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#2216201 Could these be the Winter Classic Jerseys?

Posted by Echolalia on 18 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

I really like the Rangers' jersey, but apparently I'm the only one.

#2215653 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by Echolalia on 15 October 2011 - 11:49 PM

Actually I've been pretty impressed with Eriksson so far. He really looks like he's trying to play more punishing in our zone and be a more substantial player, and while I still think he has some stuff he needs to continue to work on, it looks like he's on the right path towards making our investment in him worth it.

#2209404 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Echolalia on 24 September 2011 - 01:13 PM

Put him in Grand Rapids for this year where he can get top-6 minutes and continue to work on his consistency and work ethic. If he continues on the pace he's at, there will certainly be room for him on the Red Wing roster next year, and not as a grinder.

#2202951 You can't let this happen.

Posted by Echolalia on 08 August 2011 - 09:57 PM

The Blackhawk Indian has balls drooping down the side of his hair. That alone should put the Winged Wheel ahead.

Also, now you'll never not see them.

#2202413 San Jose Sharks

Posted by Echolalia on 04 August 2011 - 03:33 PM

I see them winning the Cup this year, although I've seen them winning the Cup the past two years also. They're starting to break away from this playoff choker mentality, all the while steadily reinforcing their nucleus. Its only a matter of time before they hit the target.

#2199465 Prayers for Shawn Burr

Posted by Echolalia on 19 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

This guy was close to my coach back in high school. He showed up to our practice a couple times and I was fortunate that the winger on my line never showed up, so coach would put Shawn Burr on my line to practice 3-on-2's, dump and chase, etc. He is such a cool, genuine, down to earth dude.

#2196965 WMU head coach finalist for Wings' assistant coaching spot

Posted by Echolalia on 06 July 2011 - 06:54 PM

Frozen Four NCAA, CCHA Championship game, Hockey coach of the year by all three major college hockey publications. That is quite the accumulation for a single year of coaching. I would love to see him in the NHL working for the Wings. He certainly did my Broncos well, after years of mediocrity.

#2196683 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Echolalia on 05 July 2011 - 08:52 PM

I think the rumor mill section should be abolished. Half of the sub forums get no traffic whatsoever.

#2196543 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Echolalia on 05 July 2011 - 03:13 PM

I have heard he expects a lot out of his players, but this is the NHL, not Peewee hockey on Saturday mornings. I have not heard that a lot of players badmouth him and refuse to play under him.

In any event I think the point is moot. You know who else was described like that? Scotty Bowman.

#2195318 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Echolalia on 02 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

Ericsson's agent played this game well. Losing Rafalski put our defensive roster into crisis mode, and Salei leaving gives Holland more to look for in an already dry FA market. If Ericsson walks, half of our defensive core is gone and needs to be replaced and given the talent available, this is not the year to go down that road. Holland knew this and so did Ericsson's agent. If there were more defensive free agents, Ericsson doesn't average 3.25M. If Rafalksi doesn't retire, Ericsson doesn't average 3.25M. The ball was not in Holland's court with this one, and that is why Ericsson got what he got. Not because Holland is a loony or has some secret trade up his sleeve, or that Ericsson is expected to replace Rafalski. This is a matter of minimizing damage, and losing Ericsson (regardless of how he's bashed here) in addition to Rafalski and Salei would be devastating in this years' market.

#2187965 Nashville's New Logos

Posted by Echolalia on 22 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

NP= no playoffs

This won't be the last time you hear it.

#2186307 Epic Boooing of Bettman

Posted by Echolalia on 16 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

I felt bad for him. I don't care if someone dislikes the way he does his job, but booing him like that... Gets too personal.

Like someone said on the other thread: the Cup presentation isn't about Bettman, it's about the Cup and the winning team.

I don't like the way the guy runs the league, but I can't stand when he gets booed so monumentally each year. I cringe every time it happens.

#2181320 New to the Forum

Posted by Echolalia on 31 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

hello there

#2180946 Brad Stuart

Posted by Echolalia on 29 May 2011 - 09:35 PM

I hope Stuart wears a Wings' uniform until his career ends. He's strong in the corners, blocks shots at every opportunity, and plays smarter hockey than a lot of folks like to give him credit for. Frankly, despite their contracts nearing their end, I see him and Kronner as the only secure pieces of our defensive future at the moment.

#2180627 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by Echolalia on 28 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

Pssh seriously?? You guys are softies if trash-talking gets under your skin. I've been yelled worse stuff on the play-ground during any riveting game of 3rd grade tag I've been involved in.