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


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#61 stuck in socal

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

This by far the worst and most stupid thing Holland has EVER done.

Even more ridiculous than trading for Cory Cross.

A truly bizarre signing, I cannot believe this is actually happening.


Holland has always been overrated IMO....
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

I don't care what people have said about Holland for his past work, if this is true he should be fired, I don't care who flames me. Whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong. That better be the wrong numbers folks.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

This better be 4 years or im gonna lose it. Seriously Kenny what are you thinking? He wouldn't even get that on the market in a terrible ufa crop

exactly, noone outisde of burke would give him that kind of money...and even lebda got less from him and atleast lebda had speed... i trust holland so this has gotta be a joke.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

Even at 3.25 a year, inflatted now won't be as bad with cap raises.

Also, who would we fill the spot with better?

Everyone who had to trade away rights couldn't sign their guy for this much.

E will be good at 5th and hopefully move up, wtg Kenny, now you can focus on tomorrow.

$3.25 mill per season is a big over payment regardless of what the cap does.

Wiz, and White are 2 guys who are better.

Ericsson will be nothing more than a #5/#6 Dman...He's 27 - not 21...He's about as good as he'll get.

Just my personal opinions...Not trying to be an ass - just not a happy camper with this signing (if it's accurate).

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

I like Ericsson but I hope the terms are 4 or 5 years. 5 would be great.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

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See post 80 :hehe:

Edited by SuperCalaFilppulastic!, 30 June 2011 - 09:08 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

this better be followed by a trade ASAP. i do not need another 3 years of ericsson.



was not trading for burns a good move? NO!

That was for the people who kept saying Holland had a plan, and that trading a fourth rounder for Wiz's rights was ridiculous.

Please let this cap hit be incorrect.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

So which contract is more ridiculous, Ericsson or Kopecky?
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

You guys seem to forget this is the same Kenny Holland that welcomed Jason Williams back with open arms.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

Lilja's a UFA and would have been much cheaper and more defensively responsible. But sure, let's just blow that cap space. What's next, Jagr for $4M?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

My question is, how did this take until the day before free agency starts to reach that cap hit? What number did Ericsson's agent start at, $8 million per? I think we should call this off-season, "The Nightmare Before Free Agency".

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

Crap, its confirmed...

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

I don't care what people have said about Holland for his past work, if this is true he should be fired, I don't care who flames me. Whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong. That better be the wrong numbers folks.


I agree one hundred percent. He had a great run, but he is losing his touch.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

Horrible cap number. I want the new cba to slow the cap going up way more than this one. No way on earth we should be paying players like E 3.25.

Even worse is this is going to help drive up ticket prices.
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This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

Will Eaves get 5 mil a year?
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

This doesn't feel like a Kenny signing. For f***'s sake.

If this is true we just have to hope E grows enough over next few seasons to justify it.

Hands down, though, the single worst part of this signing will be sorting through the vitriol and dead-horse beating on LGW for at least the next 3 years. :lol:
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

Oh hell NO!

That number at that term sounds all sorts of wrong... and I want the guy back.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

Update (9:56 PM): Chuck Pleiness confirms Ericsson and the Wings have reached an agreement. And he confirms the numbers. Awesome. - Matt

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

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