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Red Wings Sign G Jonas Gustavsson to 2-year deal, $1.5M/yr

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#21 Wingzman91

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

Keep on going!!!
Monster will be big for us.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

There's our splash! Shows over! :lol:

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

excellent signing! A bit of surpise for me but it makes it even better!
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hell ya bring in the monster! RAWR

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

17-17-4/.902/2.92 behind a not so great Jets team. I'll take him over Conks any day of the week.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

Very good backup ... I can't even seem to remember who our backup was this year? Conks?

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

The monster!! Haha yes. Best option on backup IMO

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

Pinned thread right up above. :)
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

@TheFourthPeriod: Wings were in on Gustavsson when he first joined the NHL. He understands backup roll. Good addition for Detroit.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

I like this signing. He seemed to have confidence issues in TO. I think that there is less pressure having Howard in front in Detroit. He is also a big bodied goaltender that can take away most of the net. If he's not on, at least he's huge.
Also, I wasn't interested in bringing in an old vet and having him out the next season.

Edited by dirtydangles, 01 July 2012 - 11:51 AM.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Strange, can't find a stats page for him on NHL.com. Didn't he play for Toronto last year?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

Gustafsson was in Toronto all year, not Winnipeg. Toronto traded his rights to Winnipeg in late June who did bugger all with it.
So Toronto don't get their draft pick in return now I assume.

However he had a crap team in front of him in Toronto too.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

Already a thread on this topic.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Also consider that IF gus picks up his level and becomes possible No1 material like Harding we could get decent assets for his services in a trade considering his age.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

I like this signing. He seemed to have confidence issues in TO. I think that there is less pressure having Howard in front in Detroit. He is also a big bodied goaltender that can take away most of the net. If he's not on, at least he's huge.
Also, I wasn't interested in bringing in an old vet and having him out the next season.


You can blame the fans and the media there for his confidence issues. Leafs have some of the worst fans in Hockey, they are loyal but they are the most bi-polar fans. Instead of blaming Phaneuff for pinching into plays he has no business to and causing 2 on 1 chances all over the ice they blame Gustavsson for letting in the goal and start booing him off the ice. Im hoping Leafs get stuck with Reimer and Scrivens as there goaltenders and just bomb the season.

Anyways, good signing for Wings. He's a big goaltender (6'4 I believe) and is fast at moving laterally. Good backup.

Edited by darkmanx, 01 July 2012 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

Great move, Kenny! The Monster will be the best backup we've had in years. Finally the Wings have someone that they can go with when Jimmy gets in one of his month-long slumps.

Hopefully this is only the first great move today

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

I live near Toronto and have seen Gus play quite a bit. He's got good potential. Without the pressure of being the number one guy, with all of the other Swedish players here, I think this will help him settle down a bit and be more consistent.

The only point of concern is his possible heart issues but that doesn't appear to be an issue at this point.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

Great to see "Monstret" in Red Wings!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

What a waste of cap space. MacDonald is better and there are cheaper options who are better. (probably half of the goalies in the AHL).





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