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#2193154 Holland Appreciation Thread

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 01:24 AM

Ericsson probably leveraged himself against what other UFA's are making. The poor free agent class probably upped his value.

I know I'm in the huge minority here, but considering what the other blueliners are going to be getting, I don't mind the signing.

so what Ericssonf****** sucks, there are tons of different methods in which to make the d better, none of which include Ericsson.


#2193042 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 June 2011 - 10:41 PM

Right. So many holes. You mean Rafalski, Salei and Modano, I imagine.

Is there any point at which you're not blowing things vastly out of proportion?

dude you seriously need to get off of Hollands nuts, you do realize the man is capable off****** up. Hudler/Madana/Williams/Ericsson all horrible horrible moves. If you want to do nothing but be around people that agree with him get off messageboards and start just watching FSN because on messageboards people actually follow the sport and understand this is buls***.


#2193015 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 June 2011 - 10:17 PM

lol must be that legendary hometown discount working again in our favor. 6/30/2011 the day Ken Hollands career went on the decline??


#2186567 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 June 2011 - 02:42 PM

Awesome, he will look amazing playing with talent like Shanny, Feds, and Stevie Y!!!


#2180382 Kris Draper

Posted by ben_usmc on 27 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

This will insight a war of all wars but basically he brought something around a 2.875 million contract Hudler brought but ya know, more energy, FOW%, and actually hitting players. But again, let's keep shooting from the hip that Draper is "too old" and has to let it go. :thumbup:

It's not hard to bring more value to the team then Hudler did. Hell the fans in the crowd probably did more to positively effect the team then Hudler


#2180274 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by ben_usmc on 27 May 2011 - 09:07 AM

No way Kesler is an *******. He is the greatest player to ever lace them up: Kesler>>>>>>>>Pasha


#2176876 Hudler's Future

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 May 2011 - 07:32 PM

G.T.F.O.....

So what exactly is your rationale here?? Hard working players that gut it out and command respect from the locker room and the coach don't belong? Ahh, I finally understand your first post now..... Posted Image

Actually wtf is going on??? More Cleary hate? :lol:



Don't you ever steal this award away from Bertuzzi or Happy Huds from this offseason. Truthfully, you saying you watched EVERY single game makes your "opinions" seem quite a bit off. Oh well, guess I had blinders on to everyone but Datsyuk or Hank and can't appreciate the hard working players that you need on a team.....

And if you think saying "hard working" for Danny is something that shouldn't have him on the team then this is going even further off track man. Seriously.

I didn't think Bertuzzi was overrated by fans on here (most thought eh), the coaching staff is a different story though. I seriously was just very unimpressed by Cleary, maybe it was the injures that caught up to him, but manly in the playoffs not only did I feel like he wasn't playing up to his capabilities, he actually became a liability on the ice. He wasn't Hudler bad, but when he was on the ice you could count on him turning it over.

I don't hate cleary and wouldn't be upset if we kept him, because every player should be allowed a down year, I'm just saying if we could trade him away I wouldn't shed a tear.

Do we have a candidate for "worst post of the year" award?

I need not comment in the fashion I wanted to since others put it in the same baffled outrage I would have, but what in gods name were you thinking.. progressively worse yet being increasingly more productive? :hysterical:

It's not about saying something unpopular.. but saying something extremely stupid.

Purely going by point production is the reason we had a scrub like Jason Williams playing for our team at one point,they only tell half of a story. He was a scoring monster before he went down, but when he came back he wasn't nearly as effective. I know he'll be back next year and hope he can kick it back up a gear (IMO), but if he can't don't expect me to be a person saying I told you so or anything, I'd much rather eat crow.

That title belongs to Eaves or Stuart.

post season wise it could go to A LOT of players


#2176847 Hudler's Future

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

He was #2 in goal scoring on the team this year, and he probably would have been #1 if he hadn't been hit in the ankle with a slapshot. He's fast, he hits hard, he's great defensively, and he never takes a shift off; indeed, I think he's one of the hardest-working players in the league when he's on the ice. He was, in this season, one of our best forwards.

Were you even paying attention during the regular season? I don't see how you could have made this statement if you'd actually been watching the games.

Sorry for having a difference of opinion, I watched every game this year and since he came back from the injury was nothing special. He certainly was not one of our best forward nor did he look like hwas working hard (especially in the playoffs) of course on here apparently we don't allow others to have their own opinions. Cleary is the most overrated player by LGW

also my 2nd statement was meant about hudler


#2176811 Hudler's Future

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 May 2011 - 01:30 PM

Why do you want a gritty, hard-working player like Cleary gone?

Because he has progressively has gotten worse

when you have to work that hard to justify a player even being on the roster, he most likely shouldn't be there


#2176700 Hudler's Future

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 May 2011 - 01:11 AM

I think he deserves another shot everyone has a down year look how many people wanted cleary gone after last year or Datsyuk traded in 05'06 because he never produced in playoffs. I was down on him alot this year but I dont think he just forgot how to score.

I still want Cleary gone, but Hudler much much more. Datsyuk, I never understood why anyone could have doubted him, just like Fisher


#2176406 Which conference would you rather have the Wings in?

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

The West because it's a better conference


#2166512 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by ben_usmc on 04 May 2011 - 10:50 PM

team needs to trade filppula while he has some value. dude is invisible right now. not a shooter, not a passer, not a shutdown forward, not a hitter...what the hell does he do?

if i read one more poster call him something like "datsyuk-lite" i'm going to vomit. get rid of him, fast.

will someone take hudler at his salary? small+slow = s*** COMBO.

cleary is BRUTAL. lost almost every single board battle. literally could hardly even take a pass. i thought he was supposed to be healthy and ready to perform? he played like he had a learning disability.

almost 9 mil is WAY too much to be tied up in these 3 clowns.

of course bert and homer are near-useless, but thanks to holland we have them for another glorious year.

ericsson...well let's just say that if you think he should be back (at a higher salary than he has right now, probably more than double), you're smoking crack.

Pretty much, can't wait to see them all resigned. Hopefully he can give Draper a slight increase on his next, possibly making it a 4 year.
Maybe Ozzy and Modano can comeback to.

This team is so complacent from the Front office down


#2144218 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

As long as we have some speed and youth in I'm all for it...I said Hudler as I think I glanced up and saw him turn it over again

agreed, we are beat the puck at both ends of the ice every damn time


#2144212 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 April 2011 - 08:50 PM

Am I the only one who would rather go in seeded 3rd so we don't have to face Anaheim?

nope, ideally

We go in 3rd face a banged up LA team. SJ takes on the Ducks and it is a war, and Chi/Van.


#2144191 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

He absolutely drives me nuts with his inconsistent play. And yeah, even MORE than some of the others' inconsistent play. <_< He's obviously got what it takes to be a force and he will not come through - for whatever reasons.

because we could have kept Hossa who actually plays defense, has heart, and has even dropped the damn gloves. Mule is such a heartless ***** it pisses me off