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Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons


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#21 e_prime

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

Everyone just became affordable.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

Did I compare them? Re-read what I wrote. Of course Rafalski doesnt compare to Nick. Just pointing out the fact that losing both Lidstrom and Rafalski in one offseason would be a huge blow.

Yeah, I know you weren't, and read mine above. Regardless, Nick can take an even higher discount now with Raf's contract not there to compare, yes? I know that isn't a feasible idea but sounds quite appealing doesn't it?
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

Ummmm WHAT??? Why!!?

Maybe it's a large typo and they meant Modano. Raffy still has 1 year on his contract right?

Edited by wingnut40, 23 May 2011 - 04:26 PM.

Go rest high on that mountain, cause son your work on Earth is done. Go to Heaven a'shouting love for the Father and the Son. Ruslan Salei, Brad McCrimmon, Stefan Liv, Pavol Demitra, and the entire Lokomotiv team.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

okay this is from one sportsnet canada reporter. and he wont reveal his sources. im highly skeptical of this. wouldnt we be hearing about it here, before some beat writer in canada? i mean raffy is AMERICAN after all....
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

This suuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

I really hope Lidstrom comes back for around 5mil or so now. Shocking announcement, thanks for everything Brian :thumbup: And thank god we signed him under 35yrs so we get that cap relief.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:26 PM

Raf just did one for the organization I bet. I can see it just being a tough decision to make on his part, obviously but this helps the cap space immensely and we can make a damn splash now. Just still kind of unreal to think this currently. Starts to hold more water though if you look back at his body of work of late and skating, etc.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:26 PM

Holy s***! Now what?

Mathieu Schneider....:ninja:

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#29 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:26 PM

i read his twitter feed. i want to know his sources.


He's pretty reliable bout thinks like this. It's not like Eklund said it.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:27 PM

okay this is from one sportsnet canada reporter. and he wont reveal his sources. im highly skeptical of this. wouldnt we be hearing about it here, before some beat writer in canada? i mean raffy is AMERICAN after all....


Kevin Allen at USA Today is also reporting it.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

Yeah, I know you weren't, and read mine above. Regardless, Nick can take an even higher discount now with Raf's contract not there to compare, yes? I know that isn't a feasible idea but sounds quite appealing doesn't it?



I hear ya. Maybe Nick would take less than $6 million now? Either way, if Nick does indeed come back, and Rafalski does indeed retire, this is a positive for the Red Wings.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:30 PM

Mathieu Schneider....:ninja:


:lol:

I see what you did there.
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Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

#33 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:30 PM

Kevin Allen at USA Today is also reporting it.


He also tagged Weds as the day to watch for it too.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:31 PM

Sad and good day for the Wings as we are taking a step in a different direction.... Just a weird feeling right now.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

So long Raffi...you will be missed :(

On a brighter side,the Wings have enough cap space now to send a nice offer to Weber :ph34r:

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

Wow this is shocking indeed if true.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

Wow... really shocking so does this basically guarantee that we take hefty shots at Ehrhoff and or Bieksa..

or do we go after just one bring in another Salei type player to go alongside kindl and bring in a Richards type caliber player up front, could be big news for a guy like Smith too... potentially earning a spot on the top 4 come TC...

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

We now have alot of cap space on ours hands.. trade Hudler for a bag of pucks, get a big bottle of whiskey and come on July 1st :thumbup:

Also, anyone think this increases Smiths chances of playing next season?

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

Woo Hoo! $6 million bucks to spend on a replacement. Or maybe with an extra couple million, 2 D-men of the #2-#4 variety. I kind of see our future defense as a solid group of #2 -#4 guys all capable of logging 20 minutes per night, and all somewhat equal pairings.

Or maybe this gives Kenny the ability to throw an offer sheet at Weber, and play Nashville's hand. I know it's a slim chance, but they have Suter and Rinne to sign next year. Might be a situation like San Jose did with Hjalmersson. They needed both a goalie, and a defensman, and made Chicago pick which one they wanted to keep.

Either way, if it's true, best wishes to you, Rafi. Thanks for helping us bring home another Cup. And thanks for giving LGW someone to throw under the bus.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

How do you spell Erhoff? ;)

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