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#2193577 Wings not offering contract to Jagr

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2011 - 11:16 AM

Yay! It's time to get Rich...ards! I'm just joking. Time to get Erik Cole, though. Or maybe one of the several other affordable top 6 forwards.

Bye bye Hudler, hello effective player.

#2192376 J.P. Dumont bought out

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 30 June 2011 - 12:18 PM

He could be a pretty nice pick-up, because only the past couple seasons has he seen a dip in production. He should be good for 60 points if healthy, and maybe a change of scenery will revive him. He's only 33 years old, so he's not to a point where he should be considerably slowing down.

If we could get him in for 1.5 million, especially with Eaves possibly on his way out and Miller in questions, it might not be a bad pick-up. He could play on the second line, either wing.

#2191013 Our Free Agents not locked up yet -

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 28 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

The problem is that Eaves can contribute on a nightly basis on the third line and can perform spot duty on the second line with some powerplay time mixed in. He has the scoring touch, but he has been so converted to a defensive forward that he rarely sees the time.

I want Eaves here, and I want him permanently on the third line. The only reason Eaves leaves is if he doesn't feel he can get adequate playing time or is platooning from the 4th line to the bench.

#2190329 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2011 - 12:04 PM

I still don't get it.

They're trying to say that if anyone offers Doughty an offer sheet, he'll decline it, and then LA will enact arbitration for him... I don't think it's that cut and dry, but that's the gist of it.

Again they are assuming that will happen, but everything is just speculation.

#2190314 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Why? I don't get it.

Yeah, I'm with you on this. While I highly doubt Holland will send an offer sheet to Doughty, ANY team has the right to do so, under the current CBA. Unless LA enacts the arbitration process for Doughty, he's not immune to offer sheets.

I think Crymson just likes to think that he can ultimately predict anything sometimes. Not trying to start anything Crymson, just the impression I get.

#2188704 Wild Firesale Could Mean Wings Benefit

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 24 June 2011 - 01:15 AM

Can someone please explain a trade to me between Detroit and Minny that Minny would find beneficial that includes Burns? I'm just having trouble seeing one.

I honestly believe you just do not want Burns on this team... so you don't even look at any options. Filppula, Kindl, and a pick. There.

#2188701 Hudler's Future

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 24 June 2011 - 01:08 AM

Why don't we try and figure out how Hudler works in this system instead of all these hypothetical trade situations? I think Hudler can work here but I'm not really sure how yet. If he doesn't than good riddance but the focus should be on player development from a team's perspective rather than just trying to trade everyone and honestly, this is an area that the Red Wings organization does very well at.

Except Hudler had all season and the playoffs to prove how he fits here. This team needs size, speed, and strength... three attributes that don't exactly describe Hudler. I seriously wish he could work here, but his defection to Russia, in my estimation, likely ruffled some feathers in the organization and a different player returned. Even before Russia, as good as he was, he was streaky at best.

If we can trade Hudler in a package to receive a top 4 d-man or a top 6 forward that better fits the direction the organization would like to take, then why wouldn't you do so? We have some good up and coming prospects and even freeing up a spot for Mursak to play more significant minutes could be beneficial.

#2188547 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 23 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

Everything i've read leads to Pittsburgh.

Wings: Likes our playing style better, says it fits him best.
We have the only offer to him and have let him know we're interested.
Lidstrom endorsed the concept of him coming here.
Babcock reached out to him.
Has the opportunity to play with Nick in his (most likely) final season
Would line up with Datsyuk and/or Zetterberg - which he has mentioned himself as exciting

Pens: Chance to go back to his NHL roots
Owns a home there still (was too lazy to sell it)
No offer yet, GM has decided to discuss the idea internally more before making a decision.
Crosby still has injury concerns
Malkin is coming off major knee surgery

He certainly has his options, but don't be surprised if he accepts Holland's offer before July 1st. Holland means business and has shown Jagr that the Wings feel he would be an asset here. I still say it's 70/30 odds for the Wings.

#2188535 Holy crap...

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 23 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

My first thought was who will be their 2nd line center as well, but then when I read somewhere Giroux would be slotted there, I remembered that he is a natural center. Looks like Voracek and Simmonds are RFA who need to be re-signed, but this might give them the flexibility to re-sing Leino.

Richards and Carter must have really been a problem in the dressing room. I'm not excited by the fact that the Western conference and Central division just got a lot stronger.

Well we can only hope that this sends a message to Holland to step it up. Be smart, but use the cap space you have and improve the team, defensively first, but don't ignore the offense. Bring on Brent Burns!

#2187625 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 21 June 2011 - 03:57 PM


I was out of town and away from internet for a couple of days. And now I am shocked and terrified when I saw the development on this story. I have almost vomit when I read 'Wings offered 2 mils'...


This idiot himself has to pay Wings no less than $2 mils to play for the team and he has to pay for a couple thousand season tickets and give it away for charity and then, and only then Wings may consider him...

Mr. Holland, please PASS ON!!! Please do not ruin Nick's last year and his run for the Cup!!!

Overreact much?

#2187460 James Wisniewski

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 21 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

Wiz staying in Montreal is quite possible - especially if the Habs let Markov walk.

If that happens, look for the Wings to take a chance on Markov for one season at least. If he stays healthy, it would payoff big time.

#2187452 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 21 June 2011 - 08:59 AM


Just reading his posts makes my brain hurt. Does he actually think that swapping Franzen out for Cole would be better? Cole had 26 goals last season, Franzen had 28.

Over the two careers, Franzen has scored 121 goals in 395 games while Cole has 184 goals in 620 games... Do the math, one is better.

Furthermore, let's look at the playoffs for a complete b-slap to your face for suggesting the replacement:

Franzen - 83 games, 37 goals, 35 assists
Cole - 43 games, 6 goals, 8 assists

Eva, please stop talking!

#2187401 Hudler's Future

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

Hudler's future? On the back of a milk carton, right beside a picture of his offensive production.

#2187182 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

Shouldn't we be happy that he returned instead of getting upset about what hes getting paid ? I mean if he doesn't re-sign then what ? imo, we're more f***ed.

The problem is that I don't think anyone on this topic here is getting upset about what he is paid. I brought up the idea that maybe he might take less, but I never infered that Holland would ask him to take less, nor did I post it in such a way that I thought he SHOULD take less. It was merely a what if... Again, I don't see anyone on here bickering or making a big deal about his pay.

I'm happy he is back.

#2187109 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

By bickering, do you mean asking to be paid something that isn't an absolute insult to a player of his calibre?

So you're saying that 4.75 is an insult to a player of his calliber with incentives that would more than likely put it up to 6.2-6.5?


And where did this sense of bickering come in? I clearly stated that I had no problem either way, but I wanted to throw it out there for conversations sake. Tell me how that is considered "bickering?" Haha.