He signed a 1 year, $500,000 contract with the Wings...all that's left is to sign Helm and Abdelkader and our roster should be set (unless Modano is added). they currently have 3,200,000 free in cap space, as per cap geek.
OT: Derek Meech Re-signs
Having no idea who Meech was, had to click through to see it was OT. Modano to the Wings would spoil half my childhood. I was a Red Wings fan thanks to my first video game, NHL 96. At the same time, coming from Houston, the Stars and Modano were about as close as hockey came. I always pictured them as rivals, Modano vs the Wings. It screws up everything in my mind.
The longer this goes on, the less likely Modano is a Wing IME.
I think Meech either gets waived or traded before the season starts unless by some miracle he beats someone out.
Unfortunately, I think you're right with Modano. I would love to see him as a Wing for a year or 2. Even if it means waiving/trading Ritola.
I hope the Wings want Modano as badly as I want him as a Wing!
Time will tell...
will be traded in camp unless they can't find a new #6D.
I'd kinda ke to see them split Lidstrom and Rafalski and put Ericson and Kindl each with one of them.
he wouldnt neccesarily be a key player on the team, (think Luc Robataille 2002). im all for getting him tho. on another note i thought the wings had signed Abdelkader in the first few weeks of free agency but i could be mistaken for Drew Miller. Meech should be traded however because honestly i dont see a spot for him on the team, and as mentioned by Kenny Holland, theyre still looking for a decent 3rd defenseman to play with erickson
Miller and Eaves were signed. Abs and Helm remain to be signed along with either Modano or maybe another D-man.
Why does everyone think Meech will be traded? He's signed to a minimum salary as a 7th defenceman who can also play on the 4th line in a pinch. If Meech gets traded, then who's the 7th D-Man? Re-sign Lilja? (And, actually, I really like Lilja, but I don't see how he would be back in Detroit unless he takes about half what he was paid last season.)
He has 7th defenseman written all over him....he's a good depth guy.