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#41 VAL FILPPULA

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:45 PM

Why 27?


I don't know the specific reason. I heard something about that. I think he wore that number for Team USA (?)

Personally I hope this is true, as I believe it can be another great signing of an older player for the wings. You can never have too many snipers on your power play.

Anyone think he would wear #6? 9 flipped upside down.


No. 6 is a retired number. It isn't in the rafters though
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#42 cjm502

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:52 PM

Im putting my money on #39.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:53 PM

27 would actually look pretty good.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:54 PM

So which forward do we move, Miller or Ritola? And what could we get in return?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:55 PM

So which forward do we move, Miller or Ritola? And what could we get in return?

Most likely both. If we move just one we will be carrying 14 forwards.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:57 PM

I'd rather lose Ritola.

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#47 Buppy

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:04 AM

Most likely both. If we move just one we will be carrying 14 forwards.


Nothing wrong with having 14 forwards. Especially since we don't have many (any) NHL ready forwards in GR.

I can't see moving both unless it was to bring in a defenseman.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:05 AM

How about 88 for his draft year?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:11 AM

Nothing wrong with having 14 forwards. Especially since we don't have many (any) NHL ready forwards in GR.

I can't see moving both unless it was to bring in a defenseman.

If we are pursuing Willie Mitchell and are in fact one of the 4 teams he is willing to go to we need all the cap space we can get.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:17 AM

Wow, never heard of Larry Aurie, just wikid him. Its weird that Illich won't put his number in the rafters. I always wondered why no one wore 6 on the wings. Thanks guys, learn something new everyday.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

get off your high....mule why don't you. hahahaha

Gotta keep 'em honest! :P

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:13 AM

TSN reporting it

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=329394

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:53 AM

Welcome Home Mike now time to resign helm and abby get it done kenny!!!!!!!!
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:01 AM

I will be looking even more forward to hockey season now.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:03 AM

If we sign Mitchell, or any other defenseman for that matter, Derek Meech has to be the odd man out on defense.Assuming Modano signs here, Miller and Ritola will likely be traded. Unfortunately, there just simply isn't enough spots for everyone. Its always a good problem to have, rather than lacking talent and looking anywhere and everywhere just to fill a few roster spaces.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:45 AM

So which forward do we move, Miller or Ritola? And what could we get in return?


Ritola is on a two-way contract.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:45 AM

Ahaha, I fail at being a hockey fan. I was just about to say, "Hey, how 'bout 99? He could double the number!" but then I thought, "Oh. Right." Anybody got a wet noodle I could borrow?

Anyway, I'm waiting until Thursday to get excited (Kovalchuk's got me gun shy), but if it's true, yay, Mikey! I thought I'd shrivel up and die before this week got here, but here we are, and it looks like (in all probability) that he's made the right decision. Am really looking forward to this season.

Edit: Just thought of something: can't wait to see Mo score on Turco, muahaha.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:57 AM

As long as we don't lose Ritola over this AND it's a 1-year deal, I guess i'll be okay about it. He better either hit or hella-backcheck though, and I know he doesn't hit.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:20 AM

Aurie died in Detroit's Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital : Wow, I was born there! I didn't know much about him, but sounds like his # should be in the rafters.

Modano might wear 27 since 2+7=9

And no, He will never be "lazy & suck"

This move is certainly short termed, but good for the Wings and good for the game.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:15 AM

Gee, now you'll need to ***** and moan at the deadline about how we can't do anything to give you excitement; we'll have no cap space.

You'll complain about anything.


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