Nash is the best Canadian player next to Crosby. He has everything Wings don't have in one player. Will take Nash over Parise any day and situation. Hope Kenny will be creative and bring him to Detroit.
Don't worry boys and girls. Kenny is planning something bigger than everybody anticipates. He may bring Ovi, Semin and Suter to form the best line in NHL history. Dont worry if we won't get Parise. Ovi at 9.5 mil is better then Parise for 8mil/year. These guys will enjoy playing for Wings. Go Kenny !
Back to Hudler. I would rather have a guy for about 1-2mil/season that can punch people in the face and fight them for punching them in the face, score maybe 8 goals a year, knock others of the puck and punch them in the face again, than have Hudler for 3-4mil/year or whatever stupid money he is asking for to score 20+ useless goals per season. That does not sound like Red Wings style of hockey, however every time Wings won the cup in recent years have had a guy to punch people in the face, crash them into boards and fight them for doing all that to them. Hudler may go to a team that needs him to score useless goals.
I will continue to say NO to Hudler no mether what the situation is. Wings can score lots of goals without this guy.
Go Wings ! Go Kenny ! Bring in the big boys.
Bad for fans, but maybe good for the team. If Lids retires, than he is sure of that he can't play the way he wants to and be the leader. Lids knowes this and he wont do anyting to heart the team. I hope he stays with the organization and help the team that way. He is too good to retire from hockey. Ether way it is hard for many of us to imagine Wings without Lidstrom. I just hope for the best.
This will not happen, but possible with salary cap increase. Kenny may pull this one out. Get Ovi via trade (Franzen, Cleary). Sign Semin. Sign a top D man. Ovi and Semin will be awesome playing with Pasha.They have been unstoppable at the worlds even by good defensive teams like Finland. I think these guys will start a new era for the Red Wings. Parise will be asking 8-9 mil/year and a long term contract. to me he is not that guy. Iam assuming that Washington is going from offensive to a shot blocking, grinding, defensive hockey and Ovi does not feet in those categories. He needs to fly out there and score goals. Wings are his kinda team. Same goes for Semin. After all this is just a wish.