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07-01-2017, 11:23 AM
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He's a Michigan kid. We should be thankful Holland didn't give him a 5 year deal.

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07-01-2017, 11:26 AM
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Luke Witkowski's deal is one-way, by the way. #RedWings

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07-01-2017, 11:29 AM
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He's a Michigan kid. We should be thankful Holland didn't give him a 5 year deal.
More than that... he actually played for Blashill at Western Michigan too.
No chance McIlrath gets a chance over this guy.
Not happy with this signing at all.

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07-01-2017, 11:32 AM
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More than that... he actually played for Blashill at Western Michigan too.
No chance McIlrath gets a chance over this guy.
Not happy with this signing at all.
Not sure I get the McIlrath obsession. Dude will never be an NHLer.

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07-01-2017, 11:35 AM
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Not sure I get the McIlrath obsession. Dude will never be an NHLer.
Yea, it's stupid. Trash nhlers and talk up ahlers until they get their shot and blow.

Edit: this is not about Witkowski, just a general statement.


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07-01-2017, 11:37 AM
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interesting. hsj suggesting he could play forward
Huh? He's gonna play forward? Pardon?

He's never scores a goal in the NHL, and has never scored more than 3 goals in an AHL season... I honestly don't mind the signing, I remember playing against Tampa last year in one game and hated him. He's physical and tough.

But as a forward...?

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OFFICIAL: The Detroit #RedWings today signed defenseman Luke Witkowski to a two-year contract.

Wait hold on is it 1 or 2 years?

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07-01-2017, 11:39 AM
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Yea, it's stupid. Trash nhlers and talk up ahlers until they get their shot and blow.
Witkowski is 2 years older and has a whopping ten more games than Dylan, most of which as a 6 minute goon duty.

Mcllrath is a better fighter and actually played real minutes for a good NYR team. Witkowski is just as much an AHLer as Mcllrath was less impressive as a prospect and smaller.

They are interchangeable. If Mcllrath was from Michigan/played with Dekeyser instead I have 0 doubt in my mind Holland would have him up instead.

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07-01-2017, 11:43 AM
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Arguing over Mcllrath and Witkowski is like splitting hairs.

Heck, why not both and go head hunting?

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07-01-2017, 11:45 AM
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Not sure I get the McIlrath obsession. Dude will never be an NHLer.
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Yea, it's stupid. Trash nhlers and talk up ahlers until they get their shot and blow.
Oh Yeah Witchowski is great! A true NHL professional. Clearly leagues above McIlrath.

McIlrath is younger, bigger, tougher and was a former 1st round pick.
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43GP- 3G, 2A and +5 (Age25)

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54GP - 0G, 4A and -1 (Age 27)

Listen they are both nothing more than stay at home 6th/7th guys. Nobody is obsessed thanks.
Might aswell keep the guy who is actually an intimidator. Not some fake college tough guys, who will fight, but scares nobody.

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Arguing over Mcllrath and Witkowski is like splitting hairs.

Heck, why not both and go head hunting?
Exactly my point. We already had McIlrath. Why sign the exact same player twice? (most teams want nothing to do with these type D men)
Michigan man and Blashill's boy. gross.

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07-01-2017, 11:48 AM
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Oh Yeah Witchowski is great!! A true NHL professional. Clearly leagues above McIlrath. These

McIlrath is younger, bigger, tougher and was a former 1st round pick.
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43GP- 3G, 2A and +5 (Age25)

Witkowski
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54GP - 0G, 4A and -1 (Age 27)

Listen they are both nothing more than stay at home 6th/7th guys. NObody is obsessed thanks. Might aswell keep the guy who is actually an intimidator. NOt some fake college tough guys, who will fight, but scares nobody.
They both suck and I've already voiced my displeasure about Witkowski, who I wouldn't even consider an nhler at this point with barely 50 games played at 27.

What I said had everything to do with McIlrath.

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07-01-2017, 11:50 AM
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witkowski's deal is for 2 years, not one

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witkowski's deal is for 2 years, not one
Haha. Brutal

This guy is getting a serious look as a regular... just Watch.
Sproul to waivers.

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Arguing over Mcllrath and Witkowski is like splitting hairs.

Heck, why not both and go head hunting?
Helene St. James leaked that Witkowski is gonna play more likely as a forward than as a defenceman.

He has done that at Tampa also.

Steve Ott -signing, good lockerroom guy.

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Haha. Brutal

This guy is getting a serious look as a regular... just Watch.
Sproul to waivers.
Sproul isn't going to be ready to start the season and if he hits waivers it isn't that big of a deal, he isn't good at hockey.

Repeating this but getting upset about guys that make less than 900K doesn't make a whole lot of sense. There is no punishment should it not work out and they hit waivers.

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They both suck and I've already voiced my displeasure about Witkowski, who I wouldn't even consider an nhler at this point with barely 50 games played at 27.

What I said had everything to do with McIlrath.
Ok what NHLer did I trash then?

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07-01-2017, 11:56 AM
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witkowski's deal is for 2 years, not one
2 years now, And watch Holland give him a 5 year deal after that's over.

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Ok what NHLer did I trash then?
It was a general statement about the forum.


Like trading Sheahan for a 7th rounder, it's just dumb talk.

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2 years now, And watch Holland give him a 5 year deal after that's over.
Still seeing 1 year everywhere but that twitter post

I'd like to know for sure.

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Sproul isn't going to be ready to start the season and if he hits waivers it isn't that big of a deal, he isn't good at hockey.

Repeating this but getting upset about guys that make less than 900K doesn't make a whole lot of sense. There is no punishment should it not work out and they hit waivers.
I still like Sproul. Haven't given up on him just yet.

Obviously I don't care if Witkowski goes on waivers.
Problem is by giving him a 2 year deal there is ZERO chance he will ever be claimed on waivers.
Don't need another 27 year old on the blueline in Grand Rapids... but whatever I think Blashill will actually play this scrub.

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I still like Sproul. Haven't given up on him just yet.

Obviously I don't care if Witkowski goes on waivers.
Problem is by giving him a 2 year deal there is ZERO chance he will ever be claimed on waivers.
Great, then he can be buried in the minors.

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Still seeing 1 year everywhere but that twitter post

I'd like to know for sure.
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Correction, Witkowski's deal is for two years.
Khan changed his twitter to 2 year

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Khan changed his twitter to 2 year

**** man, such a worthless signing even at league minimum.

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I still like Sproul. Haven't given up on him just yet.

Obviously I don't care if Witkowski goes on waivers.
Problem is by giving him a 2 year deal there is ZERO chance he will ever be claimed on waivers.
Don't need another 27 year old on the blueline in Grand Rapids... but whatever I think Blashill will actually play this scrub.
And guy is gonna take more likely a 14th forward spot. Has played F & D also at Tampa.

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And guy is gonna take more likely a 14th forward spot. Has played F & D also at Tampa.
Watch Betuzzi is waiver exempt for another year like Russo, So Witkowski is probably taking his spot and Holland keeps Lil Bert in Grand Rapids for another season.

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