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#21 Jusek

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:13 AM

I don't know what to say. That's a good price etc. but do we really need him? Mursak should be ahead of him.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

I think it's been obvious for awhile that Emmerton isn't really in Detroit's plans.

Aassuming Draper and Modano are gone, that means there are 14 forwards left. I could see Hudler and Emmerton being moved in some sort of trade.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

This probably unofficially closes the door on Draper, but I'm okay with Miller. Especially at that price tag.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

Hard to argue with that price, but Miller is sooo redundant on this team. I have nothing against him, but we already have so many guys who can do what he does.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

If Mursak outplays Miller, then Miller will be the one in the press box. Even so, .825 is nice depth. If not, then he's worth his money to play every night.

In the best scenario, the two of them compete for ice time and bring out the best in each other by upping the competition.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

The key here is Mursak. Mursak needs to be higher in the depth chart than Miller, plan and simple. If he's not, than I'm pissed. This kid is Helm with hands... seriously, do I need to say more?!?

Exactly. Miller's a solid player and the contract is about right, but is Miller a progress stopper for our kids? I could see Miller becoming a locker room problem if he spends much time in the press box again. He didn't take it all that well last season.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:22 AM

Exactly. Miller's a solid player and the contract is about right, but is Miller a progress stopper for our kids? I could see Miller becoming a locker room problem if he spends much time in the press box again. He didn't take it all that well last season.


If Mursak's progress is being stopped by Miller, then Mursak isn't all that good is he?

There's been no indication of him being a potential locker room problem. I don't recall him every complaining about being a scratch, though he did come back and play harder after.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

BARGAIN!!!

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

Exactly. Miller's a solid player and the contract is about right, but is Miller a progress stopper for our kids? I could see Miller becoming a locker room problem if he spends much time in the press box again. He didn't take it all that well last season.



Nonsense. No player wants to be a healthy scratch, but he did re-sign with Wings.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

I am glad eaves and miller got re-signed for multi year. But hudler must go to improve this team. I am so disappointed not getting wiz or monty, holland must have a plan, right? I would hope this is not it, just re-signing our guys and no changes, that is not his plan, is it?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:27 AM

Bob McKenzie Confirming DET signing Drew Miller to 2 year deal paying him $800K in first year and $850K in second year.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Bob McKenzie Confirming DET signing Drew Miller to 2 year deal paying him $800K in first year and $850K in second year.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

I'm glad to see Miller back, but this likely removes any possibility of Moen, Konopka, etc being signed.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:37 AM

I don't like this. Unless we are trading Hudler, this seriously puts a dent in us attempting to get a top 6 guy.

Miller is a good player, but he is extremely replaceable and I would rather Mursak or Emmerton take over that role. He had better not be a permanent fixture in the lineup, unless we shake up some other players and make some moves.


Mursak will be here. I don't know why everyone is so high on Emmerton, the kid has done nothing. He's like Ritola, he'll be given a shot but probably will be waived. The Miller signing is good. In a season of terrible inconsistency Helm, Eaves and Miller were the constant overachievers.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

Nice cheap signing. Wait, I mean, ZOMG the sky is falling because we signed a 12 13th forward!!!!
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:46 AM

Wings will never win the cup with Drew Miller on the roster!!!!!!!!

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

Another good move :thumbup:
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

Why no sticky? This is good news.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:00 PM

Get rid of him. Does nothing on the team... Mursak will be way better.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

Get rid of him. Does nothing on the team... Mursak will be way better.

My worldview allows for a Red Wings team that has Jan Mursak and Drew Miller on it.
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