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2013-2014 Red Wings Roster Moves, Injuries, Whatever Thread

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Dallas signed Sergei Gonchar to a 2-year deal at $5mm per. Gave up a 6th rounder to Ottawa last week for his rights. I think this would've been a great move for the Wings to make. A couple of years of Gonchar while Kindl, Smith, DeKeyser and possibly Lashoff continue to develop.

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Lightning have bought out Lecavalier. He would be perfect for the Wings but I expect him to attract a ton of interest.

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Lightning have bought out Lecavalier. He would be perfect for the Wings but I expect him to attract a ton of interest.

Agreed. But I would be fine if the Wings did absolutely whatever it took to land him. Restructure contracts, unload someone if possible...he would help the Wings immensely. Gives Detroit the dynamic goal-scorer they need and is "only" 33. I realize it's not 2005-08 anymore, but I feel like he would still be one of the best players on the team if he was getting feeds from Datsyuk. He has played with a talented first line for years in Tampa, but nobody like Datsyuk, who I think would do wonders for him.

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I'd hold off on Lecavalier and reach-out to Nathan Horton instead. Horton gives us a greater physical presence than does Vinny and has been on-par over the past three seasons with Vinny's production.

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Dustin Nielson ‏@nielson1260 5m

So Lecavalier met with Montreal, Toronto, Philly, Anaheim, Detroit, Dallas and St. Louis...so

far.

Kaberle a FA now too

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Pierre Lebrun has tweeted that the Wings have made an offer to Vancouver for Edler but there's nothing close yet. Edler would be amazing but I can't see it happening.

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Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 1m

Alex Edler is still a Canuck _ Vancouver confirms _ as midnight ET comes and goes and his NTC kicks in. Now a trade would need his blessing

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Wings not on Lecavalier's short list. He better sign a ridiculous contract elsewhere or I am going to be sad about this.

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Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 1m

Alex Edler is still a Canuck _ Vancouver confirms _ as midnight ET comes and goes and his NTC kicks in. Now a trade would need his blessing

I haven't a clue what they want in return. I'd like to do a deal that keeps both Ryan Sproull and Xaiver Olluett in our farm system. Brendan Smith is someone I'd be willing to move though.

Deal #1

Detroit: Alex Edler

Vancouver: Brendan Smith, Tomas Tatar, 2014 2nd and 3rd Round Picks

Deal #2

Detroit: Alex Edler

Vancouver: Brendan Smith, Tomas Tatar and 2014 1st Round Pick

Last Resort Deal

Detroit: Alex Edler

Vancouver Gets: Brendan Smith, Tomas Tatar, Ryan Sproull or Xaiver Olluett, 2014 2nd Round Pick

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Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames 1m

#RedWings will buy out D Carlo Colaiacovo. F Todd Bertuzzi will not be bought out.

Please at least get rid of Sammuelsson.

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From the rumors it seemed like the Wings were not allowed into the bidding for him after meeting with all the teams. I guess he wanted to be on the east coast? I still think the Flyers will be kind of hurting with the cap still, especially with Giroux needing a new deal after the season. They have no defense and no goalie really. And Lecavalier has a full NTC.

I don't mind not committing 5 years and a full NTC to Vinny, even if the cap hit was lower than expected.

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Now I'm really bummed. That price is not too high, geesh.

It sounds like they were not willing to go the 5 years that he wanted though. I'm mixed, 5 years is a little longer than I'd want to go but the 4.5mil price tag wasn't problematic at all.

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Now I'm really bummed. That price is not too high, geesh.
It sounds like they were not willing to go the 5 years that he wanted though. I'm mixed, 5 years is a little longer than I'd want to go but the 4.5mil price tag wasn't problematic at all.

5 years isn't ideal and I don't like the no-movement clause, but when you think that Helene St James writes the Wings are close to signing Cleary for 3 years at $3mm per ...gulp... -and still have Bertuzzi and Samuellson on the roster. I don't see how the Wings expect to get better. What if some of the youngsters played over their heads this year?

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4 signings last summer: Brunner Cola Tootoo Samuelsson. Brunner good if re-signed. Samuelsson a waste. Cola and Tootoo were mostly wastes.

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5 years isn't ideal and I don't like the no-movement clause, but when you think that Helene St James writes the Wings are close to signing Cleary for 3 years at $3mm per ...gulp... -and still have Bertuzzi and Samuellson on the roster. I don't see how the Wings expect to get better. What if some of the youngsters played over their heads this year?

I don't know, man. Vinnie for 5 years is stupid for Philly. He's had injury issues the last three years. Glad they signed him, not going to make them much better.

Dan Cleary for 3 years? That's just stupid. I like how he played in the playoffs, but he did not have a good season. Keeping Bertuzzi & Samuelssen? What the hell are they doing? I am expecting a big move like Stephen Weiss AND Bobby Ryan.

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