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#2010997 Mindfly version of DRW 2010/2011

Posted by Guest 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 Guest 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!


#2011913 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Opie on 07 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Again the hope is Abby can step up and fill the third line role, where as Modano's skill and even last season's stats show he can fill the third line role.

Remember this time last offseason when Helm, Abby etc where going to replace the scoring lost by Hossa, Hudler, and Sammy.

How did that work out, banking on unknowns to provide what was lost?

This is the Detroit Red Wings, hoping on making the playoffs is not how things are done.

Hoping Abby can all of the sudden become a scorer at the NHL level is not what the Wings are in the Business of doing.

Modano is still a .5 ppg player, Abby is not.


#2011875 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Doc Holliday on 07 July 2010 - 10:47 AM

Aussie_Wing thanks for making sense in a thread where people are dreaming and making excuses. The entire league gets younger and faster, while we continue to sign every 40yr old that's up for free agency. WTF is going on here? Our you guys can play, just give them a f*cking chance.

It must be really tiresome to be a bottom six guy in the Red Wings organization. You get to play every single possible yr in the minors. Get squeezed for every cent come contract time. Get replaced by a 40 yr old every other season. Then finally you realize, you must go somewhere else to get a chance to play.


Funny how people talk about youth when Detroit's "veteran" team was able to beat one of the younger teams in the league back in 08.

Eh, f*** that. I WANT YOUNG PLAYERS!!

Honestly, you sound like the media after the 2001 playoffs. And last time I checked Holland was able to prove them wrong considering he knows more about the game and the players in his system than anyone on these forums.


#2011868 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Guest on 07 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

Yes I know everything.


#2011743 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 07 July 2010 - 02:42 AM

Modano had ONE Stanley Cup ring TWELVE years ago this year!

I wouldn't exactly call that winning over and over again like some of the Wings players or Colorado players or New Jersey players. LOL

If he is STILL so good why has Dallas sunk the last two years and why have they let him go????

Some players just have to know when to hang it up!!!

Kind of reminds me of Schneider who won a cup his first year in the NHL as a rookie and was never able to repeat again.... even with the Wings. He was useless.


Yeah-- shocking that a 40 year old Modano who we're asking to be on our 3rd line couldn't raise the s***ty 09-10 Stars out of mediocrity.

You're brilliant! Quick-- someone call the Hall of Fame and tell them to scrap the future Modano exhibit because some troll discovered the all time highest scoring American isn't actually all that good.

Christ. Your already wafer thin credibility took another shot when you said Modano can't skate anymore (proving that you have know knowledge of him whatsoever).

Edit: limited the digs at Icecapades


#2011989 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by henrik40 on 07 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

Must be making a lot of money.


He wasn't going to get paid in the NHL anyways. Enjoy Russia. Actually, Russia enjoys you.


#2011678 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Guest on 07 July 2010 - 12:00 AM

Dont get too worked up over these theoretical trades that will never happen. :rolleyes:


How am I getting worked up? I just don't see how stating facts makes me a troll... unless you think that a Getzlaf for Zetterberg trade would be as bad as giving up Adam Oates for nothing. I'm done though, you clearly are only interested in throwing insults and accusations because someone disagrees with you, instead of actually discussing the matter at hand. Have fun acting like a brat the rest of your life.



#2011400 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by HankthaTank on 06 July 2010 - 06:04 PM

1. It was hypothetical

2. You clearly weren't a fan in the 80s;)



A troll's perspective is always welcomed here at LGW :thumbup:


#2011286 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 06 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

1. He doesn't He's a poor man's Patty Eaves. Eaves outclasses Miller in every field imaginable.


:lol: Like PP goals? Game winning goals? +/-? Oh wait... Miller was better than Eaves in all those categories.

But hey-- Eaves had 3 more points last year so he's head and shoulders above Miller!

Only on LGW can a guy score 10g/19pts, be 3rd most used forward on the PK ice, have 3 GW goals (tied with Datsyuk) and be put down as a poor man's Eaves.

Is Eaves better? Sure, although one could argue they're about even. Your post makes it sounds like people are comparing Cleary to Datsyuk.


#2011048 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Casey on 06 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

I'm not on board with the rightly so part. Never have been.


Nor I. Retire for the Oilers and Kings, of course. Maybe the Rangers, maybe even the Blues. Why, though, should someone like Detroit have to honor someone who never played for them? Why should a team like the Predators, Thrashers, Wild or Blue Jackets have to do so, when the team didn't even exist during Gretzky's career?