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#1 Majsheppard

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

I noticed right away during the all star draft that Lidstrom picked Weber early and was some what excited to do so.

Then I see in post game comments how much he was looking forward to playing next to Weber.
Maybe Nick all along wanted to add this guy and drafted him to make a pitch :D

This combined with the fact that they played so well together, teaming up for 5 assists and a staggering +13, makes me think that this soon to be RFA would be a fantastic addition to our team.

He makes 4.5 this season which could be taken on if we went hard for a trade.

I hate when people usually make these types of threads, but Lids looked really into playing with him and even without a trade there could be the possibility of signing this guy in the next two years. His heavy right handed shot would be a big boost, as well as his physical play.

Would you give up the amount of draft picks to get this guy either by trade or Restricted free agent signing?

Edited by Majsheppard, 30 January 2011 - 08:11 PM.

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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:26 PM

If this guy was available I say give up what ever it takes to get him. It would soften the blow of Lids retiring like no other roster move could.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:29 PM

If this guy was available I say give up what ever it takes to get him. It would soften the blow of Lids retiring like no other roster move could.



What would be "what ever it takes"?
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

I don't see Nashville ever trading him to a division rival, especially the Wings. If he became a UFA maybe then Detroit would have a shot at him but we will never see him play with Lidstrom before Lids retires.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

We won't be trading for him, but I could see us making an offer sheet for him this summer.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

What would be "what ever it takes"?


Well I dont mean any of our top roster players. Obviously guys like Datsyuk, Zetterberg, etc are untouchable. But when it comes to draft picks and prospects, which the exception of maybe a couple of them, to land a guy like Shea Weber to take over as number one when Lids retires is pretty much an opportunity that shouldn't be passed up. I highly doubt the Preds would part with him anyway unless it was an offer they could not refuse, but to see him in the Winged wheel would just be amazing.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:44 PM

We won't be trading for him, but I could see us making an offer sheet for him this summer.



I highly doubt that Nashville would be trading with us...

If they were, I would be willing to give them a ton of picks and players to make it happen.

We would have to clear some room too... so Hudler would have to go! :ph34r:

Our d looks pretty set for the future so they would have to move an Ericson as well...
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

Wings won't mortgage the future for him and Nashville would never trade him to us. Wings won't make an offersheet or him either, that's not how Holland works, plus in a capped world every draft pick is important.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:52 PM

Weber is RFA after this year i think he'll re-sign with Nashville for 1 year just like Boumeester. Is a perfect world Lidstrom would re-sign for another year when this year is done. Then the following year Weber will be UFA and Lidstrom can retire :P

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

I have a feeling that when Weber is a UFA, he'll be more than interested in Detroit.

It's interesting, but my co-worker and I were talking about this today. I mentioned that when Lids retires there's gonna be a huge hole, and he said Detroit will probably go after Weber. And he also said (and he's a Leafs fan) that when Raffi retires, he sees Detroit trying for Phaneuf. I doubt it'll happen, but that'd be a hell of a top pairing.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:26 PM

Too much money. Only if Raffi and Lidstrom leave do I see us going after him.

Besides, Ericsson is better than Weber at everything. ;)
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:28 PM

Too much money. Only if Raffi and Lidstrom leave do I see us going after him.

Besides, Ericsson is better than Weber at everything. ;)


QFT. Except, I think Weber is better at being a good player. IMHO.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:34 PM

We won't be trading for him, but I could see us making an offer sheet for him this summer.


They lost Hamhuis this season, and Weber is the core player of their team. I doubt they'll let him go.

I highly doubt that Nashville would be trading with us...

If they were, I would be willing to give them a ton of picks and players to make it happen.

We would have to clear some room too... so Hudler would have to go! :ph34r:

Our d looks pretty set for the future so they would have to move an Ericson as well...


Why would they move Ericsson? Salei is on a one-year contract.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

They lost Hamhuis this season, and Weber is the core player of their team. I doubt they'll let him go.



Why would they move Ericsson? Salei is on a one-year contract.



I doubt they would either, but if he didn't want to be there anymore then they wouldn't have much choice.

There is no reason to move Ericsson unless you were to replace him with Weber ;)

Seriously though, you forget Kindl.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:30 PM

You guys see him during the relay? I think he went 50/50 as the left point just trying to get it in, but Danny Brierre bailed him out big time even though he was short side.

Anyways, Lidstrom doesn't need to be replaced by a OD, he needs to be replaced with a good solid d-man, and Shea Weber is just a guy that happens to shoot the puck at the net 200 times a year.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:31 PM

What about Suter?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:10 PM

In a dream world this would be great but the question is will he even become an UFA? Obviously a trade is out of the question so it seems unlikely.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:26 PM

I doubt they would either, but if he didn't want to be there anymore then they wouldn't have much choice.

There is no reason to move Ericsson unless you were to replace him with Weber ;)

Seriously though, you forget Kindl.


Why replace him with Weber? Have Weber teach him to use that slapper of his more often and have 2 guys dropping 100+ mph bombs from the point.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:27 PM

I have a feeling that when Weber is a UFA, he'll be more than interested in Detroit.

It's interesting, but my co-worker and I were talking about this today. I mentioned that when Lids retires there's gonna be a huge hole, and he said Detroit will probably go after Weber. And he also said (and he's a Leafs fan) that when Raffi retires, he sees Detroit trying for Phaneuf. I doubt it'll happen, but that'd be a hell of a top pairing.

The highest terms I would take Phaneuf at would be second pairing and 3 million or less.


Just thinking about Weber gets me excited, but I'm hardly getting my hopes up. He might not be able to fill the hole Lids would leave, but he could come close enough, and give us a further element of grit that everyone would love.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:29 PM

What about Suter?

I was thinking about this earlier. Suter just turned 26, and in 39 games he has 22 points and is +17. Isn't he unrestricted after this year?
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