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Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

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I don't understand the freakout here. Samuelsson is not perfect, but he's able to score goals. He's an upgrade on Hudler in many ways: he's not tiny; he's not a terrible skater; he doesn't pass when he should shoot; and he's going to cost a whole lot less.

Canucks fans liked him a lot.

This is just a joke on so many levels. 3 mil....for a guy who's been plagued with injury problems.......who's turning 36 this year....who has given no indication he can even manage over 15 goals anymore.....

Umm... I guess scoring 14 goals in less than 2/3 of a season doesn't qualify, to you, as being able to score more than 15 goals?

I mean, is this Holland's answer for everyf****** problem? Just to bring back guys we NEEDED to part with in the first place?

We had a major opportunity to make a splash this year, and Holland fails yet again. I'm surprised he signed anyone and didn't just say, "I like our team and I think some of our GR boys are ready".

Fire this guy already....for gods sake FIRE HIM.

Holland makes one move you don't like, and, despite him still being in the running for Suter and Parise, and despite the reports that Suter is very likely to sign here, you say--because of this ONE move and after ONE day and with the two biggest FAs on the market (and many more) still unsigned--that Holland has absolutely failed to make a splash in this entire offseason. Your rhetoric here is absurd.

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For all the crap, Sammy did score goals. But most importantly: he shoots. This team seriously needs a shoot-first player, and Sammy is that. Sure, 90% of his shots go into the chest pad, but he does score a decent amount of goals.

And besides, it wouldn't be a Red Wings summer without resigning an old Wing.

He's not going to put us over the edge, but he's a suitable Hudler replacement and adds a shooting dynamic. That's where he fits on this team.

Yes 3m makes me cringe and the NTC drive me nuts but your completely correct we desperately need someone that doesn't pass the puck around for the entire power play. Sammy has a shoot first mentality that this team desperatly needs more of.

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Samuelsson had a ridiculously good playoff run playing with the Sedins, could we put him on the same line with Pavel and Henrik? Has Babs ever tried that (I know it's usually Homer/Cleary/Bert with the euro twins)

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Is it wrong that my first reaction on hearing this was to laugh manically?

Seriously though, he's not that bad, especially as a bottom 6 player. And for everyone moaning about his shooting - just remember he only shot that much because Babcock told him to. Price is a little high though.

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why did we originally part with sammy again???

He parted with us.

He wanted more money and playing time. To his credit, he was pretty open about it.

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This has to be a very VERY bad joke. There are a million other players I would have rather given a chance then to get this guy back. I'm annoyed already... I can see his retarded head fake that fools no-one. Sad sad day! Maybe it's time to trade Holland!!!!

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People's reactions are priceless. We signed 4 players on July first. One guy was coveted by every NHL team and has serious speed and shooting abilities. One guy was heralded as the next big thing for goalies. One guy is one of the best pests in the league and fights and is a heart and soul guy who just put up 30 points and one guy who is a right handed shot and loves to shoot and will put up 20+ goals. All of these guys were all had for less than 10mil and we've upgraded our team toughness, backup goaltending, speed, and scoring. We still have 15mil plus we can spend and that's not even considering trading any of our players or the 7mil extra we get from the soft cap. And we haven't even signed two of Parise, Semin, Suter, traded for Ryan or Nash yet.

We improved our team and aren't done yet and people are already complaining. How spoiled are you brats?

Go Wings! In Kenny I trust!

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People's reactions are priceless. We signed 4 players on July first. One guy was coveted by every NHL team and has serious speed and shooting abilities.

Yes, he was highly sought after......and yes there's extremely high potential. However, there's no guarantee he will be able to fit in with NHL. Without seeing him step foot into this league, he's a big question mark.

One guy was heralded as the next big thing for goalies.

Come on now. I think it was actually a good signing and he could probably fit in well with his Swedish teammates. That being said, he is remarkably inconsistent with a pretty bad GAA. Still, a solid signing.

One guy is one of the best pests in the league and fights and is a heart and soul guy who just put up 30 points

Heart and soul guy? The same guy with major alcohol and domestic problems? The same guy who was scratched through most of the 2012 playoffs? There is absolutely no place for this loser. And to the idiots spewing, "BUT, BUT, HE ADDS SIZE, GRIT, AND TOUGHNESS!".....no. The guy is 5'9, built small, and adds zero strength to our lineup. Big difference between grit and rat.

and one guy who is a right handed shot and loves to shoot and will put up 20+ goals.

