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#121 mindfly

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:54 PM

Did this guy get suspended for his hit on Modano?

How many suspensions does he have in his career and what for?

I think the Modano one, 10 games or so, he has also had a minor fine from the nhl.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

I'd say this fits the bill in terms of what Kenny wanted. Good, cheap signing and it paves the way for them to unload the useless Derek Meech. He should have gotten the boot long ago in favor of Kyle Quincey, a move which continues to look horrible as Quincey develops into a solid offensive D-man who would look outstanding on our 3rd pair. at this point, the Wings couldn't afford to have on their third pairing anyway.

Fixed it for you.

Hindsight's always 20/20, but had Kenny kept Quincey and let Meech go chances are Q would've played atleast somewhat close to the potential he's shown in LA and COL and he'd be out of the Wings' price range anyway.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

Cap Geek has the Wings currently with $862k in remaining space because Ritola has a two-way contract that doesn't count unless he makes the roster out of camp (someone correct me if I'm wrong). So were they to waive or trade Meech, the likeliest of scenarios, they'd have 500k to play with, assuming that Ritola clears waivers and goes to GR. And Miller could stay on. If they want Ritola to stay active, they could rotate between him, Miller and Draper for the 12th forward spot (the other two are healthy scratches) and find about $17k in salary to cut (injuries or GR send down) sometime in the course of the season. Kindl would be the extra D man so Meech is unnecessary.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:25 PM

Fixed it for you.

Hindsight's always 20/20, but had Kenny kept Quincey and let Meech go chances are Q would've played atleast somewhat close to the potential he's shown in LA and COL and he'd be out of the Wings' price range anyway.


I agree or possibly never gotten thrown into the fire with the heavy minutes and responsibility and never become for Detroit what he did for LA/Colorado.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:27 PM

There's still enough money to re-sign Abs, but what a logjam on this team right now. A couple players are either getting waived/traded or something. Meech is gone for sure imo, Who else?

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:29 PM

There's still enough money to re-sign Abs, but what a logjam on this team right now. A couple players are either getting waived/traded or something. Meech is gone for sure imo, Who else?

They will go with 14-7-2 for the 23 man roster... Meech is probably gone(?)

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:29 PM

There's still enough money to re-sign Abs, but what a logjam on this team right now. A couple players are either getting waived/traded or something. Meech is gone for sure imo, Who else?

Meech and either Miller or Ritola. Hopefully we will get some picks out of them.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

Would be nice with a couple of third rounds for them, having all picks + extra two third rounders and an extra 5th rounder for 2011 draft.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:35 PM

Would be nice with a couple of third rounds for them, having all picks + extra two third rounders and an extra 5th rounder for 2011 draft.

Being completely loaded for next years draft would be awesome.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:40 PM

Welcome to Detroit Ruslan!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:43 PM

Its already on wikipedia...and apparently babs had a big voice in it-

On August 9, 2010, the Detroit Red Wings announced Salei signed a one-year contract[10] with the club worth $750,000, with an additional $350,000 in performance bonuses.[11] According to general manager Ken Holland, Salei's positive experiences under current Red Wings coach Mike Babcock in Anaheim contributed to his decision.[12] He will reportedly anchor the third defensive pairing with Jonathan Ericsson.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:47 PM

a good price for a solid 6th defensemen, who can log big minutes when need be. Gives Detroit more edge on the back end, hopefully it rubs off on Big E too, and creates competition for both Kindl, and E.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

Well, he's worn #24 his entire NHL career, he damn sure better not get it in Detroit!!!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

Lilja was damaged goods, im sorry he was gone how long? almost a whole year with a concussion from hell.
this was a logical signing and I approve.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:54 PM

Don't see why people are upset. He's dirt cheap, he's mean, he can hit. He's a better Lilja and cheaper. He could complement Ericsson really well and help his development along. And he's probably eager to play for a quality team. What is the issue here?
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:00 PM

Don't see why people are upset. He's dirt cheap, he's mean, he can hit. He's a better Lilja and cheaper. He could complement Ericsson really well and help his development along. And he's probably eager to play for a quality team. What is the issue here?

I am not upset, just dont want him wearing #24!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:04 PM

Don't see why people are upset. He's dirt cheap, he's mean, he can hit. He's a better Lilja and cheaper. He could complement Ericsson really well and help his development along. And he's probably eager to play for a quality team. What is the issue here?


He's not Willie Mitchell I guess.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:13 PM

Fun story about Ruslan.

My dad was at a Ducks-Leafs game when he played for Anahiem.
During the warming, he said that the best skater by-far was #24, Ruslan Salei.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:13 PM

Just looked up some of his film for the past season. Looked slower then I remember, but still a solid number 6. Good Job Kenny.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

I am not upset, just dont want him wearing #24!

Will we all love probert... his number isn't sacred... while his death was tragic what he did on the ice wasn't so great that he deserve to have this honor.. sorry to tell you.
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