HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk Trade rumors, transactions, and free agent talk. Rumors must use the RUMOR prefix in thread title. Proposals must contain the PROPOSAL prefix in the thread title.

Mike Knuble wants to return to Detroit

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-25-2012, 07:37 PM
  #1
Rivet52
Sabres & Blackhawks
 
Rivet52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 5,832
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Rivet52
Mike Knuble wants to return to Detroit

Quote:
CSNWASHINGTON.COM: Chuck Gormley reports former Capitals winger Mike Knuble is finding life as a free agent this summer “eerily quiet”. Knuble said he’d like to finish his career where it started, with the Detroit Red Wings.
Could he replace Holmstrom on the 4th line? I'd think he's got more left in the tank at this point than Homer does and could still contribute offensively, namely in the crease area in front of the net.

Is there any room for the Wings to take Knuble back or would they rather play the prospects?

Rivet52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 07:42 PM
  #2
Leaf Rocket
Leaf Fan Till I Die
 
Leaf Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fredericton, NB
Country: India
Posts: 72,655
vCash: 500
I would like that for him, i liked him quite a bit and it`s a nice way to call an end to his career.

__________________
Leaf Rocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 07:50 PM
  #3
THW
Registered User
 
THW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 593
vCash: 500
He would have to beat out a few younger, faster guys, but he would be more of a lateral move than an upgrade to Homer.

THW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 07:50 PM
  #4
minitrucker83
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 98
vCash: 500
They have quite a few bottom six guys as it is. I cant really see them making room for him unless they ship someone away.

minitrucker83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 07:53 PM
  #5
Frozen Fiend
DOUBLE D
 
Frozen Fiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kalamazoo
Country: United States
Posts: 4,722
vCash: 500
I'll give him 500K on a two way contract.

Sorry, but the only good thing the Wings have done this off season is get younger. Adding a 40 year old winger who scored 18 points last season? We've got some young forward prospects who might really be able to do something this year.

That being said I won't be surprised at all to see Holland give him a million.

Frozen Fiend is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 07:57 PM
  #6
SimplySensational
Heard of Hough
 
SimplySensational's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: VA
Country: United States
Posts: 18,644
vCash: 500
TBF to Knuble, he got into the dog house in training camp and never was given the chance to get out.

He was on a 9 season 20+ goal streak before this season.

SimplySensational is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:01 PM
  #7
Rivet52
Sabres & Blackhawks
 
Rivet52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 5,832
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Rivet52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozen Fiend View Post
I'll give him 500K on a two way contract.

Sorry, but the only good thing the Wings have done this off season is get younger. Adding a 40 year old winger who scored 18 points last season? We've got some young forward prospects who might really be able to do something this year.

That being said I won't be surprised at all to see Holland give him a million.
Judging by Holland's history over the last few years with older free agent additions, I agree with you. He ended up signing guys like May, Modano, etc. for fairly cheap to give a shot to. I think Knuble is still better than Holmstrom at this point and adding a veteran leader after losing Lidstrom would never be a bad thing, just for a year.

I doubt Knuble will ever hit 20+ goals again but you never know. He was on the 1st line for most of his time in Washington but got moved all the way down to the 4th line last year, seeing his production diminish. He might be a low risk, high reward signing after taking a lot of brunt in his last season as a Cap.

Rivet52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:01 PM
  #8
Robert Theodorson
Registered User
 
Robert Theodorson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington DC
Country: United States
Posts: 7,347
vCash: 500
He can bounce back and hit 15 goals given the right opportunities, but that will mean sacrificing a top 6 RW spot for him. Good if your team has no depth there I guess

Robert Theodorson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:09 PM
  #9
PlayMakers
Registered User
 
PlayMakers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wellesley, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 15,762
vCash: 500
mike-knuble-will-work.jpg

PlayMakers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:20 PM
  #10
ilikeblocks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 557
vCash: 500
This would be cool - always liked Knuble.

ilikeblocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:21 PM
  #11
SoupNazi
Global Moderator
No Soup for You!!!
 
SoupNazi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kramerica Industries
Country: Argentina
Posts: 18,643
vCash: 526
We have too many bottom-six players as is.

SoupNazi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:31 PM
  #12
ZetterBurger
Registered User
 
ZetterBurger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit, MI
Country: United States
Posts: 6,211
vCash: 500
Said it on the Wings board and will reiterate it here. If some of the 4th line wingers get moved in a trade or even for draft picks (mursak, eaves, miller) then I would love to have Knuble back. At the very least he is a responsible big body that will cause some problems in front of the net. He also has always played very hard.

ZetterBurger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 08:50 PM
  #13
TOML
Registered User
 
TOML's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walnut Grove
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,542
vCash: 500
Almost time to start referring to him in the past tense, unfortunately.


TOML

TOML is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 09:18 PM
  #14
Wingsfan2965*
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,746
vCash: 500
We'll have 16 signed when Abdelkader is done and I doubt we'd turn away Homer to add Knuble.

Wingsfan2965* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 09:55 PM
  #15
BrooklynCapsFan
Waiting on the Isles
 
BrooklynCapsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 17,225
vCash: 500
Mike Knuble is old. He's 40 years old. But he can still play. And his game has never been about skating. It's been about drive and being massive.

He scored 24 goals a year ago. Playing in a trap. He scored 29 the year before that. Washington had a lot of issues last season and I believe Knuble was severely mishandled. I'd still take him back in Washington, but there's no way he'd consider coming back.

BrooklynCapsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 09:59 PM
  #16
Jray42
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 4,043
vCash: 50
Methinks Mike Knuble just wants a contract offer from an NHL team.

Jray42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2012, 10:24 PM
  #17
Hivemind
We're Touched
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 17,417
vCash: 500
As mentioned, Detroit already has fifteen forwards and Abdelkader still needs to sign. Doubtful he goes to Detroit at this point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooklynCapsFan View Post
Mike Knuble is old. He's 40 years old. But he can still play. And his game has never been about skating. It's been about drive and being massive.

He scored 24 goals a year ago. Playing in a trap. He scored 29 the year before that. Washington had a lot of issues last season and I believe Knuble was severely mishandled. I'd still take him back in Washington, but there's no way he'd consider coming back.
It's not just his skating speed that was deteriorating. His hands weren't as quick, either. His ability to stuff in loose pucks and rebounds before goalies or defensemen could stop him simply wasn't there anymore. Thus why so many of his attempts were forced wide or saved by the goalie's toe.

Hivemind is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2015 All Rights Reserved.