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#2621533 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 24 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

Pleiness is fairly reliable, in my experience. Brendan Savage is actually the beat writer who disputed the rumor that Jurco was going to sign this deal. He said that a "source" was insisting that Jurco and the Wings were very far apart as of yesterday.


Pleiness actually said the same thing yesterday. Some times they get it wrong, Holland loves smoke and mirrors. Just glad everyone is under contract now.

#2620774 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Sharps a winger.

#2620767 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by kliq on 17 July 2015 - 10:29 AM

Nill went from no center depth at all to Seguin, Sharp and Spezza just wow.

And he also fleeced Bowman, Chiarelli this guy is one of the up and coming GMs .
Stars are going to be a force soon


I thought Sharp played the Wing? Either way, like I said earlier, his moves look good on paper but lets see if it translates to the ice.

#2620648 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by e_prime on 15 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

I'll level with you - I think it would be a mistake to have Jurco or Pulkkinen on the fourth line, which is what will likely happen if Mule is healthy.

Honestly, I don't think you're getting a pick for guys you may or may not lose on waivers. Personally, I like Callahan's game and I would enjoy having him on Detroit's fourth line. If it doesn't happen, it's not the end of the world, though. A healthy Franzen can make or break a playoff series - you can't say that about Mitch Callahan.

I really see Jurco and Pulkkinen on limited fourth line duties unless they really don't play themselves out of that role.

They really need to push Helm off the second line and they should even be trying to push Abby out of that first line spot.


Slotting them into lines at this point... I dunno.  Kinda hard.  Franzen's spot could be open. You also have to factor in whether Datsyuk will be ready to go at the beginning of the season...


The fact remains that unless some team is really coveting one or more of Andersson, Ferraro, or Callahan they're unlikely to be claimed at the beginning of the season due to teams still figuring out their own team/roster/depth... and the inevitable injuries that will occur throughout the season.  


I too would love to see Cally and Lando eventually get some fourth line time with Glenny.

Like say, instead of Andersson... or when there are injuries that require a call up or next year when we have to make a choice of re-signing a 32 y/o Drew Miller or replacing him with someone younger and cheaper.



not sure about others. However Pronger's did count against salary cap.


#2620616 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

You know when an unattractive man/woman asks if they're ugly, and you tell them they're not? You tell them that they've got a great personality, and that anyone would be lucky to have them ...and then they ask you out.

I'm guessing that's kind of what the Franzen situation is like for a lot of Detroit fans.


It's like when your trying to go play street hockey with the boys and your mom tells you to bring your little brother, and you cry and moan because you don't want to bring him. He's not even bad at a street ball, he's just your dorky little brother and you don't want him around.


Then one day your going to a nearby parking lot to take slapshots at parked cars and your mom says "bring your little brother with you". But your brother says he doesn't feel well. So you tell him he better stay in and get some rest and that you hope he feels better... but secretly you'd wish he'd stay sick forever. 

#2620371 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 13 July 2015 - 01:21 PM

I don't think his chances are "slim, to none".  Blashill loves the guy.  Called him "a player you win with".  Used him on the top line in GR.  He'll get every opportunity to break in with the big club.

Unless injuries occur I really don't see How Callahan could make the team

#2620353 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by krsmith17 on 13 July 2015 - 06:55 AM

Of all the vets on the team, I believe that Paetsch is just as, or more important than any of them, including captain Hoggan and top point producer Miele. As long as the whole gambling thing doesn't effect him playing next season, and it isn't a distraction for him or the team, he will be a very important part of the team once again. We have lots of veteran leadership up front, we definitely need some on the back end, Paetsch is a perfect fit. I hope he is paired back with Sproul again and he can really get him going this season. I still have high hopes for Sproul, but he hasn't quite figured out how to defend at the pro level yet. I'm hoping Paetsch can really help him in that regard.

#2619687 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by barabbas16 on 08 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

Sports betting

Well, now he's ruined his shot at the Hall of Fame.

#2619672 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by Mckinley25 on 08 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

Sports betting

Well warm up the firing squad then.

#2619543 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by FlashyG on 07 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

The sad part of Nyquist getting a new deal is that this will probably be the last year of him being a fan favorite, unless of course he significantly improves.


We as a fan base love guys who overproduce for their salary but when they get a salary that's more in line with their production we heap unrealistic expectations on them.

Gus could put up the exact same numbers he's put up the past 2 years and because he'd be making 4-5 million a season instead of his current .95 million a year it will be seen as not good enough.


If he has another couple playoffs like his first couple, he'll be in the doghouse with Franzen.

#2619147 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by krsmith17 on 05 July 2015 - 08:23 PM

I love how you list their weights as if it's part of the negotiating process... No way, Nyquist gets close to what you're suggesting. I'm willing to bet he gets a very fair contract, nothing close to what Saad is getting in Columbus...

#2617770 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by kickazz on 30 June 2015 - 09:54 PM


Honestly by making Weiss a winger I think he may have been trying to put him in a position to succeed by giving him less responsibility.  Weiss simply wasn't good.  It's telling that with a new coach coming in, Datsyuk injured, and no pressing cap issue, Holland still went ahead and bought out Weiss.


I somewhat agree with this, but it still doesn't explain the plethora of games he was scratched.. lol. 

#2617137 Free agents this off season

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 June 2015 - 03:18 PM

as much as I'd like Holland to sign someone new this week, the more I read about going with the kids, the more I get comfortable with the idea.
I just wonder if they will indeed buyout Weiss and really give Larkin a shot at being in Detroit now.
Tatar - Datsyuk - Abdelkader
Nyquist - Larkin - Zetterberg
Jurco - Sheahan - Pulkkinen
Miller - Glendening - Helm
Kronwall - Ericsson
Quincey - Dekeyser
Smith - Marchenko
still would like to trade Smith and Weiss for a pick or two and then bring up Ouellet as well. Then keep Sproul and Jensen in GR for another year until Q and K are gone or dealt.

To be honest, I'd much rather have sheahan slotted at 2c and the rookie Larkin at 3c until he proves he is able to produce and keep up in the nhl

#2608405 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 May 2015 - 05:35 PM

Can you guys at least pretend to be on topic and maybe just put "Babcock" at the end of your post?  

#2603005 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 28 April 2015 - 10:52 PM

The defensive pairings are just my guess right now, I'm guessing that Kindl would go in since he has more experience.