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#21 mindfly

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Maybe he just loves the game of hockey and don't care so much about pride and whatnot?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:12 PM

Maybe he'd rather stay near home (as opposed to moving to another state) and play with the GR kids where he can be "the Man" and show them a thing or two. Then he can be a Black Ace for the playoffs. IfWhen we make it to the finals, he can hop in for an injured player for at least one game, still get his name on the Cup and retire with his good buddy Drapes.

Or maybe he has just been a Wing for so long that it would be icky to be anything else.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

McCarty ended his career in GR and I don't think any less of him.

I'd be surprised if Maltby got five games with the Wings this year, and I'd be equally surprised if he played top six in GR. The AHL is where you go if you don't want to stop playing hockey and that competitive fire still burns. I could see him assuming a role as an ass't coach of some sort with the Griffins.

I don't see him wearing a suit every day and punching the clock as the fifteenth "assistant GM" in Detroit to get up into NHL management somewhere else. I see him as a junior coach in a couple of years and moving his way up to an NHl assistant's position a few years after that. I think he scored 50 in junior one year, didn't he? ;)

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:21 PM

San Jose wanted Maltby back in June and he was seriously considering it. As much as it would suck for him to retire as something other than a Wing, I think it would be great if he can play for another team and have a good role there. Glad we'll finally know what's going on soon.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:39 PM

if he still wants to play, enjoys a paycheck, and doesn't want to move, than why retire?

he would be an idiot to just retire if he cant be "on" the wings.


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:57 PM

Why would Maltby want to end his career in GR?

He'd be better off retiring than ending it like that.

I don't think he has NHL level talent anymore, but he seems to still want to lace them up... with injuries a certainty next season he would be a stop gap for any fourth liners going down. I think he knows hes going to spend most of his time in the AHL and maybe thats what he wants. It never hurts to have a vet to mentor the young guns, hes been to the big show 5 times and has 4 rings show for it.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:07 PM

After all he did score 50 goals in juniors. Right? Mickey?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

After all he did score 50 goals in juniors. Right? Mickey?

That's right, as a 19 year old, he had 50 goals and 91pts. Interestingly enough, that very same year in that very same league, Darren McCarty, also 19 years old, had 55 goals and 127pts.

Other notables from that same year:

- Martin Gendron, 17 years old, 71 goals, 137pts - 30 career NHL games played
- Robert Guillet, 19 years old, 56 goals, 118pts - never played in the NHL
- Todd Simon, 19 years old, 53 goals, 146pts - 15 career NHL games played
- Jarrett Reid, 18 years old, 53 goals, 93pts - never played in the NHL
- Ralph Intranuovo, 17 years old, 50 goals, 113pts - 22 career NHL games played

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:52 AM

We could do that with a 1-way contract too. A 2-way contract only means that a player gets paid different salaries in the NHL and AHL. Maltby will have to clear waivers to be assigned to GR, and if they recall him during the season, he'll be subject to re-entry waivers as well.


There is always a lot of debate over 1 and 2 way deals. Yes, a 2 way deal means that a players gets paid an NHL salary while with the NHL club and an AHL salary with the AHL club. However, on top of that if a player who is out of minor league options is on a 1 way deal he must go through waivers each and every time he is sent down and re-entry waivers each and every time he is called up. Players on 2 way deals only need to clear waivers *once* in the season and then can be called up and sent down without the possibility of being claimed through waiver.

The way it would work for the Wings and Maltby is after camp the Wings would send Maltby down when every other teams roster is all but set and the chances of anyone picking him up are all but zero. He'd clear waivers and then the Wigns would be free to make use of him whenever they'd want.
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#30 russianswede919293

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:01 AM

There is always a lot of debate over 1 and 2 way deals. Yes, a 2 way deal means that a players gets paid an NHL salary while with the NHL club and an AHL salary with the AHL club. However, on top of that if a player who is out of minor league options is on a 1 way deal he must go through waivers each and every time he is sent down and re-entry waivers each and every time he is called up. Players on 2 way deals only need to clear waivers *once* in the season and then can be called up and sent down without the possibility of being claimed through waiver.

The way it would work for the Wings and Maltby is after camp the Wings would send Maltby down when every other teams roster is all but set and the chances of anyone picking him up are all but zero. He'd clear waivers and then the Wigns would be free to make use of him whenever they'd want.

Mostly correct. It is not once a season. It is every 30 days...there is a games played requirement too but I don't know that.

That is why McCarty was waived every month a couple years ago.

Edited by russianswede919293, 12 August 2010 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:15 AM

I'm just fine with this, as long as he's not taking up an active roster spot... when it comes to injuries, in 4th line minutes, I'd gladly take the experience Maltby brings to the table...

I'm pretty convinced that if anyone claims him on waivers, should Detroit need to waive him, that he will retire as opposed to reporting...

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