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#21 The Axe

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

Emmerton will play. Get used to it.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Meh. He was healthy scratched a bit last year in DC. We don't need that, but he may get a 2-way for loyalty's sake. It would be undeserved IMO.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Abdelkader is fine at center(2nd best face-off % on team) give him better line-mates then Holmstrom and he'll do fine in that role, it's hard to look good as a 4th line center when there isn't continuity with linemates. Miller-Abdelkader-Tootoo sounds a lot better to me than Miller-Emmerton-Tootoo.

 

I wouldn't mind a two way deal for Knuble, a little more experience in the bottom 6, good defensively, good guy with the kids in Grand Rapids. Insurance for injuries, and players not playing up to potential. I find very little negatives with this news.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="GoWings1905" data-cid="2339625" data-time="1358048796"><p>
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>
I don't think anyone would argue Miller > Knuble if we're talking player vs. player straight up...

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...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

holland's love affair with old washed up veterans gets frustrating sometimes



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="stevkrause" data-cid="2339651" data-time="1358051209"><p>
<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="GoWings1905" data-cid="2339625" data-time="1358048796"><p><br />
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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#27 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

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



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

Well if it works out, nice if not no worries here so it is worth a shot I guess.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

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#35 The Axe

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

Emmerton laughs at this proposterousness.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

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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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

<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...

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="BlazeYoungblood" data-cid="2339714" data-time="1358081480"><p>
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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#40 MasterPavel

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

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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