The people saying that there's NO chance we will sign either Parise or Suter, with all the cap space that we're going to have, are some combination of insane and extremely negative.
#1) I think we will sign Parise, regardless of what happens. We do need a legit top 6 scorer desperately. This will be our time to get one.
#2) If Lidstrom retires, then we probably get Suter too (kind of like when we replaced Schneider with Rafalski). That's a big hole to fill and it will take a big commitment.
#3) If Lidstrom doesn't retire, then we probably don't get Suter. Maybe we'll wait for Weber, or whoever else, next season. I'd love it if we traded Cleary and let Quincey walk, but it probably won't happen.
Most likely 2012/2013 Detroit Red Wings Team:
Cleary-Helm-Bertuzzi (I hate this line)
Lidstrom or Suter-White
Edited by blueadams, 28 March 2012 - 11:20 PM.