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

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#61 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

Interesting. Hopefully he can turn things around here.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

Well, I am one of those that thought Joey Mac was a great backup and surprised that we didn't sign him and instead picked up the Monster. I don't think we need to push Jimmy, before his injury, he was the goalie with the most wins for a long stretch of the season. Hell, wasn't he an alternate in the All-Stars? That's why I thought JMac would be a solid backup. Some goalies don't need to always worry about losing the net after one or two bad outings, that actually shakes their confidence. I hope this doesn't send the wrong message to Jimmy management don't trust him or something. And $1.5 mill/yr, I think we could have done with league minimum to give Gus a shot at proving himself.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

I think it has more to do with the fact that having two fairly young goalies is better than having one and a vet. Our cupboard is pretty bare prospects wise. I'm not sure how old Gustavsson is, I'm guessing 24ish? I think it's more to add depth than send a message to Howard. This is the Wings preparing for the future.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

I cleaned up the thread. If you don't want your posts deleted, let's keep it about the signing and not bickering with each other. Enough city and fanbase bashing.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Oh wow! Wasn't expecting this.

I like it! :thumbup: Welcome to Detroit, Monster! (I like the nickname :lol:)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

Good move, signing a more than capable backup, with potential to be something more.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Not really what I expected for our first signing of Free Agency but looks like a pretty good deal. Can't wait to see this guy in action!!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

I think it has more to do with the fact that having two fairly young goalies is better than having one and a vet. Our cupboard is pretty bare prospects wise. I'm not sure how old Gustavsson is, I'm guessing 24ish? I think it's more to add depth than send a message to Howard. This is the Wings preparing for the future.


He's 27.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

I like this signing. can't wait for him to get a start in Winter Classic and stone wall Maple Laughs.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

i like it. hes not all that old for a goalie and with a more sound defensive team hopefully he can tighten things up himself. hopefully can keep howie sharp as well... good job KH! 1 hole filled, couple more left

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

Hate it. Gustavsson's sucked since he came over. Couldn't hold a job for the Leafs. Joey MacDonald was amazing last year when needed. Nothing short of amazing. what happened to earning your spot?


Do any goalies do good in Toronto? I sincerely don't know. It seems Giguere didn't bode to well there, either.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

Joey Mac has a bad back guys. Thats why we had to get a back up. Maybe he could pull a Mike Smith. I think he will be a good back up.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:01 PM

Do any goalies do good in Toronto? I sincerely don't know. It seems Giguere didn't bode to well there, either.


No, because their goalie coach is very closed-minded. He makes the goalies conform to his style rather than let them play their natural style and then tweak it like Bedard does for the Wings goalies.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

No, because their goalie coach is very closed-minded. He makes the goalies conform to his style rather than let them play their natural style and then tweak it like Bedard does for the Wings goalies.

Reimer was great in 2010-11

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

Love this one knew and wanted him since day 1 in NHL.. Great looking tandem man what an upgrade to Mac and Conklin.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

I think we will play 30+ games at least. He is a good fit for us.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

If he can rebound this season, it'll be nice to be able to give Howard some rest once in awhile. He's more than capable of the workload he's been getting the past couple years but I'd rather see him more well-rested for the playoffs.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

Feel better with our goalie situation. So far the best signing for the Wings.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:42 PM


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

Lose the nickname.

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