OT: Derek Meech Re-signs

Submitted by Trauber19 on July 15th, 2010 at 12:50 PM

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.

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formerlyanonymous

July 15th, 2010 at 12:57 PM ^

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.

TG7782

July 15th, 2010 at 1:01 PM ^

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.

teldar

July 15th, 2010 at 1:22 PM ^

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.

Skiptoomylou22

July 15th, 2010 at 1:24 PM ^

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

BlueAggie

July 15th, 2010 at 2:26 PM ^

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.)