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


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#121 wings1110

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

im livid, and i like big E. this is bulls***, and if he doesnt pull something out of his ass this offseason he should be fired, this is ridiculous.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

The lot of you are shockingly spoiled. Which other team has had the success that the Wings had? Which other GM has brought success like Holland has? And now you feel that because of one bad move, because of one rough offseason, he should be fired. Fans of every other team tell me that they think Holland is the BEST. I feel pity for he and for others in the organization that so many of you have so utterly lost perspective, from so many years of success that they have given you, that you have lost the ability to be appreciative for the fact that you have a great team to cheer for every year.

Sooooo, you're saying that you're thrilled about the signing?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

Cap went up. This should have been expected.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

The lot of you are shockingly spoiled. Which other team has had the success that the Wings had? Which other GM has brought success like Holland has? And now you feel that because of one bad move, because of one rough offseason, he should be fired. Fans of every other team tell me that they think Holland is the BEST. I feel pity for he and for others in the organization that so many of you have so utterly lost perspective, from so many years of success that they have given you, that you have lost the ability to be appreciative for the fact that you have a great team to cheer for every year.

I can't speak for other fans, but I fully appreciate Holland and all he has done. With that said, it's hard to agree with this deal if it is true. Every GM f***s up, and we are lucky that Holland does less than other GM's. He can't be perfect, so this doesn't severely downgrade my opinion of him, but this doesn't look like a good deal right now.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

Eklund says Eaves has signed. Kinda scared right now if true...

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

FOR TEN YEARS.

its gonna feel like 10 years by the time ericsson's 3 year contract is finally up

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

Kenny, you do know there are only mulligans in golf right?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a three-year contract that averages $3.25 million a season, a source told Booth Newspapers.

This is much higher than the Red Wings' recent offer of slightly more than $2 million per season. But as quality free-agent defensemen were getting re-signed by their own teams, the market was thinning, increasing Ericsson's value.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Ericsson earned $1.25 million in 2010-11, his second full NHL season.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland couldn't be reached for comment, but he said earlier in the day that he was making progress with Ericsson and right wing Patrick Eaves, who were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents at noon on Frida



how the hell did it go up 1.25 million from what Detroit offered him ? Kenny knew that was an overpayment, looks like got had a panic attack because of the other UFA getting moved.

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#129 stuck in socal

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

Eklund says Eaves has signed. Kinda scared right now if true...


5 million for Eaves I am guessing!
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

I am actually happy they gave 3.25 mil to Ericsson instead of overpaying for an aging Tomas Kaberle, because I still would be surprised if Wisniewski did not sign with CBJ and with that no one else would be on the market.

I'm in a wait and see mode because Kenny knows how to do his job a lot better than we know how to do his job.

#131 GMRwings1983

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

So much for Holland thinking that all the free agents were getting overpaid.

This is the worst signing so far by any team. <_<

Worse than Kopecky getting $3 million.
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#132 F.Michael

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

The lot of you are shockingly spoiled. Which other team has had the success that the Wings had? Which other GM has brought success like Holland has? And now you feel that because of one bad move, because of one rough offseason, he should be fired. Fans of every other team tell me that they think Holland is the BEST. I feel pity for he and for others in the organization that so many of you have so utterly lost perspective, from so many years of success that they have given you, that you have lost the ability to be appreciative for the fact that you have a great team to cheer for every year.

This signing hasn't done much to improve the team.

Just because we don't agree with you doesn't make us spoiled fans; Holland is better than this.

Tomorrow is another day.

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#133 Nevermind

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

Remember when everyone made fun of Jeff Finger's contract?

I guess Eaves is signing for over $4M now.

#134 dirtydangles

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

this is a TERRIBLE signing. there's no silver lining here. ericsson brings minimal offense and he's not the strongest defensively. is there a clause in his contract that says we're off the hook with him if he keeps taking boneheaded penalties at the end of games? jesus. holland gonna do the sign and trade? i hope so. but who would take that contract? its terrible.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


#135 wings87

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

Holland is the most passive GM in sports and this signing proves he is also a drunk.

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#136 Dominator2005

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:22 PM

Wow, what's next, trading Kindl and Flip for Jeff Finger??? Sorry but this is a BAD contract!!!
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#137 GMRwings1983

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:22 PM

The lot of you are shockingly spoiled. Which other team has had the success that the Wings had? Which other GM has brought success like Holland has? And now you feel that because of one bad move, because of one rough offseason, he should be fired. Fans of every other team tell me that they think Holland is the BEST. I feel pity for he and for others in the organization that so many of you have so utterly lost perspective, from so many years of success that they have given you, that you have lost the ability to be appreciative for the fact that you have a great team to cheer for every year.


Be honest.

Did you have this ridiculous post prepared ahead of time, knowing something like this would happen?
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#138 Crymson

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:22 PM

This signing hasn't done much to improve the team.

Just because we don't agree with you doesn't make us spoiled fans; Holland is better than this.

Tomorrow is another day.


"Holland sucks! Fire him!"

"We're so screwed! What is Holland doing?"

"This team is going to suck next year!"

"Holland is a terrible GM!"

If you haven't seen this sort of asinine sentiment in superlative quantity in this thread, then you're literally blind.

#139 dropkickshanahans

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:22 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.


That was my thinking as well. He does log a lot of minutes out on the ice. But I just can't see him playing in the top 4 unless they really believe he can this season. If that's the case, then Kronwall is Rafalski's replacement and we fork out cheaper contracts for the #5-#6 defensemen.

Doesn't seem right though. He got Lidstrom to sign into thinking Holland did have a plan to give us a better chance to win this season, IIRC. It has to be a 4 year deal.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:23 PM

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