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#21 jollymania

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:40 PM

suter or weber would be a mild replacement to lids, both of them would easily be out #1 if eh left I would take them at a high cost
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:56 PM

"He's obviously very special," said Weber, who had four assists and a strong case for the game's MVP, of Lidstrom. "He's one of the best defenseman, if not one of the best ever to play the game. It's definitely something I'll never forget. I watched him growing up and just being able to play in game with him is pretty cool."


The combination of Weber and Lidstrom was the latter's idea. Coach Peter Laviolette left it up to the 40-year-old Lidstrom to choose his partner before the game, and he went with the 25-year-old Weber.

"I talked to Peter before the game and he asked me if I had any requests and I said it'd be fun to play with Weber," Lidstrom said. "I just think he's a great young player. I think he's just going to get better and better. He's a great player as it is now.

"He's a division rival and you play against him so many times and I really like the way he plays, so I wanted to play with him and have a chance to play with a big guy like that."


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:11 AM

I'd love Weber on this team, doubt its possible, but you never know.

He owes us anyway, for what he did to Lilja.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:26 AM

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?

UFA after next year.

Weber is an RFA after this year, FWIW. I don't see Nashville letting him walk, and if he did, it would cost us too much to sign him.

Suter is a reasonable goal, though, as Nashville will have to re-sign Kostitsyn and a few other guys (Kostitsyn is due a pay raise for this next year).

Unless Nashville's ownership wants to go up to the cap, they likely won't be re-signing Suter unless he doesn't warrant a pay raise or unless he wants to stay in Nashville.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:38 AM

UFA after next year.

Weber is an RFA after this year, FWIW. I don't see Nashville letting him walk, and if he did, it would cost us too much to sign him.

Suter is a reasonable goal, though, as Nashville will have to re-sign Kostitsyn and a few other guys (Kostitsyn is due a pay raise for this next year).

Unless Nashville's ownership wants to go up to the cap, they likely won't be re-signing Suter unless he doesn't warrant a pay raise or unless he wants to stay in Nashville.

Well with Suter locked up for next year, it doesn't help us out this summer, in the event Lidstrom retires (which I think he will, unfortunately). I'm pretty sure next year is Rafalski's last year of his contract, so maybe we can put Suter in Rafalski's spot after next year. As fpr this summer, what's Tim Gleasons contract status in Carolina? Is he a free agent this summer?
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

Well with Suter locked up for next year, it doesn't help us out this summer, in the event Lidstrom retires (which I think he will, unfortunately). I'm pretty sure next year is Rafalski's last year of his contract, so maybe we can put Suter in Rafalski's spot after next year. As fpr this summer, what's Tim Gleasons contract status in Carolina? Is he a free agent this summer?


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:01 AM

Next summer.

Ugh. Maybe Kevin Bieksa will have to do?
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:30 AM

Ugh. Maybe Kevin Bieksa will have to do?

Bieksa is overrated, do not want
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:41 AM

Bieksa is overrated, do not want


That's weird...I actually agree with you.

Gleason isn't a bad idea for a 4th/5th D Man. plus he's a good ole' Michigan boy. Well i guess if Lidstorm retires this summer Gleason would be 4th Dman with Rafalski/Kronwall/Stuart infront of him and with a break out season from Kindl next season, Gleason could get pushed to third pairing/1st PK.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:10 AM

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.


In the extremely hypothetical event that Lidstrom retires, Weber joins the team, and Salei is not re-signed, the team will have six defensemen.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:12 AM

Well with Suter locked up for next year, it doesn't help us out this summer, in the event Lidstrom retires (which I think he will, unfortunately). I'm pretty sure next year is Rafalski's last year of his contract, so maybe we can put Suter in Rafalski's spot after next year. As fpr this summer, what's Tim Gleasons contract status in Carolina? Is he a free agent this summer?

I really don't think Lidstrom will retire. He's having a great year, says he's having a lot of fun, and he obviously isn't slowing down much (if at all) based on his consideration for the Norris.

I honestly think Rafalski will retire before Lidstrom.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:16 AM

I really don't think Lidstrom will retire. He's having a great year, says he's having a lot of fun, and he obviously isn't slowing down much (if at all) based on his consideration for the Norris.

I honestly think Rafalski will retire before Lidstrom.


Why is that? Just curious since you didn't explain it at all.

Rafalski's point totals since being in Detroit: 55,59,42, 54(projected).

He's definitely not slowing down, he's nearly a PPG player this season and having another great +/- season.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:34 AM

Weber isn't going anywhere

anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:27 AM

Weber isn't going anywhere

anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional


Stranger things have happened.

It's a pipe-dream to be sure, but until he's on the long-term contract anything is possible.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:10 AM

Why not steal both Weber and Suter? Heh heh.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

Why not steal both Weber and Suter? Heh heh.

Lidstrom-Weber
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:40 AM

I thought I read somewhere that Weber wants to play for a bigger hockey market. Maybe Burke will make one of those amazing offers and pay him like 9 million.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:55 AM

weber is not leaving nashville for detroit.

set your sights on suter next year.

Edited by stinky fish taco, 31 January 2011 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

Weber spoke very highly of Nick after the game and found himself "watching him" to many times while playing. So if he signs a one yr deal with Nashville and then becomes a ufa the following season how can the wings afford him? He could demand 6+ easily per year,
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:22 AM

Weber is one hell of a player, but there is about .00000000000000000000000001% chance of him wearing the red and white anytime soon... it's a fun thought, but lets stay realistic here

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