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#61 Vladifan

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:54 PM

Per the new CBA, if you sign a RFA player to a deal worth 6.4ish million+ it's actually four 1st round picks, a pint of virgin blood, and a vial of children's tears


Damn. I'd read you needed a half pint of mare's sweat too. Well, then it ain't all bad. :lookaround:

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

I read this thread because it's a dream that will never come true...but the fantasy keeps me compelled. No way Nashville lets Weber get away. He's their "Lidstrom" = untouchable.

I too like Brent Burns. He's always a beast when we play Minni.

Edited by Heaten, 04 February 2011 - 05:01 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:09 PM

Kinda echoing what everyone else said...But down here, Weber is the face of the franchise right now. Nashville won't trade him, and they will more than likely match any offer that comes there way across the RFA line.

But he would be amazing as a Wing
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:14 PM

PLUS, they have over $24M avail in cap space in the off season, with nobody else to sign that is more important to them then Weber. Look for a lifetime contract with Rafalski/Lidstrom type $$$. Then Suter is an UFA the next off season, with tons of cash to spend. Those two are in Nashville to stay! (unless they want out for some reason, that could happen.)

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

PLUS, they have over $24M avail in cap space in the off season, with nobody else to sign that is more important to them then Weber. Look for a lifetime contract with Rafalski/Lidstrom type $$. Then Suter is an UFA the next off season, with tons of cash to spend. Those two are in Nashville to stay! (unless they want out for some reason, that could happen.)

Believe it or not, Suter isn't exactly a guarantee to stay with the Preds. Friedman has his own spending limits, and alot of people down here have publicly questioned whether they will be able to keep them both
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

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.

Depends on a lot of stuff, but specifically there are a lot of guys coming through the system that will need to be in the NHL soon (Kindl full-time, Smith, etc).

If Rafalski's agent asks for too much from the Wings, I'd imagine that he's done, especially with his declining defensive play.

I'd say more then $3M a season is too much.

But my name isn't Ken Holland, Nick Lidstrom, or Brian Rafalski, so what do I know? Nick could win the Norris this year and decide to go out on a high note, but I only see our team getting better in the next few years, and Nick obviously isn't declining much at all.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

I don't know. This does look really nice.

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Also, 4 first rounders is a massive gamble and probably not something worth doing.

Edited by Yellowknife Redwing, 04 February 2011 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:53 AM

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.


Rafalski has not slowed down offensively, but his defense has declined considerably since he first joined the Wings. He also said when he first signed his contract that he wanted to retire in Detroit, and he was expected to retire by the end of the deal. Which means no later than 2012. Whether Lidstrom keeps playing is another story entirely, but he's certainly in better shape for it than Rafalski.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:08 PM

I could see Rafalski taking a two year 3-4 million dollar deal when this one is up, probably with some incentives. As for Weber, I'd love to have him but I think a more realistic patch for Lidstrom would be Kaberle.

Edited by Booster313, 05 February 2011 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

I just don't see Weber wanting to stay in Nashville.

Their ice is crap, their fans aren't reliable, and if I had to hear all that country music I would kill myself.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:10 PM

Depends on a lot of stuff, but specifically there are a lot of guys coming through the system that will need to be in the NHL soon (Kindl full-time, Smith, etc).

If Rafalski's agent asks for too much from the Wings, I'd imagine that he's done, especially with his declining defensive play.

I'd say more then $3M a season is too much.

But my name isn't Ken Holland, Nick Lidstrom, or Brian Rafalski, so what do I know? Nick could win the Norris this year and decide to go out on a high note, but I only see our team getting better in the next few years, and Nick obviously isn't declining much at all.


The only guys in the system are Smith. Other than that, we have Almqvist, who is still 2-4 years away from Grand Rapids. If/When Salei leaves next year Kindl will have a full time spot. We need Rafalski. and there's no way a 50+ point defensemen will get less than 3 mil.
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