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#2193076 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Guest on 30 June 2011 - 11:26 PM

I fail to see how anyone can call this deal "bad" at this particular moment. It's not hurting anything. Red Wings have plenty of cap space to afford it, and lots of $$ cash left to improve the team. (No Kenny isn't getting Richards, never was)

How do we know what went on behind the scenes? It sounds like Holland wanted Ericsson for about $1.8 to $2.0 million. Ericsson is in the press speaking how he wants the chance to advance to the next level. Ericsson know's he'd easily get $3.75+ or more tomorrow. So really he took a discount.

Knowing this, Holland probably said:
"Okay, $3.25 then, but if you don't progress, I am packaging you up and trading you! - Ericsson, do you understand that I will trade you if you do not meet my expectations, right?"

Ericsson - "Yes Mr. Holland, I understand!"

[worse case scenario, seven months later Ericsson has not improved, Holland trades him with a pick/prospect for a nice return]

In this market, Holland can get a nice return on Big Rig with this current contract. This is called "asset management". It might not look good right now, but I am sure Kenny has a plan.

#2190118 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

Me too.

#2190117 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Guest on 26 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

Yes, and then we could offer up our next four first round draft picks in the process. No thanks.

No, he won't be pissed off if we don't get Doughty, because it will mean the team hasn't mortgaged its future for a D-man who suffered a major concussion last season.

Every time I see one of your posts I literally puke a little bit in my mouth.

#2188924 Changes in the offseason

Posted by Majsheppard on 24 June 2011 - 03:07 PM

It feels like, gut reaction... that VFil will get traded tonight along with Hudler for something. Just pure speculation on my part. It just feels like I think Holland has a battle plan.

I think it going hard after three pieces.

#2188928 Changes in the offseason

Posted by Rice on 24 June 2011 - 03:16 PM

I also have a feeling that Holland's going to swing a trade.

#2188697 Hudler's Future

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 24 June 2011 - 12:56 AM

Why don't we try and figure out how Hudler works in this system instead of all these hypothetical trade situations? I think Hudler can work here but I'm not really sure how yet. If he doesn't than good riddance but the focus should be on player development from a team's perspective rather than just trying to trade everyone and honestly, this is an area that the Red Wings organization does very well at.

#2188120 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by gcdc14 on 22 June 2011 - 10:50 PM

Why is everyone hating on Jagr?
He still is better than any winger we have.

#2187226 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

This is terrible news.

Ericsson is clearly ready to become the number one D-man on this team (and has for a while), and this Lidstrom guy keeps holding him back every year with these comebacks.

It may be time for Big Rig to take his talents elsewhere.

#2187207 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Majsheppard on 20 June 2011 - 11:59 AM

If this is his last year....
I would have been happier if he said I will come sign after Holland is satisfied with his roster, no matter how much is left for me. However, I never expected that to be the case. It would have been something I would have done because I love this team.

However we often forget that Lidstrom loves his family. That has to be a bigger love, and would most likely lead to me wanting to build the biggest nest egg ever.

I am not going to get into a class warfare mode here, but either way we should be happy. One last shot for Lids, whom we owe as much to him as anyone.

With the cap going up and Lids in place, I want us to get the best players in the world.

I don't care if people scoff.

Bieska, Wiz, and Brad Richards.

I will take that in a heart beat. Sign people now and trade them next year for all I care, let us go at the cup.

Stanley or Bust.

#2187145 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Doc Holliday on 20 June 2011 - 10:22 AM

Again too steep.

$6.2 mil, he must like losing in the Semi's.

Yeah, because a difference of 1 or 2 million is going to keep Detroit from making it in the playoffs.

Do you think he is worth LESS than Seabrook? Seabrook is being paid 5.8 next year.

#2187142 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 20 June 2011 - 10:20 AM

Again too steep.

$6.2 mil, he must like losing in the Semi's.

#2186612 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 June 2011 - 07:16 PM

Umm Dallas Drake? Reichi? Having guys come in like that helps win the Cup a lot more than it doesnt... Sure, this past year the whole Modano signing did not help, but I think a reason for that was his crazy ass injury that he got. Signing Jagr to a reasonable price could be the difference maker for this Red Wings team. From what I hear, the Wings are looking into signing Wisnuski (however you spell it), and there is NO WAY he gets Rafi's 6 million. Also the cap is projected to go up to 63 or possibly 64 million dollars, therefore Kenny does have some money to spend.

IMO Kenny could afford to sign Wisnuski to help replace Rafi to around 4 million bucks, and use that extra 2 million to sign Jagr, and then they can still sign a good depth Dman. I don't care what anyone says, Jagr has all the talent in the world, but he also has tremendous heart (see the Rangers a couple years ago... he was the ONLY one trying all he could for that team in the playoffs) and I think his skill and his heart and his determination would fit very well into the Wings system. Imagine the lines!

Homer- Datsyuk- Jagr
Bertuzzi- Zetterberg- Franzen
Cleary- Filpulla- Hudler
Eaves- Helm- Abdelkator/ Miller

Lidstrom- Kronwall
Wisnuski- Stuart
Kindl- ?


That team looks like a very possible 2012 Stanley Cup Champions if you ask me...

#2185974 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 12:14 AM

True fandom, right here.

only delusional homers want osgood back.

get a clue.

#2185983 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by Guest on 16 June 2011 - 12:27 AM

all the negs in the world won't change the fact that both of these players not returning is GREAT news for the detroit red wings!

neg away, folks!

#2185994 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 16 June 2011 - 12:46 AM

Woman reporter was punched in the face by Canucks fans. Classy!

I lol'ed :blushing: