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#2328864 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 15 September 2012 - 11:13 AM

Believe it or not points aren't all that plays into salary for defensemen.

Carlo is a decent puck moving defenseman, he's nothing more than an average to below average in terms of defense, Ericsson plays a ton more in shorthanded situations, and is much more physical. Different players demand different salaries depending on the role they play. One also had much more leverage on the team, Ericsson's not a world beater by any means, but he does provide something the wings don't have much of on the back end, toughness, and size. Which the Wing's lost quite a bit with Stuart.


Fair points, but I gotta disagree with you on Ericsson being more physical. While the guy does have the size advantage, he's also a pylon and rarely makes use of it. He is a decent puckmover though.

Haven't watched too much of Carlo so can't really comment on his defensive abilities but yeah, the general consensus seems to be he's a solid 5th/6thdefender when he's healthy. Also, he's got pretty good numbers.


#2328840 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 15 September 2012 - 01:32 AM

Makes you wonder how a guy like Ericsson who's averaged about the same amount of games played as Colaiacovo the last few seasons but with less than half the points, can command almost a million dollars more a year in salary.

Just don't get it...


#2328658 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

He's a plus player, good age, and if he can stay healthy, he's good for a solid 30 points. Given what was out there, this was our best bet.

Better than Kindl at least.


#2324076 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by ShanahanMan on 06 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

I'm pretty sure even the people that like Bouwmeester don't want to give up these assets. I would only do it for players not on the roster, or non top six guys.

Even with his enormous cap hit, he's still a top pairing guy, and it's not like we would use the whole 13 million anyways. Bouwmeester is overpaid, and overrated, no one is denying that, but that doesn't make him a bad defenseman, it just makes him a bad #1 guy.


He's finished + only ONCE in his career, and last year finished -21. How can anybody with those kind of stats be considered "a top defenseman".


#2323500 Ryan trade is a must!

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 August 2012 - 11:44 PM

As Crymson said, Anaheim's GM has come out and said, amidst all the Ryan talk, that they have no intentions of moving him.

Besides, a top pair defenseman is of more priority now.


#2322397 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by ShanahanMan on 27 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

If our amazing amount of young talent is so amazing, why are giys like Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, Tootoo, Eaves, Miller, and Samuelsson getting the minutes? People need to wake up and realize that Tatar, Nyquist, Brunner, etc all would have had 60-80 games played last year if they were so amazing. The Darren Helms and Dwight Kings of hockey dont get held bacl for development long, much less the Datsyuks and Kopitars.


Well.....uh, to be fair, it would have been a bit hard for those guys to put up minutes for us while they were playing for other teams........or other leagues.


#2321027 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by ShanahanMan on 22 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

One's gotta think Holland has had a hard time selling the program in recent years.

I mean, yes we're an original six team with a previous winning tradition. However, we're also a team with an old, dilapidated arena, a team who just lost their franchise player, full of aging veterans and unproven youth....a team, playoff wise, has been going the wrong direction for the last 4 years.....

Yeah, doesn't really scream "attractive" does it?




#2320545 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

A team that couldn't win with Weber, Suter and Radulov needs only Weber and one other good defenseman to win the Cup? How about no?

The lengths to which you go in order to disparage the Wings' chances and inflate those of other teams is amazing.


Can you make single post without insulting the person you're responding to? Just once?

Couldn't win? You're defending our roster yet at the same time discounting a team that destroyed us in the playoffs? I seriously can't wrap my head around the way your logic works.

The Predators put together a damn solid team essentially from scratch due to good management and smart draft choices. We lose Stuart, Rafalski, Lidstrom in the span of two years and you think all is fine, yet they lose Suter and you immediately think they "cant win"? I don't consider Radulov a loss, and the loss of Suter will definitely hurt, but I can think, as long as they retain Weber, they are still a team that can go far.

But it doesn't matter what I say, because in your little world, you'll always think we have a Stanley Cup caliber team regardless of the names on the roster.


#2320160 We can still win it all THIS season, but...

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

Haha, so a GM that can't get good proven young talent from other clubs for our scraps is a bad GM? Let me give you a hint here....no GM can work that magic, especially in the new NHL. I don't care if you pay your GM 6 million or 60 million a year. No GM is going to perform the NHL version of the Louisiana Purchase. :D


At the end of the day, regardless of what your excuse is..... if the decisions you make/don't make as a GM are gradually leading your team to become weaker and weaker, than you're simply not doing a good job as GM. Simple.


#2320140 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 05:50 AM

that price is a little low for weber. nashville will match no problem. if they dont nashville will explode.

some how the wings are looking better and better in the division hah

very surprising nonetheless


Match then trade next summer would benefit Nashville the most.


#2320097 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 01:04 AM

No.


Well....s***.

It really is the end of the world then.


#2320083 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 12:52 AM

One thing though.....

If Weber has made it clear to Nashville that he wants OUT, I wonder if a sign-and-trade scenario is still possible......


#2320081 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 12:50 AM

What people also need to get is this will definitely create a domino affect, driving up the value for elite defensemen exponentially. Any hopes we had of trading for Yandle, Enstrom, etc. is all but gone.


#2319979 We can still win it all THIS season, but...

Posted by ShanahanMan on 18 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

It's funny how everyone on this board whines about getting younger... But when there's an opportunity of inserting Brunner and/or Nyquist into the top-6, everyone screams that Holland's an idiot and should sign Semin and Doan. Doan wants term... four years... He wants this to be his last contract. That means one less spot for the likes of Brunner, Nyquist, Tatar, Pulkkinen, Jarnkrok, Jurco... And a couple more years of whining about how the wings have to get younger. The same goes for Semin... If we sign him and he works out, and the wings sign him long-term next year, that means zero top-6 openings for a number of years... Unless of course you see Datsyuk, Doan and Franzen as the third line in 3 years.


Uh, no. You're leaving out a critical point from that statement. We're actually whining about getting younger with proven talent. Brunner and Nyquist are not, as of now, proven NHL top-6 forwards and until then, yes, we will continue to whine about getting younger with proven NHL caliber players.


#2319700 Red Wings make "helluva" offer for Nash, no response

Posted by ShanahanMan on 18 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

Yep, this just puts to rest what most of us already knew. No way Nash gets traded to Detroit no matter what's on the table.