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05-13-2011, 10:01 AM
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I think Eaves is a lock for another contract. He's a valuable player to have and plays well with Helm.
That gives us 13 forwards signed after Eaves is tied up. The question is, do we go with Emmerton or see what we have in training camp. I'm not sure what his situation is, but doesn't he have to go through waivers to play in GR next year.
I see possible candidates for that 13th forward position to be Miller, Emmerton, HTD and Draper. If Draper wants one more year, they'll give him one more year. I just hope it's less than a million.
Another move I want is to see Hudler traded, waived, whatever. He's wasteful on the top 6 and useless in the bottom 6. No size and no speed. We could do better. I saw Erik Cole mentioned, I think he's an instant upgrade over Hudler. He's older, but we're not looking long term anyways.
Can't do much about Homer. We're stuck with him for another year
Next year's forward lineup:
X=Hudler, Cole, middle 6 UFA forward
Y=Draper, Miller, HTD
Deep down Draper's got to know he should move on. However I think he will give it one more shot and we know Detroit won't argue against it. If he signs for anything more than $800k though I'll be pretty angry.
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