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#1 wings87

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:18 PM

I know it's only been 9 games but Ian White looks terrible, he gets caught pinching constantly, his shots are all over the place, and he just does not seem to have an ability to make a break out pass.

The question arises with so many games left in the season can he turn it around or is this just who he is. I wish him the best, for the Wing's sake and for my own sanity.

But in the mean time does anybody else have a little buyers remorse?

Edited by wings87, 29 October 2011 - 11:19 PM.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:32 AM

I know it's only been 9 games but Ian White looks terrible, he gets caught pinching constantly, his shots are all over the place, and he just does not seem to have an ability to make a break out pass.

The question arises with so many games left in the season can he turn it around or is this just who he is. I wish him the best, for the Wing's sake and for my own sanity.

But in the mean time does anybody else have a little buyers remorse?


none whatsoever. he's making like half of what ericsson is. and he's probably our third best defenseman. his play has slipped during the losing streak, but so has everyone elses.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

I know it's only been 9 games but Ian White looks terrible, he gets caught pinching constantly, his shots are all over the place, and he just does not seem to have an ability to make a break out pass.

The question arises with so many games left in the season can he turn it around or is this just who he is. I wish him the best, for the Wing's sake and for my own sanity.

But in the mean time does anybody else have a little buyers remorse?

Nope. No remorse.

Had to get a replacement for Rafalski and White was/is a great alternative.

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 30 October 2011 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:04 AM

Ridiculous...

Edited by stevkrause, 30 October 2011 - 03:29 PM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

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Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:28 AM

No buyer's remorse. He's been fine and will continue to improve as he gets better adjusted.

However as far as potentially bad signings, Buffalo might be a little worried with the start of Leino. 27 million / 6 years. 1 goal, 1 assist, -4 in 10 games.

Edited by Zetts, 30 October 2011 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:45 AM

No buyer's remorse. He's been fine and will continue to improve as he gets better adjusted.

However as far as potentially bad signings, Buffalo might be a little worried with the start of Leino. 27 million / 6 years. 1 goal, 1 assist, -4 in 10 games.

Yeah or Bryzgalov in Philly. I have no issues with the White signing at all.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

White is a different type of player than this team is. Ya, he has slipped a bit since the 5-0 start, but liek with any losing streak, you are going to find things to nit pick about with everyone. White not an exception. I hope when Commodore comes back, this team has already turned it back around because then people are gonna start blaming him as well. I think White and Commodore is what this team needs on defense and with the possiblity of Smith being ready next season and the hopeful pursuit of Suter this defense is gonna be a whole lot different next year than in years past. I hope Ericsson changes, but I doubt it and if not, I'm trading him. I'm re-signing Kronwall, Stuart and Commodore as well and if I can, I am trading Kindl

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

I wish we'd gotten Souray instead, with all due respect to Ian White.

He's playing well in Dallas, is a big physical defenseman that we don't have, and has a rocket from the point. I know he's not a right handed shot, but we did fine when Lidstrom and Schneider quarterbacked the powerplay.

Getting Souray was a gamble not many were GM's were willing to take, but Dallas's GM did it and it's paid off so far. That's what good GM's do. Holland has had a few signings like that in the past, but this time I give the nod to Dallas.

Only problem is that Souray has been hurt a lot, so it remains to be seen whether he can hold it up. But it looks like a great move so far for them.

I forgot to mention. The ladies in the water cooler section would love him.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 30 October 2011 - 11:23 AM.

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#10 wings87

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:21 AM

Rediculous...

How is it ridicules, it's not like he's making chump change, and he was supposed to play with Lidstrom. Personally I like the guy but from what I've seen he is not a top d-man.

I hope to cripes we start winning soon so these damn threads will stop popping up. Posted Image

What does this have to do with losing it's not like he was a godsend the first five games.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:36 AM

Attention everyone in this thread, it's spelled "ridiculous". Carry on...

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#12 wings87

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:48 PM

Attention everyone in this thread, it's spelled "ridiculous". Carry on...

esteef

I was using the swype feature on droid, I guess thats what happens when you dont double check.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

No, not at all. Given the surprise retirement of Rafalski I think Holland did a great job bringing in a guy who can help fill a similar role.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:56 PM

Attention everyone in this thread, it's spelled "ridiculous". Carry on...

esteef

Although it's allowed if you're saying RE. f***in. DICULOUS.

Speaking of ridiculous, buyer's remorse for Ian White? Nope. He was the best choice for the money at that moment. He hasn't been perfect, but he's replacing Rafalski, who would have been worse for more money had he not taken the high road and retired when he realized he wasn't able to be the 6 Million Dollar Man.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

none whatsoever. he's making like half of what ericsson is. and he's probably our third best defenseman. his play has slipped during the losing streak, but so has everyone elses.

He's making 2.875 million to Ericsson's 3.25 million, so $375,000 less than E. Not $1.6 million less.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

Although it's allowed if you're saying RE. f***in. DICULOUS.

Speaking of ridiculous, buyer's remorse for Ian White? Nope. He was the best choice for the money at that moment. He hasn't been perfect, but he's replacing Rafalski, who would have been worse for more money had he not taken the high road and retired when he realized he wasn't able to be the 6 Million Dollar Man.

Just because he was the best choice, on the Free Agent market, doesn't mean you can't regret spending 3 mil of your cap space on him.

I hope it changes but right now he looks slow for the type of game the wings like to play.

Edited by wings87, 30 October 2011 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:15 PM

Speaking of ridiculous, buyer's remorse for Ian White? Nope. He was the best choice for the money at that moment.


Agreed. I think we got a pretty good deal on him. They even mentioned in the game the other night the the Sharks were pretty surprised by the contract amount White signed here, and one of the reasons they didn't try to re-sign him themselves was because they thought he was going to want a lot more than he signed here for.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:45 PM

I don't get why all these threads show up after losses, the guy/gal who starts 'em always gets ripped apart!
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:49 PM

I wish we'd gotten Souray instead, with all due respect to Ian White.

He's playing well in Dallas, is a big physical defenseman that we don't have, and has a rocket from the point. I know he's not a right handed shot, but we did fine when Lidstrom and Schneider quarterbacked the powerplay.

Getting Souray was a gamble not many were GM's were willing to take, but Dallas's GM did it and it's paid off so far. That's what good GM's do. Holland has had a few signings like that in the past, but this time I give the nod to Dallas.

Only problem is that Souray has been hurt a lot, so it remains to be seen whether he can hold it up. But it looks like a great move so far for them.

I forgot to mention. The ladies in the water cooler section would love him.

I was surprised to see him fight Chris Stewart early in the year, knowing he's got glass hands. GM Joe Nieuwendyuk is looking smart right about now.

I don't think White has looked horrible. I think Stuart has looked particularly bad.

It's awful doom and gloom around here. It's a 4 game slide. Things need to be shaken up, and we'll be fine.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

The term REDiculuos is an adjective used when describing yet another great season by the best team in the NHL!

"Geez, that team is so good they're REDiculous!"

"Did you see that REDiculous game by the Wings last night? Wow what a team!"

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