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#2194053 Derek Meech signs 1-year contract with Winnipeg

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 01:43 PM

Meech is from there. Good to hear he's going home. Maybe this will give him some extra incentive. I liked him here, but he just didn't cut it.

Good luck, Meechie!

#2193900 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 12:58 PM

TSNBobMcKenzie The #Flyers have agreed to a contract with free agent D Andreas Lilja and signed RW Jakub Voracek to a contract extension.


#2193772 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 12:25 PM

Pretty bad when the Panthers are going to be better than the Red Wings this season....so far its a sad day for Red Wing fans... COME ONE HOLLAND PULL SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR ASS!

Deep, calming breaths. Repeat to yourself: They have Kopecky.

#2193429 An observation.

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 10:35 AM

If you really, really, really feel that a post deserved a + and you're out, maybe you could PM the person with a happygram. I'd think someone would be just as pleased to find out your positive feedback as they would to get a +.

Or you could always applaud them in your reply if you have something worthwhile to add.

#2193377 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

Maybe some exlax would help?

Oh, now I'm not being nice...

#2193325 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

I feel like this:

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#2193245 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

Oh, what if we sign Jagr for league minimum, and bundle him with Hudler in a trade to the Pens for a top level d-man! :ninja:

#2193171 Free Agency Predictions

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 01:59 AM

Everyone on LGW will run out of + and - ability for the day long before noon.

#2193165 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 01:53 AM

Dont bring his mom into it.

Hes Big

Hes Strong

and hes a limp wristed *****.

We cant afford to keep him on the team. We can monetarily handle it but the Wings arent going to WIN with him on the team. He got signed for one of two things...

1. Hes set to be traded to Toronto or Winni or Ottawa. OH GOD PLEASE MAKE IT TRUE.

2. Holland bluffed and waited and lost. Now hes picking up the pieces.

3. Im a total idiot that has no room to talk and we have a Grade A defense crew next year

I dont think #3 is the case.

Why not bring his mom into it? Wouldn't it effect your game? These are things that are all factors. He has the basics. We've seen him do well. He needs to get it all together. Something like having your mom sick and maybe dying can mess with your head.

If things are better for her (and I hope so, because she's a human being, not because I want her son to play better) then I don't think it's unwise to give him another go.

Overpaid? Yeah, in comparison to the rest of the team, but you pay against what is available in that year.

Raffy was a steal at 6 mil. He had been offered 8, but turned it down to play in Detroit. Compared to Nik and Stu, he was overpaid. Lids has been a huge bargain compared to what he could make elsewhere for years.

I think that's why he has the contract he has. It's not what we have; it's what we have yet to get that determines the price. Would we want Lilja for that contract? Salei? Jovo? They're all listed at even or below him on most UFA lists I've seen this year. It's been an odd year with little talent available going into Free Agent Day. Everyone will overpay this year, not just Holland.

#2193161 Holland Appreciation Thread

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 01:39 AM

"Action Failed: You have reached your quota for positive votes today"

Or else I'd plus one ya.


PS- Why the heck is there a limit on plus one votes anyway? I can understand a quota on negatives, but positives too?

Fear not, for I too am out of + and - ability, and we would have just canceled each other out. So all is well on that front.
(My apologies to Barrie- you have had several posts today that I would have given a + if I had more to give.)

Back to topic:
Given the small number of free agent defensemen out there this year (Jovo, Salei, and Lilja were in the top 20 on a list I read), and given the prices that are demanded by other players and that will be demanded when the Noon Whistle blows today, I don't think that giving Ericsson a contract that is, yes, overblown for any other year is an indication that Holland is not a good GM. It just means that he's taking a known quantity over an unknown or rejected quantity and guaranteeing that it will come at a price that will not be as over-the-top as what others might demand.

On Ericsson's behalf, he would have seen higher on the open market. I do think that the fact that it took this long to negotiate would indicate that E was pushing for higher, which would be logical based on the poor class of UFA's this year.

Supply and demand are responsible for E's outrageous contract, not a mis-step on the part of Holland.

#2193153 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by 55fan on 01 July 2011 - 01:24 AM

Sorry, gang, but when I joined here people were lambasting Kronner at $3m/year. I don't think that by the end of this we'll be sorry.

Does anyone know if E's mom is ok now? I had heard she was fighting cancer last year. Worrying about a loved one can have a bad effect on your concentration. Maybe this is why he is getting another chance to prove himself.

#2192605 Avs Retiring Forsberg's Number

Posted by 55fan on 30 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

It will be hung from the rafters with a bungy cord.

Jersey goes up. Jersey changes its mind. Jersey comes down...

Just think... if he hadn't given Igor that extra shove, and if Igor had not objected...

#2192259 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by 55fan on 30 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

Jagr's mom just texted me and said he's signing with Detroit.


Well, that's one woman we know Hudler's not banging right now.

#2192191 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by 55fan on 29 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

Jagr has decided.

He will have the chicken cordon bleu and a salad with raspberry vinaigrette.

Hold the turtles.

Details at 11.

#2191428 Taking back a +/- rating

Posted by 55fan on 29 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

I've done that myself. I usually do the same thing- find another post and give it a plus. Sometimes I comment on it, or if I know the person, shoot them a PM to let them know. Some people don't care or notice. Some are sensitive to it.

I would suppose (and I freely admit that I'm guessing here) that if it were a feature that came with the +/- system that it would be an option already. I try to be careful when giving out minuses. Giving out too many pluses has never bothered me.