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#21 NomadFromKazoo

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

Maybe the Wings should sign Modano, Kariya and Guerin and pretend it's the 90s again.

In more ways then one...

Sure, any of them who'll sign for a mil would be cool, but other then Modano why would they be interested? Winning a cup and home town discount is one thing, but signing for what to them is a nominal sum I don't see them doing other then for personal reasons like Modano.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:36 AM

I think we should not only sign kariya, but modano as well. And then we should trade zetterberg or datsyuk for mark recchi. Why do you guys want the red wings organization to become a nursing home?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:43 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.

He has become more of a setup man recently. How much longer do you think his hips could hold on?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Because we already have Hudler.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

I think we should not only sign kariya, but modano as well. And then we should trade zetterberg or datsyuk for mark recchi. Why do you guys want the red wings organization to become a nursing home?

If we were talking multi million dollar deals then I'd agree with you, but of course we'd sign those guys if they'd sign for what we can afford, which is very little (by pro athlete standards). I think the question is more why anyone thinks they would sign for that.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

He has become more of a setup man recently. How much longer do you think his hips could hold on?


If he were to stay healthy and contribute regularly, then why not?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

Because they don't have the cap space.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

We do not need another undersized forward, especially one with no potential to improve, and lots of potential to decline. I can understand the argument for Modano, because he would improve our team next year. I don't see how Kariya improves our team at all. He doesn't score nearly as much as some of you are suggesting he would.

And as previously mentioned, he played for 6 mil last year, I highly doubt he signs with Detroit for 1-1.25mil.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

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.


its not 2003 anymore, and the guys not worth what he'd want at all either.

i'd like to see him get a cup before he's done because he was one of my favorite players as a kid, but it wouldn't happen here.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGLLvraXA5s

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

I'd love to see Kariya in a Wings uniform, the guy can still fly and still has a great shot. But the bottom line is he'll want more money than we can pay, especially now with the whole Modano, Helm, Abdelkader situation. Its a good thought, but its not practical.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

I'd love to see Kariya in a Wings uniform, the guy can still fly and still has a great shot. But the bottom line is he'll want more money than we can pay, especially now with the whole Modano, Helm, Abdelkader situation. Its a good thought, but its not practical.


For guys like PK who is looking to end his career on an upswing, the Wings would be a perfect match. He isnt getting much done in St. Louis but the skills are all there. If he wanted to come and play on the 3rd line with Huds/ Cleary or whatever for the motown discount, I would be 2 thumbs up...and prefer it to Modano.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

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.

Fighting does equal toughness. Just because fighting makes you tough doesn't mean other things can't make you tough as well. Taking a punch in the head is just as tough as blocking a shot.

As for Kariya being tough because he scored a goal after Stevens lit him up.... No that makes Kariya a dumb ass for admiring his pass but a good goal scorer.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

While the Wings are at it they should sign Kovalchuk too.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

As for Kariya being tough because he scored a goal after Stevens lit him up.... No that makes Kariya a dumb ass for admiring his pass but a good goal scorer.


If coming back to score a goal just minutes after being KO'ed isn't tough i don't know what is.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

Fighting does equal toughness. Just because fighting makes you tough doesn't mean other things can't make you tough as well. Taking a punch in the head is just as tough as blocking a shot.

As for Kariya being tough because he scored a goal after Stevens lit him up.... No that makes Kariya a dumb ass for admiring his pass but a good goal scorer.

Give me a f**king break.

It takes a whole lot of cojones to come back from a hit like that so quickly from one of the best open ice hitters of all time, and score as clutch of a goal as it gets.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

Give me a f**king break.

It takes a whole lot of cojones to come back from a hit like that so quickly from one of the best open ice hitters of all time, and score as clutch of a goal as it gets.

Yeah its tough to do for sure, but I wouldn't be ragging about him being amazing for doing it. Yeah he got the goal but he also got KOed because he admired his pass with Stevens on the ice. Youre taught in novice not to do that

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

Maybe the Wings should sign Modano, Kariya and Guerin and pretend it's the 90s again.

You should become GM of the Leafs or the Rangers - you've got their ideology down to a t.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

Yeah its tough to do for sure, but I wouldn't be ragging about him being amazing for doing it. Yeah he got the goal but he also got KOed because he admired his pass with Stevens on the ice. Youre taught in novice not to do that

Of course.

Your average scrub or 3rd liner is probably not going to do what Kariya did in that sequence when Kariya was still a star player.

He did what he had to do after he got leveled, and he did it pretty damned good.

Of course he neeeded to keep his head up, but he deserves plenty kudos and more for stepping up immediately afterwards when plenty of people would've continued to be out cold/injured in all likelihood.

You aren't giving him enough credit, or not implying it.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

Of course.

Your average scrub or 3rd liner is probably not going to do what Kariya did in that sequence when Kariya was still a star player.

He did what he had to do after he got leveled, and he did it pretty damned good.

Of course he neeeded to keep his head up, but he deserves plenty kudos and more for stepping up immediately afterwards when plenty of people would've continued to be out cold/injured in all likelihood.

You aren't giving him enough credit, or not implying it.

I know a lot of scrubs that would get up after a hit like that and play again but wouldn't score that goal because Kariya used to be a sick player.

I'm probably not implying enough credit but I actually think it was pretty solid on his part. I just wouldn't call him a tough player becxuse of it. I would say it was more of an extraordinary goal where he manned up. His whole career wasn't made up of plays like that so I still wodn't consider him a tough player. Know what I mean?

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