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#2192816 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

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


Now Maple Leaf fans can laugh right back at us.

#2192797 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

Even at 3.25 a year, inflatted now won't be as bad with cap raises.

Also, who would we fill the spot with better?

Everyone who had to trade away rights couldn't sign their guy for this much.

E will be good at 5th and hopefully move up, wtg Kenny, now you can focus on tomorrow.

$3.25 mill per season is a big over payment regardless of what the cap does.

Wiz, and White are 2 guys who are better.

Ericsson will be nothing more than a #5/#6 Dman...He's 27 - not 21...He's about as good as he'll get.

Just my personal opinions...Not trying to be an ass - just not a happy camper with this signing (if it's accurate).

#2192780 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2011 - 08:55 PM

In Kenny We Trust....

Right guys??? Right????

Can I get a +1 now?


#2192770 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2011 - 08:52 PM

Hopefully McKenzie is misinformed and the confirmed contract numbers are at least $750K $1.5 million per year less than what McKenzie tweeted.


#2189922 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by F.Michael on 26 June 2011 - 06:13 AM

Haha... Every f'n post...

I know, and to think he's actually serious :lol:

#2189840 Does this annoy you?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

It's very annoying. There's a salary cap for a reason. If you send a player to the minors/overseas...you should be responsible for 50% of his salary against that years cap. Only way I can think of to solve it.

Above poster is correct about same agents/players being 'turned off' by how players are treated this way....but that seems like too small of a penalty to me.

Wish we could have a soft cap with a 'luxury tax' in the NHL....oh well.

In response to the bold - I'm pretty certain this will be pushed by the Don Fehr led NHLPA after the 2011/2012 season.

#2189424 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by F.Michael on 25 June 2011 - 01:08 AM

If Holland doesn't obtain a big North American boy who fights, I'll riot worse than Vancouver.

Ok - but ya gotta clean your room first.

#2188240 Hudler's Future

Posted by F.Michael on 23 June 2011 - 10:31 AM

Yes, it gets aggravating. I used to try to reason with him, but I choose to just ignore it now.

Anyhow, how about Hudler to Edmonton for Theo Peckham? :siren:

Pfft - what the hell are you smoking?

Peckham's too rugged - too tough - stands up for his teammates - is a respectable #5/#6 Dman...We sure as hell don't need that!


#2185342 Babcock Interview + Jagr to Detroit Rumor

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

Jagr was probably the most dominating player in the Worlds. You don't believe it until you see him play. I didn't think he would be in shape anymore, but as he said himself usually it's the loss of pure speed that makes many older players worse.

Players who succeed at an older age usually either have to find a way around it (Lidstrom with his amazing hockey sense) or just somehow maintain it (like Selanne). Jagr's game has never been about speed; he's strong, skilled and relies more on holding on to the puck and making plays that way (I always say Leino is extra lite version of him).

Anyways. He's in shape. You have to see it to believe it. That doesn't mean I want him to the Wings, but I still see him as a +50 point player.

Jagr may do well in a Euro league such as the KHL that plays 40 to 50 games per season, but how will he tolerate the grind of a 82 game reg season plus playoffs?

In all due respect - ya cannot compare the KHL, and Worlds to what players go thru that play in the NHL.

#2185329 Chris Drury

Posted by F.Michael on 15 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

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No thanks. Not at this stage of his career.

From what I've seen of Drury these past few seasons I'd agree...Not worth it.

#2185084 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by F.Michael on 14 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

Say what you want about Luongo, but the guy's getting no help from the offense.

Anyway, I'm picking Bruins on Wednesday.

Me too.

For once I'd like to see their home game on the road.

#2185074 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by F.Michael on 14 June 2011 - 09:40 AM

That is great, not even any fight back from Sedin. That's embarrassing

I know - it looks eerily familiar.

#2183410 10/11 Hockeyfights.com awards voting...

Posted by F.Michael on 07 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

Fighting in hockey is yucky :bad:

#2183319 Aaron Rome

Posted by F.Michael on 07 June 2011 - 01:26 PM

To me thats just a late,late hit.....the puck was way up the side boards & Horton had nothing to do with the play anymore. I feel if they would have severely punished these types of hits earlier in the last few years there would be a lot fewer concussed players today.....once a guy gets rid of the puck he is out of the play & it shouldn't be open season on him.....most of Scott Stevens hits were of this nature & it should have been stopped then,instead of being praised. Now a lot of key players are getting concussions & a lot of them never return to their original selves on the ice. I like a hard hit as much as the next guy, but these Torres kinda hits have to be stopped or the game will become like UFC in nature.

2 things...

Reduce the size of both the shoulder, and elbow pads thus making them resemble what players wore in the 1970's/1980's.

Hip checking needs to make a strong comeback (although we'll most likely see a sharp increase in knee injuries).

#2183308 Aaron Rome

Posted by F.Michael on 07 June 2011 - 01:08 PM

different league, different rules - learn to evolve and play within them, simple as that.

I beg to differ - with an exception on the rules.

Playoff hockey has always been fast paced - hard hitting - intense hockey...It's that way today as it was years ago.

This is/was my concern when the whole cracking down on head shots began; not that it doesn't have it's merits, but when a good number of impartial viewers such as myself see this as a clean hit (albeit a tad late - hence the intereference pen) yet an injury had occurred - there'll be the looming chance of a suspension.

Wasn't blindsided, wasn't from behind, no charging...If an injury hadn't taken place we wwouldn't be having this discussion...The league is suspending Rome more for the injury than the hit IMO.