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#1 Hatethedrake!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:02 AM

Nyquist, Mursak and Smith are on the team for sure next season. What about Tatar? Does he spend another season in Grand Rapids?
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#2 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

I voted Yes please thank you very much

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

With the Goose and Mursak in the line-up, a couple of guys would have to be moved to make room for Tatar, no?

A) Without any signings/trades, assuming Hudler and Homer don't return:

Franzen - Datsyuk - Bert
Filpulla - Z - Nyquist
Abdlekader - Helm - Cleary
Miller - Emmerton - Eaves
Mursak

B) With signings or trades. Which I think we all agree is needed.

Franzen - Datsyuk - UFA
Filpulla - Z - Nyquist
Abdlekader - Helm - Cleary
Miller - UFA - Eaves
Mursak/Emmerton

So, I'd say no, either way. But I expect him to get lot's of call-up time when the guys, inevitably, start dropping like flies.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

Nope, he'll be a call up....hes got a little ways to go before he plays for this team full time....plus hes got Gus and Mursak in front of him. He'll prolly be fighting for time with Andersson.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

I voted no. Even if the Wings make very few moves this summer the status quo is not lose players who dont have any more options (Andersson) in favour of a player with options (Tatar). That being said, I'm not even entirely sold on Mursak/Emmerton being on the starting roster.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

I think he should be given the opportunity the be a third line winger. The Wings haven't had a scoring third line in a few years, and he would fit that mold well. Assuming no signings, I'd like to see.

Flip- Dats- Bert
Nyquist- Z- Mule
Tatar- Abby- Cleary
Miller- Helm- Eaves
Mursak

I know a lot here see Helm as the third line center, but I think he and Miller are two-thirds of an excellent fourth line. I'd role those four lines every game in almost any situation. Thus, the fourth and third lines would hopefully see an equal amount of ice time.

To answer the pole, I think he should but I don't know if he will.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

No. If he's on the roster full time next season it means we've not signed any FAs and are potentially going into rebuild mode.


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#8 Crymson

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

He's not ready.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

No. If he's on the roster full time next season it means we've not signed any FAs and are potentially going into rebuild mode.

^^^This

Just don't see room for him on the roster, especially if the Wings are active in the FA market like they should be.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

Realistically, the Wings will try to make some big additions during free-agency to turn the downward slide of the team around, and there won't be room for Tatar full-time on the roster.

It all depends on who stays and who goes. I could see some guys being traded away, opening up room for Tatar as a 12th/13th forward.

But my answer is, like others, no. Callup, not full-time. But part of me wishes one of the youngsters, like Järnkrok or Tatar, would take a big step forward and play themselves onto the roster during training camp.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

i got a feeling that Jurco will be making it difficult for the Wings not to have him on the roster next camp.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

I'm undecided over Tatar but why is Mursak automatically making this team, what does he really bring that the Wings need? what am I missing? because if this season was any indication he seemed like a very underwhelming plugger

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

I voted no. Even if the Wings make very few moves this summer the status quo is not lose players who dont have any more options (Andersson) in favour of a player with options (Tatar). That being said, I'm not even entirely sold on Mursak/Emmerton being on the starting roster.

I voted yes, but this post makes complete sense. I was hoping that Tatar would replace Hudler and Emmerton would be gone as well as Mursak possibly being moved or kept purely as a 13th depth fwd.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Parise?? Naaaa..
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

I'm undecided over Tatar but why is Mursak automatically making this team, what does he really bring that the Wings need? what am I missing? because if this season was any indication he seemed like a very underwhelming plugger


A young very strong skating grinder with a high compete level. Ya theres no way this team needs that :blink: You do realize he was one of the best Wings in camp/preseason until he suffered the ankle injury against Chicago. He didnt look like he shook it the rest of the season but a full summer of healing and recovery should have him back to where he was.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

nope i say another year or 2

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

i hope he can make an impression on the team in the preseason. he has played 3 full years in grand rapids now and i fear there isnt much left for him there to learn. additionally, i still think he has enough upside that he needs to continue to be able to develop.

i think the problem we have is we are afraid to lose any assets regardless of how minor they are. so what if we lose a guy like emmerton or andersson? we need to be willing to put non exempt guys on waivers if there are better options.

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