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SoupNazi 06-12-2012 07:10 PM

Red Wings to make decision on Holmstrom in July
 
http://www.freep.com/article/2012061...omas-holmstrom

Helene St. James reports, among other things, that:

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Holmstrom told the Free Press on Monday that he spoke to general manager Ken Holland and "they're going to decide (in the) beginning of July what's going to happen."

Holmstrom, 39, is mulling whether he wants to play another season, but this indicates that if the Wings want him, he'd be open to returning. His wife and kids want him to play; Holmstrom's concern is that he has a lot of hard mileage on his body after 15 seasons, especially his knees.
It sounds as though he wants to return, if KH and Co. will have him.

ZetterBurger 06-12-2012 07:26 PM

Good. I would welcome him back for another year.

Ricelund 06-12-2012 07:29 PM

I bet they'll sign him to a two-way and waive him if there's no space like they did with Maltby.

SoupNazi 06-12-2012 07:33 PM

With as bad as his knees are, I wonder if it makes sense for him to just retire.

That said, I wouldn't mind it that much if he was back.

Brick Top 06-12-2012 07:41 PM

There are better options already on the roster/in the Wings system or available in the UFA market- time to let him go, Kenny.

crashman 06-12-2012 08:00 PM

This is the right decision. I'm not anti-Holmstrom at all, but it all depends on what happens at the draft and free-agency. If the free-agent market is terrible and the Wings can't get anyone, then see if Homer wants to give it another go...on the cheap, of course.

I hope we don't have to resort to re-signing Holmstrom, but I'm not going to cry about it if they do.

Z40 06-12-2012 08:02 PM

I love Homer. He has done a lot for our team. But we just don't have room for him anymore. Time to step aside and make room for the young bucks. That being said, I wouldn't make a fuss if we did re-sign him for another year.

sarcastro 06-12-2012 08:58 PM

If they can't find three or four better options on the free agent market, then god help us. Next season would be very long, and very cold.

Big Poppa Puck 06-12-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by sarcastro (Post 50847893)
If they can't find three or four better options on the free agent market, then god help us. Next season would be very long, and very cold.

Came to post this.

There's just no room for him. If they give Homer anything other than a Maltby deal then that means we struck out in FA and are basically screwed.

Kronwalled55 06-12-2012 09:22 PM

He's been done. His net-front presence gets us more penalties than goals anymore, he's as slow as molasses, and he's never been the greatest hitter/passer.

Vladdy84 06-12-2012 09:27 PM

I'd rather see Homer retained if it meant Emmerton WILL NOT be the 4th line center. Not saying cut Cory loose, cause we know that ain't happening but I don't want to see him as anything but the 13th or 14th forward.

Spitfire11 06-12-2012 09:44 PM

Just gotta finalize that Hudler contract, then re-signing Holmstrom is next up on the priority list

PelagicJoe 06-12-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by crashman (Post 50845355)
This is the right decision. I'm not anti-Holmstrom at all, but it all depends on what happens at the draft and free-agency. If the free-agent market is terrible and the Wings can't get anyone, then see if Homer wants to give it another go...on the cheap, of course.

I hope we don't have to resort to re-signing Holmstrom, but I'm not going to cry about it if they do.

This.
I'm thinking Holmstrom will end up retiring like Draper & Osgood did last year.

Bench 06-12-2012 09:51 PM

This should calm some people that a Holmstrom decision is coming AFTER free agency starts.

SoupNazi 06-12-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Bench (Post 50849805)
This should calm some people that a Holmstrom decision is coming AFTER free agency starts.

Are you kidding? Homer is going to be our only FA signing! :cry:

:sarcasm:

RedWingsNow* 06-12-2012 10:19 PM

Holmstrom shouldn't have been brought back two years ago.

SoupNazi 06-12-2012 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Bob (Post 50850935)
Holmstrom shouldn't have been brought back two years ago.

Why not?

Dats13DET 06-12-2012 10:58 PM

Good of them to make a decision in July. I like Homer but I don't really want him back. His point production will drop again and he'll be next to useless next season. Plus, It isn't too good for him either. He takes so much punishment playing the way he does, I just don't want to see him get hurt.

-Vic

sarcastro 06-12-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vladdy84 (Post 50848945)
I'd rather see Homer retained if it meant Emmerton WILL NOT be the 4th line center. Not saying cut Cory loose, cause we know that ain't happening but I don't want to see him as anything but the 13th or 14th forward.

I'll say it - cut Cory loose.

Dude doesn't bring anything special and he's hogging up a roster spot that could be filled by a much more useful player.

It'd be good for him too - he'd get picked up and get to go play 12 minutes a night somewhere. Win-win. Maybe they even get a conditional 2046 draft pick for him. Win-win-win.

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Originally Posted by Spitfire11 (Post 50849585)
Just gotta finalize that Hudler contract, then re-signing Holmstrom is next up on the priority list

Wrong.

Sammy and :ghost2: are after Hudler, THEN it's Homer. Then it's the return of Robert Lang.

8snake 06-12-2012 11:01 PM

Please go sit down somewhere Homer...it's over.

Systemfel 06-12-2012 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sarcastro (Post 50852395)
Sammy and :ghost2: are after Hudler, THEN it's Homer. Then it's the return of Robert Lang.

Stacy Roest is a free agent as well. :yo:

8snake 06-12-2012 11:06 PM

Cory Emmerton will be out of the league in a year or two. He's a career minor leaguer who MAY get a few cups of coffee in the NHL before he's done playing.

Melbourne Ice 06-12-2012 11:42 PM

Sad, in a way. After Lidstrom decided to hang them up, I figured Homer would as well. He's setting himself up for "the talk" from Kenny.

sarcastro 06-12-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 50852519)
Stacy Roest is a free agent as well. :yo:

How could I forget The Roester? :laugh:

Filppula 06-12-2012 11:55 PM

Seriously Homer? You've been fantastic, but it is time.


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