Friday, February 18, 2005

Red Wing to join Flint Generals of UHL

Channel 12 out of the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City area is reporting that the Flint Generals of the UHL are holding a press conference at 11:30 am this morning to announce the signing of a Red Wing, whose identity is unknown at this time. With Chelios, Hatcher, and Draper recently signing with the Motor City Mechanics, it seems strange for a Red Wing to join a rival club. But there could be money/roster limitations we don't know about. The three likely candidates are Kirk Maltby, Manny Legace, and Darren McCarty, in that order. Maltby had been rumored to be joining the Mechanics back when the Wings' trio signed, McCarty is touring with his band Grinder, and Legace, the Wings' player rep, might have more free time now that negotiations have halted. Details to follow. UPDATE (3:05pm) Three strikes and I'm out. The Flint Generals signed Jason Woolley this morning, after I earlier speculated it was going to be Kirk Maltby, Manny Legace, or Darren McCarty. Says coach Robbie Nichols:
"All season we've been looking for a guy to quarterback our power play. He's exactly what we've been looking for. We couldn't find much better...He wasn't going to play until the lockout was finalized. That was the key to him. He just wants to play hockey. He doesn't want to sit out all season."
In addition, Nichols says he is still negotiating with an unnamed Red Wing, and has been seeking out Darren McCarty as well:
"I'm trying like crazy to get ahold of Darren McCarty. He's a guy I've been going after for a long time."


At 2/18/2005 06:44:00 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

Hey there was a rumor today that the season still might salvaged. Think there is any truth to that rumor?


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