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#1 hockey23

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:52 PM

Didn't see this posted or if it's true but per TheNHLWord on Twitter...

Detroit Red Wings have given a tryout to Aaron Downey



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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:04 PM

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:07 PM

He is getting old and didnt even play last year, but I guess if he performs well and earns a spot there is nothing wrong with that.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:24 PM


How can anyone not love this one?
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

this would make me happy. :)

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:34 PM

What a coincidence; both him and Brad May were on TSN's OTR today.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

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What a game. I hated seeing the captain go down like that though, scary stuff.

I wonder if the tryout is just to provide a little extra pressure for some of the other guys competing for a spot.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

It's times like this that I wish Franzen knew how to fight so we could kill this conversation for good. Holland wants to add a 40 year old first-ballot hall of famer in a 3rd line scoring role for around a million bucks and people get all up in arms ("we're hindering the development of our kids!!" etc). Now a 35 year old washed up scrapper gets a tryout and people get excited. Downey's an awesome guy and he deserves to play hockey somewhere, but it's not worth the roster spot for him to be a pylon and take on the other team's goon once every 4 games. If you're going to pick a vet as your 13th forward, why not go with Maltby?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:15 PM

Stick him in GR on a 2way deal just incase we get the injury bug on the team again. Other than than he's got no business being on this team.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:40 PM

What a game. I hated seeing the captain go down like that though, scary stuff.

I wonder if the tryout is just to provide a little extra pressure for some of the other guys competing for a spot.


That game forever cemented Downey and Babcock as Red Wing heros.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

This means we can win the Cup again like we did in 2008.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:07 PM

Purely for competition, I don't see him getting signed and would be shocked if he was offered a contract.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:51 PM

This means we can win the Cup again like we did in 2008.

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No, we need Dallas Drake first.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

he said this on OTR. he mentioned that he took a year off to train, and Kenny had told him to come to camp. Hope the best for him, loved watching all his over energized shifts.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:07 PM

I hope he gets a job in GR, teach some of those kids to be bullies
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:10 PM

It would be awesome to have him back.


cant' forget that one.

Except for the refs screw job.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:13 PM

No wonder Kenny isn't all that worried about an enforcer.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:25 AM

if Downs has been trg for a year to beef up and get fitter then Ken should give him a chance to show him what hes still got. 2 way contract would be ideal, he did a good job with the Griffs in 08-09 he could look after the kids and come up when needed.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:30 AM

Man, I really wish I could hear what Babs was saying, and what actually happened there.

"Let him live."






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