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#2001946 Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k

Posted by stevkrause on 21 June 2010 - 06:54 AM

He could improve slightly fro better coaching etc in the NHL. But comparing a guy that is going to be 29 in his first NHL season to someone like Dats who played in the NHL, adjusted to the style of the game and still had time with prime years of his body left to play once he is adjusted.

Comparing Datsyuk to a guy who didn't have the skills to get drafted, then played til he was 28 in a European league and isn't going to start NA hockey until he is 29 is a bit of a stretch.

The guy is almost 30 without having played a single game in North America, if he gets better in GR next year he'll have a few seasons until his body really starts to go on the decline.

He isn't superman his body isn't going to last forever even if he is a skilled player.

I never compared him to Datsyuk, I merely used that as an example - AGE≠POTENTIAL

Also, with the way players train today and advances in modern medicine, players in ALL sports are able to play better, longer - early 30's of the modern era is equal to mid twenties of 15 years ago...

Once again, I never said he was going to come in here and set the world ablaze, but there's nothing to dislike about this signing - it is a zero risk move and we DON'T know what he CAN be...


#1999658 I don't get all of the Colby Armstrong Love

Posted by Lidstromboli on 14 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

i agree with the OP's username they should get rid of mickey


#1999651 I don't get all of the Colby Armstrong Love

Posted by 13dangledangle on 14 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

I don't mind Colby. But I wonder if there is someone out there better than him at the right price.


......Afinogenov

(jk saw what you said about him already...i kid i kid)


#1999635 Afinogenov rejects Thrashers' offer

Posted by Hockey13Playa on 14 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

I have been saying for the last 2 years now to sign this guy. First of all I know he has been known to be bad defensively and lazy at times, on the Sabers. He was great with Atlanta and must have been a little humbled making 800k there as well. My main reason I think he would do well in Detroit is his countryman Datsyuk. Dats is a very well respected hockey player that other players (Bertuzzi, Hossa) say is the most talented player in hockey...and for Maxim to get a chance to play with him? I dont know I just think they would kick some ass.

Example: Afinogenov-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Flippula-Zetterberg-Franzen
Hudler-Abdelkader-Cleary
Draper-Helm-Eaves
Ritola

..........and if Bert could magically get signed too, put Z&D with Maxim :yowza:

I like that idea if that could somehow, someway get done! That'd be sweet! :thumbup:


#1999632 Afinogenov rejects Thrashers' offer

Posted by 13dangledangle on 14 June 2010 - 08:45 PM

I have been saying for the last 2 years now to sign this guy. First of all I know he has been known to be bad defensively and lazy at times, on the Sabers. He was great with Atlanta and must have been a little humbled making 800k there as well. My main reason I think he would do well in Detroit is his countryman Datsyuk. Dats is a very well respected hockey player that other players (Bertuzzi, Hossa) say is the most talented player in hockey...and for Maxim to get a chance to play with him? I dont know I just think they would kick some ass.

Example: Afinogenov-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Flippula-Zetterberg-Franzen
Hudler-Abdelkader-Cleary
Draper-Helm-Eaves
Ritola

..........and if Bert could magically get signed too, put Z&D with Maxim :yowza:


#1994806 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by redwingfan19 on 05 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

It's just too bad that either Miller or Eaves might not have a contract here next year, because they both earned it. It makes Draper's cap hit all the more painful.

Eaves with 22 points in 65 games and one of the team's top PK guys, all for 500k this past season. And Miller was no slouch either.


if i had to choose I would take eaves. He's just a better player and could be had for relatively cheap again. Miller is redundant on this team unfortunately but I like what he did for this team and he played his heart out. All in all though I think I'd rather have a asham type of guy to take millers spot.