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#2308590 Red Wings Prepared to Offer Hudler Contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 21 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

Reality check.. Hudler most recently made what? 2.8 million? There isn't a chance in hell he'll play for us at 3 million, so let's just clear that up right now. He'll easily get 4 million with several other teams, and that's why we should just stop talking about him. He's all about the money, and one dimensional.... I'd much rather let Nyquist/Sheahan have his time and see what they can do. I'd also like for us to stop wasting Eaves away on the 4th line, the guy can pot 20 goals if you give him he time and linemates.

#2307925 Free Agency General Rumor Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 18 June 2012 - 09:48 PM


sabres looking to deal before draft !

hudler for ?????

emmerton for ?????

mursak for ????

macdonald for ?????

any opinions?

I would trade for any one of the following:


#2306006 Free Agency General Rumor Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 08 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

Jaff Halpern will not return to the Caps next season.


#2305812 Andrei Markov

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 07 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

I would take a chance on Markov... the guy has extreme upside if he can stay healthy, and that's the biggest draw with him (IF). Still, maybe the different style of hockey in Detroit could help him not be so injured all the time, not to mention, he wouldn't have to have the pressure of being "the guy" here.

#2297318 Where does Bertuzzi fit?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 26 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Bertuzzi WILL be on the third line, while filling in the top 6 when injuries or slow production occurs. He will also assume Holmstrom duties in front of the net on the powerplay from time to time.

And he is a solid guy to have in the bottom 6 with some specialties that do help the squad. He is not by any means a slug out there.. he skates well enough and won't be pushed around. I'm happy to have him as a 3rd liner who can put up 35-50 pts.

#2253097 What to do about goaltending

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 06 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Why not kill 2 birds with one stone if you are looking at Nabokov as an option. Make a trade for Nabokov and Moulson/Okposo... I know that it seems unlikely to get some of the players from NYI since they are younger, but man it would be pretty sweet to get a bigger winger like Moulson...

Just an idea.

#2200093 Draper or Hudler?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 21 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

Hudler... still has potential to be traded and possibly could improve in a contract year. We could technically benefit off of him playing stronger this season, but i'm not counting on it.

I like that Draper is leaving and we have Mursak coming in. I think Mursak will be a great player with us. He's pretty much Helm with better hands...

#2197913 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 11 July 2011 - 04:00 PM

I don't disagree that they are but huge pussys, but at least Semin's ***** squirts and I can enjoy it more! :blink:

Hudler is just a useless dried up ***** that not only doesn't hit or battle for the puck, but cannot score for crap. So they are both pussys, but Semin at least scores...and unlike Hudler, if you put Semin on Datsyuk's line, he will flourish...

Creepy ass response, but I completely agree with the player comparison.

I'd bring on Semin for a 1 year (tryout).

#2197287 Red Wings Name New Assistant Coaches

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 08 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

I think it's only fitting that we call him "McBlashill." :ph34r:

That is all.

#2196421 Drew Doughty

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 05 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

To deal Smith for Doughty or Yandle would be a mistake. You are going to trade a kid who has just as much potential as those two and will more than likely be up full-time in one season. I'd rather not do that when our defense is set for this up-coming season.

Those who are freaking out need to realize that we have gotten better defensively this off-season and will only dip a small amount in defensive points.

#2196416 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 05 July 2011 - 10:40 AM

Is this why we've signed two mid-rate UFAs and an RFA third/fourth string goaltender in the first four days of free agency?

You're right, though, it is important to get depth within the organization. That's why it's good that there are only six or seven contracts left the Wings can actually sign players to - it means you don't have many contracts like Pearce's distracting from the pursuit of excellence for the big club. If he spent more than 10 minutes on negotiating this contract in the last four days, I'd be disappointed.

But when the big club has some glaring holes at backup GA and a spot for a top-six forward (when Hudler is pushed off a cliff), it's probably a good idea to focus 100 per cent on that first.

I love when people speculate on how good/poor someone is doing at their job when they have no idea what it takes to actually do said job, as well as not having the understanding of what goes on behind closed doors. There are deadlines and CBA restrictions that make signing players by certain dates necessary to the job. Do you not think that Holland has calls into various teams regarding trade options, as well as calls into UFA's with possible offers? Frankly, it would be assanine to think otherwise as he's been doing this job for over 10 years, with success, praise, and very little (earned) ridicule.

#2195828 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 03 July 2011 - 02:52 PM

he rarely fights, like red wings rarely, thats veryf****** rarely.

Because fighting a ton wins you games? The correlation is as outdated as disco.

#2194968 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2011 - 01:05 AM

110% agree with everything you said.

There's a difference between being positive and sticking your head in the sand.

There has been a pattern of your peers with the same viewpoint to put down those who accept what is at hand and not provide any suggestions for how you would do things better, other than "let him walk."

I was pissed about the signing at first, but you know what, I got over it. I realized that he would command that money on the open market, and frankly, his potential matches that of Babchuk or White. We weren't going to get any big names that were young. And our trade pieces aren't that enticing at this point in time.

#2194964 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2011 - 12:54 AM

Everyone keeps saying this like it's a defense of the signing. If he could make more elsewhere, LET HIM GO MAKE MORE ELSEWHERE! I see the point of the going rate for defensemen, but anyone who thinks theres even a tiny chance Big E fills Rafalski's shoes (successfully) in the Top 2 is delirious. I know Holland said he's still looking, but that "we could always just rely on Ericsson for our Top 2 replacement" quote sounds an awful lot like "this is what we'll be doing since there's nobody out there."

If you read what Holland has said and what I said, you'd understand that no one is stating Ericsson is replacing Rafalski. Where do you get this s***? Read! Holland is doing what he can to get a top 4 defender, but pickings are slim. If we can't, he'll expect the ENTIRE defensive unit to pick up their games to offset the loss. It is, after all, a team sport.

I'm making the best of the situation instead of bitching about it. It's called being positive and trying to see the bright side. Give it a try.

Oh, and who do you suggest we replace him with? White? Babchuk? Wizniewski was never coming here, Ehrhoff was already locked down in Buffalo. Enlighten me. The fact of the matter is that no matter what Ericsson has done to this point, he has potential. The entire management wouldn't have approved of this, otherwise. I don't agree with the way we paid him, I'd rather he prove it beforehand, but it was a risk that Holland felt we needed to take. He has faith in the guy, and I'm sure there was conversation of expectations. His contract is not too big to trade, in this market.

#2194937 Just Read This

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

The fact of the matter is the Wings team that got eliminated in second round twice in a row just lost their #2 defeseman. The same team that also had trouble scoring more than two goals a game against SJ (their defense isn't that great) did nothing to add some firepower to their second line.

I don't care what Holland's damn excuse is. When you lose your #2 guy, you HAVE to be aggressive. I don't care if that means handing out a rental player contract to get us by until the market has more to offer. Once again, he sat on his hands and said "meh".

At this point we'd be lucky to make the playoffs.

Haha... you're ridiculous.