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#1 CenterIce

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

Fine by me.

While I like Joey. He didn't earn anything more than the role of third stringer. He's fine in that role, but he's not Howard's back up.

Salei. Well, the decision is now his... and ours. If he's got no offers come August and we still need a defenseman... he's serviceable... and we can offer him less.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:41 PM

GO ON THEN! GIT!

Edited by dropkickshanahans, 21 June 2011 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

Because Osgood will return and be awesome! DUH!!! :hehe:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

i dont mind either of them leaving. I actually prefer salei going. We can find better

#6 SuperNovaXll

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

I thought MacDonald played pretty well for us in the short time we had him. So I guess I'm a little sad to see him go, but its not really all that big a deal.

Now Salei I never really cared for...
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#7 Never_Retire_Steve

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

This must mean they are making room for Richards right!


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

MacDonald grew up near me so I was pumped having a Nova Scotian on the team. I would've been able to go to the cup parade haha. I wish him the best for suresies.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Sad to see him go, I would've been comfortable with him being back-up full time.

I think Osgood not sure if he will retire just yet probably played into this, though I don't blame Osgood for wanting to keep going as long as he can, and if he thinks he can go and docs or whomever think he can go, by all means do it. I'd be comfortable with him as back up if he can prove he's healthy again.

Comfortable with getting a guy like Conklin back if that's the route they go, even though he struggled last year by the looks of numbers (only recalled maybe 1 or 2 games he played against the Wings this season, barely saw him at all this year).

#10 Never_Retire_Steve

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:03 PM

I actually thought Salei was effective but I had super low expectations before he came here and disliked him so maybe he wasn't as good as I thought he was this past season


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:12 PM

I thought MacDonald played pretty well for us in the short time we had him. So I guess I'm a little sad to see him go, but its not really all that big a deal.

Now Salei I never really cared for...


He played fairly well for two or three games, but he's not a reliable second-stringer. And in today's NHL, you'd better have a reliable #2 goalie if you want your starting goalie to not be burnt out by the time the postseason begins.

#12 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:17 PM

I like both guys but obvious this is the right choice/decision. I mean I guess there is a long shot chance we re-sign Salei but I doubt it. As for MacDonald, I like him but he's a third string goalie at best if he gets with a NHL team...

Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing), 21 June 2011 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:12 PM

I couldn't care less about a third string goalie or a 5th/6th DMan when there are better cheaper options out there. JMaccc, while I'd like him back, it's good to see him move on and hopefully find a team to start 20 games for. Salei gave us exactly what we asked for while being one of our best defenders in the playoffs. Thanks for being team players and good luck moving on fellows.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:02 AM

I wouldn't mind taking Salei back as a #7 or something but honestly I hope he finds somewhere out west so he can be closer to his family.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:25 AM

Best wishes to both of them. I can understand how not coming back would be in their best interests- Joey for his career and Rusty for his family.

They are not the stars or the big names, but they came in, did what was asked of them for the roles they played.

Good luck in the future, guys!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:29 AM

Can't say I'm real broken up about this. I liked Salei, but Joey Mac was best as a Griffin. Hopefully Rusty can go back West for his family and MacDonald can find a team that can use him as a back-up (Phoenix?).

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:12 AM

Can't say I'm real broken up about this. I liked Salei, but Joey Mac was best as a Griffin. Hopefully Rusty can go back West for his family and MacDonald can find a team that can use him as a back-up (Phoenix?).

Hell, he'd be their number one right now in Phoenix...

good luck to Joey Mac, I would have loved him to have stayed in the organization as a #3/#1 in GR, but anything more and I'm hesitant, especially with the amount of good, cheap, reliable backups available this off-season...

As for Osgood - he is done, I think he's Holland's plan Q by this point, as in options A-P fail first, we're 2 days from camp and need a backup... "crap, Osgood, want a job?" but the odds of that are slim to none and slim has one foot out the door...

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Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:47 AM

This is the right move for the Wings. I thought Salei would move closer to home but I wasnt sure about Joey Mac, he had a good year of hockey this season. I remember some huge stops he made for us and hope some one takes a shot on him (pun intended) as a full time back up. Thanks for the season guys and good luck.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

Vokoun and Doughty will replace them.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

Vokoun and Doughty will replace them.

let me cover you by pointing out that you're joking, before this gets out of hand...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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