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#2215696 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by DatsyukDangles on 16 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

I like to think I'm usually pretty reluctant to criticize "controversial" players after just a few games, but Ericsson is my one exception. Having watched him since he's come up from the GRG, I just haven't seen him improve much, if at all, over the course of his NHL career. And I haven't seen anything in the first four games to suggest I'm going to have any different opinion about him this year.

I see the guy make stupid plays in every game, whether they're minor blips or major screw ups. Maybe he's out of position, maybe he gets caught on a bad pinch, maybe he makes a stupid turnover, or maybe he takes a bad angle toward the boards and as a result misses a chance to play the puck; but it's always something. I don't consider it good if I "don't notice Ericsson," because he's the only player on the roster for whom I haven't thought to myself "wow he made a good play there." Usually the best I can give him is "well, he managed not to screw that one up."

My prayer is that he has a stretch where he somehow "turns it on" and ups his trade value while some other team is hurting on D men. I'd really rather not be stuck with him on the Wings.


#2215655 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2011 - 11:59 PM

Besides it not really being fair to judge Ericsson after four games, I disagree with the notion that Ericsson has been bad so far. Certainly room for improvement, but how many of us were scared to watch when we saw Ericsson and Kindl together before the first game? That pairing has done quite well so far.

I kind of look at it this way with Ericsson: if I don't notice him during a game, that's usually a positive. If he kills penalties, keeps working in his own zone and doesn't excessively turn the puck over, I am just fine with him as a third pairing d-man.


#2215641 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 15 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

Vote all you want but that's not the way it works.

Wow, you're a wise one!


#2215638 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by P. Marlowe on 15 October 2011 - 10:10 PM

"Earn" is a funny word. He's playing a game and he makes more money in few months than most people see in their whole lives.

Oh and I think him and Kindl have been good. I usually have my feet on the ground with my expectations. Ericsson seems to have improved. Or maybe he's just his normal self and the long summer of reading Ericsson and Hudler hate just influenced me a bit.


#2215549 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 15 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

The LGW whipping boy gets another goal and no respect. Great tip Hudler.


#2215547 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2011 - 08:58 PM

Somewhere, sitting alone in a brightly lit room padded by white walls on all four sides, eva is smiling.


#2215426 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 15 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

Datsyuk should have shot there he had a wide open net!


#2215402 Roenick's Rant

Posted by wings1110 on 15 October 2011 - 06:59 PM




#2215405 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 15 October 2011 - 07:02 PM

The fight had no impact. If it had some sort of impact, it wouldn't have taken a full period to score a goal against a Nucks' team that is visually scuffling after such a emasculating fight. Why can't you just appreciate Lappy turtling?

I see what you're trying to say, but IMO you're comment is too declarative. Because the Wings did not score immediately after does not mean it had no effect.

I do agree that see Abby punch him was good enough in its own right though.


#2215384 Hudler?

Posted by Guest on 15 October 2011 - 05:49 PM

Oh yah. Hudler is back. Franzen is still working his way back. He's doing pretty good, but he has a lot more to prove this year than Hudler does.


Sigh. I'm done wasting my time here.


#2215332 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by Konnan511 on 15 October 2011 - 02:04 PM

Was there a noticable difference before and after? Yup


Are you the type of person who would deny this effect of a hockey fight to all ends? Yup


Does it feel great to have proof that the wings players also agree it can have a spark, contrary to some people's ridiculous thoughts on here? Definitely


The fight had no impact. If it had some sort of impact, it wouldn't have taken a full period to score a goal against a Nucks' team that is visually scuffling after such a emasculating fight. Why can't you just appreciate Lappy turtling?


#2215211 WTF is Babs thinking?!?!

Posted by Guest on 14 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

OMG WE'RE LOSING SO MANY GAMES! WHY HAS HE TAKEN SO LONG TO ADJUST?!!!


#2215196 Hudler?

Posted by Nevermind on 14 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

I just think Hudler's numbers would be similar if he had similar ice time and line-mates. Hudler is a gifted hockey player.


Franzen's playoff numbers before last season:

07-08: 13 goals and 5 assists for 18 points in 16 games played. Plus 13.

08-09: 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 23 games played. Plus 8.

09-10: 6 goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 12 games played. Plus 8.

Now please tell me again that Hudler could put up these numbers or better in the playoffs.


#2215130 Hudler?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

Eva, you are going nuts.

Hudler is not even close to the playoff performer Franzen is. Never has been, and never will be.


#2215000 Hudler?

Posted by Guest on 14 October 2011 - 02:51 AM

They must be doing something right, their PP was fifth most efficient last season, and has consistently been one of the best in the NHL since time immemorial.


He'll start complaining about Cleary soon. He hated on Cleary constantly on his last account.