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#1 blues_demitra38

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:03 AM

Can someone convince me why the Wings shouldn't sign this guy? Watching the Blues closely I can tell you that he might have lost a step in the past few years but that still puts him two steps ahead of everyone else. He skates like the wind and has a ton of skill. This team is chalk full of centers that would benefit from a legit producer like him.

Imagine Filppula's production with Kariya on his wing. Can you say breakout year?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:10 AM

The guy scores at-will on shootouts. High glove, every time...

I'd be for it. He provides toughness that the Wings lack, also.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:11 AM

Is there a Mighty Ducks theme going on here?

I'd like him, but would probably be a little too much. Modano is the cheaper option, most likely (yet still to be seen).

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:16 AM

I'd rather have Kariya than Modano, but he'd want more money too.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:25 AM

Not a fan of Kariya coming to the Wings... just my initial reaction.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

Not a fan of Kariya coming to the Wings... just my initial reaction.


And why is that?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:43 AM

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:51 AM

He made 6 million last year. I doubt he's going to want to come here for what we have available to offer him.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:34 AM

I never thought I'd say this, but I actually wouldn't mind this happening provided he came cheap. His numbers were down last year, but that was with less ice time then he was used to, and pretty much every Stl forward had an off year anyways. As a depth scoring piece, I really wouldn't be opposed to this if Modano doesn't work out. He still has game breaking speed, and maybe playing for a contender like us would make him motivated to go out with a bang/cup.

He made 6 million last year. I doubt he's going to want to come here for what we have available to offer him.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:16 AM

I wouldn't be opposed at the right price.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:39 AM

The guy scores at-will on shootouts. High glove, every time...

I'd be for it. He provides toughness that the Wings lack, also.



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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:43 AM

My sister has a mad crush on him. I'd gag. Yeah, we've discussed this.

On the other hand, he is a highly skilled hockey player. If he came in at a low salary, I'd sure take him.

Not many teams can say they have a pair of Byngs on their team.

Not that my sister knows him or anything, but she says that he'll probably sign with the Sucks and reunite with Teemu. She could be wrong. She was once in 1985.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:42 AM

Can someone convince me why the Wings shouldn't sign this guy? Watching the Blues closely I can tell you that he might have lost a step in the past few years but that still puts him two steps ahead of everyone else. He skates like the wind and has a ton of skill. This team is chalk full of centers that would benefit from a legit producer like him.

Imagine Filppula's production with Kariya on his wing. Can you say breakout year?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

We don't need him.He provides nothing we already have plenty of.He wants too much money.He provides no toughness,whatsoever.He hasn't had a fight in his career.End of Discussion.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

We don't need him.He provides nothing we already have plenty of.He wants too much money.He provides no toughness,whatsoever.He hasn't had a fight in his career.End of Discussion.


Fighting =/= toughness. Remember when he got destroyed by Stevens, came back minutes later and scored a goal in 2003? That's toughness. Now shut the f*** up.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

Maybe the Wings should sign Modano, Kariya and Guerin and pretend it's the 90s again.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

He made 6 million last year. I doubt he's going to want to come here for what we have available to offer him.


Once upon a time I remember this Keanu Reeves imposter signing a very cheap 1 year deal 1.2 mil contract to play with his buddy Temu in Colorado

Could it happen again sure? Would it happen again probably not

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:21 AM

i've always hated him but the man can score and thats big i think it was all his battles with Chelios where I grew to hate Kariya but hes got a wicked wrist shot.

Edited by CAredwingsfan91, 22 July 2010 - 10:25 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

Fighting =/= toughness. Remember when he got destroyed by Stevens, came back minutes later and scored a goal in 2003? That's toughness. Now shut the f*** up.

If fighting doesn't equal toughness,then I guess Probert and Kocur weren't tough?And nice example,too bad that 7 years ago.Dips***.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

If fighting doesn't equal toughness,then I guess Probert and Kocur weren't tough?And nice example,too bad that 7 years ago.Dips***.

Fighting makes you tough, but a lot of other things do as well. You dont have to fight to be tough, but it helps.
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