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#1 robb himself

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

So as you guys know, July 1st is less than 2 weeks away, so I thought I would start a thread where we can discuss all our potential UFA signings because some of the other threads are starting to get off topic and are turning more into arguments rather than ideas and discussions.

My list begins with the widely discussed James Wizniewski. I think he would be a great start, in getting our blue line back on track.
After Wizniewski, I would love to grab one of Pitkanen, Ehrhoff, or Bieksa, as well as a cheaper D man like Anton Babchuck, or Shane O'Brien to round out our D.

As far as forwards go, I hope we take a run at Tomas Fleischmann, Jussi Jokinen or even Simon Gagne (for the right price).

I am still on the fence about what to do about Jiri Hudler. Part of me wants to keep him around to give him another shot at getting his game back on track (which I saw glimpses of while playing with Datsyuk) and the other half of me feels like we should try and trade him to another team needing offence (Florida?) for a draft pick. The possible trading of Hudler (which I doubt will happen) will weigh largely into what caliber of forward we go after, if any at all.

Maybe...Ville Leino? :ph34r:

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#2 Majsheppard

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:40 PM

Why bother, no matter what you wish for others will just look down their noses at you. I don't think people get the idea of what a wish list is...

Oh well. I know I have three right handers on my wish list. I will leave it at that.
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This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#3 hooon

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

1. Wiz for <$5M long term
2. Veteran d-man to play with Kindl. 1yr <$3M
3. Jagr or other 2nd/3rd liner. 1yr $2.5M
4. Cheap backup. Ex: Theodore $750k

#5 Never_Retire_Steve

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:54 PM

In terms of a wish list:

1. Lidstrom
2. Vokoun
3. Connolly
4. Selanne
5. Hannan
6. Ryder
7. Sullivan
8. Salo
9. Ehrhoff
10. Frolov


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:30 PM

Bieksa is at the top of my wish list. Wisniewski is more realistic and would be a great addition as well. The one d-man I don't want any part of is Ehrhoff.

Forwards are less concerning to me though I would be thrilled with Scottie Upshall.
 
 
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:43 PM

1. Wiz for <$5M long term
2. Veteran d-man to play with Kindl. 1yr <$3M
3. Jagr or other 2nd/3rd liner. 1yr $2.5M
4. Cheap backup. Ex: Theodore $750k

^This, as long as the Veteran d-man isn't Erhoff. :thumbup:

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:53 PM

Nick Lidstrom. He is all I want the Wings to sign right now. If that happens then I'll think about the others.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

lids
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jagr
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:09 PM

lidstrom
wisniewski
richards
zherdev

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

Lidstrom
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#12 55fan

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:22 AM

UFA:
Lidstrom (1 year contracts, for many healthy, productive years)
Ozzie (yeah, it's a wishlist. I get to wish.)
Drapes (see above)
Jagr if he is at his mulleted best
Andreas Lilja

I would be pleased to see Miller and/or Eaves return.

Off the wall: Staffan Kronwall is a UFA. He played in Sweden this last season. He hasn't done much at all in the NHL, but I'd love to see what would happen if he got together with his big bro. If he'd come in on a 2-way, I think he'd be worth the money in GR, plus with his track record there's no way he wouldn't clear waivers. No way he breaks into the Wings line-up, but maybe for a call-up when we have our Annual February Injuryfest.

Non-UFA:
I think I'd also like a good cheeseburger. And some booze.

#13 Never_Retire_Steve

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:33 AM

What's everyone got against Ehrhoff?


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:42 AM

Lidstrom and Eaves. Wizniewski, Montador, Laich. :siren:

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#15 ComradeWasabi

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:47 AM

What's everyone got against Ehrhoff?


He was pretty terrible in the SCF and wasn't anything special in the remainder of the playoffs either. Maybe chalk it up to inexperience or nerves but he didn't bring it when it counted.
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#16 eva unit zero

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:12 AM

Re-sign Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Osgood ($550k), and Patrick Eaves ($1m).

Mike Modano, Kris Draper, Brian Rafalski, Jonathan Ericsson, and Ruslan Salei are replaced by Jan Mursak; one of Erik Cole or Tim Connolly ($3m); two of Joni Pitkanen, James Wisniewski, Kevin Bieksa, or Christian Ehrhoff, (total no more than $11m), and Derek Meech ($550k) or Doug Janik. If possible under the cap after signing the first two, replace Meech/Janik with Anton Babchuk, Jan Hejda, Steve Montador, Paul Mara, Shane O'Brien, or Nick Boynton.

Wisniewski seems the ideal fit, as his salary would allow for any of the others. A combination of Wisniewski and Pitkanen would allow for one of the "upgrades" I listed later, Babchuk being the top choice.

So let's look at the roster.

With Connolly:
Hudler/Zetterberg/Cleary
Filppula/Datsyuk/Holmstrom
Franzen/Connolly/Bertuzzi
Mursak/Helm/Eaves
Abdelkader/Emmerton

With Cole:
Hudler/Datsyuk/Cleary
Franzen/Zetterberg/Bertuzzi
Cole/Filppula/Holmstrom
Mursak/Helm/Eaves
Abdelkader/Emmerton

Kronwall/Stuart
Lidstrom/Wisniewski
Pitkanen/Babchuk
Kindl

Looks good from a standpoint of now and future; Pitkanen/Babchuk establishes a second solid pairing to anchor the D, and one that will be around if Kronner and Stu jump next year. Connolly/Cole provide a skilled offensive forward who is around 30 and brings another element; Cole his physical play, and Connolly solid two-way play. Cole is also a skilled sniper, giving us another in that department. With Franzen's inconsistency and injury status, as well as the looming departures of Bertuzzi and Holmstrom, having a guy like Cole around would be a solid asset to the team.

Edited by eva unit zero, 20 June 2011 - 11:34 PM.

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#17 kylee

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:49 AM

Re-sign Lidstrom. Sign Wiz and bieksa and complete the summer with Jagr and I will be a very happy Guy. Or and keep Hudler just to spite at least 75% of LGW. Insert absolutely unrealistic and unnecessary trade shipping off Huddles here.

#18 Berry

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:03 AM

We need a 2nd line center, in order to let Pav and Z together (he should be able to score at least 25 goals and be a good playmaker)

Defence: - Lids back at the same price
- Wishni.... or one on the Vancouver's top line


I'm fine with this...

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:29 AM

We need a 2nd line center, in order to let Pav and Z together (he should be able to score at least 25 goals and be a good playmaker)


"The Euro Twins" phenomenon doesn't seem to exist anymore. They've both grown out of that.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

Gunnar Nordstrom believes, that Nick will be back!

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