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#21 newfy

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Good list.

Prust is by far and away that should be looked at. Hes a fast skater, good hitter and has some skill as well as some good fists. He is exactly the type of fighter the wings need to look into getting.

Gaustad is a good PKer, face off guy as well as tough. Number 2 on my list

Moen and Tootoo are also very good players for their toughness as well. People on here obviously hate Tootoo but he toned it down this year and put up a lot of points for a guy who can hit like that and scrap too. I think he would have a Chelios effect, hated until he gets here.

I like Glass as well, thats about all I'm interested in from those UFAs.

RFA list has some interesting names. A very sick pickup would be Ryan White from Montreal to play the fourth line center spot. Hes a but better at actual defensive hockey then Emmerton, still very young and is one of the scrappier more physical up and coming guys in the league. Hes a very good 4th line C option

I've also always liked the idea of Boll. He doesnt score but he is a very good skater/forechecker for an enforcer type. He isnt a big goon who cant skate, hes like a fire cracker wizzing around out there hitting everything.

The best guy on that whole list would be Matt Martin. Hes exactly what the wings need and is only going to get better. He grew up a wings fan as well. NYI wont let him go however. Shane Doan isnt on the list but would be nice to have in the top 6 and provide that physical presence.

I just dont want to see the usual toughness added. A Downey or Brad May type who is well over the hill and hasone season left in him. Picking up Prust would solve the toughness issue for the next 10 years

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

Good list.

Prust is by far and away that should be looked at. Hes a fast skater, good hitter and has some skill as well as some good fists. He is exactly the type of fighter the wings need to look into getting.

Gaustad is a good PKer, face off guy as well as tough. Number 2 on my list

Moen and Tootoo are also very good players for their toughness as well. People on here obviously hate Tootoo but he toned it down this year and put up a lot of points for a guy who can hit like that and scrap too. I think he would have a Chelios effect, hated until he gets here.

I like Glass as well, thats about all I'm interested in from those UFAs.

RFA list has some interesting names. A very sick pickup would be Ryan White from Montreal to play the fourth line center spot. Hes a but better at actual defensive hockey then Emmerton, still very young and is one of the scrappier more physical up and coming guys in the league. Hes a very good 4th line C option

I've also always liked the idea of Boll. He doesnt score but he is a very good skater/forechecker for an enforcer type. He isnt a big goon who cant skate, hes like a fire cracker wizzing around out there hitting everything.

The best guy on that whole list would be Matt Martin. Hes exactly what the wings need and is only going to get better. He grew up a wings fan as well. NYI wont let him go however. Shane Doan isnt on the list but would be nice to have in the top 6 and provide that physical presence.

I just dont want to see the usual toughness added. A Downey or Brad May type who is well over the hill and hasone season left in him. Picking up Prust would solve the toughness issue for the next 10 years

I'd rank them Prust, Tootoo, Moen, Gaustad, and Glass. Boll would be excellent, but he wouldn't be free. If Dorsett is only a little more (through a trade vs. paying for Boll via RFA), I would prefer him.

Prust has had a great past two years and he would fit in well with the Wings fourth line. Tootoo, while unpopular here, has shown that he can do everything expected from a 4th-liner, with the exception of being a great PK'er.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Prust-----Konopka-----Eaves

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Not sure what the whole big deal about Prust is, he's ok I guess but he's pretty much a worse version of Abdelkader in everything that has to do with the game of hockey.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

I would have babies with any of the guys the OP listed. :D
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Not sure what the whole big deal about Prust is, he's ok I guess but he's pretty much a worse version of Abdelkader in everything that has to do with the game of hockey.


He's a better hitter, fighter, better defensively and he's scored more points in a single season then Abdelkader has. He's a better hockey player then Abby, and there's a reason he's out late in games for New York because as a 4th line "goon" as most people would like to call him, Torts trusts him. And if Torts trusts him, then so would Babs. Plus, I'd rather have Abby AND Prust on the same line, then comparing them.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Ill be so pissed if we dont see moen or prust or both next season.

I have a feeling well see moen though

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Ill take all of them except moen.

i want guys putting up 20 fighting majors. this team is soft as baby s***.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

Ill be so pissed if we dont see moen or prust or both next season.

I have a feeling well see moen though

Prust and Gaustad are likely to be re-signed by their current teams.

Tootoo will likely be a free agent though.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

He's a better hitter, fighter, better defensively and he's scored more points in a single season then Abdelkader has. He's a better hockey player then Abby, and there's a reason he's out late in games for New York because as a 4th line "goon" as most people would like to call him, Torts trusts him. And if Torts trusts him, then so would Babs. Plus, I'd rather have Abby AND Prust on the same line, then comparing them.


Agreed, I'm more or less trying to defend Abdelkader, I've been reading for a while all these people that want him gone, and then someone like Prust gets brought up and everyone explodes in their pants. Abdelkader uses his body just as well as Prust, has improved steadily offensively every year, and plays just as much PK time as Prust along with being on the ice for 13 less PK goals.

I would like to see them both out their, replacing Emmerton with Prust would really help the bottom six.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Prust-----Konopka-----Eaves

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

I've read a few times that Gaustad's contract asking price is going to be in the $4 million/year range. No thanks.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

Agreed, I'm more or less trying to defend Abdelkader, I've been reading for a while all these people that want him gone, and then someone like Prust gets brought up and everyone explodes in their pants. Abdelkader uses his body just as well as Prust, has improved steadily offensively every year, and plays just as much PK time as Prust along with being on the ice for 13 less PK goals.

I would like to see them both out their, replacing Emmerton with Prust would really help the bottom six.

Prust is exactly what Abdelkader needs. Abdelkader is forced to be the toughest guy on the wings and isnt really great for that role. Hes a physical, agitator, middleweight type that if riding shotgun with someone like Prust could really go wild out there. With Prust to back him up, Abdelkader could run around and do his thing while still having a player that can play some decent hockey with him.

People on here always ***** and moan about how useless tough players are and that the wings dont need them, but I know for damn sure that a fourth line of Abdelkader, Konopka and Prust would be better than this years fourth line. That line would have an actual identity, 2 guys who will fight just about anyone and another who is a solid middle weight scrapper so they could all run around and crush guys as much as they wantand very few teams in the league could have an answer for that line.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

I'll continue to keep the original list updated as guys re-sign with teams.

-Derek Dorsett recently re-signed with Columbus for 3 years.
-Derek MacKenzie re-signed with Columbus for 2 years.
-Clayton Stoner re-signed with Minnesota.
-Jamal Mayers re-signed with Chicago.

Just something else to discuss while we speculate about Lidstrom :(

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros, 30 May 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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#35 GMRwings1983

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

He forgot steve macintyre. I'd love to see DIESEL in a Red Wings uni.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

The only person I want to see from that original list is Bryan Allen as a replacement for Stuart.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:43 PM

While I am hesitant to admit it, Tootoo would be a great fit with the Wings. He will likely come cheap, can fight, can hit, and had 30 points this season. He would also be able to mentor Callahan, as they are both smaller fighters.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

I'd still say no thanks to Tootoo.

Not just because of all his cheapshots and antics. He's still just too much of a liability in his own end.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Prust please :thumbup:

Unrealistically i'd love Cal Clutterbuck and Chris Neil on this team.


It would be hard to get Clutterbuck from Minnesota.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

I just hope we don't sign any useless 4th liners than Eric Nystrom.

Emmerton and Abdelkader are so much better than him. :rolleyes:
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