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Wings shopping for a D-man ... maybe two

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08:21 AM ET 08.29 | After losing top-four defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom to retirement and Brad Stuart to San Jose, Detroit is a little thin on the blue line. [The Red Wings] will add a defenseman before the season. Will it be a free-agent third-pair defenseman or a top-four defenseman acquired through a trade? Will it happen before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement on Sept. 15 or after a new labor deal is reached? That is still to be determined. "We're talking to a few people," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. "There's some veteran defensemen looking for an opportunity. We need to sign another defenseman, maybe two. Will we do something before Sept. 15? Maybe."

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August 29, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Is "Wings needing D-men" the new "sundin" or Parise threads?

August 29, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Is "Wings needing D-men" the new "sundin" or Parise threads?

It's a spin on Swedish players retiring.................or not.

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August 29, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Also, Dion Phaneuf is going to Detroit. Mark. My. Words.

That's just about Phaneuf out of you this morning. :)

August 29, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Chris Chelios is making a comeback.

August 29, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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That's just about Phaneuf out of you this morning. :)

I sloppy second that!

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August 29, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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Also, Dion Phaneuf is going to Detroit. Mark. My. Words.

Only if he gets lost again while on his way to the ACC.

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August 29, 2012  09:31 AM ET

"There's some veteran defensemen looking for an opportunity."

Obviously any veteran defenseman would jump at the chance to play for the Wings. Just look at all the great free agents they've picked up this year. They got a goalie, ummm, never mind.

August 29, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Memo to Babcock

Give PHL a call. You might be able to trick them into sending you Pronger

August 29, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Memo to BabcockGive PHL a call. You might be able to trick them into sending you Pronger

Pronger for Datsyuk? I'd go for that.

August 29, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Poor guy keeps winding up naked in the Valley...

Tell him to remove Randy Travis from his playlist.

August 29, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Pronger for Datsyuk? I'd go for that.

going to guess that probably won't happen

August 29, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Is "Wings needing D-men" the new "sundin" or Parise threads?

What I don't get is where these morons get off putting Brad Stuart in the "top-four defensemen" category. Top six? Yes. Top four? Only if he's paired with a guy like Nick Lidstrom. He ain't got the balls to be top four.

August 29, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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Chris Chelios is making a comeback.

He's too busy with souvlaki and spanakopita these days.

August 29, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Pronger for Datsyuk? I'd go for that.

Why don't you ask for a couple of 1st round picks to go with Datsyuk while you're at it.

August 29, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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Pronger for Datsyuk? I'd go for that.

As long as they threw in some cash?

 
August 29, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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He's too busy with souvlaki and spanakopita these days.

Spank your what?

I could go for a gyro right about now...

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