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The reason The Wings shipped Mike Commodore

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My buddy told me today that Dan's mom is pushing for him to sign in Toronto. So add another team to the hopper...

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How likely is it that we sign a college kid and call him right up? Just doesn't seem like the Red Wing way.

It's not their way at all. But when you consider our best signed prospect defenseman is Logan Pyett, then yah, it sort of does make sense.

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Inside Info:

My buddy told me today that Dan's mom is pushing for him to sign in Toronto. So add another team to the hopper...

?

Maybe she's from there?

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Maybe she's from there?

I dont know why someone with a choice of where to sign as a defenseman would pick Toronto. They have a poor track record of developing D and the media hype this kid would get would be brutal. Keith Aulie was talking about how tough the media makes it to play in Toronto compared to Tampa.

Not to mention Toronto is a team with a tonne of young NHL ready dmen that they havent been able to get into the line up. They traded Aulie because of this and Holzer hasnt even seen a game yet this season because they have so many D.

Seems like she might be from there, because from a hockey standpoint its not logical to go there at all

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The only reasons to pick any team over the Wings... would be more money or more playing time. Toronto can do both of those things. I just don't see that as an issue for someone who is in love with the Wings.

I know that if I was to have that level of skill, there is no question I would do anything to play for the Wings. I hate prima donnas, but even I would consider holding out and demanding a trade to Detroit to do it... so if I spent all that time risking my health playing without being drafted... I would DEFINITIVELY take the opportunity when it arose.

This is why I don't buy this as a must make move. I think the kid will come. You don't pass on dreams. It just makes sense to come here now, in two years when Lids is done... He would be on the team no doubt.

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The only reasons to pick any team over the Wings... would be more money or more playing time. Toronto can do both of those things. I just don't see that as an issue for someone who is in love with the Wings.

I know that if I was to have that level of skill, there is no question I would do anything to play for the Wings. I hate prima donnas, but even I would consider holding out and demanding a trade to Detroit to do it... so if I spent all that time risking my health playing without being drafted... I would DEFINITIVELY take the opportunity when it arose.

This is why I don't buy this as a must make move. I think the kid will come. You don't pass on dreams. It just makes sense to come here now, in two years when Lids is done... He would be on the team no doubt.

Other teams cant offer more money, he will be on an ELC. Playing time would be the only thing

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Okay, here is some evidence to what I was saying... Sheahan just signed an amateur tryout for the Griffins... effectively joining our lower ranks without using any contract space. This is EXACTLY what I was suggesting they could do for Danny.

I think this effectively ends the speculation that trading Commodore was specifically for acquiring the outstanding Bronco from Western. Holland doesn't make the team weaker for a long term prospect when he doesn't need to, he would use the extent of the loopholes to get what he wants. I expect the week he is bounced from the NCAA tourney, will be the week he signs a try-out with the Griffins. Even if he signs a contract with the big club, which seems more likely, it does not logically follow that he wouldn't have signed a ATO or that he wouldn't have been a Wing.

Other teams cant offer more money, he will be on an ELC. Playing time would be the only thing

I could be wrong about that... but how then did Brunstrom make more money? He made like 1.8 his first year.

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I could be wrong about that... but how then did Brunstrom make more money? He made like 1.8 his first year.

Different rules for an overseas, older player already playing pro hockey. Dekeyser can only be offered 950k (I tihnk thats the number) plus like 300k in bonuses. He'll get an offer along those lines from every team most likely and will choose the best situation for him

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Well, his season is over. If he wants I am sure he can be playing for the Griffins really soon. He could have a contract by tomorrow if he wants.

Anyone want to take bets? Over under Wednesday?

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Well, his season is over. If he wants I am sure he can be playing for the Griffins really soon. He could have a contract by tomorrow if he wants.

Anyone want to take bets? Over under Wednesday?

My buddy is picking Dan's sister up at the airport tonight at 10:30pm, he said he will try to find out anything he can about what may be on Dan's mind...hopefully I can break some news before anyone else around the NHL hears, but things get out pretty fast in today's world!

