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#21 Konnan511

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:30 AM

Neither Kindl nor Smith bring Stuart's size or physical presence. I think he's more important than we all generally realize.


Smith sure brings the physical aspect Stuart does, plus Smith enjoys fighting.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:24 AM

I love Stuart to death I really do. I hope we do keep him which I'm pretty sure Holland will get something done soon. Might depend on maybe how the team shapes up after summer. However with Stuart's play these last couple of seasons. Of everything he brings like someone mentioned earlier grit, tough in the defensive end corners, tough in front of the net and some streaky offense. I get pissed at Stuart cause imo he seems to take games OFF over these last couple of seasons. When he wants to play he can play soundly as 3rd d-man on our team.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Good solid player but I dont trust him in the playoffs at all. I don't think he should pk or play in the last 3 minutes in playoffs he panics and turns it over way to much. Id like to keep him but just get someone else for top 4

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:29 AM

http://www.latimes.c...0,2277761.story




Thanks for the update, I would have never heard of this piece of news.

I will say that the original post shouldn't get slammed so hard as it was the general feeling that Stuart wanted to play on the West coast because of his family.

I always hoped we traded him back that way before he left for FA as well, not because I hate him because I would not want to lose him for nothing. He always steps up his game in the playoffs and his skills are needed.

Yet, I think the fact that he had a NTC for every year but the last one signifies that the Wings were expecting they would have to trade him as well.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:51 AM

Wow, I got neg'd hard for my comment, lol. Guess I should have clarified and said that I think at 3.75M he is overpaid. I probably wouldn't have said anything if he was around a 2-2.5 million guy.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

Stuart is replaceable, but you don't need to replace Stuart if you already have Stuart. Plus he has the advantage of having been here a long time and knowing how everything works, so it would make sense for Kenny to try and re-sign him next year.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

3.75 is over paid lmao wow look at other defensman like finger. Stuarts in his prime and he's a well balanced d man and I think might even get around 4 next year.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

3.75 is over paid lmao wow look at other defensman like finger. Stuarts in his prime and he's a well balanced d man and I think might even get around 4 next year.


I am not talking about other defensemen right now, I know other players are overpaid. It is just my opinion that he is overpaid. I could see Kronwall getting four next year but I think the max I would give Stuart is three.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

That's an expensive house.

Not really, especially for Southern California. $2.1M for a 4,500 sf house isn't that much money.

I just back to Toronto after spending a bit of time in California, most of which was spent in Newport Beach. Newport Beach is about 20 minutes south of Manhattan Beach (Stuart's old house). Now, Newport Beach probably isn't a great comparison as it is a pretty rich area, but just for fun....I happened to be looking some real estate adds as I was walking around (not because I'm looking to buy, just out of interest). Anyway, for 800-900 sf, you are looking at about $1.5M. To get something in the 2,500 sf range, you are looking at $3-4M. For 4,500 sf, I'm not sure, but I can only imagine...I didn't spend a ton of time looking at all the adds.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

I am not talking about other defensemen right now, I know other players are overpaid. It is just my opinion that he is overpaid. I could see Kronwall getting four next year but I think the max I would give Stuart is three.


Stuart will easily get 4 in his next contract. Maybe even 4.5. Top 4 dmen are at a premium and are paid as such. Plus Stuart is in his prime right now. 29 other teams would gladly pay stuart 4-4.5 mil a season if he were to become a UFA. Luckily Holland is smart and will pay him a fair contract. For what Stuart does for this team he is more than worth the 3.75 mil he gets. Now you want to talk about not being worth his contract? Look at Hudler.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

Stuart will easily get 4 in his next contract. Maybe even 4.5. Top 4 dmen are at a premium and are paid as such. Plus Stuart is in his prime right now. 29 other teams would gladly pay stuart 4-4.5 mil a season if he were to become a UFA. Luckily Holland is smart and will pay him a fair contract. For what Stuart does for this team he is more than worth the 3.75 mil he gets. Now you want to talk about not being worth his contract? Look at Hudler.

:hysterical: I love all the Hudler hate! Priceless!

I do agree about Stuart, if everyone remembers he turned down deals for $4M+ to re-sign here. He is worth every bit of the money he makes and is vastly underpaid when it come to comparable players...that being said, he will most likely get a raise next time around, and if Holland throws $4M at Wisniewski (who is worth it IMO) Stuart will definitely get over $4M, just by being one of the players with the most seniority on the team and we all know how Holland rewards that!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:53 PM

I am not talking about other defensemen right now, I know other players are overpaid. It is just my opinion that he is overpaid. I could see Kronwall getting four next year but I think the max I would give Stuart is three.

Other than by comparing what salaries other players get, how can you come to the conclusion that Stuart is overpaid? A player's value is based on what other teams are willing to pay. With the cap going up, the salaries will only increase even if the talent stays the same.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:55 PM

Stuart will easily get 4 in his next contract. Maybe even 4.5. Top 4 dmen are at a premium and are paid as such. Plus Stuart is in his prime right now. 29 other teams would gladly pay stuart 4-4.5 mil a season if he were to become a UFA. Luckily Holland is smart and will pay him a fair contract. For what Stuart does for this team he is more than worth the 3.75 mil he gets. Now you want to talk about not being worth his contract? Look at Hudler.


