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Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

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Holland got a 5th and a prospect for Ville ******* Leino... Just sayin'

Ville Leino scored more than Flip and Hudler this year.

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Ville Leino scored more than Flip and Hudler this year.

Okay? Your point?

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Okay? Your point?

Ville Leino was never doubted as a point producer or a solid winger, it was always the contention that he just didn't fit into the wings system. Seriously, there was a lot less risk. How can you compared to an underachieving Leino at 800,000 to Ericsson at 3.25m?

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Holland got a 5th and a prospect for Ville ******* Leino... Just sayin'

Are you being sarcastic? Please tell me you're being sarcastic...

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anyone think this contract is strange? I know we all seem to be baffled at it.

maybe holland has some secret agreement with a team needing to reach the cap floor to package ericsson with one of huds/flip and a prospect to land us bogosian or a young stud D man like that.

We can only hope that is the case.

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Wow :blink: Just wow.

I guess that increase in the cap and a weak FA market this year means that its Overpayment City. I imagine we're going to see some monster contracts for some very average FAs in the next few days.

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We can only hope that is the case.

Sounds like "Ericsson wants a bigger role,so we'll pay him more money". Translation being he is taking Rafalski' spot?...scary thought. Doesn't sound like a trade is in the works, then again, nobody signs a guy and goes to the media and says " we're looking at trading newly signed (insert name here)".

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While this is a bad signing, to me it looks like Holland is ready to grab Bogosian. He's been eyeing Bogosian for a while now, and Winnipeg is a team that needs to meet the floor anyway. Package with Ericsson + Hudler + a 2012 draft pick = bogosian? It would be good for Winnipeg, because they need some offensive firepower more than they need D. Ericsson and Hudler are also both great players, and a change of scenery might propel them out of their stale state. Holland's too smart to make deals like this with the intention of actually keeping Ericsson. The man has shown great cunning and intelligence over the years. I'm confident he won't let us down now.

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wheres a 357 when I need one? :ranting::ranting::ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

I hate Holland now. He had the opportunity to go after some key players and NO didnt do s***.

Welcome to a horrible season(s)

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Ill hold my breath till 1 pm tomorrow and hope that we pull the Diveaguchi move the Sharks did during the draft.

If there arent signs of a pending move within a day, Im gonna start choking on my own vomit thinking we are paying 3+ a year for a piece of s*** player. Dman shortage or not, hes not worth that type of money unless hes going to an under floor team.

BTW do people turn red or blue holding their breath? I hope its red cause if I die I want it to be the right color.

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Ville Leino was never doubted as a point producer or a solid winger, it was always the contention that he just didn't fit into the wings system. Seriously, there was a lot less risk. How can you compared to an underachieving Leino at 800,000 to Ericsson at 3.25m?

Your argument doesn't help you. Leino never proved himself in the NHL. He was a risk / high-reward boom or bust player.

While Ericsson has a heavy shot from the point (see game 7 against the Pens, Ericsson was the only Red Wing to score in that game), doesn't use it much. He hasn't really been giving the chance on the PP.

However, Ericsson is a proven PK guy and minute eater, he is at the very least, a 5th defensemen in the new CBA market, where players are going to get overpaid from here on out.

Ericsson is not a risk of being a bust, he is a proven dman and will, at the very least, eat lots of minutes and be a solid PK. His heavy shot is known around the league by GMs.

You are fooling yourself if you think Ericsson is not worth picks as-is right now. He's only 27 and has only played 2 season. His best years are still ahead of him.

Bottom line, Holland will have no problems profiting from this Contract one way or another (unless an unforeseen freak accident happens). Amazing how underrated Ericsson is on LGWs.

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Are you being sarcastic? Please tell me you're being sarcastic...

Are you really that blinded by hate that you can't see anything objectively? Leino was a bust here, Holland got a 5th for a player that was USELESS here.

Ericsson on the other hand is a legit NHL defenseman. Ericsson get's more respect by of other teams than he does on the LGWs. People are so invested in him being the whipping boy that he's nothing else.

He's a 20 minute a night guy and was 2nd best among defensemen in the +/- category last season. Pull your head out of your ass.

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Are you really that blinded by hate that you can't see anything objectively? Leino was a bust here, Holland got a 5th for a player that was USELESS here.

Ericsson on the other hand is a legit NHL defenseman. Ericsson get's more respect by of other teams than he does on the LGWs. People are so invested in him being the whipping boy that he's nothing else.

He's a 20 minute a night guy and was 2nd best among defensemen in the +/- category last season. Pull your head out of your ass.

I'm not sure what Ericsson you're talking about, but the guy I've seen masquarading as a Detroit Red Wings Dman certainly isn't worth the lofty contract he just signed.

He's consistently inconsistent, has brain farts on a reg basis, and doesn't use his size like he should.

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Are you really that blinded by hate that you can't see anything objectively? Leino was a bust here, Holland got a 5th for a player that was USELESS here.

Ericsson on the other hand is a legit NHL defenseman. Ericsson get's more respect by of other teams than he does on the LGWs. People are so invested in him being the whipping boy that he's nothing else.

He's a 20 minute a night guy and was 2nd best among defensemen in the +/- category last season. Pull your head out of your ass.

NO,, He f***in sucks.

Everyone on our team is considered above average compared to most teams (we do happen to have a few cups under our belt if that means anything regarding certain players).

Ericcson is horrible and now I have a reason to complain all Summer long if he ends up on the squad.

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Sorry, gang, but when I joined here people were lambasting Kronner at $3m/year. I don't think that by the end of this we'll be sorry.

Does anyone know if E's mom is ok now? I had heard she was fighting cancer last year. Worrying about a loved one can have a bad effect on your concentration. Maybe this is why he is getting another chance to prove himself.

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I'm never one to call Holland out, but this is a bad deal. I won't be satisfied with this unless Ericsson is shipped off in a trade. What an absolute mistake on so many levels.

This is the Detroit version of the Leafs Jeff Finger contract.

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Sorry, gang, but when I joined here people were lambasting Kronner at $3m/year. I don't think that by the end of this we'll be sorry.

Does anyone know if E's mom is ok now? I had heard she was fighting cancer last year. Worrying about a loved one can have a bad effect on your concentration. Maybe this is why he is getting another chance to prove himself.

I was waiting for someone here to bring up Kronner's contract. It's a decent point and the hopeful side of me is with you on that.

At the same time, in order for Ericsson to live up to this contract, he'll have to take serious, tremendous strides towards being an upper middle-class man's Chara and today that just doesn't seem likely in any way shape or form.

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Sorry, gang, but when I joined here people were lambasting Kronner at $3m/year. I don't think that by the end of this we'll be sorry.

Does anyone know if E's mom is ok now? I had heard she was fighting cancer last year. Worrying about a loved one can have a bad effect on your concentration. Maybe this is why he is getting another chance to prove himself.

Dont bring his mom into it.

Hes Big

Hes Strong

and hes a limp wristed *****.

We cant afford to keep him on the team. We can monetarily handle it but the Wings arent going to WIN with him on the team. He got signed for one of two things...

1. Hes set to be traded to Toronto or Winni or Ottawa. OH GOD PLEASE MAKE IT TRUE.

2. Holland bluffed and waited and lost. Now hes picking up the pieces.

3. Im a total idiot that has no room to talk and we have a Grade A defense crew next year

I dont think #3 is the case.

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