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#2196171 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 04 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

I would be interested to see your list of available players that have "two of these three traits" and most importantly, what you think we could have acquired them for.

My list would include trades and not FA deals. Knowing Holland wouldnt make a deal that didnt benefit him more than the other team its moot.

If it were me, Id do what I could to get Byfuglien. Wrangling him away from Winni would require a trade like Mule and Fip and some considerations. There are a lot of teams that are trading right now and Holland is just aqquiring guys through free agency. Hell the Guppies seem to be at a trading post with the Wild right now, I can hardly fathom there isnt a team with a D man that is in the top thirty for points that wouldnt trade for a guy or two from our team. The cap is there at this moment to do such a thing.

If its realistic, IDK but thats what Id be doing.

#2195678 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 July 2011 - 02:04 AM

We have Bobby Orr. His name is Nick Lidstrom

Nicky, Kron and Stewie need some real pairings.

Kindl is a solid bottom pairing and could be a 2nd pairing in an emergency.

Merzzy is a bottom pairing but we could run him a full season and be happy.

As far as Erhoff is concerned, I never wanted him.

As far as the bad blood goes with Wiz, every man hs his price and his snub sounded to me like he was offered a joke of a contract. Conjecture about his family being let go with a pink slip stapled to his last check is one thing but hockey players first need a job and second want to win at their present job. He knew he had a good chance to win here but also knew that hes a pro hockey player that deserves a good paycheck.

Nobody even talks about trading with other teams just FAs. We have a deep list of forwards that are definitely worth something to another team. Not just the starters but our GR guys as well. Culling the herd and grabbing up a signed player or two isnt that bad of an idea.

Holland reminds me of my dad, stuck in a certain decade and stuck in his routine. Thats when you know you need to retire and let the kids play without you.

White is an affordable guy but he is doing nothing for our team to replace Raffy. Ericcson is definitely not replacing Raffy even if he gets his spot on the rotation. We are grabbing up a lot of bottom or third pairing players, no one that is a starter or someone that will fill anyones shoes as Nick retires and other guys move up to newer spots.

So Ill say it again Holland is a carp. Hes bottom feeding all the leftover Dmen. Its a waste of money and makes me question how well our D is going to be.

We woulda won the cup last year if we had healthy Dmen. The injuries to our Forwards could have ben dealt with but we had too many GA due to shoddy D which was a result of injuries and sub par replacements.

Im expecting similar results this season, I hope I wrong.

#2195669 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 July 2011 - 01:28 AM

Yet you didnt name Kindl.

Im well know for hating Ericcson. And we signed him

I actually made comments about picking up Wiz back in January thinking that would be a good grab, wouldnt pay him.

Im no bandwagon fan sir. What Holland is picking up now is a result of his lack of dealing earlier on.

RFAs are overpriced ie: Weber. UFAs need a bit of wooing and at the very least a good reason to consider the job. Holland isnt doing a good job of wooing .

We shall see how things play out but I have a bad feeling about our defense.

#2195662 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 July 2011 - 01:05 AM

Funny you say this because every single Sharks fan said one of the best things about him is how he plays his hardest every game and stepped up big time in the playoffs. I guess you'd know better though. Guess you forgot he scored on us also.

White was harped on a constant basis in my area of the country... Oh thats right NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Hes far from stellar. Like any player he has his moments. Ericcson had his and depending on which article you read hes the best thing since sliced bread. I know better. Our team is literally grabbing up the table scraps after everyone feasted on the good Dmen.

Holland is picking up anyone he can to fill out the roster. Granted a few will be traded off during or after training camp but the fact we havent locked down anyone of signifigance is plain worrying.

The diamond in the rough thing isnt gonna get us a cup this year or next year for that matter. Hell there arent even plans of playing Jurco for at least 2-3 years at the very earliest. That is mind boggling. Maybe thats why we are so streaky in our year to year play, its Hollands decision to actually put some fresh players in. This over ripe thing has me banging my head against ever door, wall and post I can see.

Im praying we have a decent chance next year, cause on paper we are lookin g like half Red Wings half The Replacements.

We havent bolstered our D at all, in fact with our losses we are worse off than last year.

#2195657 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 July 2011 - 12:49 AM

Ian White disappeared in the playoffs for the Sharks. Sounds like a Hossa signing, promising player that cant play when it matters.

Holland is a carp.

