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#121 GMRwings1983

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

This is terrible news.

Ericsson is clearly ready to become the number one D-man on this team (and has for a while), and this Lidstrom guy keeps holding him back every year with these comebacks.

It may be time for Big Rig to take his talents elsewhere.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 20 June 2011 - 12:26 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:28 PM

This is terrible news.

Ericsson is clearly ready to become the number one D-man on this team (and has for a while), and this Lidstrom guy keeps holding him back every year with these comebacks.

It may be time for Big Rig to take his talents elsewhere.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:47 PM

Lidstrom returning?

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With the numbers he has (4 Stanley Cups, 6 Norris, numerous All-Star appearances, Conn Smythe winner and Olympic gold medalist), he would command MUCH more than $6.2M on the open market, so he is taking less money to play with the Wings than if he were to go anywhere else.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:54 PM

Happy Day! But seriously guys, with the news of the cap going up $4mil just yesterday. Do you really expect Lidstrom to take another pay cut? I bet he's closer to $7mil this year.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:56 PM

Lids is worth every penny of his contract without any doubt

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

Happy Day! But seriously guys, with the news of the cap going up $4mil just yesterday. Do you really expect Lidstrom to take another pay cut? I bet he's closer to $7mil this year.

It's already been confirmed at $6.2M, same as last year.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:21 PM

Hmm. Will his play be the same or better than last year? I'm happy hes back but curious about the amount paid.

Oh well, it rules anyways :thumbup:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Ladies and Gents, I think this will be his last. I remember when we were playing SJ and then people asked, could this be his last game ... and we were suddenly jarred because it would be the end of a historic Hall of Fame player. SO before it's too late, let's enjoy this season with #5 anchoring our blue line ... I'm guessing it might be his last :( before he hands the C over to #13 :D .

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

Yes!!! Win it for Lids 2011-2012

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:25 PM

Because of the salary cap raise, absolutely fine with 6.2 for Nick. Welcome back Captain! Bring on the 2012 Stanley Cup :ph34r: :siren:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:27 PM

Great news.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

I just hope he's not coming back for another 2nd round exit.

This team better make whatever moves necessary to be a serious Cup contender next season. I want to see him retire on top.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

I just hope he's not coming back for another 2nd round exit.

This team better make whatever moves necessary to be a serious Cup contender next season. I want to see him retire on top.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:09 PM

If not included ESPN is reporting its 1 year 6.2 million:

Holland said on the call today he would look to add one or two defensemen, whether that's via trade or free agency. That's easier to do now that Lidstrom has decided to return on a one-year, $6.2 million contract for next season. It's a stronger sales pitch to other players when you have Lidstrom on the roster. With Lidstrom Brad Stuart and Niklas Kronwall, Holland needs to fill one major hole on defense; but if UFA spending gets too crazy July 1, Hollandís other option is to look for second-tier UFAs and hope youngsters such as Brendan Smith or Jakub Kindl can also make the jump next season.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:17 PM

Didn't see the conference call posted yet: Here it is.

So happy to see Lidstrom back in the red and white for another year! :D

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:36 PM

Just got home from running errands. The bad news is, Texas is losing in their baseball game. The good news is I saw that Lidstrom signed for another year!!

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I about peed my pants in sheer glee.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

Thank you Nick. Hopefully Holland picks up some solid players to try and help Nick go out with a Cup.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

This will make recruiting Rafalski's replacement easier... "hey-- wanna play with Lidstrom?". one of the best defensemen who ever played the game?"


Defined that for ya. :hehe:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

Karsch and Anderson on 97.1 are bringing up Nick's plus minus and saying we should have paid less. While a partial barometer, this stat is not indicative of any defenseman's overall worth.
1) While his plus/minus went down from last year, this is more indicative of team defense; Nick can't lift every stick on the ice.
2) He had 60 points last season.
3) Losing both our assistants AND our captain in the same year does not a smooth transition make.
4) Even with a less-than-desirable plus/minus, he's STILL a Norris finalist.

Why do I bother listening to these guys??


This is one of those (few) days when I'm grateful I live in hotter'n 'hell Texas rather than Deeetroit. We got more than enough bulls*** here to deal with anyway. :cool:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

This is terrible news.

Ericsson is clearly ready to become the number one D-man on this team (and has for a while), and this Lidstrom guy keeps holding him back every year with these comebacks.

It may be time for Big Rig to take his talents elsewhere.


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