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by IwoCPO on 07/01/12 at 07:53 PM ET
And now Cotsonika’s just going flat-out BFF with the Holland talk.
Wings fans saying it’s what-have-you-done-for-me-lately. Um, Cup in ‘08, Game 7 in ‘09, 21 straight playoffs, offers for Parise, Suter
I’ll tell you this: if we land a few critical pieces between now and whenever, I’ll be with you Nick. But Tootoo, Samuelsson, Gustavsson and Brunner aren’t cutting it…not when he’s admitted for nearly a year that upgrades are sorely needed and today’s the day to do it.
Update: interesting statement from Nick Cotsonika.
cotsonika: Amazing how Ken Holland has not earned the benefit of the doubt among at least some of the Detroit fan base.
Well…has the team improved since we lost to Bubba? Money to spend, Nick. Holes to fill. Homer’s gone? Tootoo. Hudler? Sammy. A backup goalie? Got it. Brunner? Untested. Tell me that if this UFA thing ends today we’d be a favorite. Land me Suter and we’ll talk about benefit of the doubt.
A bit more below on why I think Semin may not be an option any longer.
On the record: like the Gustavsson deal. Re-phrase: Really dig that deal.
Samuelsson? The money Hudler deserves with a bit more production and grit, but not much more. I’m neutral.
Absolutely despise the Tootoo signing. I honestly dislike this player and I’m not sure I’ll be able to set that aside.
I don’t believe we’re in the running for Parise and I’m not sure Semin is an option either. If that’s the case and William Tell plus Tootoo are the “plan b” options? Failure.
I think we’re still in it for Suter.
And just to repeat: the Tootoo signing disgusts me.
Question from our very own agitator, Garth: why do I believe Semin isn’t an option anymore? Because if we get Suter for 10, and it’s going to take 10, that leaves us 7 with a few moves to go. I still think Knuble’s coming (although the Tootoo signing may have done away with that). I just don’t see the Wings signing 4 more forwards (including Brunner), Suter and a goalie.
But, a trade could very well be happening as we speak, too. You’ve read that we’re in on Nash…ok. And the BJ’s wanted Gustavsson. Maybe they’ll get him, along with Tootoo.
If we get Semin and Suter, but miss out on Parise? I’m reluctantly ok with that, when you consider all else that’s gone down.
And if we land Nash, along with Suter? I’m reservedly ok with that too…depending on who and what we give up to get him.
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