#2194991 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 02 July 2011 - 03:50 AM

Do you "POSITIVE" people give any thought to the fact that Holland HAD THE f***IN CHANCE TO PICK UP A FEW READY TO GO DMEN FOR A BIT MORE THAN BIG F-?!?!?!?!?!

My god, Holland screwed the pooch. He just had to stick to his "method" and as such we will have one of the worst defensive squads in the last 20 years. I feel for Nicky, Im sure he was told that there would be some backup for a real push to the Cup and to hear that he could possibly be paired with Pylon, itd be like being told your new co-worker is a drooling retard that smells of s*** and piss.

Im pissed and I can tell you right now there are a few Wings fans in the northern California area that dont even want the topic brought up.

I say, TRADE HOLLAND. f***n idiot.

#2193158 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 01 July 2011 - 01:33 AM

Sorry, gang, but when I joined here people were lambasting Kronner at $3m/year. I don't think that by the end of this we'll be sorry.

Does anyone know if E's mom is ok now? I had heard she was fighting cancer last year. Worrying about a loved one can have a bad effect on your concentration. Maybe this is why he is getting another chance to prove himself.

Dont bring his mom into it.

Hes Big

Hes Strong

and hes a limp wristed *****.

We cant afford to keep him on the team. We can monetarily handle it but the Wings arent going to WIN with him on the team. He got signed for one of two things...

1. Hes set to be traded to Toronto or Winni or Ottawa. OH GOD PLEASE MAKE IT TRUE.

2. Holland bluffed and waited and lost. Now hes picking up the pieces.

3. Im a total idiot that has no room to talk and we have a Grade A defense crew next year

I dont think #3 is the case.

#2193139 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 01 July 2011 - 12:42 AM

wheres a 357 when I need one? :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

I hate Holland now. He had the opportunity to go after some key players and NO didnt do s***.

Welcome to a horrible season(s)


Ill hold my breath till 1 pm tomorrow and hope that we pull the Diveaguchi move the Sharks did during the draft.

If there arent signs of a pending move within a day, Im gonna start choking on my own vomit thinking we are paying 3+ a year for a piece of s*** player. Dman shortage or not, hes not worth that type of money unless hes going to an under floor team.

BTW do people turn red or blue holding their breath? I hope its red cause if I die I want it to be the right color.

#2187170 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 20 June 2011 - 10:43 AM

One more Red Wings miracle to go.... booting Ericsson

#2179808 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 25 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

Lol @ judging a fanbase based on kids on internet forums.

Go to a Wings/Sharks game next season Cali wearing your Wings jersey and see how "friendly" the sharks fans really are. Oh, and bring some of your crew, as those "friendly" folks will try to physically attack you as well as throw beers and s*** at you for wearing your Wings jersey there and cheering for your team.

While I haven't been to every arena, in the ones I have, I have never experienced such assholes as those sharks "fans". I'm just glad I went there somewhat recently, now that I'm older, calmer, and more pacifistic, as if that s*** had happened to me 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had the strength to try to brush it off, and there probably would have been one guy in prison (me) and several severely injured sharks "fans".

Maybe it was a fluke or something, but that experience is burned in my mind and my opinion of those fans is cemented.

Thats just one guys experience though, yours may vary...

Its real sad that you got a minus 5 on that as that happened to me TWICE!! I went to 3 Wings games this year, both regular season games and Game 1 of the playoffs.

First time I grouped together with about 10 other Wings guys that were at least 6'. There was a gang of at least 30 people that started circling us as we left the game and there was a moment when a full on brawl almost broke out (spitting, the usual verbal s*** and one guy got a water bottle thrown at him from someone but missed).

Second time was after Game 1 and just me and my dad were leaving the game and same type of encircling thing by a healthy group of guys. Since it was just 2 of us we walked the crowd towards a cop car in order to quell the situation.

I wont say all sharks fans are like this, thats painting too wide of a brush. A Raiders game on the other hand can end it serious physical attacks if you arent wearing black with certainty. The fact that it happened both times we lost says alot. The first game of the season when we won the fans walked out pretty sedate. Its when they are all pumped up I have been a target since I wear ALL red, not just a sweater. Head to toe red and it has been a magnet for conflict.

Ill continue to go there to watch my wings and hope that my pop and I dont get involved in a fight and end up either hurt or in jail or both.

All in all Id say Sharks fans are about 60-40 good bad maybe 70-30. Lower level fans are way cool, its the upper level guys that get drunk and come in groups on 10 billion that are problematic. Ive been to other venues for hockey and for other pro sports and SJ is one of the dicier places. Granted never been to Pittsburg, Philly or Montreal which I would guess are pretty gnarly as far as fan go so I dont have a complete yard stick in order to measure against.

Lets just say that Ive been to Kings vs Lakers games in Sacramento back in our heyday and it was no where near what it was like at HP poovillion.

Just my own experiences, maybe being a 6'6" guy sporting red in a rival building encourages it but it really shouldnt happen.

PS hope I dont get minuses for a personal experience.

#2179392 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 25 May 2011 - 01:57 AM

Who cares?


I see them like the Avs of a few years back WHEN WE WENT TO THE CUP (sorry to rub it in to SJ fans, it must be tough never seeing a SCF with your team in it) No take that back Im not sorry lol

Itll take a day for the Sharks fans to figure out who choked first and who choked worst. :bye2: :bye2: :bye2:

How bout a round of applause for the Wings that McLallenchoke said wore them out :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks to SJ for making me 150 Washington's for calling that they would lead the game and lose it. I have a drink in your favor lmfao

The season is done IMO who cares who wins the Cup as long as the Sharks dont have a chance at it.

I will sleep well tonight.

Heres to a horrible 21st year for the Guppies


#2179369 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 25 May 2011 - 12:14 AM

Agreed. One team of floppers gone. One to go.

It'd be nice to see Tampa win, but honestly I'd be okay with Boston too. Vancouver will be tough to beat in the finals, but I'd love for their condescending, obnoxious, self-entitled fans to choke on it for another year. :D

And this is from someone who was a big fan of Linden, Courtnall and Bure...

Someone over on hfboards pointed out its this same day in 1994 the Canucks won the in double OT to go onto the Stanley Cup Finals. And lost in seven games to the Rangers.

So maybe there's hope?

I kind of can't believe I'm rooting for the Eastern Conference...

Believe it and do it. Weve disagreed on few things but follow this,

Rule 1. Root for the Wings

Rule 2. Root against San Jose, Chicago, Pitt and Colorado

Rule 3. Root for the team that benefits the Wings.

Rule 4. Root against Canadiens

Rule 5. Root for the East if they arent a team listed in Rule 2

Rule 6. Root for the team that has ex-Wings players in the organization.

Looks like we should be saying GO BOLTS about now!!!!

BTW thats why I was pulling for the Kings. Lilja on the team, benefits the wings, rooting against the Sharks. It was a perfect team to pull for other than us.

OH I am f***in so stoked right now. Its a second place to seeing us going to the cup.

#2178807 Off-Season Photoshops

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 23 May 2011 - 10:22 PM

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Should be off-season about that time tomorrow

#2178786 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 23 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

Please no to Kaberle or Brewer. Keep in mind Torres is a UFA as well. Not sure the Canucks cap situation, but after they win the cup, it should be harder to retain everyone.

Dunno about you but Torres is a total goon and Id be a bit embarassed to dress a guy like him. He doesnt have an awesome 'stache like Perros but that are brothas from utha muthas if you get my drift.

#2178057 Derek Boogaard found dead

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 21 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

I just read that Bo was in the NHL substance abuse program when he died.

Boogaard mixed drugs and alcohol

Obviously he was addicted to oxy which is all too common. Percocet, Oxycontin and Roxicontin are all the same thing in different mixtures or dosages. Percocet is mixed with APAP (asprin), Oxycontin is a sustained release pill and Roxicontin is for immediate release.

All of these have the same probabilty of addiction and side effects.

Hydrocodone like Vicodin and Norco are mixed with asprin and although highly addictive, way safer than Oxycodone in the long run.

Its sad to see people that would never in a million years take heroin be prescribed oxy for an injury and become addicted to it like a junkie on the street. Old ladies with arthritis that are strung out, athletes and actors OD'ing and high schoolers ruining their lives all because of an over prescribed pill.

I believe pharmeceutical companies are making way too much money one way or another from these medications to stop and find something better that treats pain without being a potential recreational drug.

Forgive me for preaching but this drug is worse than cocaine, meth or heroin because normal people that may have been in a car wreck or broke a bone all of a sudden are thrust into dealing with drug addiction, opiate withdrawl and possible death from abuse. This needs to stop as its ruining millions of peoples lives that didnt sign up for those type of issues.