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#2221635 Welcome to Big Leagues Gustav Nyquist!

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

makes sense, he was the only one who looked like an NHL on a line with Franzen/Bert so we can't have any of that on this team.

#2212745 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 October 2011 - 10:16 PM

Never would happen, but I am tired of watching Howard as our enforcer

#2197448 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

NHL Free Agency 2011: Boston Bruins Should Spend Big or Not Spend at All

Funny how Stamkos keeps coming up with the Bruins.

f*** boston

#2197009 Wiz is a dick.

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 July 2011 - 11:19 PM

Oh God... Stop crying. Sound like a bunch of whiny babies getting butt hurt like you should be butt hurt. He is correct. Holland could of got Jagr for 3.3m, and he didn't, thats not a ride, that's a steal. Datsyuk and Zetterberg need someone to pass to that can get the puck in the net, and Jagr could of been that guy, $5 million would of been a steal.

People need to accept this: Holland really did nothing this year to revamp the team, NOTHING. He had room to sign Jagr, and overpaying him for a year, is much preferred to the position they currently are in. Money and no one to spend it on, you can't find enough okay 3rd liners to sign to make the Red Wings a serious Stanley Cup contender.

f*** Jagr

#2195700 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

Yet you didnt name Kindl.

Im well know for hating Ericcson. And we signed him

I actually made comments about picking up Wiz back in January thinking that would be a good grab, wouldnt pay him.

Im no bandwagon fan sir. What Holland is picking up now is a result of his lack of dealing earlier on.

RFAs are overpriced ie: Weber. UFAs need a bit of wooing and at the very least a good reason to consider the job. Holland isnt doing a good job of wooing .

We shall see how things play out but I have a bad feeling about our defense.

The only other dman of any merit who wasn't overrpaid this off season was Eric Brewer. I think Holland got the most bang for his buck as far as defensive spending (White, Commy, Big Rig). I say this and I HATE Ercissons contract but in respect to the entire situation we are better defensivily than we were last year, younger and bigger. Plus we don't know how much of a negative effect McCrimmon had on our defense and with a new D coach a lot of people will probably be quite pleased. Like I said last page though, I'd love for a big mean son of a *****, if that happens, helm/Murzak/Abby will be running people through the freakin boards.

#2195619 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

Im happy with the signing, and with people stating about the comparison with Rafalski, he is paid about half Raffy's contract

#2194841 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Lol. Datsyuk was known as a playoff bust and Kenny Holland re-signed him to that 7 year deal when the salary cap was really low. Kronwall didn't show his worth in his cap area either. Lots of angry LGWs fans. Similar to now... nothing's changed around here.

Ericsson has shown he has great potential. He's had some very solid games and Babcock and Holland (Holland with the best scouting staff in the game) believe in him. I guess LGWs has more hockey intelligence than DRWs brass?

I love comments like this. I suppose the J Williams and Modano signings were brilliant moves as well? Because pretty sure most Wings fans were pissed about both them, but Holland and Co. are all knowing..... It is ok to think for yourself on here...

This defense is going to be hilarious to watch this year. Did we address any actual needs other than resigning Lidstrom?

#2194113 Too early to panic?

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 01:57 PM

I haven't seen any deals made that I would have been happy with anyway. Have you seen some of the money being tossed at people? Rediculous amounts in some cases, no way a lot of those players actually earn the amount of $$$$ they will be making.

You can panic if you want, but it's not very constructive =)

see I don't understand this. Everyone says it's a weak FA market and players are being overpaid so Ericsson's contract doesn't look so bad. But Ericsson at no point is worth 3.25 million dollars, whether inflated or not. Let him walk it's not like Smith could be much worse, and save the cap money for through out the season when teams realize they won't be in the chase.

#2193264 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 08:59 AM

yep stillf****** pissed about this deal. f*** you Ken Holland

#2193260 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

I'm sure he's looking to get rid of Hudler so we can offer Eaves $6 million a year for 4 years

#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***.

#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