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#41 Danielsm

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

I think he'll sign a 1 yr cheap contract, pretty much for the winter classic and a last ditch effort at a cup. With the potential UFA signings, we may have a contending team next year.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

it's time for a changing of the guard. let the young guys come up. in saying that though, the only one i welcome back is Lids. say no to hudler as well.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

I hope Nick returns of course. Hudler is gone FINALLY. Love Homer and all he's done but it's time to replace him with Nyquist.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Love the guy. Thank him for all his hard work. For the team, the majority DRW fans, and his own sake, I hope that this was his last year. He will be missed.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Love Homer for everything he has done, but it's time for him to retire. He is easily the worst skater on this team now and hurts any type of momentum the 4th line ever tried to create. He's turnover prone now and makes Datsyuk and Z have to work twice as hard when he's paired up with them on the PP. Don't get me wrong, I see that he works just as hard as everyone else, but his skill level isn't what it used to be. He has become a defensive liability. Retire with some sort of dignity, Homer.
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#46 Wingedwheeler2

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

On a side not.......if I were him, I'd retire.....has anyone ever seen his wife? My son played against his son last fall......and that was the highlight of those 2 games....checking out Homers wife! Tall, leggy redhead....very nice! Lol!

#47 Marty Barry

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

I say a low cost 1 year 2 way contract. He can play the Classic, a thank you from management. Call him up when needed, and with less wear and tear at the NHL level he may turn out to be a very nice "surprise" for opposing goalies in the playoffs. We Love You Homer!!!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

On a side not.......if I were him, I'd retire.....has anyone ever seen his wife? My son played against his son last fall......and that was the highlight of those 2 games....checking out Homers wife! Tall, leggy redhead....very nice! Lol!


It's one of those couples where you don't mind that the funny guy got the pretty girl.

#49 weGotTheCup89

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

I think he'll sign a 1 yr cheap contract, pretty much for the winter classic and a last ditch effort at a cup. With the potential UFA signings, we may have a contending team next year.


This. These responses all seem absurd to me- like others have said, if Holmstrom is gone, I believe Lidstrom is gone as well. And there's no way Lidstrom retires this year. Much like Hossa came here in large part to Kopecky, and then the Hawks signed Kopecky along with Hossa the next year.

In regards to Homer being "done" or "useless," there has not been a season in recent memory that did not end with Holmstrom being severely reduced due to the beatings he took over the course of the season. While, yes, he is older now, athleticism was never the key to his game, and we'll all see to start next season Homer hasn't slipped as far as we all assumed.
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#50 Nev

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

I say a low cost 1 year 2 way contract. He can play the Classic, a thank you from management. Call him up when needed, and with less wear and tear at the NHL level he may turn out to be a very nice "surprise" for opposing goalies in the playoffs. We Love You Homer!!!



Because of his age, won't he have to clear waivers if we try and send him down?
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#51 55fan

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:03 AM

Because of his age, won't he have to clear waivers if we try and send him down?

He'll have to clear just like anyone else who is not waiver-exempt (3 years), but who would take him? I really can't imagine anyone taking him for their own needs, nor can I imagine anyone taking him just to prevent us from having him.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:13 AM

Keating is the biggest moron I know. I hate listening to that idiot.


You must have a really nice job, if John Keating is the biggest idiot you know. BTW, I'm pretty sure Larry Murphy gives him a run for his money...

It's one of those couples where you don't mind that the funny guy got the pretty girl.


Lol. My Wife and I were discussing that phenomena the other day. She said, "Yea, we think we can change em all...". Left me wondering what she thinks of me, Lol.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Thank you Holmstrom for a awesome, AWESOME career and ride...but it's time to hang em up. You have nothing to regret if you do.

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#54 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

Honestly I think it's time for a changing of the guard. Homer has been awesome for the wings and gives his all every shift but his role has become too limited.

Knowing how Holland does things though I kind of expect homer back on a one-year contract.





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