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#1 DangleDangleBeach

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

http://www.mlive.com...semen_garn.html


DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings have signed a pair of defensemen, agreeing to one-year deals with unrestricted free-agent Garnet Exelby and their own restricted free agent, Logan Pyett.

Both are slated to play for the Grand Rapids Griffins next season.

Exelby, who turns 30 on Aug. 16, is a good-sized, scrappy defender (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) with 408 games of NHL experience with Atlanta and Toronto. He spent all of last season with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL), picking up three goals, 10 assists and 128 penalty minutes in 77 games.

He played for the Maple Leafs in 2009-10, picking up a goal, three assists and 73 penalty minutes in 51 games.

The 23-year-old Pyett (5-10, 200) has spent the past three seasons with Grand Rapids, where he's collected 21 goals, 45 assists and a minus-2 rating in 215 games.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

:carrot:

Always liked Exelby. He'll play most of the year in GR, unless injuries come up obviously.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:39 PM

Always good to have another depth defenseman that we know can step up if need be. I would think he is now first in line ahead of janik if we need to call someone up, right?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

I just had the stragest deja-vu, like this has already had a thread created for it a few time, but I don't see any on the main page, so I must be imagining things... it couldn't be that someone got a little move happy and moved the threads before they even got a chance to materialize and have a more "credible" source :P

As I said in the other threads, Exelby is a good depth pick up and will be good for GR, but I can't see him seeing any time with the Wings, unless there is a trade involving Kindl and he comes into camp and TAKES the 7th d spot, which I don't see as very likely if he couldn't even work into Chicago's roster...

Always good to have another depth defenseman that we know can step up if need be. I would think he is now first in line ahead of janik if we need to call someone up, right?

I would actually expect Janik to be ahead of him, just because he's already been a part of the organization and paid his dues, so unless Exelby comes into camp like a beast and TAKES said spot, I have to imagine that Janik would remain above him on the depth chart

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

Exelby = insurance.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

i think Janik is on a one way deal this year
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:54 PM

Great for Grand Rapids. Great for insurance, though if we get to the point where we need Janik and Exelby we are really in trouble.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

Great for Grand Rapids. Great for insurance, though if we get to the point where we need Janik and Exelby we are really in trouble.


It's very possible.

Kronwall, Ericsson and Kindl get injured while Smith is also injured in the AHL.

Lidstrom-Stuart
Janik-White
Exelby-Commodore

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

It's very possible.

Kronwall, Ericsson and Kindl get injured while Smith is also injured in the AHL.

Lidstrom-Stuart
Janik-White
Exelby-Commodore

:scared:


With six million likely in excess cap, odds are that if we lost all of them prior to the deadline we would make an addition via trade.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

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i'd really like to see him in the lineup. though i think he'd be a great tutor for smith. i would love smith to become a similar, but more talented, player.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:15 PM

CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP GARNET EXELBY TO MURDER SOMEONE!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:32 PM

Janik - Smith
Exelby - Pyett
Amadio - Ehrhardt
(Piche)

Not the worst AHL defence going around, on paper at least...

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

Defence is like pitching... you can never have enough depth.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

Janik - Smith
Exelby - Pyett
Amadio - Ehrhardt
(Piche)

Not the worst AHL defence going around, on paper at least...


It's unfortunate that only half of them are legit NHL prospects (and realistically only one is a guy who will play on the top two pairings in the NHL). Good thing Almqvist will be ready for AHL time soon. I'm interested to see what Jensen and Fournier can do too.

I guess why Holland went D heavy in the draft his year. :lol:
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

Janik - Smith
Exelby - Pyett
Amadio - Ehrhardt
(Piche)

Not the worst AHL defence going around, on paper at least...


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:24 PM

personally i see exelby filling the same role janik has the last 2 years. he has lots more nhl experience, produced in the nhl at a slightly better rate, and is even 18 months younger. so if there are injuries he is a guy that can slot in pretty easily. and to me, someone with that much nhl experience can at least fill in as a top 4 guy for a short period.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

absoluteley love the Exelby signing! he is hard as nails and has loads of experience. Wouldnt mind seeing him get a few games in for the wings this year. :thumbup:
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:45 AM

someone who is meant to play 7th d, can hit like a mofo and drop em for the team...priceless. thank you kenny

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:53 AM

I also love the Exelby signing






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