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#2011860 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 10:33 AM

Ritola is nothing, they got more promising players coming in a few years...


#2011815 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

All this talk about losing players... dont they only need to lose ritola and meech? i wouldnt say those are big "losses" :rolleyes:


#2011808 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

Jay Mckee is a shotblocking defender


#2011805 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 09:15 AM

They will have capspace to sign a Mckee type player so chill out will ya


#2011786 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

He could be the 2nd shooter in the shootout after datsyuk as well

Datsyuk
Modano
Bertuzzi


No more shootouts for Zetterberg...


#2011757 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 04:02 AM

Absolutely.. I ignore the age factor and look at the upside, and it's most likely only for a year (can't see a two year deal) so i'm all for it...most on this board seem to be for it.. maybe 20% against?


#2011753 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 07 July 2010 - 03:51 AM

If modano signs im gonna be all

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


#2011340 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 06 July 2010 - 03:58 PM

Everyone probably wish it's draper but you know how detroit red wings' works and their management, the loyalty factor :( 1.5M for an extra forward is too much to look away from...


#2011073 Mindfly version of DRW 2010/2011

Posted by mindfly on 06 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

Opie, all I'm saying is we need to quit giving guys away for guys that are only gonna be here for a year and at the most 2. Sure, Quincey isn't Lids, but there will never be another Lids. Trust me, I want to win and win every year, but gambling the future for a guy that may work out or may not I just do not think is worth it!

Red Wing future from within:
Smith, Tatar, Ferraro, Nyquist, McCollum, Mursak, and then 5 years away... Sheahan, Jarnkrok, Pulkkinen etc

Those are future players, not Meech, Miller, Ritola etc


#2010997 Mindfly version of DRW 2010/2011

Posted by mindfly on 06 July 2010 - 07:47 AM

Yes but Hudler didn't really work as a top6 when they tried 2 seasons ago, hopefully his skating has improved when he played on the bigger ice in russia..


#2010992 Mindfly version of DRW 2010/2011

Posted by mindfly on 06 July 2010 - 07:44 AM

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmström
Bertuzzi-Filppula-Franzen
Cleary-Modano-Hudler
Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves

Lidström-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Ericsson-Kindl/UFA

(By having this lineup it's Draper as 13th forward (1.4M caphit as a extra forward sucks a bit but they won't trade him, Good bye RFA: Miller, Ritola, Goodbye UFA: Lebda, Lilja, Maltby)

I haven't really done the math, and we don't really know which caphit helm, eaves, abdelkader and modano(if he signs here) will have, is it possible to dress this team if helm, eaves, abdelkader gets 850k each and modano 1million? and the 6th D near league minimum (or stick with kindl)


Edit: Meech..hmmmmmm extra Dman perhaps, forgot about him.


#2012265 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by CanadaBoy on 07 July 2010 - 08:16 PM

Hasek vs Nabokov in KHL finals.

You heard it here first folks!


#2011279 Holland thinks he is close to signing Eaves, Miller, and Meech

Posted by titanium2 on 06 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

Miller, Eaves and Meech all close to one year deals according to mlive. What's great about these one year deals is that they're easier to move.


#2012226 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by Z and D for the C on 07 July 2010 - 07:26 PM

Watch this board's general opinion completely flip on Lebda if he has the slightest bit of success...


#2012103 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Isn't Mike Modano the highest scoring American born player EVER? I think he has even more points than Brett Hull. :ninja:

My point is, Brett Hull came to us when he was 37 and played here until he was 39. He NEVER had the wheels Modano HAS. He was pretty one dimensional (until he came here, and he was still sub-par defensively.) How bad did that work out? Listen guys, like I said earlier, he is not here to be our savior, so that right there is lifting a lot of pressure off of him. Even last year everyone in Dallas looked to Modano to win games for them, he couldn't do that from the 4th line leftwing position! He will have a more important role here sure, but he has a hell of a lot better top 6 ahead of him than he did in Dallas, plus the prospective line-mates of Cleary and Hudler is gonna give him tons of assists and energy as well. He still has a great shot, it may be too much to expect from him, but given enough time on the PP and if he and those guys click, he may end up with 20-25 goals and 30-40 assists. Heck, Brett Hull scored 25 goals and had 43 assists in his last year here,and that was while he was 39 years old. Guarantee with all the line juggling Babcock does, Modano will find himself playing with Dats or Zetts a few times this season too. This is a win win situation for all involved (well except Dallas, when they eat crow watching Modo raise the Cup.)

I seem to remember Larionov wasn't too shabby at 41 years old in 2002 either, especially in the playoffs. And who was that guy, what was his name? Oh yeah, Chelios, he was also 40 in 2002, and played very well for a few more years at least. Just cause the guy is 40, doesn't mean he cannot play, when Yzerman was 40, he played in 61 games, scored 14 goals and had 20 assists, all with a bum knee, a lot of times playing 3rd line center behind Dats and Lang, would you guys take those stats from Modano for $1.5M? SIGN HIM UP!