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#21 GMRwings1983

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

Until I see some big names "actually" signed, I'm not getting my hopes up.

Right now, I expect an offseason much like last year's for us. True, there's better players available this year, but also more teams to compete for them.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:33 PM

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#23 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

I would like to have him on two conditions - reasonable price and NO DIRTY HITS, the dirty bastard!

And that's why i don't want that piece of garbage here, or that lazy sack of poop Semin. too many *'s in my posts, so i'm using words like poop now.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

I'm down with Doan, he can wear #91. :colgate:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

Doan is the exact type of player we need for the playoffs. Relentless, tough, passionate and will literally do whatever it takes to win. I'll take him and another forward over Parise.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

And that's why i don't want that piece of garbage here.

Youre kidding right?

Wings fans are such babies anymore. Did you complain when Drake signed with the wings? Because he is just as dirty and as much of a head hunter type as Doan was.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

I'm onboard with it, Doan is the type of player we need. Will help fill the leadership gap by Lidstrom as well.

Babcock's type of player I believe too.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Youre kidding right?

Wings fans are such babies anymore. Did you complain when Drake signed with the wings? Because he is just as dirty and as much of a head hunter type as Doan was.

i didn't really care about the Drake signing. i was more or less indifferent on that. Shane Doan is a huge ******. and you want to talk about babies, look at the Coyotes exit from the playoffs and the example Doan set.

Point being, i do not like him whatsoever and i do not want him to be a Wing. Never liked him even his first year as a Winnipeg Jet watching him here and i never will like him, even if for some reason Kenny signs him. He's more a Penguin than a Red Wing.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hmmm, this is really interesting. Maybe after years of watching his team have zero impact in the playoffs he's ready to see if he can't get that cup somewhere. I'll be anxious to see how this one plays out.


The Coyotes just went to the conference finals.

BTW, the only way Doan plays for another franchise would be if the Coyotes relocated. There's no way he leaves otherwise.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

i didn't really care about the Drake signing. i was more or less indifferent on that. Shane Doan is a huge ******. and you want to talk about babies, look at the Coyotes exit from the playoffs and the example Doan set.

Point being, i do not like him whatsoever and i do not want him to be a Wing. Never liked him even his first year as a Winnipeg Jet watching him here and i never will like him, even if for some reason Kenny signs him. He's more a Penguin than a Red Wing.

Youre right hes not a wing of the last 3 years or so, basically post lockout except 2008. Hes a wing from times before that however when the wings didnt get pushed around in the playoffs and could find other ways to score goals besides working the perimeter. Hes a wing from back when the wings had forwards that could change the game with a big hit as much as a goal. Hes got a no quit attitude and clearly wants to win. When his team isnt scoring he'll look to change the momentum in different ways instead of going through the motions like this current wings roster that hasnt made noise in the playoffs for 4 years now.

Hes what the wings used to be, he can score, set up plays, hits like a tank and you dont like him because he hit some guys hard in the playoffs when the wings played them. And then he actually gave a s*** when his team got beat out.

Like I said, wings fans have become babies and used to an "we need to outclass the other team, even when they outwork and beat us" attitude

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

I'd rather us get Doan than Semin. Doan isn't the first guy on my list, particularly because of his age, but at least he's got heart and that desire to win the Cup.

To those calling him dirty and cheap, people said the same about Chelios and Bertuzzi when they were brought here.
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#32 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

No thanks to Doan. Maybe a few years ago but not now. Pass.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:19 PM

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:26 PM

Doan and Prust... :)
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:11 AM

I have always liked Doan. Yeah, he's an idiot sometimes on the ice, but you can't deny he is passionate and hard-working. The Red Wings aren't remotely close to being tough to play against anymore. When you can't outskill teams, you need players like Doan that will have that edge to play a gritty style and it would hopefully rub off on some of the other "softer" Red Wings. Besides Z and Pavel, no forward in the top-six had any desire to drive the middle of the ice in the Nashville series.

I don't think the Red Wings are getting Parise, which might not be the worst thing if the rumors about his potential deal come true. Obviously the dream scenario is signing both Suter and Parise, but in reality the Red Wings have more holes than usual and need all of that available cap space to address their needs. If you can add two forwards for more depth (Semin/Doan) for close to the same price as Parise would get, I would be OK with that outcome. Then there's still some leftover for ideally a 4th line center and backup goalie.
 
 
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:52 AM

Could you imagine the hunger and intensity a team consisting of Doan, Parise, and Helm would possess? Hell I would love to see those three on a line together just to witness the chaos.


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Who knows, might even spark something in Franzen. At the very least, Doan and Parise in the top-6 would make Franzen on the third line (where he belongs, IMO) (and I don't mean that in a negative way) a realistic option. Or, imagine Franzen/Cleary - Helm - Doan as our checking line (just for when the going gets rough).

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

This, This, This, This, This.

Who knows, might even spark something in Franzen. At the very least, Doan and Parise in the top-6 would make Franzen on the third line (where he belongs, IMO) (and I don't mean that in a negative way) a realistic option. Or, imagine Franzen/Cleary - Helm - Doan as our checking line (just for when the going gets rough).


Thats what i have always thought too. I'd like to see someone brought in that would spark something in Franzen, or teach him how to play like the power forward he can be. That was one of the reasons i would have liked Jagr here last year.
I think putting him on the 3rd line would be a good idea too. Mabe at center?? It would force him to play 2-way hockey, and then he wouldnt be so bored all the time.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

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LOL If for no other reason, I want Doan here so we can use the Doan face year round. I can just see it now. Doan at his introductory press conference with Ken Holland, Mike Ilitch, wearing a Wings jersey and that face. :lol:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if this is just posturing to squeeze a little more out of Phoenix. I still expect him to re-sign.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:13 AM

Yes, please, to Doan.

Good guy and won't cost appendages.





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