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#21 esteef

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

He'll pick up no one and say "I like our team".

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

Yea here we go again not having home ice advantage and thus being down in a 0-2 hole after games 1 & 2! Just our luck it will be the Sharks getting the #3 spot by leap frogging the Coyotes if they lose today! So yea I want a Cup and Kenny Holland has to get me that Cup at whatever cost necessary e.g. trades, free agent, bounties etc.!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

He'll pick up no one and say "I like our team".

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

bye bye, Hudler.


I hope so (just because we don't need any more 2nd/3rd liners.


But.


I doubt it.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hudler gave a really nice scoring touch after a horrendous year after returning from the KHL. With that in mind, I'd like to see him go if it means replacing him with someone more physical (dont ask me who)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

I hope so (just because we don't need any more 2nd/3rd liners.


But.


I doubt it.


Well, they don't need anymore players who are top six or bust. They have some skill but can't skate and aren't versatile enough to be significantly effective while on the bottom six. Homer and Huds are the main examples.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Next season is the last on contract for Fil, think he'll get resigned, and if so how much do you think he'll bring in?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

Well PHX is up 2-0 right now.

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I call persistant troll on him

Edited by CopenhagenWing, 07 April 2012 - 08:05 PM.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Personally I'll be disappointed if they don't pick up Parise, Suter, Weber, make a trade for Stamkos, send a hit squad of professional assassins after Crosby, & finally tell the world they've been working on cloning technology which leads to the debut of Gordie Howe 2.0 on Pavel's right wing staring next season. :ph34r:

Actually, the thing that would disappoint me is if Lids retires & Kenny announces they are going to follow the Pens & 'Hawks model of rebuilding the organization by sucking for a decade+ to stock up on #1 draft selections.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

I trust the Wings brass. I don't question them much. I don't think it would take more than a player or two to make a big impact with this club, it would just have to be the right two guys. This is exactly why I'm very happy that Kenny is our GM and I'm just some guy on a couch.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

Hey SANKAR!!!

So Since the Coyotes tanked (oh they didnt?) what do you have to say know???

Just curious..
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:20 AM

We should be looking for a sniper (Zach Parise) and a 4th liner who will throw his body around, win faceoffs, and play important PK minutes (Gregory Campbell). Possibly a replacement for Lidstrom, if he retires. Put Emmerton on waivers with the intent of sending him to Grand Rapids. Trade Cleary and Kindl. Bring in a proven shut-down UFA as a 7th defenseman (Jim Vandermeer), and a UFA to replace Conklin.

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Of course this won't happen, though. We won't get Parise because the "asking price was too high, and too many other teams were after him driving up the price". Ken will bring in Sergei Samsonov and call that "grit". He'll keep Emmerton on the 4th line, and Kindl in over Smith, like he is now. Cleary will continue to take shots from behind the net and fall on his ass constantly in a Wings uniform next year.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

I think Holland ends up snagging Semin for a decent cap hit. No Suter or Parise, but I think they end up with Weber when he becomes a UFA.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:49 AM

I think Holland ends up snagging Semin for a decent cap hit. No Suter or Parise, but I think they end up with Weber when he becomes a UFA.


I'll say it for the 10th time on these boards, no thanks to Semin. People are already hard enough on Franzen, and Semin has a much worse work ethic and is more streaky than Franzen. He would quickly become an enemy of the common Detroit fan, I can just about guarantee that.

I'm not saying it's not a possibility, because unfortunately it may be, but it's one of the last moves i'd want to see this offseason. Let's hope Holland makes the right decision and stays far away from a Semin contract. He is NOT the player this team needs.

For some reason I do believe Weber retires on the Preds, I don't see him going anywhere anytime soon. We can dream though.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

Unless Illitch is low on cash (totally possible) Parise is ours. Holland isnt adverse to offering huge contracts, look at Z and Mule. Those contracts arnt what youd call mediocre by any means.

Its tough to say what players are willing to accept as far as length but I hope if we sign a Parise or Suter its for 3-4 years. Its obvious that the guys that get a lifetime contract tend to save themselves to kepp the checks coming. Z and Franzen dont play with the fire they used to just like married couples tend not to impress each other the way they do when they start dating.

We better sign Parise so long as it doesnt cost more than 10mil/year at that point Holland better start BSing about the virtues of Detroit and sell the s*** out of the offer, anything less and Holland needs to go BYE BYE
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

Kenny usually has something up his sleeve. No one predicted White and Commodore last year and I think it may be some more off the radar guys we aquire...

Jim Slater (jets)....played for MSU....could be a good addition to the bottom 6
Rich Peverley (bruins)...always loved this guy and hes blossomed with boston this year....guy who can play in the top and bottom 6, but not as much off the radar and may cost some money
Chris Kelly (bruins)....strong young bottom 6 forward who did very well this year
Brad Boyes (sabres)....again not so much off the radar so he may cost money but he has a ton of defensive talent
Tim Jackman (flames)....for those who wants a big man who will fight in the bottom 6
Jason Garrison (panthers)....reliable D-man
Jarret Stoll (kings)....not to far off the radar but can play top and bottom 6....strong physical forward with some talent
Kyle Brodziak (wild)....love this guy....reliable forward who i think would do well here
Travis Moen (candiens)....for obvious reasons....not sure if the candiens extended him or not
Brandon Prust (rangers)...big grinding forward who loves to drop em
Filip Kuba (senators)....decently talented puck moving D-man
Matt Carle (flyers)....not off the radar to who anyone who knows hockey but a clutch D-man nonetheless
Torrey Mitchell (sharks)....young kid who could add some bottom 6 talent
Antero Niittymaki (sharks)....replacement for conks?
Jason Chimera (capitals).....another big bottom 6 grinder

not a lot of good d-men out there besides suter.....if we dont get him and lids leaves....*gulp*

EDIT: my bad if any of these guys have already been extended

Edited by number9, 08 April 2012 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

bye bye, Hudler.

why? he had a pretty good season. still has potential to get better.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

no cap days are over, dude.


No cap but why are the Penguins allowed to have Crybaby, Manikan, Neal, Stall, Dupis, Kuniz for starters? I guess Gary Buttman only allows his fav team to have scoring depth?

Well PHX is up 2-0 right now.

Sankar is one of the worst "fans" to walk the earth.

I call persistant troll on him


So I am the worst fan for wanting a Cup?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Bring back Hudler and Cleary
Trade Fil for a backup goalie
Pass on Suter, Weber and Parise

All in a summer's work :P
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hey SANKAR!!!

So Since the Coyotes tanked (oh they didnt?) what do you have to say know???

Just curious..


All I have to say is 5th place doesn't get the Wings a Cup!





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