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#181 egroen

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:12 AM

It would be hilarious if Lidstrom went to free agency one of these years, just to see what ridiculous amounts would get tossed his way (but still signed with the Wings regardless, of course).. I think the "why didn't he give us a discount?" crowd would be pretty shocked by the results.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:33 AM

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:00 AM

It would be hilarious if Lidstrom went to free agency one of these years, just to see what ridiculous amounts would get tossed his way (but still signed with the Wings regardless, of course).. I think the "why didn't he give us a discount?" crowd would be pretty shocked by the results.


Good topic for discussion.

What would Lidstrom command on the open market these days and in his current condition?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:08 AM

Good topic for discussion.

What would Lidstrom command on the open market these days and in his current condition?

$7-10 million. Teams would line up, too. Just for a one year contract. It would be like asking guys how much they'd be willing to pay Marissa Miller for a night of fun.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:22 AM

$7-10 million. Teams would line up, too. Just for a one year contract. It would be like asking guys how much they'd be willing to pay Marissa Miller for a night of fun.


The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:30 AM

The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.

Who would be your cup of tea, good sir?
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:02 AM

Who would be your cup of tea, good sir?


Oh don't get me started. Haha. But I feel like I have to give you at least one name so... Laetitia Casta. She's a classic in my mind.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:18 AM

Finish this sentence.

If Nick doesn't win the Norris trophy tonight...

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

Finish this sentence.

If Nick doesn't win the Norris trophy tonight...


It wouldn't be a huge surprise, since he finished the regular season as a minus, & they usually don't give the Norris Trophy for the top D in the league to a minus player.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:27 AM

Finish this sentence.

If Nick doesn't win the Norris trophy tonight...


I'd be confused as to what the voters were looking at.

Chara had NO business even being voted top 3, same goes for Weber. If Lidstrom doesn't win, it'd be a crying shame. +/- doesn't matter when you had a goalie who was 30th in every statistical category, save for wins.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:51 AM

The number 7.5 came to mind but I didn't really have a reason for it. Maybe because Duncan Keith I think is the highest paid dman at 8mil.

And for the record, I'd pay more for a whole bunch of other options other than Marissa Miller. Not saying she's not hot. Obviously. Just not my cup of tea.


Then I say at least 8 because I would sign Lidstrom this year on a 1 year deal over Keith that's for sure. I have a feeling a lot of other teams would too.

PS- does anyone have a problem with 6.2? (I didnt think so)
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:22 AM

Chara had NO business even being voted top 3, same goes for Weber.

really? they had "NO business" even getting top-3 votes? so who should have rounded out the top 3?

Helm is a perennial Selke candidate

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

i really think lids will get the lady byng

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

I think Kevin Bieksa would be a good defensive partner.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

I think Kevin Bieksa would be a good defensive partner.


As do I and many other fans here, but as has been reported, it looks like Vancouver is close to re-signing him and should have something finalized by the UFA period. Anything is possible, though.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

This is such great news. I don't even want to think about what we would have had to do to replace Rafalski and Lidstrom in one off-season and now we don't have to worry about that. Great to have you back Captian Liddy!!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:13 PM

Simply put we have 4 players to sign and enough money to pay them each about 4.7 million and one is just a backup goalie. (assuming we move Hudler)

We are pretty good even with the 6.2 million.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:09 PM

This is obviously fantastic news, because we're better with Nick even at 85% than we are with no Nick at all. My question is, I haven't read through all 5 pages of this thread thus far......how many people bitched/complained/hemmed & hawed at the price of the contract? I would like to think the number is zero, but you never know.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:26 PM

Just saw this on NHL.com and thought it was crazy (link:http://www.nhl.com/i...6683#COMMENTTOP)


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Lidstrom has NO place in winning the Norris this year. For a defenseman with the Redwings who had 16 goals & 46 assists to be a MINUS 2, are you kidding me!? What exactly makes him even in the RUNNING this year!? Oh, his name. Right. Weber had 16 goals and 32 assists and was a plus 7. If youre one of the leagues best defenseman who puts up 50 points or close to it, and youre a MINUS, or barely in the plus column, that says youre on the ice for a LOT of goals. Then you take a look at Chara: 14 goals with 30 assists and a PLUS 33. There is NO denying Chara is the BEST shut-down d-man currently in the league. He plays against the oppositions BEST every night and puts up MONSTER numbers. Chara is the NEW Lidstrom. It would be a complete travesty for Lidstrom to win out over about 20 other guys in the league this year, let alone Weber or Chara.




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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

Chara had a vezina finalist and conn smythe winner in behind him and Weber had a Vezina finalist behind him, no wonder their +/- were so high...
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