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#2014685 RUMOR: Wings Offer 1-year Contract to Maltby

Posted by Jesusberg on 13 July 2010 - 08:46 PM

Let's stop and think for a minute here. Wings reportedly offer Modano and contract, 3-4 teams jump in too. Wings reportedly offer Maltby a contract... huh? huh? Yeah.

Holland's basically cheating here. It's like when a guy sets his g/f up with another guy so he can dump her without feeling guilty. Kirk Maltby is being dumped.

/end crazy, hopeful theory.

#2013825 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

She's a sugar mama? From what? No ways she's made that much money from playboy.

EDIT: Mandy Modano is a she not he.

Haha, I was just teasing. She just seems to have a decent amount of control over where Modano goes... at least according to the reports.

#2013808 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2010 - 04:48 PM

Modano lost millions from bad financial decisions.

Yeah, but he's got a sugar mama in Willa Ford. Maybe that's why she's wearing the pants at the moment.

#2013805 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

I was all for this when it first started, but even I'm starting to get a little bit deflated by the wait and news about other teams jumping into the rush. I wouldn't be too disappointed if Modano didn't sign here I guess, as it could cause some healthy competition for the 3rd line center spot.

Ultimately I'd still love to see Mike here, but I guess it wouldn't suck as bad when I heard the news initially. I just wish we all had an answer one way or another, because I'd still like to see the team sign another defenseman.

Would anyone here object to rolling with our current forwards? I just want Helm and Abs to be done deals at this point too... I like Helm too much to lose the guy.

EDIT: Also, from talking with other writers and staff from Hockey's Future , they have mentioned that scouts were pretty high on Abdelkader before he really started to get playing time for the Red Wings. I saw certain flashes of offense from him last year and maybe in a more consistent role he could blossom a little more.

I just think the issue with a Hudler-Abdelkader-Cleary line is that there's not too much finishing power (aside from Huds I guess, but who'll pass to him?).

#2013528 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

I agree.

Madonna is acting like Brett Favre over here. Just make up your freaking mind already, since the decision also affects the team and not just yourself.

Me thinks Willa Ford isn't keen on moving to Detroit after all. Kind of like Pronger's wife in Edmontoon.

I'd threaten to never listen to any of her music in protest, but I already think my own common sense prevents it.

#2013379 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 July 2010 - 09:25 PM

If you are concerned with depth we have a gaping hole in our defense that needs attention and I'm not sold on Smith just yet. If you just want a Modano jersey with a funny number on the back keep clicking the minuses on posts that suggest anything other than Modano is God.

Losing prospects (Ritola), young players (Miller), or much needed NHL ice time (Abdelkader) to sign a washed-up NHL legend for ONE season is not a depth move. He was just offered a contract by the team he watched as a kid... I don't know about you, but if I still had passion for the game I wouldn't hesitate, let alone drag my toes for what seems like an eternity to make that decision. The fact that he hasn't signed a contract yet makes me question whether or not he still has the hunger. Dallas dropped him like a bag of s***, and for them to do that to their legendary player - their Yzerman, is pretty unsettling. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy and I'm sure he's got something left in the tank but I'm not comfortable with Abdelkader wasting another year in the AHL or Ritola being waived just to find out exactly what that something is.

I think you're harping on the guy a little too much. Did it eve occur to you that he didn't want to rush into this decision because he MIGHT not have that passion and he doesn't want the Red Wings to give him a contract if he's not going to honor it properly. He could just take the contract they offered the quit working half-way through the season. Modano seems to wanna make sure he wants to play hockey period - I don't think it's specifically geared toward the Red Wings.

If losing Ritola to have one of the best Top 9 group of forwards in the league has to happen, then I'd accept it. Maybe Ritola could pan out to be a solid 3rd liner for a few years, but I don't see it. He didn't do much to impress in the AHL during his 3 seasons, and I don't see him blowing up. I could be wrong, and if I am I'll eat crow. If we were losing someone like Tatar or Mursak then I'd be 100% against it, but to me Ritola just isn't that impressive.

If Modano can put up a 40-50 point season while playing on the 3rd line for around 1 million then it's worth it, IMO. And yes, I think 40 points is realistic. He out up 30 points in 59 games last season playing with the likes of Barch and Petersen.

#2013291 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

Title should be changed to, "Red Wings Making A Quilt While Waiting For Modano To Play"

#2012325 Jard Boll

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 July 2010 - 09:30 PM

I said his name with a pirate accent when I read it out loud. JARD!

#2012227 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

Ding, dong the witch is dead. Which old witch? Brett Lebda B****!...

Sorry... got overexcited :ph34r:

#2012123 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

You know how like, when you ask a girl out and she says, "let me think about it"... then a couple days pass by and you're sitting there feeling kind of stupid. And then a little later you start to feel like, "who do you think you are, just give me an answer!?"... Yeah.

#2012098 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

props to Jesusberg for the Michael Scott reference

How can we Lobby to get a Patrick Eaves emoticon?

Based on what next season will bring I'd say this should suffice :champs:


#2012094 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

NHL contracts are the best way to show someone you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, "Hey man, I love you this many dollars worth."

/Michael Scott impersonation

#2011625 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

"It's totally up to me"... Modano sounds like a cocky girl with a bunch of guys chasing her. Then it all ends when she says, "Well I don't want you anyway".

#2011420 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

To be fair, Modano still put up 30 points in 59 games while being bumped around all over the line-up. At times he was stuck on a lines with Barch (6 points), Brunnstrom (11 points) and Petersen (15 points). I feel confident in thinking that he could put up 40+ points on a third line with Cleary and Hudler/Bert.

#2011401 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

Maybe I'm being a homer, because Z is my favorite NHL player period, but I'd rather keep Z. Getzlaf can be a force to be sure, but I think the way Z carries the puck, his shot and his defensive ability are too attractive and well-suited for the Red Wings' style of play. Getzlaf works well for Anaheim's style, and Z works well for Detroit's.