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#121 Dabura

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

This is so weird.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

ALFREDSSON LEAVING THE SENATORS, EXPECTED TO JOIN RED WINGS

 

Daniel Alfredsson is leaving the Ottawa Senators.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the long-time team captain made the Senators aware of his decision on Thursday night while TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie says the expectation is that he'll sign with the Detroit Red Wings.

Last season, Alfredsson scored 10 goals and 16 assists in 47 games.

The native of Gotherburg, Sweden has spent his entire career in the nation's capital, scoring 426 goals and adding 682 assists in 1,178 games.

The 40-year-old veteran was originally selected in the sixth round by the Senators at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

@HeleneStJames: Hearing Daniel Alfredsson 99% likely to join the Detroit Red Wings. One-year deal, heavy on bonuses that can be deferred to 2014-15.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

Those of you sharting your collective pants do realize that Alfie scored as many points as Brunner, you know the guy that everyone is freaking out over the fact Holland hasn't signed?

 

He also was a PPG player in the post season, and he played all but one game this season.

 

 

OR... are you just freaking out because of his age?

 

 

Age.  Brunner has a potential future with the Wings.  Alfie gives Detroit a season or two and then it's time to find yet another replacement for the offense with Dats and Z even older.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

 

Alfie still is a good player.  Looking just at him coming to the Wings, there's a lot to like.

 

For me if he's a one of a few moves, then this could be great.  If this is Holland's only move, then not so much.  

 

Potentially losing Flip and Brunner and signing a 40 year old Alfredsson and relying on Sammy and Bertuzzi going forward.

 

We'll see how it all shakes out though. 

I am actually embarrassed by the consistent moves to sign 35+ players in UFA. Enough is enough. We are justifying our stereotype that the "wings are old"


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#126 Son of a Wing

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

This is so weird.

 

Actually it's quite on par with the Red Wings track record.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

http://kuklaskorner....hinking-detroit


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

 

And if he doesn't get hurt, it is a win for Detroit. Exactly how does Alfie hurt the team if he went on injured reserve? Any signing has a risk. This is a short term fix that will prevent the team from losing the kids down the road.

He prevents signings this year and leaves a kid to ride pine or stay in GR until he gets injured. 


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#129 F.Michael

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

Waste of money, waste of time. What a joke.

Well - at least Alfie is a likeable guy, and appears to be able of putting up 50 pts if he stays healthy...Otherwise I pretty much share your sentiments...It's a bit of a head scratcher considering his mileage.



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#130 hillbillywingsfan

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:09 AM

Those of you sharting your collective pants do realize that Alfie scored as many points as Brunner, you know the guy that everyone is freaking out over the fact Holland hasn't signed?

 

He also was a PPG player in the post season, and he played all but one game this season.

 

 

OR... are you just freaking out because of his age?

 

Those of you sharting your collective pants do realize that Alfie scored as many points as Brunner, you know the guy that everyone is freaking out over the fact Holland hasn't signed?

 

He also was a PPG player in the post season, and he played all but one game this season.

 

 

OR... are you just freaking out because of his age?

Yeah I think most are really focusing too much on his age and not his stats even at 40. And we know it won't be more than 2 years...I think it will be a pretty good signing if true.


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#131 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:09 AM

I am actually embarrassed by the consistent moves to sign 35+ players in UFA. Enough is enough. We are justifying our stereotype that the "wings are old"

 

Don't forget the No Trade Clauses.  ;)



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Good deal
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

One thing I really don't like about it, we're gonna be really soft, barring other moves. And we're gonna have targets on our back in our own division. Toronto, Alfredsson's arch enemies since he was drafted. Boston, a team he apparently spurned to sign with us. And of course, Ottawa, the team where he is a legend. Can't judge it today, we'll see how this works next spring. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:12 AM

If it is only a 1-year deal then I'd be more comfortable with it, I guess. Even though deals like this always feel unsavory to me. Modano shouldn't have left Dallas, Alfredsson should retire a Senator. *shrug


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:12 AM

 

 

Age.  Brunner has a potential future with the Wings.  Alfie gives Detroit a season or two and then it's time to find yet another replacement for the offense with Dats and Z even older.

 

Brunner played one shortened season in the NHL and had a hard time being consistent at that.

Didn't Brunstrum have a pretty good first year in the NHL?

I can go down the list of one year guys that have played in the NHL. 

 

Tatar, Nyquist, and the other forwards "Rotting" in GR are not ready to assume top line minutes, Alfie fills that role for one season while the young guys have another chance to acclimate to the NHL.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

 

Brunner played one shortened season in the NHL and had a hard time being consistent at that.

Didn't Brunstrum have a pretty good first year in the NHL?

I can go down the list of one year guys that have played in the NHL. 

 

Tatar, Nyquist, and the other forwards "Rotting" in GR are not ready to assume top line minutes, Alfie fills that role for one season while the young guys have another chance to acclimate to the NHL.

 

Did you miss the playoffs? Brunner scored quite a few goals for us while playing on the 3rd line...



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

Another positive.....Alfie is a righty.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

Nyquist Andersson and Tartar have to play with the Wing or get released this year. He's not taking top 6 minutes from any if them.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

 

Brunner played one shortened season in the NHL and had a hard time being consistent at that.

Didn't Brunstrum have a pretty good first year in the NHL?

I can go down the list of one year guys that have played in the NHL. 

 

Tatar, Nyquist, and the other forwards "Rotting" in GR are not ready to assume top line minutes, Alfie fills that role for one season while the young guys have another chance to acclimate to the NHL.

FALSE. Tatar and Nyquist ARE ready to assume top 6 minutes. Nyquist already shows that ability and Tatar is an AHL playoff MVP. That is "earning it" on any other team. They can't prove it if they never get a shot. We haven't recently had young star talent because by the time they get a chance to establish themselves they are on the wrong side of 25. 


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#140 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

Guys its a 1 year deal... Right handed shot who can definitely put up 50+ points this season.

 

Little risk... High Reward!

 

Welcome Alfie!







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