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#2025144 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

My ideal situation would be for Howard to start 55 games, Ozzie 27. However, none of this 20+ consecutive starts for Howard so that when Ozzie does finally get a game, he's so rusty that he lets in a goal to an enforcer 14 seconds into the game.

#2024964 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by mindfly on 10 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

I don't consider guys like Sutton or Hnidy to be enforcers.

You guys are just stereotyping based on my previous posts in other threads. Here, we're talking about tough 3rd pair defensemen and not wingers who are straight up enforcers like Boogaard. That's changing the topic and talking about the 4th line, which is not what I'm doing in this thread, although I have done it before in those threads.

I just want to know why posters criticize defensemen who can't skate and take occasional bad penalties, and then they praise this signing. It seems hypocritical to me and I don't think it's because Salei is perceived as being really good all around, because he's really not. He's a straight up defensive defenseman, just like many of the other players me and several other posters have wanted.

Babcock loves the guy, isn't that enough for ya? If he thinks he's the guy to get the job done then he really is.. :thumbup:

#2024930 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by HankthaTank on 10 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Stuie is not a 3rd pairing guy. He is way too under appreciated especially with how he started the year and just killed it during the inury plague of last season.

#2024195 Red Wings might opt to keep Ritola at the expense of Miller

Posted by best poster in LGW history on 09 August 2010 - 07:54 AM

dump both and get a dman that can PK.

#2024357 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 09 August 2010 - 12:38 PM

Guess for the price it's not bad. Ericsson's gonna have alot of fights next year with this guy as his partner, he better be up to it, cuz Salei cant fight his way out of a paper bag.

Because he's so cheap, do we still have to trade Meech+Miller?

#2024387 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by mindfly on 09 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

Seriously.. Lilja, who won't fight anymore and would demande TWICE the salary of Salei's... Atleast I know who I'm prefering.

#2024466 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 09 August 2010 - 02:47 PM

Realistically, as long as Kenny wants to stand pat at the deadline, Detroit could even pay both Modo's and Salei's bonuses with this years' cap money. Let's say Abdelkader gets an equal deal to that of Helm (which I feel is slightly overestimating it rather than under) at a Cap-hit of $912,500. That's puts the Wings at a current Cap Payroll of $60,300,377 (or Cap Space of -$900,377). Given both Miller's and Meech's salary are removed (either through waivers or trade) Kenny then has $249,623 in Cap Space remaining for injury call-ups.

Granted its half of what he was looking for but as long as the Wings stay relatively healthy, the call-ups shouldn't take away too much of that cap space. Even if it chews up the entire almost $250k, all of a sudden the Wings have zero carry-over bonuses next year (which wouldn't be the worse thing to begin with give the current state of the team for 2011/2012).

Now, if Kenny really wants to go for broke, he could choose to apply the bonuses to next year's team and literally add a player with a cap hit of roughly $4 million at the deadline to put the team over the top if he feels its necessary.

No matter how you slice it, Kenny's assembled an incredible team with the Cap Space he's had and barring an epic meltdown of Howard, there's no reason to think this season won't be great for Wings fans.

#2024454 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Jericho613 on 09 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

I think I'd rather just go with Meech, don't like this signing one bit.

#2024495 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

Well, he's worn #24 his entire NHL career, he damn sure better not get it in Detroit!!!

#2024564 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by mindfly on 09 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

Well boys, I think we should get ready for another season with a good chance of going all the way, Yes I'm serious.

Rested...Motivated..Deep... Oh yes.

#2024557 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Carman on 09 August 2010 - 05:37 PM

I like this signing a lot.

Lilja wasn't happy in his place on the team, he wanted more opportunity than anything else, and there was just no way he was going to crack the top 4 on a consistent basis.

Salei is a solid cheap depth defenseman, I don't care how old someone is on a one year deal. If the Wings think he's good enough to play, then he's good enough to play.

Can't wait for this season to start.

#2022822 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by Kira on 05 August 2010 - 02:36 PM

Modano to wear either #89 or 90

"Also of extremely important note: Modano says that he has not ruled out playing for the Red Wings for more than one season".



#2022813 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by Kira on 05 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

I'm with Aussie Wing on this one. He'd better do everything up to and including walk on water to impress me. Otherwise, I'll still believe it was a waste of money.

#2021902 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 August 2010 - 09:23 AM

i must be still drunk. i cant believe this. ken holland is really liking these one year deals. and then bring the player back again. ok so tuzzi AND modano. am i the only one NOT liking this? :ranting:
nick has started to age, malts is getting NO love. am i the only one who thinks we should have gotten a damn good d-man for a few years than sign modano for one? i think kenny is experimenting with something...

No, you're definitely not alone.

Modano has the upside of giving the Wings three scoring lines, which they're gonna need because right now their bottom defensive pairing is suspect, and if a D man gets injured this season it's gonna be big problems. And all of that in front of a sophomore goaltender.

I like that Modano makes three scary lines for the Wings, I just think it only leaves money for a plugger on the bottom pairing instead of a guy who we could've had for a few years and would've been a slight upgrade.

#2021899 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by Broken 16 on 03 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

Malts' time for free love is over. Same as Cheli's was last offseason.

As for defense, I completely agree that a stable, veteran Dman is *essential* for the bottom pairing, but Modano's signing won't eliminate the chance of bringing in a $1 million guy, which is all they really need. on top of that, Modo gives the Wings so much depth up front it'll be sick.

This. Not to mention that this combined with Hudler coming back is going to give us two legitimate powerplay lines. Wings offense could be absolutely SICK this coming season.