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Red Wings sign D Luke Witkowski to 2 year, 750k/yr contract. Will play as F.

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This signing makes no sense... No room in Detroit. No room in Grand Rapids... Signing for Toledo?

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Wanna be Norton 2.0

5 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

This signing makes no sense... No room in Detroit. No room in Grand Rapids... Signing for Toledo?

Makes sense for KH

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1 hour ago, krsmith17 said:

This signing makes no sense... No room in Detroit. No room in Grand Rapids... Signing for Toledo?

Maybe Kronwall, E, and Sproul are all going on LTIR. I dont know.

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3 minutes ago, sjr2012 said:

playing him as F

Yeah Helena St. James is reporting the same thing (take that for what it's worth lol).

If this is true, I went from not really caring much, to actually being intrigued. He's a big boy. My guess is they'll use him as a big net front presence and a punching bag (or cross- checking bag) for opponents defense. Even if he doesn't score like a Holmstrom, if he can provide screens for other guys to score, and agitate/take opponents off their game, I'll be quite pleased with this dirt cheap, no risk deal.

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3 minutes ago, TheDetroitRedWings said:

Yeah Helena St. James is reporting the same thing (take that for what it's worth lol).

If this is true, I went from not really caring much, to actually being intrigued. He's a big boy. My guess is they'll use him as a big net front presence and a punching bag (or cross- checking bag) for opponents defense. Even if he doesn't score like a Holmstrom, if he can provide screens for other guys to score, and agitate/take opponents off their game, I'll be quite pleased with this dirt cheap, no risk deal.

Makes sense. Looks like Blash and Kenny think this is an area that is crucial for their system and addressing the lack of it accordingly. In the draft and obviously in FA too. I'm excited to see how it works out.

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I'm so excited!  He was captain of the Force (my local USHL team) and he is quite the fighter and all around good guy.
He was a d-man here, but was offensively capable.
Good Michigan boy. :)  I always hoped he'd play for us.

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Always good to have a player who can play both F and D in case of injuries.  Just ask Meech.

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Wow a Michigan guy...  great... Cause that's worked really well already.

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2 minutes ago, SwedeLundin77 said:

Hopefully, he's our 13th forward and Bertuzzi gets a good look.

This is what I'm thinking. It's on Bert to make the team himself.. witkowski isn't going to stand in his way. He'll most likely be like Ott was here; at least lineup usage wise. 

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5 minutes ago, SwedeLundin77 said:

Hopefully, he's our 13th forward and Bertuzzi gets a good look.

Mantha-Z-Nyquist

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Abdelkader-AA-Baby Bert

Helm-She-LG

Kwitowski

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Nice to add some toughness for sure. How much he plays though, who knows.


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41 minutes ago, Dominator2005 said:

Mantha-Z-Nyquist

Larkin-Nielsen-Tatar 

Abdelkader-AA-Baby Bert

Helm-She-LG

Kwitowski

Ugh, why would you put AA there?

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11 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

Ugh, why would you put AA there?

No way Blash plays AA over Nielsen

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Good signing for the Polish community in Detroit.  They're still pissed the Wings never signed Oliwa back in the day.

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