Jump to content


haroldsnepsts's Photo

haroldsnepsts

Member Since 11 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Private
***--

#2217792 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by newfy on 23 October 2011 - 10:40 PM

Babs might be overestimating Jonny's fighting ability here but in that way I think he's trying to encourage him to do it more often.

I dont think hes overestimating it really. He laid a beatdown on a kid thats usually in the top 10 for fighting majors right there, the fight wasnt really even close. If Ericcson did it more, he would get much better cause thats a part of the game you can only get better by actually fighting. Aint no practice drill helping you there.

And I agree it seems like Babs is encouraging him to do it more often, he had similar words for Adelkader last season as well.

I don't think he's a particularly great fighter (though he's better than Lilja for sure), but he uses his size well and I though handled Dorsett well.

We're always talking about guys who can play the game and will drop the gloves when needed. Ericsson can be one of those guys. He may not be the best fighter but he's friggin huge, and most of the guys who deserve to have their ass kicked--the Steve Ott's, Sean Avery, Matt Cooke's of the league--aren't that big.

This team is better if when someone pulls crap against one of our players, they know they're going to have to answer to someone big like Ericsson or Bertuzzi.

I think hes a pretty good fighter already, he has the potential to be a pretty damn good one. Growing up in Sweden he didnt do much of it and hes already good enough to take on alot of light heavy weights. If he gets playing like aloose cannon a bit more he could really be a force.

??? Yah, people are real scared of Bertuzzi. His shove-fests are frightening.

Bertuzzi is a sissy.

Ericsson hasn't fought anybody yet, but he doesn't shy away from it. I want to see him take on an enforcer.

Bertuzzi is far from a sissy, hes 36 and fought 4 times last season including playoffs and preseason.

Not a lot of guys wanna mess with him, hes earned his reputation (through his cheapshot and really tough player prior to that). Ever notice when he goes into a scrum and shoves a guy, people arent too quick to shove him back and the situationusually dies right off?

And Ericcson has went Clowe (who is a heavyweight) and did pretty well, Clarkson (light heavyweight) but it was a bad fight and has man handled all kinds of punks like Perry, Dorsett and Ott.

Why does he need to fight an enforcer? Those punks are the guys that need to be kept in check and Ericcson has dummied any agitator hes taken on.

Sure it would be cool to see him take on an enforcer, but not just to prove something. He shoudl do it when theres good reason, and most of the times its those pests that are giving reason, not goons


#2217668 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by Zetts on 23 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

don't care about the weight, he doesn't use his size and weight to his advantage.

I do know for a fact he was a -3 last night :)

The whole team got lit up last night. Let's not use that as an excuse to single out a third pairing defenseman who has been otherwise fine this year.

He's also been more physical this year, although I do agree that he could use his size much more effectively.

Edit: He's definitely not worth the contract right now either, but we're 6 games into it. I'll hold off on judgment for a while.


#2217503 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by dicksmack on 22 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

Kindl is such a minor leaguer... lets face it...


#2217508 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 22 October 2011 - 07:58 PM

Kindl is such a minor leaguer... lets face it...

Ummm you're an idiot.

1st minus is because of Emmerton's giveaway and Conk's terrible goaltending.

2nd minus was started by an ordinary clear attempt by Kindl, but Conk's goaltending was again terrible.

These are the first goals he's been on the ice against all season you idiot.


#2217380 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

Emmerton is earning a one way ticket back to Grand Rapids for his performance tonight.

And it takes a team like Washington to truly expose our penalty killing. That needs to be fixed ASAP.


#2217326 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 22 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

Games probably done. Should have started Conklin last night.


#2217307 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by TheXym on 22 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

Does that make Emmerton the new Ericsson?


#2217195 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by achildr1 on 22 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGVcsMxOCQ

Great fight by E.

Like the nastiness from him before it too.


I like his physical play before the fight, because thats what he needs to do to earn any part of his ridiculously inflated contract. He needs to be locked in a room, fed only protein bars, raw red meat, and made to watch video of Jiri Fischer's short career 24/7. The kid, as it stands right now, is a waste of talent, size, and 3+ million dollars. He needs to focus on his defensive awareness and physical play first and worry about putting up points in about two years. He's not good at anything right now on a consistent basis. One night he puts up a couple assists, the next 12 nights he looks lost. One night he has a fight and a goal, the next 3 months he makes pylons look like little orange Rod Langways. I can't believe I'm saying this, but he could learn from Lilja's career with the Wings. Lilja was the epitome of useless for the majority of his Wings career, but learned how to play defense and block shots by the time he left. Just focus on using that size and strength, the element the Wings need!


#2217148 Johan Franzen Watch Thread

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 22 October 2011 - 01:55 AM

It's so funny to watch this video of Jamie McClennan years after that cheap shot on Franzen during the Calgary series in 2007.

"He takes abuse in front the net..."

http://video.redwing...id=-6&id=129752

:lol:


#2217082 10/21 GDT: Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Yzermania on 21 October 2011 - 09:17 PM

when bert got kneed and mick went off about how it "ends guys careers and they got families to feed" etc. moore instantly popped in my head and i found it awkward and ironic at the same time.


that's just called talking about the now, not the past.


#2217081 10/21 GDT: Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by redwingfan19 on 21 October 2011 - 09:16 PM

Which one?


when bert got kneed and mick went off about how it "ends guys careers and they got families to feed" etc. moore instantly popped in my head and i found it awkward and ironic at the same time.


#2217115 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 October 2011 - 10:41 PM

As long as he punches people in the face, I can forgive his other mistakes.


#2216922 10/21 GDT: Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by j.hoop on 21 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

ericsson is still a *****


#2216653 DirecTV threatens to pull FSNs

Posted by Guest on 21 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

directv center ice is pretty great, actually.

most games are in HD.


#2216609 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by eva unit zero on 20 October 2011 - 11:49 PM

You're saying the same thing I'm saying. He's brought in players that have HELPED at times. Andersson and Bowman are responsible for players/development that have been the BACKBONE = Lidstrom, Fedorov, Konstantinov, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, etc, etc, etc.


Neither Andersson nor Bowman had any influence in the drafting of Fedorov, Lidstrom, or Konstantinov. Bowman was hired after all three were established players in the league, and Andersson was hired in 1990; while the trio was drafted in 1989.


Andersson's job is to scout talent and to recommend which European players to draft first. Given that Holland as a GM prefers to keep home-grown talent, and the team has a large number of European players, this will of course place a large fingerprint from Andersson as well. Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen, Filppula, Hudler, Holmstrom, Kronwall, and Ericsson were all Andersson players.


But none of them are drafted or stay with the team unless Holland makes the call.