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#2194476 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2011 - 03:45 PM

Maybe it won't be a bad signing, but this guy is such a bad joke and a clown. He better not cause any drama. Every time he opens his mouth he's complaining about a coach or about how someone else got promoted ahead of him. This guy never works for anything, expects everything, and causes problems when he doesn't get his way. Babcock is going to eat him alive. I bet by mid-season he's on the bench for the rest of the season.

#2193970 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2011 - 01:17 PM


No idea. Thus the "lesser known" part of the equation. There are hundreds of defensemen in the league, are there not? THere's got to be someone out there who will play for 1.8, take penalties, hardly score and make bad defensive decisions.

#2193691 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

I will ask again. Don't you think E could have made that much money on the open market?

And yeah, the difference between me and a lot of you on here is that I think he has the potential to be a solid defenseman. Especially with a good defensive coach hiring. The no-hope attitude about him on this thread is mind-boggling.

Maybe he could have. My point is we should have let another team overpay for him, we can find some lesser known defenseman who would be just as good for half the price.

#2193631 Wings not offering contract to Jagr

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2011 - 11:35 AM

So the Pens and WIngs have officially dropped out? Anyone know why? Were they just tired of him stringing them along? Or was he demanding too much?

With the Ericsson overpayment, we're going to need the salary that would go to Jagr to sign a real defenseman.

#2193629 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2011 - 11:34 AM

Honestly, I would have paid Eaves more. The guy does it all for us. He definitely deserves more than Ericsson should have gotten.

#2192352 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by VM1138 on 30 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

That sucks. I hadn't heard anything about him yet until now. I thought he liked his role on the team, but I guess he could get bigger money somewhere else playing on a second line or something. That loss is going to hurt, definitely dents our PK units and hard working role player stash.

#2189469 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by VM1138 on 25 June 2011 - 09:00 AM

imf****** pissed too. i was pushing as hard as anyone to land this guy. shows that a trade was possible, and people (babs) felt like we should have picked him up. f*** holland. carter, richards, and now burns? god i don't see this offseason going well anymore.

You need to take some pills and calm down.

Burns wasn't even the best one available on the market. Add in that the big signings will probably be trades, and not free agent signings, and I fail to see this horrible slight against you Holland initiated.

#2188207 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by VM1138 on 23 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

Here's to one more next season to go with his 5th Stanley Cup!

Congrats, Nick!

#2186695 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by VM1138 on 18 June 2011 - 07:55 AM

The thing I don't get is why Jagr wants to come back to the NHL. He's never been all that attached to it, or else why leave for the KHL to begin with? Hudler did it just to get his big payday, but Jagr was already highly paid. I guess I don't understand why he would want to end his career on the other side of the world in a league he already left once. I would have concerns about his hunger to win.

EDIT: And part of me wonders why he keeps talking about playing Datsyuk and Zetterberg. On the one hand, it's obvious why anyone would want to play with them, but on the other he's automatically assuming he'll be on the top two lines and I wonder if he's just thinking it'd be an easy coast to a Cup having them do all the hard work. I only say that considering his past.

#2186352 Epic Boooing of Bettman

Posted by VM1138 on 16 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

I felt bad for him. I don't care if someone dislikes the way he does his job, but booing him like that... Gets too personal.

Like someone said on the other thread: the Cup presentation isn't about Bettman, it's about the Cup and the winning team.

You're half right. I see what you're getting at, but that is the only way for fans to express their dislike of him. A letter writing campaign won't have any effect. But public embarrassment is about the only influence the fans can have. It's not like they're going to stop going to games just because they don't like him.

#2185927 Congrats to Timmy Thomas

Posted by VM1138 on 15 June 2011 - 11:26 PM

Where did this guy come from? Totally off the radar until a few years ago. As dominate as Roy and Hasek were in their day. Let's hope he can put a few more years in and collect some more hardware.

No kidding, talk about a late bloomer. But he's awesome and dominant and I don't know anyone who dislikes the guy.

#2185020 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by VM1138 on 13 June 2011 - 11:07 PM

Well, if we're going by patterns Vancouver will win Game 7.

But man, is Luongo the weakest goalie mentally since Manny Legace or what?

#2184603 Mike Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 11 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

With all that went wrong with Modano this year I think his lackluster play and his reactions to the year are quite understandable if you try to imagine yourself in his place.

I understand his frustration, but not his lackadaisical attitude toward his own career. Go back to last summer (when even I was a fan of Modano coming here) and remember all the things Dallas fans said about him? Lack of heart was one of the biggest complaints they had. His behavior is a trend (maybe just a recent one), not simply a reaction to his injury plagued year.

#2184013 Mike Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 09 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

Has anyone else become really annoyed by Mike Modano? Aside from the off-season drama last year, and his lackluster play this year, combined with his "I don't think I have the fire to play in the playoffs" statement BEFORE they started, this latest development just makes me chuckle at his complete lack of heart.

He is apparently considering playing another season, but the Wings won't resign him. But his attitude is "Well, if someone offers I guess I'll play, otherwise I'll quit." Gee, who wouldn't be lining up to sign a guy who really doesn't appear to care if he plays again or not? Why doesn't he just retire if he's so ambivalent about the whole thing?


EDIT: I'm not saying he's always lacked heart, just that last season and this new development really makes him look lazy.

#2182952 Kid Rock and Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 06 June 2011 - 12:35 PM

Well that Chicago picture makes me second-guess my first appraisal of Kid Rock, haha.