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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

John Shannon @JSportsnet 3m

Red Wings have been told they are not in the Vinny Lecavalier bidding war. Sounds like he's close to deciding.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

http://www.mlive.com...d_will_rea.html

 

"The Red Wings are out of the bidding for Vincent Lecavalier, who is seeking a five-year deal for $5 million per season, which is a longer term and more money than Detroit is willing to offer"

 

Lame.



#3 Matt

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

Stars are aligning that it'll be Dallas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.... I'll show myself out.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

5 million a year is too steep?? WTF?? 

 

Maybe too steep when you're not willing to make any moves. HEH. I hope he proves me wrong. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

When every team in the entire league "overpays" players, the team that doesn't is going to lose. Every team overpays a few players, thats how you get quality free agents. Holland needs to improve the top 6, Lecavalier is worth 5 million a season.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

I honestly don't understand the fixation with Stephen Weiss, as the pundits are now saying he's the most likely to be signed by Holland at this point. Replacing one soft, small center in Filppula with another soft, small, center for almost the same price...not exactly a game changing move.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

$5m/5yr is too much. He isn't the player he was and his leadership isn't needed in the locker room.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

Stupid stupid decision.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

When every team in the entire league "overpays" players, the team that doesn't is going to lose. Every team overpays a few players, thats how you get quality free agents. Holland needs to improve the top 6, Lecavalier is worth 5 million a season.

He may be worth $5m, that's true. But he is already getting paid 2m from the buyout. He is in NO WAY worth $7m. The only reason Detroit even talked with him was because they thought he would take a discount due to his buyout money.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

He may be worth $5m, that's true. But he is already getting paid 2m from the buyout. He is in NO WAY worth $7m. The only reason Detroit even talked with him was because they thought he would take a discount due to his buyout money.


I'd be ok with paying him 5 million for 3 years

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

Here should be Holland's litmus test for any FA's.  Does X player crash the net?  No?  Move on.


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

I honestly don't understand the fixation with Stephen Weiss, as the pundits are now saying he's the most likely to be signed by Holland at this point. Replacing one soft, small center in Filppula with another soft, small, center for almost the same price...not exactly a game changing move.


The difference in talent has a lot to do with it.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

They were Ansar Khans words, but during the whole courting process he said the Wings may be reluctant to pony up the $$$ and term because they were concerned about Vinnys "pace". Now I really hope that's not the case, because if walked away because they didn't think he could keep up, but keep Samuelsson and Bertuzzi, on top of re-signing Cleary (which is likely to happen now), well then I'm just quite confused. Hopefully Holland explains his decision, and I'm really hopeful we sign one of the tough wingers on the market now, and not Stephen Weiss. 


Edited by Detroit # 1 Fan, 02 July 2013 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

"We kicked the tires and decided a healthy Mike Samelsson and our comfort level with Val Filppula at five million worked best for our team."
 
 
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

Stephen Weiss ... don't know anything about him ... sounds like when we signed Ray Whitney to replace Sergei ... and yes ... I realize Flip is NOT comparable to Sergei ... And what about the wing??? Bobby Ryan after next year??? Holland better do something ... WHY IN THE WORLD would you sign Datsyuk but not give him someone stable on the Wing to play with.  Yeah, I understand we have players who can play on the wing who play a different natural position, but this is getting tiresome ...



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

5 million a year is too steep?? WTF?? 

 

Maybe too steep when you're not willing to make any moves. HEH. I hope he proves me wrong. 

I think the 5 mil is fine, but if he is really seeking more than 2 years I would be glad Kenny didn't action it.  I am skeptical about Holland though.  Three years is a long time to not bring in the top 3 D or a compliment  for the top 6.  We will see. 


"We kicked the tires and decided a healthy Mike Samelsson and our comfort level with Val Filppula at five million worked best for our team."

HA!!!!!!!  I am terrified that this will be his statement or one equally disconnected from the teams needs.   "Helmer is going to bo our addition this year".



#17 The Axe

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

VANEK.

Stop focussing on Lecav. We dont need a soft frenchie pass first old guy.

We need VANEK.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

Just so I'm clear on this....Robert Lang and Ray Whitney aren't available, right? Or are we holding out for Samuelsson's nephew too, since he might be friends with Bertuzzi's brother's neighbor's dog, who ate a hockey puck once and is therefore worth a 2-year deal?

#19 SaCkaveli20

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:57 PM

Well that's terrible news to read after a long ass day of work...
Bud Light it is...



#20 marcaractac

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:57 PM

How much ya wanna bet our big signing will end up being Jagr. Ugh...







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