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#2193133 Holland Appreciation Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2011 - 12:37 AM

Great post.

Your post reminded me of what Mickey Redmond and other teams announcers said during the regular season. They were gushing how Detroit got such a good defenseman in Ericsson with a 7th round pick, and he will easily get $3.5+ million in the open market, but Detroit will probably get a generous home team discount. This was before the cap went up mind you.

So according to hockey announcers, Ericsson would get $3.5 million. Wings got him for $3.25 in a thin FA market and the salary cap significantly increasing.

I don't think Holland did bad considering the circumstances, and rest assured, Holland can trade Ericsson for nice draft picks (better than a 7th that used on him, that's for sure). Assuming he doesn't have a NMC, of course.

When was all of this?

I honestly don't recall any of that - however there were times when I hear "Ericsson", and any form of praise I tend to tune it out.

#2192871 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by F.Michael on 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.

#2192836 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

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

That's about the most retarded thing I've read all day. Congrats :thumbup:

Nah - actually the signing beats that by a country mile.

#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.