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#2200443 Future Shock

Posted by Nevermind on 22 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

To beat a dead horse...

In terms of the dollars and our cap situation, I don't care all that much about spending the more than an extra million or so needed for Ericsson. What I do REALLY care about though is the precedent his deal has set.

If Ericsson is worth $3.25M, then what are much better defensemen in Kronwall and Stuart worth? 6 and 5 million, respectively? I don't know, but surely Kronner and Stuey's agents will play this card heavily during negotiations.

And this could have a dramatic effect on our D for years to come. So hopefully Kronwall and Stuart decide to take nice hometown discounts despite E's contract. Or Ericsson plays like a top 4 guy. :)

#2199089 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Nevermind on 18 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

He was great in the playoffs. He couldn't stop a beachball in the regular season.

At least it wasn't the other way around.

I'm more worried about any lingering health issues.

#2199072 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Nevermind on 18 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Too bad for us.

If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood.

That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history.

In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?

#2197676 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Nevermind on 10 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

But just so I can get this straight, you think Hudler is a *****, right? And you want to replace him with Semin? Can I get you to confirm for me that you'd rather have Semin than a *****?

I see what you did there. :sly:

#2196593 Keith Yandle reportedly re-signs

Posted by Nevermind on 05 July 2011 - 04:20 PM


To be a downer, he's only making $2M more than Ericsson for about 4 times the offensive production.

#2196565 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Nevermind on 05 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

There wasn't a problem with Dave Lewis...

#2196211 Heatley for Havlat swap

Posted by Nevermind on 04 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

I miscounted, like (5 syllables)
Kenny when giving out (6 syllables)
Doug Janik's 'young' age. (5 syllables)

You failed once again,

So please leave us alone now,

And never come back


#2195737 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Nevermind on 03 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

How are you holding up?

Must be real tough to think it might actually happen.

#2195297 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Nevermind on 02 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

There's Rafalski's replacement. <_<

#2194844 Simon Gagné

Posted by Nevermind on 01 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Gagne has scored 34 goals over the past two seasons combined. His days of prolific goal-scoring are over.

He's only 31. What's the huge downside to a one-year deal when we have a ton of cap space this year? Even when he's in the lineup, he's been fighting injuries the past few seasons. We can afford to take the chance that he's healthier now. The latest concussion scares me, but I've heard it's nowhere near as severe as the last one. With good health, there's no doubt he's at least a 20-25 goal scorer.

I think he'll get nowhere near what you're saying, because he's awfully injury-prone, has a history of awful concussions, and doesn't score all that much anymore.

If he gets nowhere near that much on the open market, then why not sign him? Lower salary means low risk/high reward.

I've only ever seen you deride other people's 'out there' suggestions. Why don't you play GM for us once?

#2194790 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Nevermind on 01 July 2011 - 08:47 PM

I'm better at moving the puck than Ericsson too.

#2193001 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Nevermind on 30 June 2011 - 10:03 PM

To Whom Much Is Given… Much Is Expected!!!!

To Whom Too Much Is Given… Much Is Wasted!!!!

#2192990 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Nevermind on 30 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

I think I almost prefer this...


#2192918 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Nevermind on 30 June 2011 - 09:34 PM

"Holland sucks! Fire him!"

"We're so screwed! What is Holland doing?"

"This team is going to suck next year!"

"Holland is a terrible GM!"

If you haven't seen this sort of asinine sentiment in superlative quantity in this thread, then you're literally blind.

Yeah, I agree that it is REALLY overreacting to want to fire Holland after one bad move. He's been the best GM for a while now--especially since he doesn't do stupid things.

However, this one move was extremely stupid. Call a spade a spade and admit this was a stupid, stupid signing. Constantly praising Holland and belittling those criticizing him doesn't make you more of a fan. People have the right to be upset with something like this. They're upset because they care. Obviously, as a result, they're going to make those over-dramatic statements you incessantly gripe about.

I'm truly worried that this signing could set an extremely bad precedent.

How much are Kronwall and Stuart going to want? Surely, they'll want at minimum $5-5.5M now. It's tough to justify them taking much less whenf****** Ericsson is making $3.25M.

#2187941 Winter Classic Foes All But Official

Posted by Nevermind on 22 June 2011 - 02:18 PM

Should have it in Florida, Lightning vs Panthers!

Beach Classic :lol: