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#81 Echolalia

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

Wow. I didn't realize the Stars' home opener was against the Wings. Should make for an interesting night.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:37 AM

Wow. I didn't realize the Stars' home opener was against the Wings. Should make for an interesting night.


that kind of thing always seems to happen, doesn't it?
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:38 AM

The question is if there's a market for meech and miller? They got a GR Defenseman and a 5th rounder for Leino, but leino had a bit more hype surrounding him... miller was a lightning waived player and meech has had en spare D spot on the wings for quite some time now...best case scenario is a 5-7th rounder eh?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:39 AM

This coupled with the return of Huds and a healthy Cleary is going to give us an absolutely sick third line. Hopefully this means Miller and Meech are out the door via trade for a solid bottom pairing defenseman or picks then we can sign Hnidy. Maybe Holland really thinks Smith can do it though so who knows

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

Holland definitely wants at least $500,000 for injury call ups during the season


I don't buy that for one second. I know he has said it, but I think it's just a line to potentially throw other teams off. Holland will ice the best team possible and if that means spending right up to the cap, that's what I think he will do. I'm hoping soon after Modano announces signing here, Holland resigns all of Helm, Abds and Lilja and trades/waives Miller and Meech. After that, we had a great off season and I can't wait for the season to start so we can kick ass.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:45 AM

Please don't move Drew Miller. Meech and Ritola, please... Draper's contract (as much as I love the guy) really hurts about now, considering he's the 13th forward.

I really like the forward lines, but now is the time to post some SERIOUS possibilities for defensemen.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

Please don't move Drew Miller. Meech and Ritola, please... Draper's contract (as much as I love the guy) really hurts about now, considering he's the 13th forward.

I really like the forward lines, but now is the time to post some SERIOUS possibilities for defensemen.

New thread? Ready... go!

Who would you move besides Miller and Meech. I agree I would get rid of draper over Miller but thats not going to happen, so what else can you do. I would rather have a solid 6th dman then a combo of Miller and Meech, Theyre not needed this season

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

Zion, Draper is untouchable at this stage of his career to be honest, the loyalty factor, that he only has 1year left, that he has a NTC... it's impossible the owners and management group would treat such a player with a trade/waive now.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

I would rather see Abdelkader get the opportunity. Eaves/Miller? which one doesnt play now?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

It'll have to be someone for under a million. If you give Abdelkader and Helm $900,000 each (probably fairly accurate), then there is about $700,000 left in cap space. Holland definitely wants at least $500,000 for injury call ups during the season, so the way this likely plays out is Meech gets traded for a low pick and a veteran D-man is signed for about $700,000-$800,000

Trade Meech and you'll have $1.2 in cap space with carrying 14 forwards. There's no need for $500k for injury call ups. I keep hearing Holland wants to carry a full 23 man roster (14f 7d) so there wouldn't be a roster spot for a call up even if we had the cap room. Someone would have to go on LTIR anyway. So, spend the full $1.2 on d man.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

oh boy, this offense is shapinp up to be a dandy.

Unfortunatley, I'm not sure if the fat lady isn't warming up at the Maltby house...at least for his days here as a Wing.

In addition, if Mike gels well and is contributing offensively, (by the numbers...not by arbitrary feelings such as "he had a few good plays last game and looked like the old Madano" type banter) I would look for Kenny to package up a few players (maybe a few Griffs and maybe one regular Wing??) for a solid defensemen before the trade deadline. Not a huge name D, just a solid vetran who can be trusted and can make a good first pass. I realize that many, including Cleary, have NTC's, but I gotta believe Kenny knows deep down he's going to need some help on D if they plan to go deep into the playoffs. IMO...I think Kenny wants to watch how the early/mid part of this season plays out and look to see who is expendable, then make a deal for for a D man.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

I would rather see Abdelkader get the opportunity. Eaves/Miller? which one doesnt play now?


I take Eaves over Miller, personally. I feel that they offer essentially the same thing. Though I liked the Eaves, Miller, Helm line when it was in place last year.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:15 AM

So he finally decided to get off the pot, eh? Meh.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

Wow. I didn't realize the Stars' home opener was against the Wings. Should make for an interesting night.

Not to mention chicago is hosting the wings for their home opener(skip the first 20 minutes) modano vs turco

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:24 AM

Lots of great games early next season foooooooooo shizzleeee

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

So he finally decided to get off the pot, eh? Meh.


Actually, using the metaphor, he's s***ting.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:48 AM

Unfortunatley, I'm not sure if the fat lady isn't warming up at the Maltby house...at least for his days here as a Wing.


I hoped we could have signed him to a 2-way deal and let him lead the Griffs and be a call up if needed. He is still solid defensively, but obviously there is zero room for him.
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This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

breaking news: ESPN has cancelled Modano's "Decision" and replace it with Favre's. typical ESPN, putting hockey last :ph34r:

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

Please don't move Drew Miller. Meech and Ritola, please... Draper's contract (as much as I love the guy) really hurts about now, considering he's the 13th forward.

I really like the forward lines, but now is the time to post some SERIOUS possibilities for defensemen.

New thread? Ready... go!

Technically 14th, maybe 15th depending on how Ritola does at camp. But as others said he's untouchable. Someone has to go; Eaves, Miller, and Ritola are the only options (Maybe Abby, I think he is still waiver exempt).

Trade Meech and you'll have $1.2 in cap space with carrying 14 forwards. There's no need for $500k for injury call ups. I keep hearing Holland wants to carry a full 23 man roster (14f 7d) so there wouldn't be a roster spot for a call up even if we had the cap room. Someone would have to go on LTIR anyway. So, spend the full $1.2 on d man.

You can still call up replacements for short term injuries that aren't eligible for LTIR exemption. But with a full roster there'd have to be 4 such injuries before it became an issue. And we don't really have anyone to call up anyway, so it's even less of an issue.

But $1-1.5 million isn't going to get much of a defenseman. Saving ~$800k for a deadline move though, would allow us to add $3M+ in salary. Not sure who might be available in that price range, but likely much better than anything we could get for around $1M.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:57 AM

Holland has however stated that abdelkader and helm WILL in fact be on the team, they are not going to be sent down when they're 23





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