Hudler's contract is low-end second line forward. That's also where his scoring numbers for this season placed him, even when factoring in lower-scoring players who play better overall games. He makes the same salary next year and, having had his unfortunately long re-adjustment period, he should perform better against a more expensive forward crop. Franzen is in the same situation with regards to current play versus pay, and as such will likely be overpaid for most of his contract unless he keeps up his performance enough to compete with the cap raises.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:42 AM

Hudler's contract is low-end second line forward. That's also where his scoring numbers for this season placed him, even when factoring in lower-scoring players who play better overall games. He makes the same salary next year and, having had his unfortunately long re-adjustment period, he should perform better against a more expensive forward crop. Franzen is in the same situation with regards to current play versus pay, and as such will likely be overpaid for most of his contract unless he keeps up his performance enough to compete with the cap raises.


Eva, this is a thread about Stuart, leave Hudler out of this.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hudler's contract is low-end second line forward. That's also where his scoring numbers for this season placed him, even when factoring in lower-scoring players who play better overall games. He makes the same salary next year and, having had his unfortunately long re-adjustment period, he should perform better against a more expensive forward crop. Franzen is in the same situation with regards to current play versus pay, and as such will likely be overpaid for most of his contract unless he keeps up his performance enough to compete with the cap raises.


How do you compare Hudler to Franzen? Apples and oranges. Franzen could belch the swedish alphabet for 3 hours and still contribute more to the team than Hudler does.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

Stuart is one of the most consistent players on this team. Above average in every aspect of the game he always gives his 100%. We need more players like him on our blue line.


The Lidstrom Effect is crazy, isn't it? Stuart was looking so pathetic in 2010 when he had ________ as his playing partner, and Lidstrom was playing with ________. But you get Stuart to the right of Nick Lidstrom, and he suddenly turns into the 2nd best defenseman on the team. I liked the top two pairings this last playoff run = Lidstrom - Stuart, Kronwall-Salei. They were solid against the Sharks. It was the Rafalski-Ericsson pairing that killed the Wings. If they can fix that up a bit, they'll have a good chance next year.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:50 PM

Hudler's contract is low-end second line forward. That's also where his scoring numbers for this season placed him, even when factoring in lower-scoring players who play better overall games. He makes the same salary next year and, having had his unfortunately long re-adjustment period, he should perform better against a more expensive forward crop. Franzen is in the same situation with regards to current play versus pay, and as such will likely be overpaid for most of his contract unless he keeps up his performance enough to compete with the cap raises.

ya, he should, wherever he ends up playing...

Anyhow, Stuart, very valuable to this team and he deserves and probably will re-sign to end his career as a Detroit Red Wing...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:25 PM

ya, he should, wherever he ends up playing...

Anyhow, Stuart, very valuable to this team and he deserves and probably will re-sign to end his career as a Detroit Red Wing...


Stuart is so overrated on this board it's sickening.

"Stuart's awesome! Second best defenseman on the team! Having a great year!"

Stuart had his worst season as a Red Wing last year, both offensively and defensively. By spending the entire season with Lidstrom instead of Kronwall, he had a much more capable defensive partner and was much more lax in that area. Unfortunately, he made many bad offensive decisions and could not make up for his defensive shortfall.

Stuart is a worthwhile top four defenseman, but he has declined in performance every season as a Red Wing and he is in his 30s; the Wings having lined up Kronwall, Kindl, Smith, whoever replaces Rafalski, as well as Lidstrom and Ericsson or their replacements; based on that, Stuart is definitely a useful piece, but certainly not a core piece as he'll continue to be the #4 defenseman or lower.

Stuart's value to the Wings is comparable to Holmstrom's. He's a useful player, replaceable, and ultimately it comes down to the fact that he is much better as a special teams specialist than at even strength. Stuart is very good on the PK, but there's a huge gap between that performance and his even strength performance.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:32 PM

Stuart is so overrated on this board it's sickening.

"Stuart's awesome! Second best defenseman on the team! Having a great year!"

Stuart had his worst season as a Red Wing last year, both offensively and defensively. By spending the entire season with Lidstrom instead of Kronwall, he had a much more capable defensive partner and was much more lax in that area. Unfortunately, he made many bad offensive decisions and could not make up for his defensive shortfall.

Stuart is a worthwhile top four defenseman, but he has declined in performance every season as a Red Wing and he is in his 30s; the Wings having lined up Kronwall, Kindl, Smith, whoever replaces Rafalski, as well as Lidstrom and Ericsson or their replacements; based on that, Stuart is definitely a useful piece, but certainly not a core piece as he'll continue to be the #4 defenseman or lower.

Stuart's value to the Wings is comparable to Holmstrom's. He's a useful player, replaceable, and ultimately it comes down to the fact that he is much better as a special teams specialist than at even strength. Stuart is very good on the PK, but there's a huge gap between that performance and his even strength performance.


I agree with this. He's worth 1-2 million for another year or 2 after next, but the Wings would be dumb to go over that.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

I agree with this. He's worth 1-2 million for another year or 2 after next, but the Wings would be dumb to go over that.


I hope Holland is dumb enough to keep Stuart around. All he does is play solid night in and night out. I don't know which Wings games the Stuart bashers are watching. Are you guys serious? 1-2 mil a year for a top 4 dman? :lol:
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