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#1 Greatness=PavelDatsyuk

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

Saw this on Facebook from Detroit Sports Nation, not sure how credible they are with rumors:

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Little bit of Red Wings rumor news to pass along your way...some believe they are kicking the tires on Chris Drury, who was recently bought out by the Rangers. The 34 year old was the captain of the Rangers for the past 3 seasons. Thoughts?


EDIT: Can a mod fix the spelling of Drury's name, guess that's what happens when you are trying to type fast and don't proofread

Edited by Greatness=PavelDatsyuk, 03 July 2011 - 12:20 PM.

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#2 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

No thanks imo.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

Declining way too fast, the team already has an abundance of bottom 6 talent. No.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:30 PM

I dunno...I guess it's good for depth. I don't really care if it's on a one year basis.

Here's my complaint though. I love the Wings, but these "filler" players are becoming annoying. At first I understood that it was due to the salary cap, but as time goes on and it seems to be affecting us more and taking up more roster space, I'm a little less convinced. Particularly given the cap space we now have.

Players like Bertuzzi, Hudler, Miller (because he's redundant, not because he's useless) and (sadly, as of recently) Holmstrom. These are players that don't necessarily hurt the roster, but they're not actively helping us win. It feels like they're just...there. They adequately fill a roster spot, and as is so important to Holland, we haven't over-paid them.

I understand that this won't change this season, so why not add another one in Drury? But after the contracts of Bertuzzi, Holmstrom and Hudler are up, I want them all gone. And if we sign Drury, I want him gone too. (Sorry to Holmstrom, who is one of my favorite Wings of the past decade, but it's time to retire.)

Those are my hopes for next off-season. And I will be so pissed if Drury screws that up.

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#5 Dimaline312000

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

NO!!!!

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

for a 1-1.5mil im totally down. could boost the hell out of the PK

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

He should have chosen baseball instead of hockey. He was pretty good at it as a child.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

for a 1-1.5mil im totally down. could boost the hell out of the PK


Agreed. Chris Drury used to be a wings killer
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:39 PM

Saw this on Facebook from Detroit Sports Nation, not sure how credible they are with rumors:


EDIT: Can a mod fix the spelling of Drury's name, guess that's what happens when you are trying to type fast and don't proofread


I'd love to sign him to a one or two year deal. He's great defensively still. He'd also enable Hank or Val to move to the wing.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

If we trade Hudler, and it's cheap, sure. Otherwise, no not worth it. This isn't the same Drury who scored huge goals for Colorado and Buffalo. He's all heart and soul, but unless it's the right situation I'd pass.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

nope

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:09 PM

I dunno...I guess it's good for depth. I don't really care if it's on a one year basis.

Here's my complaint though. I love the Wings, but these "filler" players are becoming annoying. At first I understood that it was due to the salary cap, but as time goes on and it seems to be affecting us more and taking up more roster space, I'm a little less convinced. Particularly given the cap space we now have.



Yes. I was a fan of them a few years ago, and even the Modano signing, but so far all our young guys are shaping up to be bottom 6 guys. We have a LOT of depth in this way. THe problem last year was a lack of a consistent, reliable scorer outside of Zetterberg and Datsyuk due to injuries and bad seasons by individuals. If we add any forward, it needs to be a Top 6, reliable scorer, not a declining vet who might pot a few on and off throughout the year.
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#13 Greatness=PavelDatsyuk

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

As long as Hudler would be gone and we picked him up for only a year at a million or less(he is getting money from the buyout) I wouldn't mind it. If he can stay healthy its a great addition, if not Mursak/Emmerton get more playing time.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Nothing against Drury,but would rather take Konopka at this point.Solid at PK,good fighter and even better faceoff guy

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

why do u gotta try to turn the joe louis into a retirement home kenny????

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

Agreed. Chris Drury used to be a wings killer


He used to drive me nuts, watching him play against us when he was with the Avs. If we got him, I'd love to think he still had some of that piss-ant attitude.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

I would take him in a heartbeat, but I don't know enough about what's going on with him health wise to say "we should definitely go after him". Does anybody know how bad his knee is? Would he miss the first few months of the season?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:53 PM

We don't need another streaky scorer. Isn't his knee shot to s*** anyway?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:02 PM

Lol we got 7 mill cap space, and hollands lookin into drury rofl this had to be a bad dream.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:04 PM

Kenny, please stay away from him, like you would the "friendly" girl at the bar with the "cold sore" on her mouth...

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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