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#21 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

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It is sad to see the players from the mid 90s team going out like they are. Maltby took one for the team last year by having surgery so I think Holland would at least give him a two way contract for it. I really hope if we do sign Maltby he plays with passion because I am pretty darn sure that this is the last hoora for Draper, Maltby, Ozzie, and maybe Lidstrom. Depending how hard the season is on Holmstrom's body him as well. :crybaby:

Homer signed a 2-year, 35+ year-old contract. He and Kenny would not have agreed on that term unless Homer was absolutely certain he'll play both seasons. If he did retire after this year, the Wings would be on the hook for his $1.875 million cap hit in 2011/2012.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

C'mon, Lils... If other teams are iffy on your $1.5M, just come on home. You won't even have to deal with Lebs anymore!

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:05 AM

Maltby has more to offer than experience. The 2009 finals showed he can still agitate, to an extent, and he was a fixture on the Red Wings PK until he got injured.

I don't think that he should be handed a contract, but if he earns one, fair enough.

I would rather have him than Draper at this stage (doesn't play centre or on the PK anymore...).
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

I don't think I want Modano here anymore. For one, I'm tired with the "will he or won't he," but he's starting to look a bit like a mercenary. The fact that he's even considering teams like Minnesota and Anaheim prove he's not looking for the best chance for the Cup. He's probably just looking for a comfortable place to play hockey for one more year, which makes me question his heart at this stage.

He could have provided something extra for this team, but not if his heart's not in it. Time to lock down our other assets and wait til the trade deadline to make changes.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

Homer signed a 2-year, 35+ year-old contract. He and Kenny would not have agreed on that term unless Homer was absolutely certain he'll play both seasons. If he did retire after this year, the Wings would be on the hook for his $1.875 million cap hit in 2011/2012.


If Homer ultimately can't play the second season due to injury, he'll be put down on LTIR for like the Flyers did with Mike Rathje. Rathje signed a five year deal with the Flyers and was only able to play the first two, spending the past three seasons listed on LTIR. The contract ended last season and Rathje chose to retire - had Philly won, Rathje might have gotten a ring and his name on the Cup.

Plus, Homer doesn't need to play all 82 games. He can miss half the season injured as long as he's healthy for the playoffs. If Homer misses half the season injured, that's about $1m that could be used in a deadline trade, right?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

Plus, Homer doesn't need to play all 82 games. He can miss half the season injured as long as he's healthy for the playoffs. If Homer misses half the season injured, that's about $1m that could be used in a deadline trade, right?
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If any player is put on LTIR, regardless of how long he is gone, his full salary hit comes on the books when he returns, not just a percentage.So it wouldn't really have an effect on what we could do for the deadline, unless he's on LTIR until the playoffs start, at which we can go any amount over the cap.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

If Homer ultimately can't play the second season due to injury, he'll be put down on LTIR for like the Flyers did with Mike Rathje. Rathje signed a five year deal with the Flyers and was only able to play the first two, spending the past three seasons listed on LTIR. The contract ended last season and Rathje chose to retire - had Philly won, Rathje might have gotten a ring and his name on the Cup.

Plus, Homer doesn't need to play all 82 games. He can miss half the season injured as long as he's healthy for the playoffs. If Homer misses half the season injured, that's about $1m that could be used in a deadline trade, right?

IMO, the member I was responding to wasn't referring to LTIR. He mentions Maltby (who's an UFA) and three other Wings who are set to be UFA's come 2011/2012. Homer doesn't fall into that category.

As for missing the first half of the season, his replaced salary would only be allowed for the time Homer was actually out. So, no...if Homer misses the first half and then returns the Wings immediately have to become cap compliant and dump the salary they took on the first half when he was injured.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:06 PM

Modano's uninspired play the past two seasons is the reason he was not offered a contract by the Stars so why should we think he is going to be a great fit with the Wings? If he really wanted to play the decision would already be made I say piss on him and move on.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

Modano's uninspired play the past two seasons is the reason he was not offered a contract by the Stars so why should we think he is going to be a great fit with the Wings? If he really wanted to play the decision would already be made I say piss on him and move on.

The first part is because he was playing with the Stars and they stunk. So I can see that and would think a change of venue would be good. But I agree with your second part, not he piss part. If he wanted to play he should know by now. Don't pull a Sundin/Niedermayer.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:32 PM

I just received a tweet from Pierre Lebrun from espn saying that the rumor of the Hawks being interested in Modano is false. Hell what were they going to pay him with, a bag of groceries?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:39 PM

I just received a tweet from Pierre Lebrun from espn saying that the rumor of the Hawks being interested in Modano is false. Hell what were they going to pay him with, a bag of groceries?

He would have to be the #3 and 4 center along with playing wing on his own line. so maybe 2 bags of groceries. I figured the Hawks one had to be false, or they were just that stupid.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:43 PM

He would have to be the #3 and 4 center along with playing wing on his own line. so maybe 2 bags of groceries. I figured the Hawks one had to be false, or they were just that stupid.


:lol: At his age that would be tricky. The good news is if he signs in Detroit he will only have to play on one line and we will pay him with real green backs !

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

...Hawks being interested in Modano is false. Hell what were they going to pay him with, a bag of groceries?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:02 PM

don't want any of these 3 and they can take Draper and Meech with them
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:12 AM

C'mon, Lils... If other teams are iffy on your $1.5M, just come on home. You won't even have to deal with Lebs anymore!


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