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#81 Pucks

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

I actually like Big Rig, but this is a brutal contract if that's the real numbers? Unless they plan on playing him top 4, PP, PK, he will never live up to that contract. Quite puzzling.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

If Kenny doesn't have a big rabbit to pull out of his sleeve tomorrow; I will for the first time in the history of kenny holland; doubt his GM abilities. It APPEARS we havef****** sat around while everyone is scooped up. This could very well be anotherf****** soft hearted "bu.bu.but, he's a wingy :blush: " kind of signing.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

Meanwhile, Brian Burke is wringing his hands because he was going to offer $4.5M/yr.

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Now Maple Leaf fans can laugh right back at us.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

Even worse is this is going to help drive up ticket prices.


That's about the most retarded thing I've read all day. Congrats :thumbup:
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

Waste of money...

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

kenny soesnt have much left for a new D-man with ehrhoff being signed, and then the no trades at the draft(besides picks). he may be losing his mind.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

Borrowed from another board... :hehe:

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

Kenny, Kenny, Kenny. You sign Derian Hatcher, I assume you were hung over at the time. You sign Bertuzzi not once, but twice, I assume temporary insanity. You sign Ericcson to that kind of contract, I'm thinking lobotomy. WTH?????
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

If Kenny doesn't have a big rabbit to pull out of his sleeve tomorrow; I will for the first time in the history of kenny holland; doubt his GM abilities. It APPEARS we havef****** sat around while everyone is scooped up. This could very well be anotherf****** soft hearted "bu.bu.but, he's a wingy :blush: " kind of signing.

Very true

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:05 PM

I think hes worth under 2.5mil a year.

There goes my hopes of signing Wiz and White now

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:05 PM

i cant wait to see what he resigns eaves for... and whats the top 4 defenseman worth now? friggin eh, TURRRRIBLE!!!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:05 PM

If Kenny doesn't have a big rabbit to pull out of his sleeve tomorrow; I will for the first time in the history of kenny holland; doubt his GM abilities. It APPEARS we havef****** sat around while everyone is scooped up. This could very well be anotherf****** soft hearted "bu.bu.but, he's a wingy :blush: " kind of signing.


Sounds like somebody wants to spend just to have a press conference...

I wonder how that usually works out?

2007
Danny Briere, Flyers, 8 years, $52 million 218 points in 260 games, one Stanley Cup Finals appearance.
Chris Drury, Rangers, 5 years, $25.25 million 151 points in 264 games, one playoff series win, bought out in 2011.
Scott Gomez, Rangers, 7 years, $51.5 million 128 points in 158 games, one playoff series win, traded to Canadiens in 2009.
Michal Handzus, Kings, 4 years, $16 million 135 points in 327 games, zero playoff series wins.
Brian Rafalski, Red Wings, 5 years, $30 million 204 points in 292 games, one Stanley Cup championship, retired in 2011.
Ryan Smyth, Avalanche, 5 years, $31.25 million 96 points in 132 games, one playoff series win, traded to Kings in 2009.
Sheldon Souray, Oilers, 5 years, $27 million 76 points in 144 games, zero playoff appearances, bought out in 2011.

2008
Sean Avery, Stars, 4 years, $15.5 million 10 points in 23 games, zero playoff appearances, claimed off waivers by Rangers in 2009.
Brian Campbell, 8 years, $56 million 117 points in 215 games, one Stanley Cup championship, traded to Panthers in 2011.
Pavol Demitra, Canucks, 2 years, $8 million 69 points in 97 games, one playoff series win.
Marian Hossa, Red Wings, 1 year, $7.45 million 71 points in 74 games, one Stanley Cup Finals appearance.
Wade Redden, 6 years, $39 million 40 points in 156 games, zero playoff series wins, in AHL in 2010-11.


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:05 PM

Heh..

The same guy who's been repeatedly benched for lackluster play just got a 10 mil contract.

Oh happy days..


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

I just became a lot less excited about next year....
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

What makes me mad is Ehrhoff is only 750k more a year.

I am so freaking mad. I don't think Holland is a bad GM, I think the league is broken. The cap went up way too much in one year.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

It's almost certain to be for four years. It was mentioned in an article or interview recently that Holland and Ericsson were working on 2 year and 4 year terms, with the money around $2m. Changing that to over $3m for three years just whacks it too much. Four years would be $2,437,500 per season, which is right where the reported numbers were at.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

It's ok guys, this means Hudler has to be gone right?? Right?? :(

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#98 WingsFANstuckintheSOUTH

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

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

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

This is like taking some crappy employee, calling them inside your office, and instead of letting them go, promoting them to become CEO and a free game of golf. He was terrible the last two years...
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

I wonder if Babcock is pissed about this one?





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