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Wings Sign Commodore, 1 Year

From Bob McKenzie (twitter)

As per @GMillerTSN, one year, $1M for Mike Commodore in Detroit.

Interesting to note, Commodore had these words to say back when he was playing for Columbus, about Babcock:

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock played a role in making Commodore a better defenseman. But as appreciation rates go, Commodore’s is about on par with Enron stock.

“Mike Babcock was without a doubt an obstacle in my career,” said Commodore of the coach who traded him from Anaheim to Calgary in 2003.

“I wanted to prove him wrong, I’m not going to lie. I used him as big-time motivation. I thought he put his best foot forward to bury me.”

Hope they get that smoothed over…

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The Wings sign Bozo?!?!  Simply awesome!

Posted by wingnut888 on 07/01/11 at 05:14 PM ET

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What the…?

Hello Griffin fodder?  Because he fits in NOWHERE in the Top 6 or 7…  I don’t care about the price point.  Bring Salei back rather than this joker…

Posted by Primis on 07/01/11 at 05:14 PM ET

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So much for the good start to UFA day.
The Miller and Eaves signings can’t make me see the sunny side of this.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 07/01/11 at 05:16 PM ET

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Jesus h christ

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/01/11 at 05:18 PM ET

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How can a guy who failed under hitch and was habitually out of shape possibly help our team.. not good enough for the jackets but good enough for us?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/01/11 at 05:23 PM ET


First, Holland gives Kronwall money to Big E, and now they are accepting Blue Jacket leftovers?

Pretty bad when the Wings are sitting with ~16mil in cap space on UFA day, and the best thing that has happened so far is that they didn’t sign Jagr.

Posted by WhattaHoot from Bay City, MI on 07/01/11 at 05:28 PM ET

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What the ....?

What Primus said.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 07/01/11 at 05:32 PM ET

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I got to watch commodore plenty here in cubs and easily the worst defenseman.. not to mention he tried to blow up the locker room and said it was the coach’s fault he wasn’t doing well

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/01/11 at 05:36 PM ET

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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/01/11 at 05:37 PM ET

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So now we have a soulless ginger fuch taking up a roster spot. Holland is having a bad day.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 07/01/11 at 05:41 PM ET


not good enough for the jackets but good enough for us?

Why not?  We just re-signed two forwards, one of whom was claimed off of waivers from bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay and the other was traded from Carolina to Boston just to be bought out.

Not to mention that we have Dan Cleary who was a training camp invite after being jettisoned by the Yotes, Brad Stuart who wasn’t living anywhere near up to what he should’ve been doing and Todd Bertuzzi who nearly killed a guy.

Posted by Garth on 07/01/11 at 05:45 PM ET

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I had completely forgotten about the Babcock feud.

That just makes this even more awesome. :D

Posted by Viqsi on 07/01/11 at 05:54 PM ET


Posted by Viqsi on 07/01/11 at 03:54 PM ET

Maybe Babcock and Commodore will send you a greetings card from the playoffs next spring.

Posted by Garth on 07/01/11 at 05:57 PM ET

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Maybe Babcock and Commodore will send you a greetings card from the playoffs next spring.


Posted by Twig from Houston, TX on 07/01/11 at 06:14 PM ET

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Complete garbage signing. Is holland trying to sabotage the team? I’d rather him not sign anyone than sign this zero ethic moron.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 07/01/11 at 06:14 PM ET

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Hey, easy now….. Mike had some really cool PR stunts in Carolina. You could buy these really awesome white bathrobes that had his name on them, and he shaved off all his curly ginger hair one time.

Definitely needs to wear a winged wheel.Definitely.


Posted by dougie on 07/01/11 at 06:33 PM ET

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I gave Holland the benefit of the doubt with BigE’s contract, but this one just takes the cake.  Commodore is a turn over/mistake prone guru(not to mention his well document hatred with Babs).  With him and BigE in the fold, the Red Wing Team IQ just dropped double digits.  What the F’ck is Holland smoking?

Posted by Crow on 07/01/11 at 06:38 PM ET

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Dude is bad in the locker room.. he keeps talking about fitting.. being the right piece.. you have a guy who tried to turn the locker room om the coach before he was hurried in the minors when in reality it was the fact he a) didn’t want to follow the system and b) he didn’t condition or workout while injured.. he did however have time to go workout with the cincinnati reds and hit some balls on the field since it was always his dream to play baseball but didn’t pan out.. hockey was where he got his breaks..

Dude is garbage and I hate this signing and ericssons.. I was mad last night but straight furious when I see out of everyone who was available we end up with commodore.. no excuses about the cap this year and were still shopping the bargain bin.. lidos possible last year.. pav is going to be 33 next season.. this team isn’t young and there’s no super talent coming up the pipes anytime soon.  Once they actually make the. Team they’ll have to be checkers for two or three years before we give them the top line.. if we don’t have any veterans ahead of them that is

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/01/11 at 06:41 PM ET

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Terrible signing.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 07/01/11 at 06:43 PM ET

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Total dogshit signing. Beyond disappointing. There’s no way I could ever cheer for this piece of dogshit pretending to be a defenseman.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 07/01/11 at 07:42 PM ET

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