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#2199121 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

Including Ozzie. On that breakaway goal he had such terrible position that you could tell just by the camera angels. I still don't and never will buy in that he was the Conn Smythe worthy during that run.

Are you kidding me? So we should focus on the few isolated mistakes as opposed to the majority of his play which was nothing short of outstanding? He in many ways carried the team through the playoffs as we battled injuries throughout to our biggest stars. Even Lidstrom missed games! There was no way in hell anyone was going to win the Conn Smythe over him that year. Zetterberg finished the playoffs strong but was not a force throughout; and he was the only one close. Osgood's strong, consistent play was the highlight of that run. He had a great run in '08, better as far as stats are concerned I believe, but there's no question that he was a better overall goalie and a much bigger part of our success on the '09 run. It's a shame we couldn't pull it all off. Then we'd have another Cup and one less stupid argument.

#2199071 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Guest on 18 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Too bad for us.

#2198807 Red Wings on Twitter

Posted by dawings1905 on 16 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

maybe they just see it as a waste of time, like myself.

#2198712 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 15 July 2011 - 01:51 PM

He's just jesting.

Nobody actually "wants" to play in Nashville.

how do you actually know that nobody wants to play in nashville

#2196966 "We feel good with the people we have," Holland said

Posted by Guest on 06 July 2011 - 07:02 PM

MacDonald was great last year.

MacDonald had two good games last year, and was mediocre in the rest. He's a career third-stringer.

#2193914 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by gcom007 on 01 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

So what you are saying is it's absurd for anyone to think Ericsson will ever become the caliber of player as a Datsyuk? Well...duh! Lol.

People were outraged at Datsyuk and Kronwall's contract at first, now they are playing above their potential, that's the point.

Ericsson will never be more than a #3 guy at best. But he will become a solid #4 and may even QB the 2nd unit on the PP in the near distant future. $3.25 is a bargain (in this current salary cap world) for a #4, potentially a future #3.

27 is young for a defenseman, people act like he's on the downside of his aging career. Lidstrom didn't even peak till age 30. Chara didn't even start putting it together til his 6th or 7th year in the NHL. Ericsson has played 2 seasons.

You act like everyone knew Kronwall was going to be a future 1-2 dman. It was projected, but nobody on LGWs believed it. NOBODY! - The forum was outraged.

Datsyuk and Kronwall both had done more to earn their pay day. They had leverage in their negotiations based on their performance AND their potential. Ericsson has surrendered leverage to Holland because of his poor performance and is getting a payday based solely on the hope that he might live up to some potential and maybe give them reason to think that he's not just a 5-6 defenseman. He will never be a #4 guy if he doesn't seriously improve his mental game and thus far, he has done nothing to suggest he'll magically get it together.

I don't know if you're just a big Ericsson fan, but you just seem incredibly biased here. You're bring all these other names into it but ignoring that while they were young, they actually were well on their way to performing at a level demonstrative of their potential. Ericsson hasn't come anywhere remotely close to doing that since joining this team as a regular. He's done nothing but struggle.

Now I full admit that I think he does have potential and I think he still has a chance to live up to it, but I think this signing is completely out of characteristic for the Wings and sets a terrible precedent. Better players have walked for less in years past. If E wasn't willing to take $1.8-2 million to be a Red Wing, Holland should have let him walk.

Holland should have made Howard the bar especially after his outstanding playoff performance. Howard's your starting goalie and he took a team-first contract, signing for less to stay and in return getting a chance to prove himself on an elite club. That's exactly what should have been put on the table for Ericsson. I would be 100% fine with a deal like that. And that's generous considering even with Howard's struggles, he's still had far more positive moments than negatives thus far in his career.

But a 3-year deal worth almost $10 million? That's just a stupid deal for the Detroit Red Wings. They never cared about the open market and it's served them well. If you're not willing to play ball within the system, go find a payday somewhere else. Better, more proven players have left for less than Ericsson signed for, even proportional to the changing cap. That's why this deal is a joke. It's less about Ericsson and more about setting terrible precedents.

#2193827 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by stuck in socal on 01 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

This is why Kenny signed Ericcson for so much. Big E is going to use his size and strength and pressure other GMs into acquiring Hudler. This makes great sense.

#2193019 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by uk_redwing on 30 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

Maybe Ericsson used Eva Unit Zero stats logic on Holland to prove he's worth $3.25m. I'm sure it's possible to find one piece of stats from an obscure date to prove it.

#2192921 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Guest on 30 June 2011 - 09:35 PM


#2192850 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Guest on 30 June 2011 - 09:16 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.

#2187479 Is THIS team good enough to go the distance?

Posted by Guest on 21 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've edited the original post a little bit..

DISCLAIMER: First of all, don't give me any lines thread crap. If you don't like my posts, don't click them. No one's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to do so. I like lines threads. Many others like lines threads as well. We're members of this forum. We have a right to discuss them. Unless you're a moderator, and unless new anti-line thread legislation has been passed...shut up and move on, or participate.

Second of all, this is my 'best guess' 2011/2012 Detroit Red Wings roster. It's not who I want. It's not who you want. It's what I think is going to happen. Babcock said we need to add a Rafalski replacement and a top six forward. I'm not getting into trades. The board seems to hold the general consensus that James Wisniewski and Brooks Laich are the best realistic options, so, I'm plugging those two in. I've also heard/read - several times over - that we want Brendan Smith to make the team next season, so I'm plugging him in as well. After we sign those two, and take care of some other necessary things, we'll probably still have enough to sign either Jagr or Ericsson (and I've outlined these numbers below). Right now, I'm thinking that it'll be Jagr.

Third, the real question - IS THIS TEAM, my 'best guess' team, GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP? In my opinion, yes, there's no question about it. What do you think?

By my estimates, we're going to have about 12.9-15.9mil in cap space to work with this summer (depending on how high the cap goes)...

1) If we sign a cheap backup goalie (at about 1mil/season), and purchase the contracts of Smith (0.9mil/season), Emmerton (0.5mil/season), and Janik (0.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 10-13mil.

2) If we sign Wisniewski (at about 4.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 5.5-8.5mil.

3) If we sign Laich (at about 3.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 2-5mil.

...at this point we'd have 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 2 goalies under contract...and, more than likely, we'd still have enough to sign Jagr or Ericsson (but not both).

I vote Jagr.




#2186885 Chris Drury

Posted by eva unit zero on 19 June 2011 - 12:01 AM

For some reason the good players whom Rangers have signed to huge contracts have not produced lately. So, has Drury really gotten that much worse or was it all Rangers' fault? On the other hand Drury never scored over 70 points in his career, but still got that contract. What did they expect?

The Rangers are going to join the American League, and needed a core piece. Drury is supposed to be their #1 pitcher.

#2185941 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 15 June 2011 - 11:41 PM

Watching live stream of Vancouver riot.. cops tossing tear gas at them. Saw a guy pick one up and threw it back...awesome.

Why don't you go join them then you tool.

#2184643 Mayfield at number 24

Posted by Konnan511 on 11 June 2011 - 08:57 PM

Yea, I believe that's the guy. Under-aged drunk driving, even. Oops.

Do. Not. Want.

#2184231 Wings - Flyers Trade Partners?

Posted by Datsyerberger on 09 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

Regarding that deal, I'd rather keep Mursak, Abdelkader, and the pick. Anything I'd trade for Carter would not be good value for Philly. Way too many ???s about him.