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#61 Heaten

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Someone mentioned Hudler?They like him in Ottawa it seems.



It would suck if we lose Hudler and don't land Parise. I'm not very optimistic Wings will get Parise so I hope Holland doesn't wait around too long. I highly doubt Parise will be lacing them up in a winged wheel anytime soon....

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

It would suck if we lose Hudler and don't land Parise. I'm not very optimistic Wings will get Parise so I hope Holland doesn't wait around too long. I highly doubt Parise will be lacing them up in a winged wheel anytime soon....

I hope you are wrong, but there are a lot of players out there that can and will replace Hudler and be a bigger impact for us. Sure he had 50 points, but that just means he will be looking for a raise and the Wings cannot afford to waste more cap space on the "same old team." Besides, bring back Hudler & Holmstrom, that is two more roster spots taken that can be filled with someone who can score 40+ goals. Not unless there is a trade brewing, but I doubt it...

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

Anybody heard any more about this? Has this kid accepted any of the offers or is it still up in the air?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

watching his highlights he reminds me of kovalchuk/fedorov.

fast...tricky...determined...wicked wrister...right hander...got size.

definitely worth the gamble.

he seems to be "off the radar" in all the NHL news...

schultz
brunner
parise
suter
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where do we put them all!
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

watching his highlights he reminds me of kovalchuk/fedorov.

fast...tricky...determined...wicked wrister...right hander...got size.

definitely worth the gamble.

he seems to be "off the radar" in all the NHL news...

schultz
brunner
parise
suter
konopka

where do we put them all!
hahaha!


Hockeydb.com lists him at 5'10", 175#. He doesn't have size.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

after further review, as long as he has no problem adapting to the smaller rink and tighter defense, I'd take him as a Hudler replacement.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

watching his highlights he reminds me of kovalchuk/fedorov.

fast...tricky...determined...wicked wrister...right hander...got size.

definitely worth the gamble.

he seems to be "off the radar" in all the NHL news...

schultz
brunner
parise
suter
konopka

where do we put them all!
hahaha!

I highly doubt we will land a ton of people. However, I wouldn't mind having more free draft picks like this kid and Schultz. I don't think many of these goals happen in the NHL. My hopes aren't going to be high with this kid... but at least he would try to score goals and play hard. If he isn't a puck hound I say don't bother. I would like to see a guy like this in a depth role but we don't have room there. If we could make a big deal improvement... but there is no way what we need will happen. Just make it clear this guy isn't going to be a Hudler replacement. Not yet at least.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Kenny's schtick of signing Euro nobodies and other teams castoffs is getting old. I would like to see him focus on getting established NHL players for once.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Kenny's schtick of signing Euro nobodies and other teams castoffs is getting old. I would like to see him focus on getting established NHL players for once.

No thanks.



Tired of the undersized players, long overdue for getting the much-needed size in the Wings lineup. Brunner may go to Tampa, where they would put him in the lineup. Schultz will be interesting, because there will be a couple of team who would put him on the NHL roster so he may go there. Not sure what Holland will do with the logjam at the blueline, Smith HAS to play every night, not split time with Kindl or whomever else.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

This has gotta be the third or fourth time I've seen you knock Parise for his size (assuming it's Parise you're referring to). The Wings do need to get bigger - but this isn't some soft, smallish Euro we're talking about. Parise's 5'11 and a little under 200 pounds. He's like a cross between Helm and Datsyuk - and he scores in the playoffs.

Brunner, on the other hand...I could do without this organization's collective hard-on for his type. But maybe that's unfair to him. I certainly hope so. And besides, as others have said, it's a zero-risk proposition.

Well here I go again,but I don't think any of us need talk about Parise anymore.He's not leaving NJ now that they're in the finals.As for Brunner if they sign him he'll go to Grand Rapids.GR had 5 or6 rookies last year and will have 4 or 5 this year.I don't believe Detroit should set pat either.That's why Holland get paid the big bucks!
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

I say we take him if anything just because he'll actually shoot the puck it seems (not to mention the kid looks good).. we ned a goal scorer. We're a team full of play makers. If he's gunna shoot the puck i say we give him a shot on one of the top two lines at least for a little while at the beginning of the season.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:56 PM

Tired of the undersized players, long overdue for getting the much-needed size in the Wings lineup. Brunner may go to Tampa, where they would put him in the lineup. Schultz will be interesting, because there will be a couple of team who would put him on the NHL roster so he may go there. Not sure what Holland will do with the logjam at the blueline, Smith HAS to play every night, not split time with Kindl or whomever else.


Commodore, Quincey, White, Brunnstrom.....though I agree that we are undersized in the bottom 6, and under gritty

Well here I go again,but I don't think any of us need talk about Parise anymore.He's not leaving NJ now that they're in the finals.As for Brunner if they sign him he'll go to Grand Rapids.GR had 5 or6 rookies last year and will have 4 or 5 this year.I don't believe Detroit should set pat either.That's why Holland get paid the big bucks!


Doesn't matter that theyre in the finals, their cash situation will most likely not permit them to resign him to the big contract he'll command.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Kenny's schtick of signing Euro nobodies and other teams castoffs is getting old. I would like to see him focus on getting established NHL players for once.

No thanks.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:41 PM

Commodore, Quincey, White, Brunnstrom.....though I agree that we are undersized in the bottom 6, and under gritty



Doesn't matter that theyre in the finals, their cash situation will most likely not permit them to resign him to the big contract he'll command.

They'll come up with the cash,they have too(you go to the finals and let your "C" get signed away).If you had cash problem with him, think what it will be like without him.Would you want to go see them play,not me.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:35 AM

They'll come up with the cash,they have too(you go to the finals and let your "C" get signed away).If you had cash problem with him, think what it will be like without him.Would you want to go see them play,not me.


.....? they're not just gonna magically come up with the cash/cap space. They'd have to severely hurt the depth of their team in order to keep him.....No one player is worth that. Fact is he could stay but it's more likely than not he'll be playing somewhere else next season.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:57 AM

Brunner seems to have a no nonsense attitude which could be good for the Wings.


Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

.....? they're not just gonna magically come up with the cash/cap space. They'd have to severely hurt the depth of their team in order to keep him.....No one player is worth that. Fact is he could stay but it's more likely than not he'll be playing somewhere else next season.



They did it with Ilya, suffered for a bit, and then went to the finals.

I have to agree, if NJ wants him back they can make it happen. It isn't impossible and they had to be planning for it. Parise can write his own ticket, so we just have to wait and see what happens. I am not counting on him coming to Detroit though, unfortunately.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

A slick offensive forward who can shoot as well as pass the puck. Has great wheels and hands. Plays a gritty game.

that is latest scouting report on Brunner,26yr 5'11" 187lb. Parise is 27yr 5'11" and 194lb so i dont see a big diff in size. It seems its the european aspect that puts some fans off. Parise is proven NHL i grant you but i watched most of the WC games involving the Swiss side and Brunner looked good. He had 1+1 and was a +1 in the 2-3 loss to Canada, where he was up against Phaneuf,Keith,Bouwmeester,Methot,Schenn and Quincey who are all over 6' and 200lb+
and he handled himself well. and if memory serves me well are all physical players.

If kenny can get him on board for the min $ then i dont think he will be a huge risk.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:38 AM

Looks like it's down to 3 teams & the Wings might lead the pack if Kenny hasn't locked him up already: http://www.blick.ch/..._medium=twitter





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