Thread: Speculation: Detroits options
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11-22-2012, 11:10 AM
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AK1990
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Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
where will Howard walk to? No team is going to give him big money ..
DET has done well without elite goaltending for a while and may just be content with a Bernier or James Reimer going forward.
I agree they've done well before without star goaltending. I am not saying Howard will go but if a lockout last a full year, he will be a ufa which means ANY team can talk to him and teams like Toronto, Washington, Chicago, Tampa Bay etc might throw more money then Detroit is willing to cough up.

The difference is if Howard walks and all of Dets star veterans get a year older they don't have guys who can step into their vets skates right away. Det has some good young players but they aren't the same as Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall & Lidstrom. So if Howard walks, maybe a retool would be wise because you have at best 2 years with Datsyuk who seems to be getting more hurt as his career goes on (inevitable that injuries catch up to you when your in your mid 30's).

There are some damn good prospects that are draft eligible over next few years. Maybe its Detroits turn to draft future super stars to replace their aging ones now!

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