He'll put up 20+ goals, eh? Is that a promise? 36, coming off injury after injury, passed up by TWO teams and......he gets a raise (he was on 2.5m before)? Where's the logic in that? And to the guys pointing to his stats in Vancouver, look a bit deeper. He was playing most of the time on a line with the Sedins or Kesler......OFCOURSE he's gonna wrack up points. I feel this signing is on par with when we brought Williams back and will likely have just as bad a result...maybe even worse considering the NTC.

Just my two cents ;)

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This is the single most disgusting and disappointing Red Wings related news I've heard in a long, long time.

Unbefreakinglievable Holland. You have lost it.

It's not like they signed Boyd Devereaux or traded for Leino.

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when I heard this I was initially shocked but I thought hey at least it isn't Hudler

but 3m? ntc? ...

I'd rather have Jagr/Doan/Anyone but Sammy or Hudler

We were all dreaming about Parise and then it becomes a NIGHTMARE with Samulsson. Three million bucks down the toilet................

It's like a big joke. Holland biggest troll in sports. I'm holding out hope to get blown away tomorrow. We need more than just Suter.

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I'll be honest, this move doesn't make any sense to me at all.

Kenny had to fill the soft on the boards doesn't backcheck euro floater who shoots in the goalies chest role and what better to bring back the O.G. I wouldn't mind him for 1.5m as a depth signing but this is retarded with so many better options out there.

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This is just a joke on so many levels. 3 mil....for a guy who's been plagued with injury problems.......who's turning 36 this year....who has given no indication he can even manage over 15 goals anymore.....I mean, is this Holland's answer for everyf****** problem? Just to bring back guys we NEEDED to part with in the first place?

We had a major opportunity to make a splash this year, and Holland fails yet again. I'm surprised he signed anyone and didn't just say, "I like our team and I think some of our GR boys are ready".

Fire this guy already....for gods sake FIRE HIM.

I remember a lot of us being not too particularly happy when he left the first time.

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So far I've heard Sammy is Holmstrom's replacement? If so that works for me, even if it's is at this salary, he is one of my most "hated" wings of all time but feel he's a massive upgrade over Holmer at this point in their careers.

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Next will be the announcement that defenseman WEBER is joining the Red Wings! Yannick, not Shea

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People's reactions are priceless. We signed 4 players on July first. One guy was coveted by every NHL team and has serious speed and shooting abilities. One guy was heralded as the next big thing for goalies. One guy is one of the best pests in the league and fights and is a heart and soul guy who just put up 30 points and one guy who is a right handed shot and loves to shoot and will put up 20+ goals. All of these guys were all had for less than 10mil and we've upgraded our team toughness, backup goaltending, speed, and scoring. We still have 15mil plus we can spend and that's not even considering trading any of our players or the 7mil extra we get from the soft cap. And we haven't even signed two of Parise, Semin, Suter, traded for Ryan or Nash yet.

We improved our team and aren't done yet and people are already complaining. How spoiled are you brats?

Go Wings! In Kenny I trust!

I think that's probably the issue for most.

Signing Monster, Brunner, Tootoo, and Sammy is ok, with perhaps a large side order of meh.

Signing Monster, Brunner, Tootoo, Sammy, Suter, and Parise/Nash/Ryan/etc.? That'd make Kenny a god.

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The only reason to be mad at this signing is if some people wanted us to resign Hudler. You can bank Samuelsson can score 20-30 goals, if he stays healthy. This is a Hudler replacement that we got cheaper than resigning, and imo, is quite an upgrade. Samuelsson is a better skater, playmaker, more physical and stronger than Hudler. These signings today were just taking care of loose ends and Holland did this beautifully. He addressed this team's size and toughness issues while just replacing people. The Wings are set up nicely right now and have options for Parise, trade for Nash or Ryan, and still room to sign another forward. Anyway you look at the Wings will be drastically different next season with a whole new dynamic and I am very excited

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I'm keepin my mouth shut on this for the time being. I prefer the Tootoo signing but that's just me. I think Kenny has done a decent thing addressing our needs not great but decent. Whether you like who we have signed or not. *Fingers Crossed* that other signings or moves are to be made...

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