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#2317040 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by Shaman on 08 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

Well, his agent has contacted 12 teams including the Wings, so I believe he is trying to drive his value up for negotiations with Phx. His offensive production has been dropping over the last 5 years, and he projects to be a 3rd line winger based upon production, age, and skill set. Do the Wings need another 3rd line winger? The answer is no. And to leftwinger, 3 years at 5.5 million is a joke, that would make him paid in the same ball park of Zetterberg, and hes no Zetterberg.

#2316384 A case for rebuilding

Posted by Shaman on 06 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

why is there talk of rebuilding????? we still got zetterberg,datsyuk,franzen,kronwall and filppula for what 5-8 yrs of good hockey at least and i know datsyuk is 34 and time will tell but i see him like a selanne type and still being a good player at 40-42 yrs of age

what the wings problem is they keep adding old veterans all the time !, they cant get rid of everybody and then put in 5-10 new bodies in a season they need to mix those guys in with the above mentioned players now! thats why i dont understand the bertuzzi resigning and samuelsson, were stacked now up front and theres talk of adding doan and semin

that means nyquist and brunner get sent down ,mursak and emmerton etc get dealt

samuelsson and bertuzzi shouldnt of been brought back and nyquist,brunner,tatar be given a chance , and even andersson whos 6'2 200+ pds could of been a good addition on the 4th line

at this point i wouldnt even be shocked if we resign holmstrom

In the KHL maybe, there have been a lot of rumblings that Dats wants to finish his career there. And again, unless the defensive problems of the Wings are addressed this season they are not a real contender.. if they are around 8th in February, I would rather see them sell players like Cleary and Bertuzzi to other teams for draft picks than see them try to sell their draft picks/prospects and get bounced early anyway.

#2316380 A case for rebuilding

Posted by Shaman on 06 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

andersson will be a nhl player

I see him as a career AHL player, especially if he stays in the Wing's system.

#2315849 Semin

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

I'd take Semin for 4 years 20 million. Very fair for a player with 40 goal potential.

#2315453 Jonathan Ericsson. Knock, knock...

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

Ericsson was our 2nd best D man in the playoffs this year. E has made great strides. He will never be a point producing defenseman, but when it comes to PK or shutting down the opposition he has improved a ton.

Lidstrom, Stuart, and White were all in my opinion better than Ericsson in the playoffs.

#2315356 Holland comments on Suter & Parise going to Wild

Posted by Shaman on 04 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

I wonder if free agents would be more willing to come here if Yzerman was GM?

At least Yzerman has balls. Holland has the balls of a Ken doll.

#2315350 Holland comments on Suter & Parise going to Wild

Posted by Shaman on 04 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

What I have to say to Holland: I hope Yzerman likes your office, I have a feeling he will be occupying it soon.

#2314501 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Shaman on 04 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

I will agree with you that they should have done more before now, but at the same time kindle was suppose to be the guy. Unfortunately he probably is never gonna be better than a 5 or 6 dman. But to fire holland that is outrageous even if the last few years were not his best work. Let's sit back and see his next moves. If he signs carle and says we like our team then maybe we need to start considering that it is time to bring THE captain back.

Kindl being a bust has been known since his time in GR. Holland has since 2009 failed to make this team better. Last season everyone justified it with 'well next season Suter' now Detroit has 2 options overpay or not contend.

#2314185 My 2013 Roster...

Posted by Shaman on 04 July 2012 - 07:29 AM

Problems with your roster:

#1 Yandle will not come cheap, think Smith+++

#2 Semin will not sign for under 6 million and he will want more years

#3 Suter is looking like a 50/50 shot at best right now

#2311611 i hope we dont panic if suter and parise signs elsewhere

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

If we end up with a Penner and a Carle I will flip my s***.

We will have the first overall next season to keep us warm if that's Holland's plan.

#2311320 i hope we dont panic if suter and parise signs elsewhere

Posted by Shaman on 30 June 2012 - 12:53 AM

Sorry if you don't see it, but the team lost one top 3 ever D-man and an above average second pairing D-man, and will lose a 25 goal scorer. If Holland doesn't address these holes the team may not even be a playoff team next year. Lets face it, with Lidstrom, Hudler and Stuart the Wings got bounced in the first round in 5 games, so if they don't upgrade the line up there is no reason to think they will do anything better next season. Will people be pissed, damn straight people will be, the Wings are 8 million under the cap floor and almost 25 under the limit, if this isn't a time to take some chances on a few UFAs there never will be one.

#2310438 How much would you give up?

Posted by Shaman on 27 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

If Eklund says a player is on the market, you can bet your bottom dollar that player is not on the market. If this is true though, its a salary dump, therefore the value of the player being dumped is lower than normal market value... I would say probably Franzen+mid tier prospect+high pick 2013.
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#2309301 So What's Up With Abby & Quincey?

Posted by Shaman on 23 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

Abby is one of the few physical forwards the Wings have. The team without him would be incredibly soft.

I believe Khan said the Wings would talk to both at the draft. Therefore, I think it's too early to speculate on either player.

Except he loves to take dumb penalties and his defensive game is still pretty rough.

#2309111 Breaking Bad

Posted by Shaman on 23 June 2012 - 03:01 AM

Just started the show 2 days ago, now I am in the middle of season 2, its 4 am after a very long day and I am severely conflicted between sleep and another episode.

#2306636 2012 General Offseason Signing Thread

Posted by Shaman on 11 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

I hope Kenny can sign both Parise and Suter because if he doesn't then this place is going to go absolutely apes***. :lol: We will all be screaming for Kenny to sign anyone! Just sign anyone dammit! :lol:

There is a lot of fear on this board that Holland will do little to nothing on the 1st, on the second he will say to Khan or St James 'I explored the options, there was nothing to my liking/too expensive, I will wait until later in the month to sign bargain bin players'. This will be followed by signing a couple meh players, and Holland saying 'I think this team is competitive and I like our odds, and I have cap space to use at the deadline to fix any holes'. The final act of this play would be 'well I explored all the options and the NHL is just so competitive that all the players I wanted were too expensive' and quickly followed by 'When X player gets off the DL that will be our deadline'.