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#2015483 Clusterchuk

Posted by HankthaTank on 15 July 2010 - 06:14 PM

He'll wait and wait then sign in Detroit for $1.5M...

Then make the cover of Sports Illustrated and it will say "Ilya Kovalchuk comes to the Red Wings to win the Cup". Where have I seen this before? :huh:


#2015475 Clusterchuk

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Looking at the title I thought this was a thread suggesting that the Red Wings trade for Cal Clutterbuck.


#2015603 Jimmy cracks top 10 goalies in NHL

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

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"Told you guys I was awesome."


#2007259 Rod Brind'Amour retiring

Posted by akustyk on 30 June 2010 - 04:36 PM

Mike Ricci long gone, and now Rob Brind'Amour retiring...

jesus... there's no real churro left in this league... :)


congrats to a great career! perhaps not a Hall of Fame, but sure bet worth admiration.


#2015234 Picture in need of a caption.

Posted by Frozen-Man on 15 July 2010 - 10:47 AM

"What's the problem? . . . Hudler had a chick and a pole on his day with the cup too."


#2015463 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by mindfly on 15 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

What about this 23year old D russian player, he looks promising


#2015190 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Konnan511 on 15 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

This loyalty stuff is Hocum, hockey is a business... loyalty is why we have Draper still and may eat another year of Maltby two guys well past their best before dates.

And it's also why players take discounts to play here. You say hocum, I say smart business, regardless if the Wings have to eat a mil or two to save 5 to 7 mil.


#2015264 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by Z and D for the C on 15 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

Plus, Homer doesn't need to play all 82 games. He can miss half the season injured as long as he's healthy for the playoffs. If Homer misses half the season injured, that's about $1m that could be used in a deadline trade, right?
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If any player is put on LTIR, regardless of how long he is gone, his full salary hit comes on the books when he returns, not just a percentage.So it wouldn't really have an effect on what we could do for the deadline, unless he's on LTIR until the playoffs start, at which we can go any amount over the cap.


#2015236 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by edicius on 15 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

C'mon, Lils... If other teams are iffy on your $1.5M, just come on home. You won't even have to deal with Lebs anymore!


#2015177 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by dragonballgtz on 15 July 2010 - 08:35 AM

I want the Wings to give Maltby the one-year contract. Hear me out on this. If (and it's a BIG if) he actually out-plays the other guys, then he's the one that belongs on the team.

If he doesn't, and if he's willing to go to GR (yup- another big if) we can bring him up in the post season as a black ace. He may not play a game, and he wouldn't get his name on the Cup (thinking positive here!) unless they stuck him in for a game. BUT (and I do have a big butt- oh, wait...) if we get injuries during the playoffs, Kirk Maltby is one man I want to be able to plug into our lineup. He knows the system, he plays his best hockey during the playoffs, and he will be more rested having played the lesser schedule.

As long as he's willing to earn his spot- and everyone understands that he must EARN it, the only downside I can see to signing him is that he might be claimed off of waivers. Granted, it is mostly a downside to him and his family, and the die-hard Malts fans out there, but it would be a loss of a good black ace.

Can't wait to see my rep tomorrow. :D

:clap:

It is sad to see the players from the mid 90s team going out like they are. Maltby took one for the team last year by having surgery so I think Holland would at least give him a two way contract for it. I really hope if we do sign Maltby he plays with passion because I am pretty darn sure that this is the last hoora for Draper, Maltby, Ozzie, and maybe Lidstrom. Depending how hard the season is on Holmstrom's body him as well. :crybaby:


#2015176 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by germanwing on 15 July 2010 - 08:32 AM

I want the Wings to give Maltby the one-year contract. Hear me out on this. If (and it's a BIG if) he actually out-plays the other guys, then he's the one that belongs on the team.

