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#2314805 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by RedWingsRox on 04 July 2012 - 01:53 PM

Knowing the numbers, I think Holland did the right thing by walking away. Hard when there is so much pressure but I'm actually glad we didn't try to top it with $100m for 13 years or something stupid like that.

Suter should also take a humble pill ... he should know that he is not worth $7.5/yr.


#2314630 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by RedWingsRox on 04 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

1. Can't blame Holland or Ilitch, they did everything they could. Don't know if I would have gone up to $98m for each of them, I already thought $90m over 13 yrs was a lot.
2. Please don't tell me in the end it was about the money, $8mill after taxes is like $4mill ... over 13 years, that shouldn't be a factor for Suter or Parise. So they think that Minny's roster is closer to 'winning' it all than Detroit's?
3. Minny was the dark horse and they won the Lebron/Bosh sweepstakes of NHL. Now everyone will have the hate on Minny like they did on the Heat.
4. Glad they finally made their decision and everyone can move on. I'm disappointed but not devastated. If we suck this year, so be it ... get some draft picks and rebuild the good old fashion way.


#2313527 Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

Posted by RedWingsRox on 03 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

What you have to hope for is big steps in production from the young guys.
People wanted the Wings to get younger, and they will be next year.


This would be like hoping Franzen was consistent throughout the year ...


#2313521 Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

Posted by RedWingsRox on 03 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

I'm afraid that this roster is about the same or worst than our line up last year. You've added a little on the offense but haven't shored up the defence. Carle might replace Stuart but you're missing Lidstrom's minutes, skill, and leadership. This roster would get in on 6th spot and be out in 1 round ...


#2313203 Canadiens Re-Sign G Carey Price to Six-Year, $39 Million Contract

Posted by RedWingsRox on 02 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

Sorry, I think this is overpayment for a slightly better than average goalie. Howard > Price.


#2312914 Free Agency LIVE CHAT

Posted by RedWingsRox on 02 July 2012 - 07:35 PM

Free agency day isn't what it used to be ... like last year and this year, the big fish always take a couple of days to make their decision. In years past, it felt like many big signings were right on July 1st. Now twittersphere superficially generate suspense and interest.


#2312854 Still no decision from Suter. Speculation abounds.

Posted by RedWingsRox on 02 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

Franzen and Hudler for Ryan? Do you think Ducks would take that?

Oh damn, a bit too late for that ... if only we thought of this earlier.


#2311895 St. James: Wings have inquired about Rick Nash

Posted by RedWingsRox on 01 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

Larry Brooks NYP_Brooksie
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Told that Red Wing offer for Nash is not competitive...Carolina, Ottawa, Philly not on 61's list. 9:58pm - 1 jul 12


Good ... don't want.


#2311660 Ilitch, Chelios to fly to Suter, Holland to fly to Parise

Posted by RedWingsRox on 01 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

Maybe we should also send Carrie Millbank and Karen Newman with Holland and Alyonka Larionov with Illitch and Chelios.


#2311586 Ilitch, Chelios to fly to Suter, Holland to fly to Parise

Posted by RedWingsRox on 01 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

First time I ever heard us sending out a contingent of people to woo free agents. This must be serious. Why don't we send Gordie Howe?


#2311318 i hope we dont panic if suter and parise signs elsewhere

Posted by RedWingsRox on 30 June 2012 - 12:38 AM

Sorry but your post doesn't help ... I will be terribly upset if we don't get some UFA especially to help with our blue line. We've got some pretty big holes to fill there with Lids and Stu gone. AND I will be pretty upset if we just fill our holes with middle level players like Quincey. We need a stud defencemen or two.


#2311203 Free Agency General Rumor Thread

Posted by RedWingsRox on 29 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

Let's hope this clown from SI is right:

http://sportsillustr...?sct=nhl_t11_a0


Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Best fit: Los Angeles Kings
Where I think he'll sign: Detroit

Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators
Best fit: Carolina Hurricanes
Where I think he'll sign: Detroit


#2309263 Top Swiss-leaguer Brunner to sign with Wings, Babcock has big plans

Posted by RedWingsRox on 23 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Great job on our scouting team to unearth skill and talent from other sources. Everyone knows that we were known for finding talent in Sweden by having a designated scout there. Now that Russia and Sweden have been tapped, let's find all the gems in Switzerland, Belarus, Africa, China, Australia, India ...


#2309087 Jordan Staal traded to Carolina, signs 10-yr, $60m extension

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

You got to hand it to the GM's of Pitts and Carolina ... Lebrun reported that they started chatting at 4:00 pm and by 7:00 pm, deal was done. You gotta like how quickly some GM's get things done.


#2309037 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

Did Holland and management team even bother to show up at draft center today or will they show up tomorrow?