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#2199346 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 19 July 2011 - 11:05 AM

It's Official... Ozzie has retired :(

"It's the hardest thing I've ever done. I thought it would've been easier."

Thank you Mr. Osgood for all the great and memorable years!

#2195343 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 02 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

Absolute Steal in terms of money in this market... Way to Go Kenny!

Welcome to the D Ian!

Plus... Right Handed Shot Baby!

#2194211 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 01 July 2011 - 02:12 PM

My god its only 1 million dollar 1 year deal... calm down

Low Risk... High Reward

Basically, he is this year's Salei

Welcome to Detroit Mike

#2193080 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 30 June 2011 - 11:28 PM

I fail to see how anyone can call this deal "bad" at this particular moment. It's not hurting anything. Red Wings have the cap space to afford it.

How do we know what went on behind the scenes? It sounds like Holland wanted Ericsson for about $1.8 to $2.0 million. Ericsson is in the press speaking how he wants the chance to advance to the next level. Ericsson know's he'd easily get $3.75+ or more tomorrow. So really he took a discount.

Knowing this, Holland probably said:
"Okay, $3.25 then, but if you don't progress, I am packaging you up and trading you! - Ericsson,do you understand that I will trade you if you do not meet the potential, right?"

Ericsson - "Yes, lets do this!"

[worse case scenario, seven months later Ericsson has not improved, Holland trades him with a pick/prospect for a nice return]

In this market, Holland can get a nice return on Big Rig with this current contract. This is called "asset management". It might not look good right now, but I am sure Kenny has a plan.

OMG a knowledgeable poster at LGW... I'm Shocked :yowza: lol

#2192906 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 30 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

I think the Defense coaching had more to do with the poor play of our defense and the growth of Ericsson then his actual play. IMO since our D coach has changed, this team's defense has never been the same. IMHO if we can grab a decent defensive guru that can groom the upcoming kids and just put Ericsson back into line, this could be a good signing.

Until then this signing is nothing more then a desperation / backup signing by Holland. After Wisnieski, I don't see any other defensman that is young and that would even interest me. So having Ericsson back isn't that bad after all.

+1.... I still have all the trust in Kenny

#2192868 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 30 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

I am actually happy they gave 3.25 mil to Ericsson instead of overpaying for an aging Tomas Kaberle, because I still would be surprised if Wisniewski did not sign with CBJ and with that no one else would be on the market.

I'm in a wait and see mode because Kenny knows how to do his job a lot better than we know how to do his job.

#2192728 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 30 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

I Trust Kenny! Welcome Back Big E

#2192698 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 30 June 2011 - 07:33 PM

Wings making progress with Ericsson and Eaves

Holland said of Ericsson, “Gone back and forth with his agent, made progress. We'll talk again either later tonight or in the morning. We'd like to sign him, he'd like to stay.''

Holland said of Eaves, “Talked with his agent, think we're making progress.''


#2191073 Ehrhoff's rights traded to NYI, then traded to Buffalo

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 28 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

Lidstrom - Wisniewski
Stuart - Kronwall
Ehrhoff - Ericsson

Yes Please!

#2189261 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 24 June 2011 - 09:36 PM

Would you trade a 2nd rounder for rights to negotiate with James Wisniewski?... looks like Montreal is entertaining that option

#2155925 Red Wings MVP of Round 1

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 21 April 2011 - 02:40 PM

I'd lean towards #13 but #43 was a beast

#2151555 Zetterberg Injury Update

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 17 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

Some Zetterberg tweets (good ones too)

RT @RedWingsFeed: Zetterberg still skating gingerly #redwings

RT @RedWingsFeed: Zetterberg still practicing and is now solo skating, giving his knee a pretty solid test #redwings

RT @RedWingsFeed: Based on the last sequence of Zetterberg skating I would say the odds of him playing tomorrow have gone up significantly #redwings

Keep working it Z! Take your time!


Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 14 April 2011 - 07:52 PM

Yes! a video of the chant...

I've been waiting for one!

#2146819 Kronwall will play on Wednesday

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 12 April 2011 - 10:52 AM

RT @BrianHedger: As expected, Kronwall is on the ice. He will play on Wednesday despite missing last two games against CHI. #DetPhx

Welcome Back Kronner!

#2141041 ANA at SJ GDT

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 02 April 2011 - 10:00 PM

Visnovsky scores on the PP... 2-0 Ducks!