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#441 LeftWinger

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Well, I never expected the decision to take even this long of time (although its been only a few days,) I hope it doesn't drag on too much longer. Sure he has to decide if he wants to play another season, and I guess its a hard decision for him, but from my low income point of view it looks simple, either dont play and make nothing or play and make another million dollars and possibly win another Cup. I know Holland is gonna give him whatever time he wants, but Mike, just sign it, please, or come out and say you're retiring. Just make a decision so the entire Red Wings nation can exhale...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:03 PM

Well, I never expected the decision to take even this long of time (although its been only a few days,) I hope it doesn't drag on too much longer. Sure he has to decide if he wants to play another season, and I guess its a hard decision for him, but from my low income point of view it looks simple, either dont play and make nothing or play and make another million dollars and possibly win another Cup. I know Holland is gonna give him whatever time he wants, but Mike, just sign it, please, or come out and say you're retiring. Just make a decision so the entire Red Wings nation can exhale...



Seriously. I know it's only been a couple days but the suspense is killing me.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

Friday seems like a good day to tell. Make the weekend a nice little relaxation period as it usually is. SIGN IT MIKEY!!!! Come home!!!!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:20 PM

Lebron made his decision. Time for Modano to make his. I'm really he hoping we sign him!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:23 PM

I dont't know about you guys but I was really expecting Modano to be sitting there with Lebron to make his decision too.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

I dont't know about you guys but I was really expecting Modano to be sitting there with Lebron to make his decision too.


But it just wouldn't seem right to see Modano in a Heat jersey.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

Modano is holding a 1 hour special on NBC tomorrow night 9pm to make his decision.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

Modano is holding a 1 hour special on NBC tomorrow night 9pm to make his decision.

Have to put the word decision in " " as of right now. Its "the thing" to do.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

Have to put the word decision in " " as of right now. Its "the thing" to do.



OOOO good point

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:32 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out Modano decided to play yesterday, but was told not to reveal it until after Probert's funeral. I expect an announcement tomorrow afternoon or Saturday Morning.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:38 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out Modano decided to play yesterday, but was told not to reveal it until after Probert's funeral. I expect an announcement tomorrow afternoon or Saturday Morning.

Agreed. All respects to Probie right now. Hopefully they wear a 24 patch next year.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:00 PM

Remember, even if he decides he wants to play, according to reports they haven't talked money yet. That's not to say it'll be a huge sticking point by any means, but deciding to play and signing the deal are two different things, and with the Probert funeral and all, I wouldn't be shocked to find out that they've been working on getting it locked down and signed the last few days. I still think we'll hear that he's signed tomorrow afternoon, though could easily see it announced over the weekend or Monday too given the circumstances. But I really think he's going to sign, and that it's more in progress than we know.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:05 AM

I can't wrap my head around the concept of him on this team. Hang 'em up, Mike. Sorry, but it's past your time to go.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:09 AM

I must disagree, I think Modano would make this team a force. We already look pretty darn good imo, then adding a Modano? Sure as hell isnt making us worse!
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:49 AM

I must disagree, I think Modano would make this team a force. We already look pretty darn good imo, then adding a Modano? Sure as hell isnt making us worse!


well you hope not. depends where he is mentally and emotionally.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:42 AM

well you hope not. depends where he is mentally and emotionally.

I think he proved with his play last season on a pretty bad Dallas team that the desire is still there... whether you like or dislike the signing, you can't argue that he is an asset, not a liability and will only make a team better on a 3rd line role.... keep in mind, he had 11 more pts than Miller in 21 less games last year...

EDIT - As I said in another thread, IF Modano signs, I wouldn't mind the Wings swinging something like this:
- Drew Miller to CBJ for Jared Boll
- Derek Meech and Mattias Ritola to Boston for Mark Stuart (also gives Boston some MUCH needed cap relief and fills out roster spots on the cheap, plus a high prospect in Ritola)
- Mike Modano signed via FA

(lines arbitrary for formatting reasons)
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.938m) / Mike Modano ($1.000m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.000m) / Darren Helm ($1.000m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.750m)
Jared Boll ($0.850m)
Kris Draper ($1.583m)

Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m)
Brad Stuart ($3.750m) / Brian Rafalski ($6.000m)
Mark Stuart ($1.675m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($0.900m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

Jimmy Howard ($0.717m) / Chris Osgood ($1.417m)

ROSTER: 22; CAP:$59.4m; CARRY-OVER PENALTY: $0.050m;
PAYROLL: $58.975m; CAP ROOM: $0.300m; BONUSES: $0.000m

WITH THAT SAID - I'd rather us take a flier on Modano and let the kids play (plus I really don't like the idea of giving up on Ritola without ever really giving him a chance) and maybe letting Miller go to add some nastiness, but otherwise, standing pat... at the same token, I wouldn't hate Modano coming here...

Edited by stevkrause, 09 July 2010 - 08:47 AM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

I can't wrap my head around the concept of him on this team. Hang 'em up, Mike. Sorry, but it's past your time to go.


I remember people saying the same thing about Hasek and Hull...I thought they did ok. Larionov was also "past his time" when they picked him up the second time....Again I think he did fairly well.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:03 AM

I remember people saying the same thing about Hasek and Hull...I thought they did ok. Larionov was also "past his time" when they picked him up the second time....Again I think he did fairly well.

don't forget a "past his prime" Larry Murphy...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

don't forget a "past his prime" Larry Murphy...

Can't blame murph, he was just drunk
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:10 AM

don't forget a "past his prime" Larry Murphy...


Sorry for forgeting Murphy.

I think people fail to realize that when a Hall Of Fame player is "Past His Prime" he is still better than the majority of talent out there. Look at Yzerman...On one leg he was good enough to play at a high level and win a cup.





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