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#1918163 Filppula or Hudler

Posted by AIK'91 on 18 March 2010 - 02:00 PM

A player with the offensive tools of Hudler is a much rarer commodity than a player with the all-around skillset that Filppula has shown. It's not a huge edge, but I think it is a decisive adge.

You've been spoiled by watching the Wings over the years. Of course, skilled two-way forwards don't seem like a rare commodity when our team has been built around them for years now.

Obviously, Filppula doesn't match up to Hudler's pure offensive skills. But, I'm sure most teams around the league would prefer a player solid at both ends of the ice over an offensive-minded PP specialist who's a liability defensively. Those are the types of players that help you win hockey games.

#1917630 Free Agents

Posted by AIK'91 on 17 March 2010 - 01:07 PM

there's no way Kenny extends an offer sheet, just not his style...

Didn't the Wings' nearly extend an offer sheet to Roberto Luongo in '06 when he was an RFA in Florida? It was just the trade to Vancouver that nixed the plan.

In a cap world, I don't think offer sheets have nearly the same stigma around them as before (unless you talk to Brian Burke). The only thing is, if we ever send out an offer sheet, we would certainly have to overpay. I wouldn't mind overpaying for the likes of Nicklas Backstrom or Bobby Ryan, but we probably aren't in a good position for doing that this summer.

#1909524 KHL hopes to add Kovalchuk

Posted by AIK'91 on 04 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE (rage @ March 4, 2010 - 01:27AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why can't they go after Crosby and Malkin?

Even if Crosby was in the KHL, we'd still constantly hear about him every NBC game.