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Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

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I say he'll wear #18.

Nope. Andersson gets 18 next year.

Weiss is going 39.

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I'm satisfied with what the Wings have done. They are a better team heading into camp. This team is ready to take another step!

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Ya I'm thinking something along the lines of...

Z-dats- Abby

Mule-Weiss- alfy

Nyq- helm- Tatar

Then a 4th with Anderson and who knows exactly we have a lot of forwards. Want brunner to stay so badly

That third line is going to give opposing teams alllll kinnnnnddzzzzaaaa problems /hodgetwins

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That third line is going to give opposing teams alllll kinnnnnddzzzzaaaa problems /hodgetwins

It's gonna be deadly! So fast and tenacious! I expect a big year from all 3. Wouldn't be surprised to see over 50 goals from that line

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My only concern is the TSN panels mentioned he does well when he has to carry the load but with better linemates tends to get lazy? I guess we'll find out though.

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The kids will be the X-factor next year. We improved pretty well in the Top 6, but not by leaps and bounds. If Nyquist and Tatar have good years on the third, and give us three scoring lines, look out NHL.

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I'll admit it - I dont really know him very well and I have been watching a lot of hockey over the past decade. He has never really come across my radar, but I am not sure if that is due to the "he's buried in a terrible franchise" or "he's got terrible line mates" or the dreaded "he's not really that good".

The one thing I have noticed watching his highlight videos is this: he goes straight at the net more often than not. Never going to complain about that. It will be interesting to see how he dishes to the 2 swedes on his line to start. Hoping for the best, but cautiously optimistic on this one.

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At that price why not Iginla shorter-term?

Is Iginla a center? Probably has a little something to do with why not him over Weiss.

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Something else that people haven't mentioned I think is that he can be very useful in the shootout - goes backhand fivehole like a boss

But Filppula was so good. Not.

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I'll admit it - I dont really know him very well and I have been watching a lot of hockey over the past decade. He has never really come across my radar, but I am not sure if that is due to the "he's buried in a terrible franchise" or "he's got terrible line mates" or the dreaded "he's not really that good".

The one thing I have noticed watching his highlight videos is this: he goes straight at the net more often than not. Never going to complain about that. It will be interesting to see how he dishes to the 2 swedes on his line to start. Hoping for the best, but cautiously optimistic on this one.

Alfredsson goes for the net, too. We went from having no one in our top 6 go for the net to having two very good players who do just that. Plus Tatar's shoot first mentality.

We just became a more balanced team with greater work ethic, skill, and scoring ability.

Plus, imagine if this change rubs off on someone else. Either way we're better than last year with the potential to be really, really good.

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Not going to lie, don't know anything about him because I never got to watch the East, especially the Panthers. I could sit here and say how much of a great player he was, but judging off his stats before his injured year, I'm happy he's here and he seems excited to be here. Plus he's a former Whaler! Can't wait for him to suit up.

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Alfredson- Datsyuk- Zetterberg

Franzen- Weiss- Nyquivst

Brunner- Helm- Tatar

Eaves- Anderson- Bert/ Miller

Get rid of Sammy, Emmerton.

Is Abby dead to you?

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I enjoy Abby playing alongside our eurotwins but having Nyquist in the top 6 and Tatar with Helm would be my ideal preferance.

If we were to split them then this is how i would go about it

Mule - Dats - Nyquist

Z/Weiss - Weiss/Z - Alfy

Abs - Helm - Tatar

Miller - Andy - Sheahan/Eaves/Jurco/Bert/Sammy/Ferraro (option galore)

Id love to have a all swede line but I don't see Weiss and Dats playing much together.

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I enjoy Abby playing alongside our eurotwins but having Nyquist in the top 6 and Tatar with Helm would be my ideal preferance.

If we were to split them then this is how i would go about it

Mule - Dats - Nyquist

Z/Weiss - Weiss/Z - Alfy

Abs - Helm - Tatar

Miller - Andy - Sheahan/Eaves/Jurco/Bert/Sammy/Ferraro (option galore)

Id love to have a all swede line but I don't see Weiss and Dats playing much together.

What about Emdog?

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I'm not "overly" excited on Weiss yet but a solid pick up, I'd rather have a few less years on the contract but I think he'll improve playing on a much more talented team then Florida!

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Tooto might actually be played more then we might expect. Boston, Toronto, Ottawa will become rivals fast. Why not have a crazy train causing havoc n tickin off the opponent so bad they take stupid penalties. But that's just what I hope on...

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Tooto might actually be played more then we might expect. Boston, Toronto, Ottawa will become rivals fast. Why not have a crazy train causing havoc n tickin off the opponent so bad they take stupid penalties. But that's just what I hope on...

Or he may end up playing more than we might expect but just on another team. I still think he's going to be one that Kenny looks to trade to get to the roster limit.

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Or he may end up playing more than we might expect but just on another team. I still think he's going to be one that Kenny looks to trade to get to the roster limit.

Yup. Holland will package picks with pur slop to get rid of them.

Bert, Sammy, Tootoo, 2014 1st, and 2014 3rd for another team's 2014 2nd and 2014 4th.

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