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[DET] Danny DeKeyser signs with Red Wings

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03-29-2013, 03:46 PM
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I can't even think of a good under-25 defenseman on Detroit apart from B. Smith. Seems about right.

Kindl is better than both right now but he's 26-27 I believe.
lmao how have you never heard of Ryan Sproul or Xavier Ouellet

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Don't expect much from him in the short term, but I really hope he can be paired with someone like Sproul or Smith in the future - let them roam offensively and such. Glad this whole thing is over, and glad to add a promising kid to Detroit's pool of defenders.
Think of how badly Detroit has wanted a physical second pairing defensive guy. Danny has the potential to be that player.

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who?
Between Smith/Sproul/Ouellet/DeKeyser.

All have pretty nice ceilings. Not likely that all reach them or come close, but reasonable to expect that some will.

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Glad we finally have his decision. Best of luck with his career and to Detroit!

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why did he go through all the motions if he knew in his heart he was going to be a wing? Was he looking to see if anyone could change his mind?

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Congrats to both the Red Wings organization and Danny DeKeyser. Hopefully turns into a long and healthy relationship for the good of the team.

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Between Smith/Sproul/Ouellet/DeKeyser.

All have pretty nice ceilings. Not likely that all reach them or come close, but reasonable to expect that some will.
you're forgetting Backman, Jensen, and Marchenko

Backman has been unbelievable this year

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why did he go through all the motions if he knew in his heart he was going to be a wing? Was he looking to see if anyone could change his mind?
I'm going with Don Meehan.

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Think of how badly Detroit has wanted a physical second pairing defensive guy. Danny has the potential to be that player.
Absolutely. But even more than that, just a stay-at-home guy. Too many guys on the team currently who are (for lack of a better term) "wannabe" offensive players. A guy like Sproul will work best if he has the freedom to roam and play his game. Was looking forward to a Smith-Sproul pairing in the future, but DeKeyser-Sproul might compliment each other even better.

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where can I find a list of recent college free agents

i know Bozak and the kid in Edmonton

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I'm not believing it until Aaron ward confirms it.

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Absolutely. But even more than that, just a stay-at-home guy. Too many guys on the team currently who are (for lack of a better term) "wannabe" offensive players. A guy like Sproul will work best if he has the freedom to roam and play his game. Was looking forward to a Smith-Sproul pairing in the future, but DeKeyser-Sproul might compliment each other even better.
Dekeyser-Smith
Ouellet-Sproul

makes so much more sense

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Most predictable signing ever. Good luck to DeKeyser.

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Might not necessarily be "On topic", depending on where DeKeyser plays, but Detroit's potential AHL roster looks ridiculous.

Only guy I know of who CAN'T play in the playoffs is Jarnkrok. But next year is insane. Sproul, Ouellet, Jarnkrok, and Pulkkinen all probably joining the AHL.

I believe Frk is joining as well.

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where can I find a list of recent college free agents

i know Bozak and the kid in Edmonton
Da Costa, Butler for Ottawa

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where can I find a list of recent college free agents

i know Bozak and the kid in Edmonton
Cory Conacher and Andy Greene? Greene isn't exactly recent but whatever

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There was never a doubt in my mind.

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Not expecting a lot from him this year. More D prospects the better!

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Get Lashoff out of the top6 and put this guy in. Hopefully when Quincey comes back he can even steal a job from someone like White/Ericsson.
No chance of knockng Ericsson out of the lineup.

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Oh **** he's a Red Wing... HF better redo their prospect list. He's gotta be top 20

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Since I'm quoting Pronman...

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From NHL scouts I've talked to and as well as my own observations, DeKeyser is NHL ready and projects as an above-average NHL defenseman.

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where can I find a list of recent college free agents

i know Bozak and the kid in Edmonton
Matt Gilroy.

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This signing doesn't push them to top 3, I'd say top 10.
From top to bottom they have quantity with quality. This move gives them another option if they wanted to acquire a top player as losing a Sproul or Ouellett won't hurt as much.

Very deep organization. What's ridiculous is they've drafted in the top 20 like once in 20 years.

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I don't want to sound like the obligatory "he didn't sign with my team but he signed with a rival now it's time to hate him" fan, but this process was a bit stupid. If it was so clearly the favorite team winning the sweepstakes, why did it have to take this long?

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Dekeyser is now a top 10 prospect

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