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    I don't have an account so I can't actually read anything, but a headline on ESPN Insider was "Oh look, Red Wings better now" and the only thing I could see in there was that "Mike Grier heading home".

    Sooo this could all be major speculation coming from the inaccessible ESPN Rumors page, but it looks like the Wings are trying to sign Mike Grier.

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    Andy Delmore was good for the flyers but that was back in like 2000. He's not young but he's still a good signing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan2587 View Post
    I don't have an account so I can't actually read anything, but a headline on ESPN Insider was "Oh look, Red Wings better now" and the only thing I could see in there was that "Mike Grier heading home".

    Sooo this could all be major speculation coming from the inaccessible ESPN Rumors page, but it looks like the Wings are trying to sign Mike Grier.
    There's this from mlive (two days old):

    WiiM: Mike Grier's agent says he's 'interested' in Red Wings

    Winging it in Motown's Christopher Hollis delivered a bombshell of the pleasant "it's who you know" variety via unrestricted free agent winger Mike Grier's agent, Jay Fee:

    July 27, Winging it in Motown: "Several teams have contacted me as they see Mike as a very solid asset and a plus for their organization. Detroit is a first class organization in which Mike has expressed interest. I believe the Red Wings respect Mike as a player and true professional. We'll have to see where it goes from here."
    Grier was banged-up for a chunk of the 08-09 season, but the 34-year-old right winger, born in Detroit and raised in Boston, remains a big (6'1," 225 lbs.), gritty and defensively responsible winger who will occasionally drop the gloves if necessary, and, mostly...He's a solid citizen who's a leader both on and off the ice.

    He does come with a, "San Jose Sharks fans say he 'looked slow' while battling knee and "lower-body" injuries last season" warning, and if he wants to come to Detroit, he'd have to take a huge discount off his $1.775 million salary from this past season. I guess, "We'll have to see where it goes from here," to quote Mr. Fee.
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    Ahhh solid. Thank you. There is a new thing up there now saying something about how they can replace 88 goals (Hossa, Hudler, Samuelsson). Of course I can't read it and there is NO CHANCE I am spending $35 just to read it.

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    Shanny got cut today... anyone wanna see him back?
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    Not really -- where would we put him? I'd rather see Leino and Helm getting a chance.
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    Looks like the Hawks have locked up there big three.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=300811

    Not exactly a home town discount for Chicago and Marc Savard's deal look amazing right now, but they got the deals done. Hawks have gotta move somebody within the next 24 hours or so I believe.

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    Forwards:
    Toews--$6,000,000+
    Kane--$6,000,000+
    Hossa--$5,275,000 (signed until retirement)
    Sharp--$3,900,000 (signed until 2012)
    Bolland--$3,375,000 (signed until 2014)
    Versteeg--$3,066,667 (signed until 2012)
    Byfuglein--$3,000,000 (signed until 2011)
    Kopecky--$1,200,000 (signed until 2012... lol)
    Brouwer--$1,025,000 (signed until 2012)
    Ladd--RFA
    Madden--UFA
    Eager--UFA
    Burish--UFA
    Fraser--UFA
    Greentree--RFA
    Ebbett--RFA
    Bickell--RFA

    F Total: $29,466,667 for 9 Forwards. 4 RFA and 4 UFA remain. 3 roster spots open.

    Defense:
    Campbell--$7,142,875 (signed at least through 2016...lol)
    Kieth--$6,000,000+ (signed 13 years)
    Seabrook--$3,500,000 (signed until 2011 then RFA)
    Barker--$3,083,333 (signed until 2012 then RFA)
    Sopel--$2,333,333 (signed until 2011-- at this price? seriously?!?)
    Hjalmarsson--RFA
    Hendry--RFA

    D Total: $22,059,541 for 5 Defensemen. 2 RFA remain. 1 roster spot open.

    Goaltenders:
    Huet--$5,625,000 (signed until 2012)
    Niemi--RFA

    G Total: $5,625,000 for 1 Goaltender. 1 RFA remains. 1 roster spot open.

    Team Total: $57,151,208+ for 9 Forwards, 5 Defensemen, 1 Goaltender. (rounds new contracts down to 6mil each)

    Open spots: 3-4 Forwards, 1-2 Defense, 1 Goaltender (5-7 spots)
    Assuming they sign minimum contract scrubs for those 5-8 spots that's another $2,500,000-$3,500,000 in salary.

    Cap hit for next season without accounting for the overage of the three new contracts (all 3 assumed to be 6mil each):
    $59,651,208-$60,651,208

    Unsigned: 7 RFA, 4 UFA. None of these will sign for the league minimum. Especially Ladd, Eager, Burish, Hjalmarsson and Neimi.

    Also note that their current roster is already over the cap by 4.6 million without accounting for these three new raises.

    The Hawks are going to lose significant depth. I just don't see how they'll be able to retain Ladd, Eager, Burish, Hjalmarsson or Neimi. That's especially important to remember when they can only offer league minimum contracts AND are still over the cap. Hell, they're over the cap without the 5-7 players they have to sign.
    Quoted it because this isn't my work. It's from a poster on the red wings forums.
    But it pretty much sums up what kind of cap situation the hawks are going to be in next season. Im extremely interested to see how it's going to work.

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    Yeah I'm very curious to see who is moving out of Chicago soon.

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    Hjalmarsson please. Get it done Kenny!

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    Anyone interested in having Matthieu Schneider back? Heard a rumor since he is now available, the wings may be looking to add him (for minimal)...
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    looks like Leino, May and Lebda could be moved very soon. They got to clear money for the return of Franzen (next tuesday!)
    http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2010..._ville_le.html
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    Yeah, we need the cap space, so it should be interesting to see who gets shipped out.

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    Not Leino! Wish he wasn't slumping this year, looked so promising last year... really wanted to see him develop and be in the next set of wings to sign long contracts.
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    Leino's problem is that he isn't working like he has to earn a spot every night. He has played so lackadaisically this year it is amazing. I think he caught a case of being a highly anticipated addition, that he thought he could relax instead of working harder. I know Babcock won't stand for it and that's why he has been a healthy scratch the last 6 games. Disappointing....

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