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Wings give Mike Knuble a tryout

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I wouldn't want Knuble playing over Miller. Drew is extremely valuable to the penalty kill (even more with Eaves out) and has shown the ability to chip in offensively.</p></blockquote><br />

I don't think anyone would argue Miller > Knuble if we're talking player vs. player straight up... <br />

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As I said too, I wouldn't want him just given a spot, but I wouldn't mind him getting a 2-way and getting a chance to earn a roster spot over Emmerton... Especially come playoff/injury time...</p></blockquote>

Definitely agree. I don't know how much Knuble has left to offer, but it's still probably more than Emmerton.

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If he can still play bring him in on a 1 year contract. This season is a sprint to the end and with so many games in such a short timeframe there is no "if a team can stay healthy". Every team is gonna have an injury problem so grab as much depth as possible. There is nothing wrong with giving him a tryout and if he can play theres nothing wrong with a 1 year contract.

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He's old and washed up, but i'd still rather him then Emmerton like many others have said. I doubt he makes the team, however.

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Just because he's getting a try out doesn't mean he's getting on the team.... Maybe he's there to push our guys trying to make it into the lineup to play better. And if knuble happens to outplay them, then he deserves a spot.

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Miller is a wing....Knuble is a center. Both a very good penalty killers. I am a Miller fan too, but the Wings are in more need of a 4th line center than another winger. Nothing personal, just business...

Knuble is not a center.

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My question is this. Why? He's washed up. New era for us let us move on please. Thx.

Some people really don't seem to understand the concept of a tryout. There is absolutely no guarantee that he will be given a contract, just as there is absolutely nothing to lose by letting him try for one.

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Dan Cloutier tried out once too. I don't really anticipate anything coming of this, let our youth play and develop.

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I seem to remember before all of the lockout nonsense reading an interview where Knuble said it would be a dream come true to get to finish his career with Detroit.. so why not at least give him a chance to prove he can do it?..

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Johnz96" data-cid="2339703" data-time="1358062348"><p>

Knuble is not a center.</p></blockquote>

He's played a great deal at wing, but he can, and has, played center as well...

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Dan Cloutier tried out once too. I don't really anticipate anything coming of this, let our youth play and develop.</p></blockquote>

Agreed, I doubt he'll make the team on anything other than a 2-way deal, so, where's the harm? Almost certainly nothing will come of this, and if it does, it will be for a good reason

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What is your love affair with Emmerton? He has one skill which is skating. Everything else with him is a negative when he is on the ice.

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="MasterPavel" data-cid="2339746" data-time="1358096597"><p>

What is your love affair with Emmerton? He has one skill which is skating. Everything else with him is a negative when he is on the ice.</p></blockquote>

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What is your love affair with Emmerton? He has one skill which is skating. Everything else with him is a negative when he is on the ice.

It's a gimmick.

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If its a two way contract, I can't really see why not. Depth has been a huge problem for the Wings the past few seasons. Look what we were left with when Helm went down last season. With the shortened season, no real training camp, and unproven prospects, we could do a lot worse than having a durable, experienced forward with good defensive skills who can still put the puck in the net on occasion.

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I seem to remember before all of the lockout nonsense reading an interview where Knuble said it would be a dream come true to get to finish his career with Detroit.. so why not at least give him a chance to prove he can do it?..

Why not? Sign him so he can play a couple of games in Detroit...maybe some playoff games, get his name on a Cup. Mostly though so he can get a couple of games in and hang em up playing for his hometown(state) and draft team...I understand. Even Modo retired a Red Wing...

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="MasterPavel" data-cid="2339746" data-time="1358096597"><p>

What is your love affair with Emmerton? He has one skill which is skating. Everything else with him is a negative when he is on the ice.</p></blockquote>

71 games last year. Voted Red Wings rookie of the year. He's fast and getting better.

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As others have pointed out it's no commitment.

I think it just makes some of us nervous because given Holland's fondness for picking up players in their twilight years, a tryout is a bit like an alcoholic going to a bar "just to see what brands they carry."

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As others have pointed out it's no commitment.

I think it just makes some of us nervous because given Holland's fondness for picking up players in their twilight years, a tryout is a bit like an alcoholic going to a bar "just to see what brands they carry."

But more often than not, Holland makes the right call. If the Wings were overflowing with good young talent, I'd say no way. But so far, none of these guys have proven they can really perform at the next level consistently.

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Some people really don't seem to understand the concept of a tryout. There is absolutely no guarantee that he will be given a contract, just as there is absolutely nothing to lose by letting him try for one.

I do understand this but why waste his time and ours? Yes I get yer point dude. And I was stating an opinion. Giving a 40 year old vet a tryout ok sure. No harm done. Next please.

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As others have pointed out it's no commitment.

I think it just makes some of us nervous because given Holland's fondness for picking up players in their twilight years, a tryout is a bit like an alcoholic going to a bar "just to see what brands they carry."

the thing that worries me is that he has a good camp and then takes a roster spot away from one of younger guys.

holland needs to realize that this team is in rebuilding mode now. you don't bring in 40 year old veterans on a rebuilding team when you already have several of them on your roster. Even if knuble isn't on the starting roster, chances are he gets the first call up in case of an injury and robs nyquist or tatar of a call up

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