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  1. Hockey Fights 2017/18

  2. "Eff him up, MANtha!" During the scrum, Jimmy Howard is thirsty to beat someone's ass.
  3. The MANtha watch.....

    He's a BEAST!
  4. 2018-19

    Except that Abdelkader is still playing... *shrug*
  5. 2018-19

    Agreed. I also agree with you that he does really well with RFAs. Nyquist, Tatar, Abdelkader, Helm. All got a 2 or 3 year reasonable deal as RFAs before they got a longer term, splashier deal. Why would he buck that trend? He has the leverage.
  6. 2018-19

    AA is not getting 3.5/year. Only Ken Holland.
  7. Scott Wilson - Not Drew Miller

    Didn't they make a movie about that? Doesn't it have a hockey related title? Who's better on draws? Miller or Wilson?
  8. Scott Wilson - Not Drew Miller

    c'mon kliq, you know how LGW works. Also: I *heart* Drew Miller.
  9. 11/11 GDT - Red Wings vs Blue Jackets - 7:00 PM EST

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  10. Rumors Thread

    I certainly don't think we can build a roster with all of our important RFAs, Green, Ericsson and trade no forwards. SO, I'd love to see you crunch the numbers and build a roster with Green, Larkin, Mantha, Athanasiou, Mrazek, and whatever other RFAs you deem worthy of keeping, while also retaining $2.25 million in Ericsson cap dollars and not moving a currently signed forward. I'm not saying it can't be done. I'd just like to see your thoughts on it. PM me.
  11. Rumors Thread

    Cost of buyout without giving up an additional asset: $1,416,667 x 4 years. $2.8 million in savings over the next two years when it probably matters most in signing RFAs. EVEN IF Holland were able to move Ericsson and garner more savings than $2.8 million, I still don't think giving up mid-range assets or draft picks just to unload a guy who has only two years left on his contract makes sense. That mid-range asset may just be the guy that takes Ericsson's spot for a fraction of the cost in two years. That doesn't help us in the long run. Ultimately, this point is mute. We aren't going to need the $2 million, or 2.8 million, or even 3 million in Ericsson savings to get any of our RFAs re-signed. Which is the only reason he'll be traded or bought out. Those dollars are going to come from Green being traded, a forward being traded, and/or Howard or Mrazek not being on the books next year. I'll just say it right now. Jonathan Ericsson will finish out his contract in the Wings organization. Somebody save this post because if I'm wrong, I'll buy a round for the pool party.
  12. Rumors Thread

    I don't over or under value Ericsson. He is what he is. What he has in upside (size) I don't think he tends to use it effectively and what people see as his downside (a lack of puck handling ability in pressure situations) is scrutinized to the utmost detail. Would I rather have Ericsson at a more reasonable cap hit? Absolutely. Would I mind if he were traded? Not one bit. Would I mind retaining salary and giving something else away (pick or prospect) just to have him off this squad? Hell Yes! I would. Just keep him or buy him out. /broken record
  13. Rumors Thread

    I don't think it's worth it to trade Ericsson if we have to "pay" someone to take him. A middle round pick and retained salary for someone to take Ericsson off our hands? Gee... wonder what the return on that would actually be? A slightly higher, middling pick and a defensive prospect that probably isn't much better than what we've already got. It certainly wouldn't set us back but ultimately, you're looking at a deal that is essentially: "What else can we give you to essentially get nothing of worth back?" We either need to suck it up and deal with the last of his contract, OR if we really need the cap space; buy him out.
  14. Mlive ranks Wings Coaches ...where does Blash rank?

    ...but would do wonders for Detroit's future? I certainly haven't had a large enough sample size of Blashill as coach to really make a clear decision on him. There are certainly things about the way he coaches that drive me crazy, but there were things about the way Bowman and Babcock coached the team that drove me crazy too.
  15. Rumors Thread

    Custance on Ericsson: