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#2193336 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by mjlegend on 01 July 2011 - 10:00 AM

Because he was severely underpaid last year... you could not be more off base here.

Eaves is an incredibly versatile player and can fill multiple roles, great team guy, kills penalties - Eaves, Cleary, etc are the types of guys you NEED to win cups. period.

Woo-hoo, Stanley Cup here we come 'cause we got a fourth liner who can skate fast. :rolleyes:

Let's re-sign all the guys who helped us get the 17th best PK in the league last year.

What did he do this year more than the last one? Apart from being part of a thin, seriously inflated market?

This takes the sting off of the Ericsson contract a bit.... just a tad though. I'm still pissed about that one!!

At least we actually NEED a blueline. Eaves doesn't do anything 40 guys in the AHL could do for half the price.

#2193347 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by sleepwalker on 01 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

Great signing, Eaves is a TRUE Wing! Not trying to rape us on the contract like some other player that will remain unnamed, and actually signing for less than he is worth, especially in this climate.

#2193256 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by KrazyGangsta on 01 July 2011 - 08:51 AM

WoW I've never seen a signing that has caused LGW to go this crazy.

I just don't get what's the bad part about signing Ericsson. Sure, he didn't perform to his expectancy but the his still 27, 6-4 and 220 ... which I really don't mind having. I really think he will pan out to be a good defenseman eventually if we hire a defensive coach that can groom him better then Brad McCrimmon did.

Did you guys forget his first playoffs when he stepped him and everyone was happy (The Year We Won The Cup. The following year, Brad McCrimmon stepped in as defensive coach ... the defense has never been the same since his arrival. IMO, his poor play / poor play of defense has more to do with Brad McCrimmon then anything else. It would be a real shame if he did go to another team with a better defensive coach and pan out to be a good player, then everyone would be complaining on how Holland let that slip by.

I could be possibly be wrong, Ericsson might just lack the level to play in the NHL but that one we won't be able to tell for at least 1 more year (with a new D. coach).

IMO, there are no quality FA's this year and if Holland didn't sign anyone and brought the kids up to play I would be very happy. The only FA that would of interested me is Wisnieski but please Kenny don't overpay him.

#2192618 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by greenrebellion on 30 June 2011 - 04:57 PM

I'll die if we sign White. His defensive skills make Lebda look like a superstar.

#2192538 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 June 2011 - 03:03 PM

Another one bites the dust.


Linky: http://www.sportsnet...montador_hawks/

f***! Holland missed this one....Kaberle and Ericsson will be our defense....:puke:

#2191178 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Konnan511 on 28 June 2011 - 05:04 PM

And somewhere Eva is crying softly...

#2191236 Filling Out Roster From Within

Posted by Datsyerberger on 28 June 2011 - 06:29 PM

The forwards would be fine. The defense would blow. It pretty much comes down to that.

#2190257 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Crymson on 27 June 2011 - 01:20 AM

Doughty is one of the few players that I would extend an offer sheet to

Well, no team in the NHL is going to get the opportunity to do so.

#2190314 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Why? I don't get it.

Yeah, I'm with you on this. While I highly doubt Holland will send an offer sheet to Doughty, ANY team has the right to do so, under the current CBA. Unless LA enacts the arbitration process for Doughty, he's not immune to offer sheets.

I think Crymson just likes to think that he can ultimately predict anything sometimes. Not trying to start anything Crymson, just the impression I get.

#2190329 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2011 - 12:04 PM

I still don't get it.

They're trying to say that if anyone offers Doughty an offer sheet, he'll decline it, and then LA will enact arbitration for him... I don't think it's that cut and dry, but that's the gist of it.

Again they are assuming that will happen, but everything is just speculation.

#2190218 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 26 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

Burns is the scape goat.... its the idea he got traded and the Front Office let it go with out a fight or a offer....then trade the 1st pick away for 2 second rounders because they are confident the players they are looking at will be there when they want them.(does that mean we never look at players above the rank of 30?) honestly its frustrating.... to see all these teams around us getting better and wondering why Holland is prepared to wait. Why is my question. does he think that there is another Datsyuk or Zett sitting in the later rounds that only HE knows about..... sometimes playing it cool and patient doesnt make you a better team...or a better GM. It makes you play golf in May.

He wants his players to be aggressive and play to their ability, Why can't we expect the same from our GM? He has players of value...and cap space. and still has done very little when you look at what has been done around the league.

funny really... Thats all that anyone saw.....most of that was about picks and being an agressive GM and that is all anyone saw.

Yeah, people get furious that we didn't obtain Burns by simply offering them something like Hudler, Emmerton and a 1st. lol.

Burns (in my opinion) was just the final shoe to drop that got Babs angry.. seeing Carter to CLB for rights to a RFA and a 1st and 3rd being a trade we could of made as well.

My focus was on making the team better.....via trade...as it has been said we would do. I realize the season has not started yet....and Its a long season once it starts...
And I guess San Jose doesnt covet their young talent like the Wings do. I am with Babs I am upset we didnt get him... dont ask me who to trade....I never once dropped names like some of you did. your asking me when your all telling me " I am a idiot..." and A furious fan because we didnt get a good player for nothing... Whatever folks...

I also realize that FA starts on Friday. and we have money.... should get a lot of guys. But the question is...... Will we? I reserve the rights to have doubts... But Ill wait till after the holiday weekend.

#2190015 10 Greatest Wings Draft Picks in History?

Posted by Konnan511 on 26 June 2011 - 01:38 PM

Man, you should bunch together the entire 1989 Detroit draft picks as number 1 :D. Lidstrom, Fedorov, Sillinger, Drake, Konstantinov. Not a bad year at all...

LGW in 1989:

GMR: "Bunch of soft Euros. Thank God we drafted Bob Boughner this year and Marc Potvin a couple years ago. Guys are going to be studs. Those Euros will never be anything when they have someone like Boughner punching them in their face every game."

#2190086 10 Greatest Wings Draft Picks in History?

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

Man, you should bunch together the entire 1989 Detroit draft picks as number 1 :D. Lidstrom, Fedorov, Sillinger, Drake, Konstantinov. Not a bad year at all...

In terms of absolute steals and the fact that all other teams are saying DOH! right about now, even though Fedorov and Dastyuk were taken late, Nick Lidstrom going in the third round in 1989 has to be the biggest steal of the modern draft era. Considering that he is quite possibly the best defenseman EVER in the modern world, and if anyone else had scouts over there as early as the Wings had, he would've no doubt gone top 10...

#2190094 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by MacK_Attack on 26 June 2011 - 04:47 PM

well there is a catch... As long as our offer is below 7.8 million then we would give up only 2 1st round picks and a 2nd and a 3rd. Yes that is a still a steep price but I highly doubt we draft a Doughty character with the 3rd and 2nd and if we stay competitive our 1st round picks will be 25 and later. This isn't like the leafs giving up a the picks and getting the 2nd overall pick. I say we offer him around 7 and either jack the price up on LA or we get him and he is our Lidstrom replacement 1 year ahead of time. Lidstrom, Doughty, Kronwall, Stuart as our top 4. That would be AMAZING!!!

It would have to be an absolutely insane offer for L.A. to let him go. It's a pipe dream to expect him to leave for another team via offer sheet.

#2189876 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by YzerPucks19 on 25 June 2011 - 10:33 PM

If they don't sign Franzen to a long term deal they couldn't have dealt him for Burns and a draft pick. Franzen has been horrible since the big signing.
Don't know when he will show up.

Wings need D bad.

Holland could have had 5 picks in the 2nd round don't mean s***. All 5 picks could turn out to be s*** for the Franchise long term.

It's is time for this team to get younger this season.

Holland has to make some deals. Missed Brewer and Burns.

Wish they kept Yzerman instead. At least he is trying to get Tampa better.