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07-24-2012, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Luceni View Post
I'm a bit suprised that no-one of the rumored big named has been traded or to the Red Wings. I'm also suprised that they weren't able to sign one of the big UFA names.

It will be a though season for them if they don't do anything this offseason.

Doan and Semin are still out there, but I guess they will sign elsewhere too. And they need some help at defense.

I think they may move one of their centers (Filps, Helm?) for some upgrade at defense?
If yes, we should be interested ;-)
There have been ample stories since Lidstrom retired that the Red Wings appear on the verge of a major transition to youth soon - and in the process, drop from the dominant perch they were on for so long. Holmstrom will probably retire and Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen are all over 30 as their best players. If it's an older veteran at the tail end of his career like Doan, I could see the Wings appealing for the chance of winning again in the next 2 years - but for younger guys like Parise or Suter, they probably realized that Detroit is more likely to decline than contend after that.

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