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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:32 AM

What a great Red Wings career! Congrats Malts and good luck on your retirement!

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:33 AM

surreal. Only 1/3 of the Grind Line is left in the NHL.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:38 AM

So... Maltby what was the point of signing a contract if you was just going to retire?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:38 AM

surreal. Only 1/3 of the Grind Line is left in the NHL.


Draper is probably a lot closer to retirement than he wants to admit.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

So... Maltby what was the point of signing a contract if you was just going to retire?

He thought he had a chance at making our roster, but he didn't outplay anyone in the preseason. I think this is good for both sides, but I think he could have helped out the Griffins a bit.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:45 AM

So... Maltby what was the point of signing a contract if you was just going to retire?


He still wanted to play this year, but at the top level. As a returning player he needed a contract to show up to camp and fight for a spot.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:50 AM

Why'd he resign if he was going to retire anyway? And then he cleared waivers. That just got my hopes up. I don't want him to retire. I specifically told him, "I really hope you resign...I hope to see you out there again" But did he listen to me? NO! I'm so upset right now. :( Well, I hope he made the right decision for himself. Best of luck to you Malts. I'll miss reading your lips as you drop F-bombs. Thanks for all the years. :clap:
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:53 AM

He thought he had a chance at making our roster, but he didn't outplay anyone in the preseason. I think this is good for both sides, but I think he could have helped out the Griffins a bit.

This 100% - Everyone bitching about him "signing a contract" - What does it hurt to keep your options open?!?!? It was 2 way, so it doesn't count against the cap and maybe he didn't know he couldn't handle playing in the AHL until it was a reality...

I'm just glad he's not playing anywhere else... one hell of a career and that front office role is just waiting for you Malts!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:55 AM

Too bad. I love that there were so many winners still in the system from the winning years. Good for the team, though: let the kids play!

You will be greatly missed, Malts!!!
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:59 AM

I was really looking forward to what he could bring to the Griffins, but I can understand. He has a young daughter and a family that he probably didn't want to live 3 hours from all year long.

Thanks for the years, Malts.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:00 AM

Best of luck to you Malts, thanks for the great memories!
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:03 AM

Thank you Malts!

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

Good descision Maltby

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

Many, many thanks for all the years of service, Kirk.

I hope you decide to take up the Wings' offer of a front office job!

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

He'll be sorely missed, at least by me.

I wish he would've taught some of the guys in GR how to be a first-rate a-hole on the ice before retiring, however.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

I was really looking forward to what he could bring to the Griffins, but I can understand. He has a young daughter and a family that he probably didn't want to live 3 hours from all year long.

Thanks for the years, Malts.

exactly.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:11 AM

Happy trails, Malts. You had a hell of a run. Now get to work scouting some new blood, eh?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

Once and Oiler, but forever a Red Wing. Thanks for everything, Kirk.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

The last couple of years made me sad, seeing so much hatred directed towards Maltby by Wings fans on these boards....how quickly they forget. Hopefully everyone will just remember the good times now.

Thanks for all the great memories Kirk

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

He was the best 50-goal junior scorer the Wings ever had





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