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#2181668 Colin Campbell Steps Down

Posted by 13GoWings40 on 01 June 2011 - 11:07 AM

The good news keeps coming! Finally we might be able to get some consistency and common sense into the disciplinary process

#2181629 Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

Posted by hooon on 01 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

Over 2 million? People suggesting 3 to 5 year contracts? Have you guys even watched a moment of this guy's career?

He has regressed every season since coming to the NHL and people want to give him a raise AND lock him up long term?

I am all for letting him walk, call me a hater or whatever the LGW term of the day is, but Ericsson has done absolutely nothing to warrant a sure spot on the roster.

He doesn't use his size, doesn't use his shot, is bad defensively and offensively, and is good for at least one monumental breakdown a game that results in a goal against.

The only positive thing anyone can say about him is his "potential", which is a completely meaningless word if you don't actually LIVE UP TO THAT POTENTIAL, which Ericsson has never, ever shown even the faintest signs of doing since the 08 playoffs.

Honestly why does ANYONE here like this guy still? For the price the OP is suggesting we could afford TWO equally bad Dman for the same price.

The most I would accept is 1 or 2 years at about 1.4 per. I'd rather he walk though. Let the Leafs overpay him.

#2181425 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Grayne Wetzky on 31 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

I have been wanting this guy off the Wings since the 2009 finals, but now that he is done, I'll say thanks for the 2008 run and the service. He had his moments. See ya, Rafi.

#2181319 Pros & Cons of potential Rafalski replacements

Posted by blueadams on 31 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

I just put this together to get an organized discussion going about Rafalski's replacement. I don't watch a lot of non-wings hockey, so my knowledge of these guys is pretty limited. I just posted pretty brief pro's/con's alongside. If I'm wrong about this or that, don't go nuts...just correct me, I'll probably bow down quickly.

If I had to guess, I'd say that we sign Jovanovski to a one-year contract and then hope to get a chance at Doughty, Weber, Suter, Burns, etc. next-offseason. If we do sign someone long term, I'd like for it to be Bieksa, but I don't see him leaving...and see Pitkanen as the next best option. Would love to hear what everyone else has to say.

Christian Ehrhoff, 28, 6-2, 203, L, 3.1m - Probably the best offensive defenseman in this class, good size, solid defensively; not very physical though.
James Wisniewski, 27, 5-11, 205, R, 3.25m - Very skilled offensively; bad defensively..one-hit wonder?
Tomas Kaberle, 33, 6-1, 214, L, 4.25m - Very skilled offensively; very soft.
Joni Pitkannen, 27, 6-3, 210, L, 4.0m - Probably the best all-around defenseman in this class next to Bieksa; durability/consistency issues.
Kevin Bieksa, 29, 6-1, 198, R, 3.75m - Probably the best all-around defenseman in this class; might be hard to steal from VAN though.
Roman Hamrlik, 37, 6-2, 207, L, 5.5m - Might be willing to sign a one-year contract, solid all-around; not very physical.
Bryan McCabe, 35, 6-2, 220, L, 5.75m - Solid all-around; nothing special.
Ian White, 26, 5-10, 191, R, 3.0m - Solid all-around; nothing special.
Sami Salo, 36, 6-3, 212, R, 3.5m - He'd be great on the PP; not very physical for a giant...durability concerns.
Andrei Markov, 32, 6-0, 207, L, 5.75m - Very skilled offensively, might come cheap; not very physical...major durability concerns.
Niclas Wallin, 36, 6-3, 220, L, 2.65m - Solid defensively; not much offensively, soft.
Eric Brewer, 32, 6-3, 222, L, 4.25m - Solid defensively; not much offensively.
Ed Jovanovski, 34, 6-3, 218, L, 6.5m - Very talented, experienced...might take a one year deal; scumbag.
Scott Hannan, 32, 6-1, 225, L, 4.5m - Very solid defensively, physical; not much offensively.

#2181136 Jonathan Ericsson Appreciation Thread

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 30 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Ericsson sucks.

#2180854 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 29 May 2011 - 02:51 PM

This series makes me think, "God I can't wait for the draft."

#2180655 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 28 May 2011 - 02:13 PM

Don't want either team to win, so i'll say Vancouver loses in 7

#2180679 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Chairman Maouth on 28 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

Really, REALLY hate vancouver but love Boston! Not sure how this series is going to pan out, but if feb. 26. 2011 is any indication Ill be a happy man!

That was a game where the Canucks out-hit the Bruins nearly into oblivion but lost 3-1 (empty netter). It was also around the time when the Canucks defence was so beat up that they were down to about the number 14 defenceman on the depth charts. Even the call-up replacements for the injured top 6 were getting injured. That game is not a very valid comparison to draw any conclusions from, other than that the Canucks defence is incredibly deep considering they continued to play better than .500 hockey through that time.

Boston deserves this one. My housemate is in heaven, because she's been a B's fan for eons. I hope they bring it back to an Original Six team again. It's been pretty neat to have an O6 team win two of the last three Cups. Let's hope Boston makes it 3 of 4. GO BRUINS!!!!!

Oh yeah, there is one other thing...bears love to eat fish. :lol:

An orca is not a fish. If a bear ever tried to eat an orca it would be taken back into the food chain and converted into a brown slick on the ocean within about 24 hours. :yowza:

#2180529 Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 27 May 2011 - 09:50 PM

Gotta feel for Roloson, he was ridiculous this game.

#2180547 Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Posted by SiLkK19 on 27 May 2011 - 10:22 PM

These two teams were out to play, not win an olympic diving medal.

#2180126 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by newfy on 26 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Good, I hope it hurt like hell and will continue to do so.f****** diver prick.

Clowe is far from a diver lol.

He is a player I would trade any forward on the wings for besides Datsyuk or Zetterberg and he would beat anyone on Detriot up in a fight.

Franzen+Kindl for Clowe sounds great to me

#2180156 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by jeff48109 on 26 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

i bet all the americans on here were cheering hard when Kesler was a beast during the Olympics.

#2180186 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by Doc Holliday on 27 May 2011 - 12:21 AM

I heard the same as well. He doesn't seemed to be a well-liked player in the locker room.

Do you people enjoy just making this stuff up at will?

#2180158 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by Uncle Danny on 26 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

It's not just his trash talking, it's all of his antics. I get that players trash talk, but the classy ones don't.

Dude, go back and watch some old Yzerman clips. He had a mouth for miles -- there is a reason he never won the Byng, and I doubt he defies your definition of "classy."

#2180033 Why no team is likely to offer sheet Doughty, Weber, or Parise

Posted by Bannedforlife on 26 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

He actually provided insight on something a lot of people probably didn't know regarding the CBA, RFA's and arbitration. I sure didn't. So he shared some actual hockey knowledge.

And that somehow offended you?

I wasn't offended by the information he shared but that he decided to be a smug ******* about it. A public service announcement? Since when did it become your job to school all of us on the CBA? Apparently he and Konnan are the ones easily offended by our ignorance and naiveté since they devote so much of their free time to making sure we understand how futile it is to hope for such things.