Sunday, May 22, 2011

Roster Update Part Deux: Meech On The Move

Posted Saturday evening by George Sipple over at The Freep ...

After 7 years in the Red Wings' organization (and one stanley cup) defenceman Derek Meech has decided to seek employment elsewhere for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Posting his best offencive numbers in Grand Rapids this past season since his 2002-03 season with the Red Deer Rebels in the WHA (partnered with Dion Phaneuf), Derek now feels he's ready to break into an NHL lineup full time, but doesn't see it happening in Detroit.

Will he head to Toronto and reunite with his old junior partner or will he end up in Europe ?  I'll let you know when there's word.

Good luck Meechie .. and thanx.

In the 'I Told You So' department ...

Posted yesterday by Jim Matheson at The Edmonton Journal ...

"Joni Pitkanen would be the perfect Detroit Red Wings defender because he can move the puck. But the Wings don’t have the money for the Carolina Panthers unrestricted free agent. Do the Columbus Blue Jackets have enough cash?"

If the salary cap goes up and management quits insisting Ericsson is useful then yes, they DO have the cap space to sign Joni.

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