two year deal) so i'm all for it...most on this board seem to be for it.. maybe 20% against?


Not even that, I'd say.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:35 AM

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wow. He still has one of the quickiest realeases in NHL. He would be the best shooter in our team. Yes even better than Zetterberg. I'm for it.
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

He could be the 2nd shooter in the shootout after datsyuk as well

Datsyuk
Modano
Bertuzzi


No more shootouts for Zetterberg...

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:08 AM

Yeh ....in 2008-2009 Modano had some real good wheels and a great shot..... that great shot got him a fantastic 15 goals and those great wheels made him a fantastic two-way player..... he was MINUS 13 !!!!! Give me a break!!! Any player on the Wings who is minus 13 does not get any kudos from the fans... that is for damn sure.

His point production has been decreasing steadily every year the last three years (from 57 to 46 to 30) while Dallas has been sinking in the standings.

Of course he's declining. Do you think the Wings would have any shot at all to get him if he wasn't at the end of his career? The Wings can't go out and get a great, All-Star caliber forward to center their third line; five years into the salary cap world, you have to get bargain players to fill out your roster, and Modano is a good value. If you can get 15 goals and 40ish points from your third line center? Fantastic, you're in business.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:23 AM

im really digging the "modano blows cuz dallas blows" argument. i think everyone keeps forgetting that hes not going to be our captain and leader, but simply supplementary scoring to our already rock solid core.

everybody better get ready cuz he is for sure coming to the wings for a season. guaranteed.

and were gonna get him for under 1.5mil!

Edited by dinverno758, 07 July 2010 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:56 AM

Between $1m and $1.5m is what Ive just read. Kenny really wants his ally in the war against fighting in his building and is prepared to give up a younger guy or two as well as our ability to find a solid 3rd pairing dman.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:01 AM

Yeah awesome, lets sign a 40 year old and dispose of potentially many years service of Eaves and Ritola. :thumbup:


But we get a bit more 3rd line scoring! Because everyones always said "those Wings lack a bit of SCORING"...

No one has ever said that. Lets ignore our problems and defense and on the 4th line...what we need is more scoring even though Hudler's back <_<

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

Between $1m and $1.5m is what Ive just read. Kenny really wants his ally in the war against fighting in his building and is prepared to give up a younger guy or two as well as our ability to find a solid 3rd pairing dman.

Awesome.

Agree mate.

People who want Modano must feel that way because of his name. He isn't producing anywhere near as much as he used to, he's 40, he's got maybe a year left in him, and yet for that amazing package they'd want to see Eaves and Ritola leave. They are 26 and 23 respectively and could be solid Red Wings for many years to come.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:13 AM

Honestly because our defense right now is:

Lidstrom - still great but not getting any younger or faster
Rafalksi - very good but has his brain fart moments.
Stuart - stepped up in a major way in the first half of last season but hit the wall in the 2nd half
Kronwall - injury prone, didn't look himself last season
Ericsson - took two GIANT steps backwards in development last season
and..
Meech??

It's hard for me to care much about signing Modano because it's hardly the Wing's most pressing need. I know Holland said something to the effect of picking up a bottom pairing guy. But who? when?

Imagine this season if one of our top four D-men goes down. Or two??

Agree mate.

People who want Modano must feel that way because of his name. He isn't producing anywhere near as much as he used to, he's 40, he's got maybe a year left in him, and yet for that amazing package they'd want to see Eaves and Ritola leave. They are 26 and 23 respectively and could be solid Red Wings for many years to come.

This is another good point.

I'd rather take a chance on a young guy and hope he steps up than take a chance on an old one that we hope has gas left in the tank.

I would've loved to have Modano on the Wings, but several years ago. Not so much now.





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