Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 1/13/13

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 06: Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals handles the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on October 6, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ok, I'm convinced.  Somebody in the Wings brass reads NOHS.  First, I called for Detroit to sign Gustavsson and low and behold, Kenny signs the Swede first thing this off-season.  Second, I've been calling for Detroit to sign Knuble for the past two years and, lookie here, the Michigan man has a tryout with Detroit. Veteran forward Mike Knuble, 40, will be attending Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout.   The 6-foot-3, 230-pound right wing had six goals and 12 assists in 72 games for the Washington Capitals last season. While I understand that he's a long-shot to make this team, especially when you look at those stats, I really hope he gets an honest chance.   Hit the jump for more about why this makes sense for Detroit:  This is what I wrote at the trade deadline last year:   Now starting off, anyone can admit he's having a rough year.  He's got a pathetic twelve points on the season.  That's terrible.  Knuble's been scratched the past few games and is barely getting 10 minutes a game now.    But just last year, he scored 24 goals.  The year before 29.  In fact, he's scored at least 20 goals a season for the past 8 years.  That talent doesn't simply disappear in one season.  For his scoring numbers to go down like they have this season, that means that his talents simply aren't being used they way they should be.  Knuble's a pure goal scorer.  He has more career goals than assists, a feat that's tough to match.  Match him with a Filppula or Datsyuk and he'll be able to put the puck in.     In addition, Knuble's never been a pretty player.  He scores almost exclusively ugly goals and that's great.  We don't have enough of that now that Homer is a bottom line player.   I think he's a perfect replacement for Lidstrom's leadership and Homer's grit in front of the net.  Remember how we doubted bringing in Dallas Drake?  This is identical in my mind.  I'd rather see him play than Emmerton or pulling up Tatar too early (Nyquist, well that's a different story...) Low risk.  High reward. Give the Kentwood boy a chance Kenny.    
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