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#2024604 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

He missed 56 games last year with a back injury. Also he's 36 years old.

I wouldn't call him a soft player, because he is physical, but he never fights and is coming off a serious injury.

I guess the Wings figured he's cheap and they didn't want to sign anyone else for some reason. This seems like more of a Babcock move than a Holland one.

Also, it's funny how people here are attacking anyone who's willing to disagree with this signing. Apparently we can't have opinions around here anymore. It's not a terrible signing, but not a good one either. Hopefully it'll turn out better than it looks. Kind of like Markov in 2007.

Don't see why people are upset. He's dirt cheap, he's mean, he can hit. He's a better Lilja and cheaper. He could complement Ericsson really well and help his development along. And he's probably eager to play for a quality team. What is the issue here?

The main issue is his health and his age. Those are good issues to worry about.

#2024060 #24 should be retired? But to who?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

Maybe Red Kelly's number wasn't retired because he spent a significant amount of time playing for the Leafs.

All the players the Wings have retired spent either their entire career, or almost their entire career (like say Howe) playing for the Wings.

I don't see them giving it to two players who played a long time with other franchises.

We're not the divealanche.

#2023935 Lukas Krajicek

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

Krajicek actually has been known to throw some pretty nice hipchecks, though not often enough

So has my dog. Should we sign him?

#2023934 Best Captains by Team

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2010 - 12:34 PM

I hope this generates some good debate. A lot of these were slam dunks, but others were close. I had a hard time especially with Vancouver, Anaheim, Buffalo and Chicago.

Ducks - Scott Niedermayer
Thrashers - Scott Mellanby
Bruins - Ray Bourque
Sabres - Pat LaFontaine
Flames - Jarome Iginla
Hurricanes - Ron Francis
Blackhawks - Pierre Pilote
Avalanche - Joe Sakic
Blue Jackets - Adam Foote
Stars - Derian Hatcher
Red Wings - Steve Yzerman
Oilers - Wayne Gretzky
Panthers - Brian Skrudland
Kings - Wayne Gretzky
Wild - Mikko Koivu (they finally made up their minds :clap: )
Canadiens - Jean Beliveau
Predators - Greg Johnson ( :lol: sad but true)
Devils - Scott Stevens
Islanders - Denis Potvin (edging out Yashin :P)
Rangers - Mark Messier
Senators - Daniel Alfredsson
Flyers - Bobby Clarke
Penguins - Mario Lemieux
Coyotes - Shane Doan
Sharks - Owen Nolan
Blues - Brian Sutter
Lightning - Dave Andreychuk
Leafs - George Armstrong
Canucks - Trevor Linden
Capitals - Dale Hunter

#2023926 Forsberg eyeing another NHL comeback?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2010 - 12:02 PM

No one hates Joe Sakic, no one should hate Forsberg either.

Joe Sakic was a class act, and not a diving little ***** ***** who likes to draw too much attention to himself, and not back up his actions.

And I'm not a Canadian on this board.

#2023925 Lukas Krajicek

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2010 - 12:00 PM

As Mors said, this would be a waste of time. We need a physical 6th defenseman, and not a tall skinny puss.

#2023672 What Current NHL Players are Locks for the Hall of Fame?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 August 2010 - 01:01 PM

id say pretty good list GMR. Iggy no. Um Oz has the credentials but it will be the voters perception of him that will keep him out, that's why Oz needs to get another cup as a starter and add a bit to his career numbers. That would make it hard for even the most biased of voter to say no.

Yeah, that game 7 loss to the Pens may end up costing Ozzie a spot in the Hall of Fame.

No way they could keep him out with 3 Cup wins as starter.

#2022978 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

Wanna make a list of all the Wings players that play like that. Actually name one. They play hard most nights but there's not one f***in player that does it every night. "Fight for his teammates?" That's joke they won't even fight to protect themselves. Hello Franzen, cowering like girl and Zetterberg letting Piss face Cindy cross check him six times before he finally SLAPS at him. Yep we got a whole team of players that leave their ass on the ice every night. Get real.

I miss Lilja too.

#2022977 Calgary reveals Heritage Classic jerseys

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2010 - 09:42 PM

Bada Ba Ba Ba... I'm hating it. Seriously, who let that happen?

Quick, someone who knows how to use photoshop put Ronald McDonald's head on that bad boy.

Where's Mike Commodore when you need him?

#2022905 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

We should have signed Shaq instead of Modano. Turns out he's still chasing another championship as well, on someone else's coattails.

#2022903 Team still needs grit!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

I also wouldn't mind seeing a bit more grit, especially since it can be had rather cheaply. Grit on defense is what I want more than anything else. Even more than having a gritty forward.

