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Ericsson re-signed 6-yrs $4.25 mill AAV



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#61 thegerkin

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:26 AM

Was so happy to hear this. I had totally forgotten about contract talks, so this is great for the Red Wings!!!



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

Love the signing. Ken Holland has been a real ******* to us fans with his decisions, but man that is a going to be a steal in a few years.  


Edited by ben_usmc, 28 November 2013 - 10:18 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

 

Yep, this is the harsh reality.

 

I actually think Kronner has made a very smooth transition into the #1 spot. He still makes those stupid, lazy mistakes now and then, but, for the most part, he's owning his role. He's become one of the best defensemen in the league, and by all accounts he's a great veteran leader. We're very lucky to have him.

 

I'm perfectly happy with Ericsson and DeKeyser. It's just - to beat the dead horse - that hole in the top four. In a perfect world (to beat another dead horse here), we make a strong addition in the summer through free agency. There are some very appealing names on the list, though I expect pretty much all of them to re-sign.


(P.S. There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve)

 

I think the Wings have a couple of guys in the system capable of filling that #4 spot, but they won't be ready for the job for a few years.  IMO, this is why Holland seems unwilling to part with prospects for a top D-man in a trade.  It's hard, but as fans we're probably just going to have to be patient and the roster will work itself out.  Not this season, but I'm thinking 2 years from now.

 

Edit: Sorry if this post is off-topic.  Ericsson's contract actually seems below market value for a top 4 defenseman.


Edited by Wings_Toledo, 28 November 2013 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

Growing pains for a defence without Lidstrom's Hall of Fame quarterbacking back there. You can see Kronwall isn't the same player because he has a much bigger responsibility now and probably has taken his foot off the pedal regarding bone crunching hits because it could lead to a penalty. I think he's doin g fine. We have good defensive kids on the Rapids with a bright future so big E deserves this contract and then some for being a responsible shut down guy and learning his role.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

Good signing, good value.  I'm not *crazy* about the 6th year, but it's livable.  Ericsson has been pretty solid and that should continue for 4-5 more years.  With the cap expected to jump significantly over the next couple years, his cap hit will be relatively low for what he is.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

 

I think the Wings have a couple of guys in the system capable of filling that #4 spot, but they won't be ready for the job for a few years.  IMO, this is why Holland seems unwilling to part with prospects for a top D-man in a trade.  It's hard, but as fans we're probably just going to have to be patient and the roster will work itself out.  Not this season, but I'm thinking 2 years from now.

 

Edit: Sorry if this post is off-topic.  Ericsson's contract actually seems below market value for a top 4 defenseman.

I think much of the reluctance in recent years to tap into the prospect pool came from having so many question marks on defense. Now with the way E has developed and him being locked up long-term, Kronwall locked up for a while, and DD already so good we have more answers.

 

Guys like Smith, Kindl, and our prospects are more expendable now, IMO. Which is not to say that we will, or should, trade them. But I think there'd be less risk in it now.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:47 PM

I think the Wings have a couple of guys in the system capable of filling that #4 spot, but they won't be ready for the job for a few years.  IMO, this is why Holland seems unwilling to part with prospects for a top D-man in a trade.  It's hard, but as fans we're probably just going to have to be patient and the roster will work itself out.  Not this season, but I'm thinking 2 years from now.

 

Oh, we definitely have a bright future waiting in GR, no doubt about it. I'm just talking more about the here and now and immediate future. If Smith could flip a switch and own the #4 spot, I'd be happy. I just think a big UFA signing would be preferable because it'd give us solid depth, which we definitely lack right now, and it might take some pressure off of Smith.

 

Edit: Sorry if this post is off-topic.  Ericsson's contract actually seems below market value for a top 4 defenseman.

 

I would say so. And he's our #2, who's entering his prime years now, so it really is a good deal.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

Excellent deal. I once despised Ericsson for his consistent boneheaded plays, but I was so hard on him mostly because he had all the tools necessary to succeed. He has since grown into a very solid shutdown defenseman. And if he ever learns to properly use that huge slapshot of his, watch out.

 

On a humorous note, this forum's counterpart on HF is exploding with negativity about this signing. Lulz.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:39 PM

Excellent deal. I once despised Ericsson for his consistent boneheaded plays, but I was so hard on him mostly because he had all the tools necessary to succeed. He has since grown into a very solid shutdown defenseman. And if he ever learns to properly use that huge slapshot of his, watch out.
 
On a humorous note, this forum's counterpart on HF is exploding with negativity about this signing. Lulz.


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#71 Nev

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:49 AM

And they have Mindfly


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk





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