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*UPDATE*

According to my friend (the one who date's Dan's sister) Dan is making a decision on Thursday! Of course this just after Holland decides to send Smith back to GRR in favor of a less talented Kindl. That doesn't show Dan much confidence that Holland seriously wants him in Detroit, but only to play in GRR for 4-5 years first. Holland is going to shoot the pooch on this one with the way he has handled Smith. If Danny signs somewhere else it will be all Holland's fault in the way he handles his players. Say what you want about Holland and his supposed best GM in the world status, but he definitely messed up by sending Smith down and not just sitting Kindl. He better hope that Danny wants to be a Red Wing so bad that he is willing to pass up instant NHL play to sign here and be stuck in GRR until he has no more options to be sent down...but I doubt that will happen. Danny will sign somewhere else, become a star and Holland will still be considered the best? This is what I laugh at. A combo of Smith and Dekeyser would be much more physical and productive that Kindl/Ericsson. I certainly hope Danny wants to be a Red Wing REALLY bad!

Also, Dan's mom likes what Burke is saying in Toronto and now Philly and Calgary are involved in wanting to sign him...along with Tampa still. He said Dan told him that he wants to play in Detroit, so I hope that he chooses here. But he could be a millionaire in one of the other cities and be playing NHL NOW, but not so much on a 2-way contract in GRR. I don't get Holland sometimes, Smith has done more in his short time here than Kindl has done his entire career...well, at least this year.

All I got to say is Holland best not miss out on this one....

EDIT: Not that I am saying Danny should be in the lineup now with Smith, but there is no way Holland should let Dekeyser go somewhere else and he should ditch Kindl over the summer and have Danny be one of the constant call ups all season long. But the prospect of being buried in GRR for 4-5 years cannot be too attractive...

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So you would rather have had Kindl waived and lose him to another team who would have claimed him than send down Smith? Unreal.

No, from what I understand is that there is no roster limits so Kindl would not have to be sent anywhere, but Holland chose to play Kindl over Smith and didn't want smith sitting and not playing, which I understand, but he should be playing over Kindl...he is much better than Kindl...let Kindl sit in the pressbox.

EDIT: and I'd much rather have Smith and Dekeyser here over Kindl anyway, so trade Kindl in the offseason for whatever you can get for him, which isn't gonna be much...maybe future considerations if they're lucky...and no, I didn't neg you...

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Besides, Kindl hsa peaked....he was drafted in 2005...he is what he is, nothing more, nothing less. If anyone with half a mind thinks that he is going to improve his game after 7 years already playing pro hockey, then you need to take that brain back to the lab....same goes with Ericsson, you've seen his best. He may be solid, but he isn't going to get any better, he may stay the same, but he is not going to be as good as Kronwall, he is a career #5/6...Kindl is a #7 on a contending team, maybe a #5/6 on Carolina or Columbus...

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*UPDATE*

According to my friend (the one who date's Dan's sister) Dan is making a decision on Thursday! Of course this just after Holland decides to send Smith back to GRR in favor of a less talented Kindl. That doesn't show Dan much confidence that Holland seriously wants him in Detroit, but only to play in GRR for 4-5 years first. Holland is going to shoot the pooch on this one with the way he has handled Smith. If Danny signs somewhere else it will be all Holland's fault in the way he handles his players. Say what you want about Holland and his supposed best GM in the world status, but he definitely messed up by sending Smith down and not just sitting Kindl. He better hope that Danny wants to be a Red Wing so bad that he is willing to pass up instant NHL play to sign here and be stuck in GRR until he has no more options to be sent down...but I doubt that will happen. Danny will sign somewhere else, become a star and Holland will still be considered the best? This is what I laugh at. A combo of Smith and Dekeyser would be much more physical and productive that Kindl/Ericsson. I certainly hope Danny wants to be a Red Wing REALLY bad!

Also, Dan's mom likes what Burke is saying in Toronto and now Philly and Calgary are involved in wanting to sign him...along with Tampa still. He said Dan told him that he wants to play in Detroit, so I hope that he chooses here. But he could be a millionaire in one of the other cities and be playing NHL NOW, but not so much on a 2-way contract in GRR. I don't get Holland sometimes, Smith has done more in his short time here than Kindl has done his entire career...well, at least this year.

All I got to say is Holland best not miss out on this one....

EDIT: Not that I am saying Danny should be in the lineup now with Smith, but there is no way Holland should let Dekeyser go somewhere else and he should ditch Kindl over the summer and have Danny be one of the constant call ups all season long. But the prospect of being buried in GRR for 4-5 years cannot be too attractive...

