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#2188969 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

Now there are whispers that Detroit is out of it as they are uninterested in making a second offer.

Hardball. I like it Holland.

I agree. Holland made his offer, if Jagr doesn't like it, oh well, Holland has better plans with that $16M than to give $4M of it to Jagr. Far better players out there to offer $3M-$4M to instead of and younger than Jagr... I am ok with him being a Red Wing, but only on Holland's terms. I'd rather see most of that cash spent on the Defense...


#2189576 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by eva unit zero on 25 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

jagr has always been slow, I really don't think he can keep up with the NHL game anymore, remember when brett hull signed with phx and retired after a few games????


also i think babcock and jagr could not co-exist. babcock demands the most out of his players, jagr is lazy and always has been...


Babcock vs. Jagr would be epic.

Babcock doesn't appear to like Hudler too much, but at least Hudler works hard. When he doesn't, you get his performance the first couple months of last season. Jagr is the epitome of a floater who has always gotten by on natural talent. Which has worked fine, given his sick combination of strength, speed, and skill. But now he's 40. And still a floater. Doesn't have the same speed, skill is down... and he doesn't have that overpowering strength he once had.

Although why not sign Jagr and Vrbata, and we could have the best Czeching line in the league!



#2188797 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by esteef on 24 June 2011 - 11:46 AM

Except he can.... sigh.

Reason players have to wait for July 1 is their contracts. Jagr doesn't have one.

"Svoboda said he's been made aware that Jagr can't sign with an NHL club until July 1. He didn't say which NHL team his client might play for."

Jagr Speaks with Lemieux

Sigh...according to his agent, he can't...sigh.

esteef


#2188623 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 23 June 2011 - 09:40 PM




#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.


#2188116 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 22 June 2011 - 10:42 PM




#2187604 Want to work for the Red Wings?

Posted by Xitium on 21 June 2011 - 02:49 PM

The Wings are hiring a Website manager and more than a few tech jobs at the JLA itself.

For the job descriptions and to apply see the link:
http://employment.ol...e.asp?venueid=2

Don't pm me, I am only forwarding the info that was passed to me.


#2187479 Is THIS team good enough to go the distance?

Posted by Guest on 21 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've edited the original post a little bit..

DISCLAIMER: First of all, don't give me any lines thread crap. If you don't like my posts, don't click them. No one's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to do so. I like lines threads. Many others like lines threads as well. We're members of this forum. We have a right to discuss them. Unless you're a moderator, and unless new anti-line thread legislation has been passed...shut up and move on, or participate.

Second of all, this is my 'best guess' 2011/2012 Detroit Red Wings roster. It's not who I want. It's not who you want. It's what I think is going to happen. Babcock said we need to add a Rafalski replacement and a top six forward. I'm not getting into trades. The board seems to hold the general consensus that James Wisniewski and Brooks Laich are the best realistic options, so, I'm plugging those two in. I've also heard/read - several times over - that we want Brendan Smith to make the team next season, so I'm plugging him in as well. After we sign those two, and take care of some other necessary things, we'll probably still have enough to sign either Jagr or Ericsson (and I've outlined these numbers below). Right now, I'm thinking that it'll be Jagr.

Third, the real question - IS THIS TEAM, my 'best guess' team, GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP? In my opinion, yes, there's no question about it. What do you think?



By my estimates, we're going to have about 12.9-15.9mil in cap space to work with this summer (depending on how high the cap goes)...

1) If we sign a cheap backup goalie (at about 1mil/season), and purchase the contracts of Smith (0.9mil/season), Emmerton (0.5mil/season), and Janik (0.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 10-13mil.

2) If we sign Wisniewski (at about 4.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 5.5-8.5mil.

3) If we sign Laich (at about 3.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 2-5mil.

...at this point we'd have 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 2 goalies under contract...and, more than likely, we'd still have enough to sign Jagr or Ericsson (but not both).

I vote Jagr.




Filppula-Datsyuk-Franzen
Bertuzzi-Zetterberg-Jagr
Laich-Helm-Cleary
Hudler-Abdelkader-Holmstrom
Mursak
Emmerton

Kronwall-Wisniewski
Lidstrom-Smith
Stuart-Kindl
Janik

Howard
*?*


#2187131 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 20 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

This will make recruiting Rafalski's replacement easier... "hey-- wanna play with Lidstrom?".


#2187119 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by rrasco on 20 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

Who gives a s***...Captain Nick is back!


#2185344 Red Wings Name New Assistant Coaches

Posted by Guest on 15 June 2011 - 10:41 AM

I think blueadams should be an assistant coach and I also think Eva should be one. Think about it. Lots of useless line combos matching up against our opponents. Plus Jiri Hudler getting 40 minutes of ice time en route to achieving his 80 points.


#2186003 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 01:17 AM

great news! get lost, both of you.


Trololololol.

(Or, if you're not a troll, you're just a total ingrate).

Why commit to a backup who may not even play the full year, let alone put out a consistent performance for the team?


For Eva: Hudler #1; Osgood #2.


#2185998 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 June 2011 - 12:59 AM

Draper, Osgood possibly this year. Lidstrom hopefully not now, Holmstrom next year. All of the guys that have made this franchise what it is for two decades now are starting to go away. Not even bringing hockey into the equation, it is sad to see guys that have been a staple of this organization moving on.

It's all speculative still, but I just hope they ALL receive the proper appreciation when the time comes. Some of the short-sighted comments already are pathetic.


#2185990 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 June 2011 - 12:37 AM

I don't understand how that interview led to "unlikely to sign Osgood" in any fashion, except for the fact that St. James has always been part of the anti-Osgood crowd. The Wings don't have a goaltender in the system who is ready to take that step and take Osgood's job. However, Draper signing means he would be playing against Cory Emmerton, Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, and Justin Abdelkader for a job. Which suggests that Holland's comment about 40 year-olds passing the torch was directed more at Draper than Osgood. I could be wrong. But given that Draper is a fourth line forward, and the Wings are working on re-signing forwards for the only two open spots on the roster - assuming everyone signed to a one-way deal makes the cut - that leaves Draper out. Osgood is as good as most backups and some starters, and the Wings won't be able to find an upgrade on him at anywhere near his cost. Howard is the starter, set in for long-term so they don't need to go hunting for a new guy there. A cheap vet backup or a prospect is what you'd see, and there's no options better than Osgood, unless his injury is so bad that it bothers him into next year; at which point he'll retire.


Why commit to a backup who may not even play the full year, let alone put out a consistent performance for the team?


#2185985 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by eva unit zero on 16 June 2011 - 12:27 AM

I don't understand how that interview led to "unlikely to sign Osgood" in any fashion, except for the fact that St. James has always been part of the anti-Osgood crowd. The Wings don't have a goaltender in the system who is ready to take that step and take Osgood's job. However, Draper signing means he would be playing against Cory Emmerton, Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, and Justin Abdelkader for a job. Which suggests that Holland's comment about 40 year-olds passing the torch was directed more at Draper than Osgood. I could be wrong. But given that Draper is a fourth line forward, and the Wings are working on re-signing forwards for the only two open spots on the roster - assuming everyone signed to a one-way deal makes the cut - that leaves Draper out. Osgood is as good as most backups and some starters, and the Wings won't be able to find an upgrade on him at anywhere near his cost. Howard is the starter, set in for long-term so they don't need to go hunting for a new guy there. A cheap vet backup or a prospect is what you'd see, and there's no options better than Osgood, unless his injury is so bad that it bothers him into next year; at which point he'll retire.