If he doesn't, and if he's willing to go to GR (yup- another big if) we can bring him up in the post season as a black ace. He may not play a game, and he wouldn't get his name on the Cup (thinking positive here!) unless they stuck him in for a game. BUT (and I do have a big butt- oh, wait...) if we get injuries during the playoffs, Kirk Maltby is one man I want to be able to plug into our lineup. He knows the system, he plays his best hockey during the playoffs, and he will be more rested having played the lesser schedule.

As long as he's willing to earn his spot- and everyone understands that he must EARN it, the only downside I can see to signing him is that he might be claimed off of waivers. Granted, it is mostly a downside to him and his family, and the die-hard Malts fans out there, but it would be a loss of a good black ace.

Can't wait to see my rep tomorrow. :D


:thumbup:


There are no young and old players, but good and bad players!
If Maltby plays better than the others, he should be on this team.
It's as simple as that.


#2015328 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 15 July 2010 - 02:25 PM

Despite what the article says, I again say Meech only needs to crack top-seven. If the Wings sign a UFA, then they have their current top four, plus Ericsson, Kindl, Meech, and UFA-guy. You can assume the UFA is at least going to be good enough to be top-six, otherwise there's no reason to sign him, right? So Ericsson, Kindl, and Meech are competing for the last two spots. And even in that situation, as I said before, Meech would basically have to play his way out of the top seven top be traded, rather than secure a spot in it, because it doesn't make sense for the Wings to keep Ericsson and Kindl rotating in the #6 spot playing partial seasons and minimal minutes per game, when one could be traded to a team needing an NHL ready young d-man for picks/prospects and Meech could still serve as one of if not the best #7 defenseman in the NHL. Yes he's older and doesn't have the top-pair potential that Kindl has... but if Kindl can't make the top six either, he'll get MUCH more than Meech in a trade just from his youth and potential, even if Meech is playing better.

We can speculate all we want, but I could post reason after reason as to why Kenny would try to hang onto both E and Kindl given a veteran 5/6th Dman is brought in. It's just as likely that Kindl's potential isn't something Kenny and Co. want to move at this point. While not ideal, Babs could run a revolving door on the 5-6 pairing amongst those three (E, Kindl, Veteran UFA) to help get Kindl acclimated and keep the team competitive. Besides, having a light work-load next year isn't exactly going to kill E or Kindl. Meech doesn't have the upside Kindl does and both Lidstrom and Rafalski are nearing the ends of their careers, which makes retaining someone as young and with more potential than Meech necessary. Meech's contract is more attractive to teams fighting the salary cap next season and there's less risk given the one-year deal. Shall I continue?

The list goes on and on, and its not as simple as just, Kindl will get "MUCH" more in a trade. The Wings brass may not be looking for getting the most out of a trade, rather hanging onto what they consider potential pieces of the puzzle for the future. Meech likely isn't one of them. E more likely, and Kindl even moreso, are.


#2015263 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by wingsfaninMA on 15 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

Get a load of this guy. Stevkrause is obviously right here, read what he said guy. It is basically an Entry level contract because he is entering the NHL on this contract and its make or break for him is what he is saying.

Stev is one of the more knowledgeable posters on here and youre clearly on here being a clown but I can't figure out why?

He played in the NHL two years ago on his elc.

stev also thought huet was canadian. smart guy.


#2015257 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by newfy on 15 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

rofl...

okay

Get a load of this guy. Stevkrause is obviously right here, read what he said guy. It is basically an Entry level contract because he is entering the NHL on this contract and its make or break for him is what he is saying.

Stev is one of the more knowledgeable posters on here and youre clearly on here being a clown but I can't figure out why?


#2015252 Red Wings re-sign Derek Meech

Posted by stevkrause on 15 July 2010 - 11:34 AM

Meech hasnt sucked as hard as Lebda IMO, so im fine with him being our 13th forward 7th defenseman although he will probably still be traded.

Agreed 100% - couple that with how much younger he is and I would take Meech over Lebda eve at the same cap hit...