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#141 ogreslayer

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

Told details still need to be completed after 12 but Alfie expected to sign 1 yr deal with #Redwings. Also expected to come in less than 6m



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

I haven't read through the thread, and I'm assuming I'm in the minority.
I like the potential signing.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Just realised this as well...Alfie wears #11...Does that mean Cleary is the odd man out :lol:



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Good DEAL, as long as they sign Brunner as well.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

 

Told details still need to be completed after 12 but Alfie expected to sign 1 yr deal with #Redwings. Also expected to come in less than 6m

 

 

It damned well better be less than $6 million.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

Hearing Dallas is in the mix for Dan Cleary.  That would open the door for Alfie to wear 11.


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#148 Travis

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 

 

Yeah, regardless of feelings about this deal - there are still lots of forwards. Something will have to give.

 

Of course, the Wings (and any other team) can reside above the cap until September, so a trade could always be in the works.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 


Cleary or Bertuzzi
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

 

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

Yeah Brunner went 5 and 4 in 14 games and was a plus 2

Alfie went 4 and 4 in 10 games and was a plus 5

 

So your sarcastic point about me missing the playoffs is pretty irrelevant!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

 

It damned well better be less than $6 million.

I was hoping it would be no more than $4 million.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

Just realised this as well...Alfie wears #11...Does that mean Cleary is the odd man out :lol:

Supposedly it's down to Dallas & Detroit for Cleary.  

 

More rumors on the question of why Alfie's leaving Ottawa:

 

Why is Daniel Alfredsson leaving the only team he's known, Ottawa? Hearing Senators low-balled him.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 

 

Bye Bye Dan Cleary hopefully.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Supposedly it's down to Dallas & Detroit for Cleary.  

 

More rumors on the question of why Alfie's leaving Ottawa:

 

Why is Daniel Alfredsson leaving the only team he's known, Ottawa? Hearing Senators low-balled him.

Where the f*** are we finding the roster space for these signings?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 

Well - I figure both Bert, and Sammy can spend the season in GR.



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#156 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Just realised this as well...Alfie wears #11...Does that mean Cleary is the odd man out :lol:

 

I sure hope so.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

Here's how I feel about this:

 

Alfredsson is not a bad player.  But we need a goal-scorer.  We need more than 15-20 goals next year, and he's likely only to get that many.  

 

I don't care about us getting "soft."  Toughness is overrated.  Like others have said before me, you need to be some degree of tough, but the toughest teams don't necessarily go anywhere.

 

I guess he wouldn't hurt us, but he doesn't fit anywhere in particular.  He doesn't replace Flip, but maybe it allows Franzen to move to center.  He doesn't give us goals, which we desperately need.  But maybe if he played with Datsyuk or something?  I don't know, I'm really lukewarm about this.  I don't hate it, especially if it's cheap, but this can't be our "big move."

 

He helps us maintain the status quo for losing the points of Flip and maybe Brunner, but only for a year.  But we still haven't addressed the problems we had before the season ended.  Getting back to where we were in May doesn't qualify as a successful off-season.

 

I mean, let's look at the lineup with Alfie in it.

 

Alfredsson-Datsyuk-Abdelkader

Franzen-Zetterberg-Cleary/Brunner?

Tatar-Andersson-Nyquist

Bertuzzi-Emmerton-Samuellson

Miller, Eaves, Tootoo

 

Does that look stronger than last season's?  No.  We can hope Nyquist and Tatar can turn into top 6 guys this season, but I'd rather not just hope to chance while we have cap space.  And 6 million for Alfredsson to put up Filppula-like numbers (50 points) is horrific.But I guess for a one-year deal year you have to overpay.  


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

Hearing Dallas is in the mix for Dan Cleary.  That would open the door for Alfie to wear 11.

 

Yeah, per Pierre LeBrun - Dallas is in the mix, too.

 

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Dallas and Detroit are in the mix for UFA winger Dan Cleary...
 
I hope he signs in Dallas for multiple reasons, not the least of which is reading the posts lauding Nill for being a better GM than Holland for luring Cleary away.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

 

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

 

Very true. But, I mean, Alfredsson specifically. If you'd told me last week that he'd up-and-leave the Sens and bolt for Motown, well, I woulda said U CRAYZEE. Though I did get the sense (pun) he was real unhappy with something or other in Sens World during that whole "Yeah, we basically suck" thing.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

f*** cleary.. bring in Alfie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







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