Oh and it's shameful how so many idiots attacked the OP just from posting his opinion on what he thinks the team wanted. You guys need to get a life if you're mad at his post.

#2022513 Sutton signs 2-year deal with Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

I disagree with the first part. Having scoring depth is important when we lack it. If we had a 3rd like that boasted Hudler-Modano-Cleary against the Sharks, we'd been in the WCF, not the Sharks. Like I said, Ericsson/Kindl with Lilja played well together. Even Janik seemed to be pretty solid when he was called up last season. I have no problem with Holland getting rid of Meech and Miller to sign a cheap veteran dman FA for depth.. but not a $2.2 million d-man. Your first argument was Kenny could have Sutton over a washed up 40 year 3rd line center... which to me, suggested that you wanted Sutton. Wings don't need Sutton. They just need a solid shut down veteran on the cheap. Not a big name guy, just someone who can get the job done. Easy problem solved.

As for your argument that Helm will get demoted to the 3rd line, well sure. Why not? Wings will have one of the top scoring 3rd lines in the entire NHL. A 3rd line that helps win playoff series. What the Red Wings lacked last post season. Scoring depth.

Either way, Wings can have both of both worlds.... A shut down d-man can be had for $750k and Modano. Heck, Jay Mckee isn't signed yet. Why you whining?

We can't have the best of both worlds. The salary cap has prevented that.

Spending money on Modano does lessen the amount of cash we'd have to spend on defensemen, which is not a position we're deep at.

I don't understand why a Cleary/Helm/Hudler line wasn't enough for people to be happy? Apparently we also needed to sign Modano.

#2022236 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2010 - 10:11 PM

What number is this fool wearing??


Nobody in the NHL wears it.

#2022195 Sutton signs 2-year deal with Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2010 - 08:52 PM

I don't see the point of adding a $2.2 million dollar 5th/6th defensemen. Especially when Wings have Ericsson and Kindl (not to mention Janick showed he can handle the 6th d-man role).

Meech is as good as gone. Not sure why you are bringing his name into the equation. Why do you want to give up on the kids for a an overpaid 6th D-man who is already 35+ years old. If nothing else, Holland might be able to re-sign Lilja to a two-way contract down on the real-cheap. Why pay $2+ million for a guy that won't get much ice time?

With Modano, Wings will have one of the best 3rd lines ( bottom 6, and the most depth) in the league. You want to throw all that away for a guy to play minimal ice time on the 3rd defense pairing? Hell, why not at least trade Stuart and give him Stuart's minutes why you're at it? It just makes no sense to have a $2.2 mil player on the 5th/6th role. Have you gone mad?

Ericsson holds his own physically when it matters. He's shown spurts of nastiness... And he's over a million cheaper. I say keep Ericsson and Kindl so they can further develop their game, and get a cheap depth guy like Lilja or Janick. Red Wings doesn't have the ice time available (or cap space) to offer a 2nd pairing guy. Unless you are suggesting Holland should get rid of Kronwall or Stuart?!?! :scared:

A third pair defenseman is more important than a 3rd line forward. They usually get more icetime than 3rd line forwards, especially since teams dress half as many D-men than forwards.

Your post greatly diminished the importance of a 3rd pair defenseman and overrated the role someone like Modano will play, when we have plenty of other guys who have shown they can play on the 3rd line, like say Helm who'll be demoted to the 4th line now.

And my post wasn't just specific to Sutton. I was talking more about a physical defenseman who's big and can move bodies from the crease. Doesn't have to be Sutton necessarily, or someone who makes $2 million a year. It's just an blank that needs to be filled.

#2022125 Sutton signs 2-year deal with Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2010 - 06:59 PM

Were you drunk when you posted this?

Yeah, sure, because we could have afforded to spend $2m on a third-pairing defenseman, one who happens to be unable to skate. You complain about the most nonsensical s***, GMR. You moan and complain and then you give up in the tough times and scream about how there's no hope. Get your head checked.

Modano isn't a winger, and he wouldn't be playing on the checking line. Maltby was offered a two-way contract; quit being a dumbass. I swear, you'll always find things to complain about; you'll create them out of nowhere if necessary.

Are you ever gonna stop hating around here?

At least my complaints deal with the Wings, and not attacking other posters all the time like you do. You really need to take care of your anger management issues instead of telling me what I should post.

Sutton isn't someone we need to skate well. He'd be here for different reasons, which you obviously can't fathom with your limited knowledge of hockey. You're the biggest whiner on LGW by consistently calling out posters who want to sign tougher players for reasons we think would benefit the team. Your post was just a bad attempt to attack me instead of saying anything bad about Sutton's game that actually makes sense.

As for his salary, the money we'll pay to Modano or Maltby or whatever other lower line players (not Helm) that we've signed or will sign, could have been better served by paying a player like Sutton.