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#81 Nev

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:13 AM

And so draws to an end the Mikael Samuelsson era, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

 

To all those thinking he'll not report to GR and will retire - dream on.  All the guy has to do is ride buses for 3 months and he picks up another $1.5M

 

What an absolutely brutal contract. 

2 years??  Why Kenny, why? 

$3M per year? ?? Why Kenny, why? 

NTC??  Why Kenny why?

 

Why could you not give a 35 year old with no leverage, a 1 year contract for $1.5M and no NTC?????  Its not like you were in a bidding war for the guys services!!!


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

one down, two to go...

 

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Edited by LeftWinger, 26 January 2014 - 08:07 AM.

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#83 Nev

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:28 AM

Don't get your hopes up, Cleary ain't being waived.  Ever.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

I realize that players cannot remain the same throughout their careers. Injuries and age catches up to them. But this was the right decision and a bit overdue. I thank Sammy for all he has done, but this team has passed him by and there is no spot for him here. Good luck.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:30 AM

I read somewhere that the Bruins had an interest in Quincey, maybe we can get them to take Sam with him?


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

Nice. Didn't mind the 2008 version. 2013-2014 needed to go. Thanks for that wraparound goal against Pitts in the SCF but CYA!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

And so draws to an end the Mikael Samuelsson era, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

 

You kidding me? This is the happiest the fanbase has been in years!


I read somewhere that the Bruins had an interest in Quincey, maybe we can get them to take Sam with him?

 

You heard somewhere that the Boston Bruins are interested in Kyle Quincey?


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

As expected: "@DarrenDreger: O'Brien and Samuelsson cleared Waivers."

Edited by amato, 26 January 2014 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

@DarrenDreger: O'Brien and Samuelsson cleared Waivers.

Am I right in thinking his options now would be to report to GR or retire?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:08 PM

no surprise there. hello GR



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

@DarrenDreger: O'Brien and Samuelsson cleared Waivers.

Am I right in thinking his options now would be to report to GR or retire?

He should go straight to the ECHL to not impede the development of a future Red Wing.  Or retire, that would be nice.  Though if he retires, does anyone know the cap implications?


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

Hopefully he doesn't report, Im not sure he brings any value to the Griffs, instead he makes a more deserving veteran to sit. Hopefully he is perpetually scratched!


Edited by cnot19, 26 January 2014 - 12:11 PM.

Get me a real fourth line Kenny!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Sammy sent to GR per khan



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

He should go straight to the ECHL to not impede the development of a future Red Wing.  Or retire, that would be nice.  Though if he retires, does anyone know the cap implications?


As he was over 35 when he signed the contract we would be on the hook for at least some of his salary. I think the full amount? So it's better for us (£100k better) if he reports to GR or as you suggested Toledo. If this is wrong then please correct me, I just got the hang of the old CBA lol.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

He just Cleared waivers and has been sent down Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

He will retire after this season, as his age has hit his jersey number. This was his plan the whole time
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

He won't even play that many games for Grand Rapids due to the veteran rule in the AHL. The Griffins already have to rotate their vets so it wouldn't surprise me if he barely played. As Grand Rapids are one of the best AHL teams, it's not like they need him.

 

When a few of the young guns return to GR from the Wings there is not a single forward I would take out of the line up for Sammy.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

Sad to see things end like this, because IMO his last stint with the Wings was good. But yea, bad decision by Holland. At least he's done something about it now. 

 

I'm hoping that KH actually tries to shift someone at the deadline to clear some space out. Maybe Tootoo? I don't want to see him get traded, he would be in my lineup, but as he doesn't seem to be in favour with Babcock we could do with the space. Most of the ppl here would like to see Kindl moved but I would keep him around. Call me crazy if you will, but he's made strides with his game the last two years. Much more pro-active with offensive transition, more confidence carrying the puck up the ice and leading the rush at times. And every Wings defensemen has made bone headed plays this year, so it'd be unfair to call him out for that. Just saying', I wouldn't move him. Andersson? Probably. 


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