Thanks for the update. Always nice when the guys with inside info share it with the group.

But seriously is his mom retarded? A young hyped dman in Toronto is the worst thing I've seen. Young guys not playing like Holzer and Aulie after Aulie proved he could handle top minutes well. And young guys like Schenn not panning out with that media messing with their heads.

I hope he makes his own decision and doesnt listen to his mom

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Thanks for the update. Always nice when the guys with inside info share it with the group.

But seriously is his mom retarded? A young hyped dman in Toronto is the worst thing I've seen. Young guys not playing like Holzer and Aulie after Aulie proved he could handle top minutes well. And young guys like Schenn not panning out with that media messing with their heads.

I hope he makes his own decision and doesnt listen to his mom

Me too! I'd hate to see him go anywhere else but here, but NHL or AHL...which would you choose? I just hope he decides to take the I-96 route...

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*UPDATE*

According to my friend (the one who date's Dan's sister) Dan is making a decision on Thursday! Of course this just after Holland decides to send Smith back to GRR in favor of a less talented Kindl. That doesn't show Dan much confidence that Holland seriously wants him in Detroit, but only to play in GRR for 4-5 years first. Holland is going to shoot the pooch on this one with the way he has handled Smith. If Danny signs somewhere else it will be all Holland's fault in the way he handles his players. Say what you want about Holland and his supposed best GM in the world status, but he definitely messed up by sending Smith down and not just sitting Kindl. He better hope that Danny wants to be a Red Wing so bad that he is willing to pass up instant NHL play to sign here and be stuck in GRR until he has no more options to be sent down...but I doubt that will happen. Danny will sign somewhere else, become a star and Holland will still be considered the best? This is what I laugh at. A combo of Smith and Dekeyser would be much more physical and productive that Kindl/Ericsson. I certainly hope Danny wants to be a Red Wing REALLY bad!

Also, Dan's mom likes what Burke is saying in Toronto and now Philly and Calgary are involved in wanting to sign him...along with Tampa still. He said Dan told him that he wants to play in Detroit, so I hope that he chooses here. But he could be a millionaire in one of the other cities and be playing NHL NOW, but not so much on a 2-way contract in GRR. I don't get Holland sometimes, Smith has done more in his short time here than Kindl has done his entire career...well, at least this year.

All I got to say is Holland best not miss out on this one....

EDIT: Not that I am saying Danny should be in the lineup now with Smith, but there is no way Holland should let Dekeyser go somewhere else and he should ditch Kindl over the summer and have Danny be one of the constant call ups all season long. But the prospect of being buried in GRR for 4-5 years cannot be too attractive...

Wow! Really? Someone thought that this update deserved a neg? You got problems son... Do you think that Kindl is better than Smith? Honestly I think the same user negs me everytime they see me post...that is what drives me nuts and why neggers should be held accountable to explain their neg...

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Me too! I'd hate to see him go anywhere else but here, but NHL or AHL...which would you choose? I just hope he decides to take the I-96 route...

NHL wont happen in toronto either though is the thing lol.

And seriously people youre negging leftwinger as hes sitting here giving us insode info on a top prospect that could be signing with us in days? Yeah lets all neg him so he stops feeding us info, real smart guys :rolleyes:

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Wow! Really? Someone thought that this update deserved a neg? You got problems son... Do you think that Kindl is better than Smith? Honestly I think the same user negs me everytime they see me post...that is what drives me nuts and why neggers should be held accountable to explain their neg...

Just got rid of that neg for ya :cool: along with the other neg on your update post.

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Honestly I think the same user negs me everytime they see me post...that is what drives me nuts and why neggers should be held accountable to explain their neg...

Maybe you should just drop the whole neg thing and let it go. You are the only person who cares about it, like its some kind of currency or something. This is a Wings message board. Maybe you should just talk about hockey instead of your strange obsession with the +/- buttons that serve no function.

People might actually stop negging you too, just a thought.

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Maybe you should just drop the whole neg thing and let it go. You are the only person who cares about it, like its some kind of currency or something. This is a Wings message board. Maybe you should just talk about hockey instead of your strange obsession with the +/- buttons that serve no function.

People might actually stop negging you too, just a thought.

I couldnt resist

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