Speculation: Signing Taylor Hall as a UFA

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Would you support signing Hall?

  1. Yes

    28.2%
  2. No

    71.8%
  1. Dotter

    Dotter life feels like a test I didn’t study for

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    Yes. Or even Oilers now they have a legit front office and have the best hockey player in the world. No doubt in my mind Kenny makes the Oilers a powerhouse perennial contender. ala 2009-onward Blackhawks.
     
  2. SirloinUB

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    I certainly agree its unlikely Hall would choose to sign in Detroit but we also have a GM who has a track record of being a world class leader and has a demonstrated ability to get players to buy into his vision.

    I have confidence that Yzerman and co. can make a compelling case to sign in Detroit and that counts for something.
     
  3. Henkka

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    No-brainer signing if he likes to sign in here.

    You can't get 1st overalls any more easier. Easier than winning the lottery.
     
  4. Run the Jewels

    Run the Jewels Make Detroit Great Again

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    Not a fit. Plus his production is likely to begin dropping off in his late 20s and early 30s. Plus I'm guessing he has no interest in joining yet another rebuild, which is what his entire career has been up to this point.
     
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  5. saska sault

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    Depends on the money he demands... We should explore every avenue of adding talent to this team, likely going somewhere he will be greatly overpaid on a roster that made a wild card birth or barely missed the post season. If he's under 8 million, I'd do it but I imagine that may very unlikely. Plus, I don't see that contract being good 7 years from now when hopefully we are contending.
     
  6. Dotter

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    Even though he will likely be Trevor Daley or Valtteri Filppula's age by the time this club is starting to be cup contenders?

    Hall will help Detroit draft -10th-14th instead of top 3 for the next 4 or 5 years, setting the rebuild back even further.

    But he would make this team funner to watch in mediocre fashion. 2013 Wings -era all over again. Worth the trade off?
     
  7. Sir Savage the 21st

    Sir Savage the 21st Oy Mate, you having a giggle?

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    If we draft Byfield and are able to sign him to a fair (9 million not 11) contract I’d be all for it. Trade Helm with salary retained for a 5th or whatever he’s worth now and bury Nielsen in the Minors.

    Bertuzzi-Larkin-Mantha
    Zadina-Byfield-Hall
    Athanasiou-Filppula-Fabbri
    Svechnikov/Rasmussen-Glendenning-Abdelkader

    Looks a whole lot better both now and going forward. Also would allow us to trade AA for some D help. Then, the year after, Veleno takes Filppula’s spot and Rasmussen/Berggren/Svechnikov fight for AA’s.
     
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  8. Kronwalled55

    Kronwalled55 1st Overall Plz

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    He's always been good, but tbh I've never been overly impressed watching Hall play.

    Plus we'd be getting him on the decline of his career while paying him a fortune.
     
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  10. Ishad

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    So we spend millions to push the guy succeeding in the role down the depth charts which caused him to struggle at his last organization?
     
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  11. stromlid

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    I voted no and I'm quoting (stealing) your post to explain my reasoning! :) I agree with you completely. He's a very good player but IMO not quite worth the big contract he'll undoubtedly receive.
     
  12. Go Wings

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    No because it is unlikely he will live up to the ridiculous contract he signs.
     
  13. MoritzSeiderAtSix

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    We need talent like Hall, but we have to draft and develop it. Over priced UFAs have me skittish after Weiss and company.
     
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    Had the same thought, but ultimately, no.
    Hall's had his fair share of injuries.
    He's only topped 80 points once.

    Easy to see him being a part-timer who quickly declines.
     
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    This team is going to need a goalie (to replace Howard) and a defenseman or two (to replace Eriksson, Daley and Green), but I'm good with the forwards for now. All of the forwards might not be great, but they're still under contract for next year or they are restricted free agents.
     
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    No thanks. Rather some other team trade their assets,along with tying up their cap.

    Also, don't spend big on a strength.
     
  17. Gniwder

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    I don't see too many teams that can afford $8M.

    If he wants to go to a contender, he's gonna have to do a Hossa and take a low salary for a season.
     
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    I think this is something some people forget. Guys like this that want to get paid, cant just go to the top teams unless they want to sign for less. Sure their are exceptions, but a team like Detroit would be able to pay more then a team like say Toronto.
     
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    Teams with the best odds for a Cup:

    7/1 Bos - Krug is coming off the books along with Miller's buyout, but they need a defenseman to replace Krug, Pasta and Marchand have relatively cheap contracts, and they don't need a winger

    8/1 TB - No cap space without trading away a high priced player

    12/1 VGK - Eakin and Reaves come off the books, could fit him in for around $5M

    Tor - Loaded up front and the only expiring contracts are D-men

    StL - I assume they want to re-sign their Captain, so they won't have room

    Wsh - They can make room if they choose not to re-sign Backstrom and Holtby. That would leave them with Eller as 2C and a young goalie. Backstrom will get re-signed, not sure about Holtby. That might leave space for a cheap $4 - 5M short term contract.


    You look at the rosters and realize quickly that the top teams don't need Hall anyways.
     
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  20. Retire91

    Retire91 Let's go Red Wings, clap, clap, fall on face Sponsor

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    Would be Detroit's Phil Kessel of Toronto. You don't build around a winger unless they are someone like Ovechkin.

    Also he just turned 28 not every player maintains their performance into their 30's I don't really want a 10 million dollar 33 year old when we start a cup window.

    Would I be unhappy, no, would it be the wrong move at this time, yes
     
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    Good player that will never make the team better. No thanks.
     
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    odin1981 There can be only 1!

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    No like many others have said. He is the kinda guy that if given max term unless it's way under what he commands will look very bad in 4 years.
     
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    He's still too baby-faced for my liking. Imagine my surprise he was already 28. No thanks. I don't need that confusion in my life 82 games a year.
     
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    What is our cap situation?

    Which teams have the cap space?

    Some have mentioned he wants 11 M.
     
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    hes 28 ands had only one maybe 2 monster seasons . no interest .
     

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