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#221 Cali-Wing-Nut

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

Please no to Kaberle or Brewer. Keep in mind Torres is a UFA as well. Not sure the Canucks cap situation, but after they win the cup, it should be harder to retain everyone.


Dunno about you but Torres is a total goon and Id be a bit embarassed to dress a guy like him. He doesnt have an awesome 'stache like Perros but that are brothas from utha muthas if you get my drift.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

WEBER FOR 9mil!!!! WOW dunno if you checked on how that Kovalchuck contract hambstrung the Devils but dont see Holland paying that much for a guy that probably wont be that big of an ROI. Dont get me wrong Id love him for 6-7 but 9 is WAY TOO high.

I do like that Pylon isnt on your list ;) thank you for the offseason hope

No it isn't, and in that scenario it doesn't hamstring us at all. The cap may not actually go up by $5 million and I would be hesitant to give up 4 firsts, even for Weber, but it really isn't a bad idea.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

Dunno about you but Torres is a total goon and Id be a bit embarassed to dress a guy like him. He doesnt have an awesome 'stache like Perros but that are brothas from utha muthas if you get my drift.


Torres > skill than Perros + is more of a checker than a fighter.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

I want Doughty AND Weber.... BOOM.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

I would feel bad giving up more than 2 firsts for any player. I dont like moving draft picks one bit.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

we could actually get Erik Johnson and Weber realistically if we lose Salei, Draper, Osgood and/or Modano

Lidstrom - Weber
Kronwall - Johnson
Stuart - Ericsson/Kindl

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

He must really be hurting to give up one last year at $6 million.

This gives the team many more options. This may make a trade more of a possibility. Hudler or Val might be heading elsewhere. I'm ok with a couple D-men in the payroll range of Stuart and Kronner coming in. This may open the door to an extension for Kronwall this summer. I realize Rafi came off after next year no matter what, but they may feel a need to lock him up.

Not sure if Lidstrom is going to be down with a pay cut, but you never know.

I still don't see them spending much money on any forwards though.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:10 PM

What about Tomas Kaberle .... :P ... just kidding.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:11 PM

Torres > skill than Perros + is more of a checker than a fighter.


Well saying he has more skills than Perros is not that hard. We may see things different but Torres likes to check guys when they arent looking.

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Nothing worse than a penalty magnet and Torres is definitely that. Hes a helluva hitter but hes not the banger Id be looking for.

I dunno about prospects but anyone know of any Kron style hitters up for grabs??
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

we could actually get Erik Johnson and Weber realistically if we lose Salei, Draper, Osgood and/or Modano

Lidstrom - Weber
Kronwall - Johnson
Stuart - Ericsson/Kindl

I don't know about you, but I like having draft picks. Also, it is not realistic to think the Wings get could one of them, let alone both.

Just because the Wings can afford a player, does not mean they can get him.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

we could actually get Erik Johnson and Weber realistically if we lose Salei, Draper, Osgood and/or Modano

Lidstrom - Weber
Kronwall - Johnson
Stuart - Ericsson/Kindl


what in god's name are you smoking

Helm is a perennial Selke candidate

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.

But every player wants to play in Detroit and take a hometown discount :ph34r:

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

I heard Anaheim has a pretty keen d-man named Lilja! :hehe:

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

Only way I'd support him retiring is if the Wings could get Weber or Doughty as a replacement. I'm iffy about every other free agent defensemen available this summer.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.


MAYBE HE WANTS TO BE A DETROIT RED WINGS.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.


He's more than one?

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:29 PM

If Lidstrom comes back the RFA we should go after as much as i like Weber , is Doughty much better skater then Weber and better offensivly

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Weber 16G 32A +7

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Doughty 11G 29A +13

Both would be AMAZING but to me i like Doughty just a little more only because i think Doughty has better offensive vision, which with Raffy and possibly Lids retiring we will need


Doughty went downhill after his concussion. Significant concussion = bad. Also, L.A. has enough money to spend up to the cap. Nashville does not.

I wish this happened last season.

Then we could have pursued Lebron.


"I've decided to take my talents to Detroit" doesn't really have the same ring to it.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:34 PM

MAYBE HE WANTS TO BE A DETROIT RED WINGS.




if he wanted to play for the red wings,than he would have kept his mouth closed and would not have guarantied that he would return to nashville

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

Torres > skill than Perros + is more of a checker than a fighter.


Who cares how much skill Torres has if he doesn't use it? He doesn't even care about the puck. Torres will skate right by a puck if he can get a charge in on a vulnerable opponent.
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