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06-26-2012, 05:22 PM
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Ericcson seemed to jump into the play quite a bit this year actually. I think all the people that rag on him all the time are going to be shut up this year by him. I think hes gonig to take a big step for some reason
Nah...he could win a Norris and people would still rag on him.

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06-26-2012, 07:00 PM
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Kuba is the nickname for Jakub in Czech.
Have you heard Babcock pronounce Filppula's name?

He does not strike me as the sort of guy that would refer to his players by their native-tongue nicknames. Not on purpose, anyway.

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06-26-2012, 08:32 PM
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Ericcson seemed to jump into the play quite a bit this year actually. I think all the people that rag on him all the time are going to be shut up this year by him. I think hes gonig to take a big step for some reason
I thought I was the only one that thought he made a step forward this season. Still not earning the money he makes, but he has improved.

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06-26-2012, 08:39 PM
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Have you heard Babcock pronounce Filppula's name?

He does not strike me as the sort of guy that would refer to his players by their native-tongue nicknames. Not on purpose, anyway.
I've always assumed it might be an inside joke with Val and the media.

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06-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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I thought I was the only one that thought he made a step forward this season. Still not earning the money he makes, but he has improved.
He looked great on the PK and his puck movement was much quicker.

He's not too far off from being a Willie Mitchell type.

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Have you heard Babcock pronounce Filppula's name?

He does not strike me as the sort of guy that would refer to his players by their native-tongue nicknames. Not on purpose, anyway.
Kindl has gone by Kuba for a long time. I doubt Babcock calls him by his nickname by chance. He may butcher Flip's name, but he has Kindl's right.

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How Babcock pronounces names and what that implies.

Holy **** it's off-season for sure.

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06-27-2012, 12:08 AM
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Kindl has gone by Kuba for a long time. I doubt Babcock calls him by his nickname by chance. He may butcher Flip's name, but he has Kindl's right.
What if they sign Filip Kuba? Then Put Flip, Kuba and Kindl to same unit and let Babcock inform how they work together.

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What if they sign Filip Kuba? Then Put Flip, Kuba and Kindl to same unit and let Babcock inform how they work together.
Okay, now we have to acquire Filip Kuba for the sole purpose of getting this exchange on camera for HBO 24/7.

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I think hes gonig to take a big step for some reason
He has to with Stuart gone. They assigned his locker next to Stuart's and constantly preached Stuart's name in his ear so that Ericsson will play more like him. I'm not saying he will take this big step but that he has to do so.

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He has to with Stuart gone. They assigned his locker next to Stuart's and constantly preached Stuart's name in his ear so that Ericsson will play more like him. I'm not saying he will take this big step but that he has to do so.
Guy is getting closer and closer to 30. He needs to make a big jump this season.

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its official, red wings signed him to a 2 way 925k contract w/ bonuses

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http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=636776

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Good stuff... I'm confident in him. I think he could be a solid contributor.

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I hope he pans out, but I'm guessing he'll see time in the AHL before long.

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together with Gus the one I like the most so far. I believe he will be a solid NHLer.

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07-02-2012, 12:18 PM
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So apparently Brunner's cap hit ended up at $1,35M with bonuses.

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07-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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As per Cap Geek's twitter:

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#NHL #RedWings Damien Brunner can earn up to $425,000 in performance bonuses, $1.35M cap hit

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So apparently Brunner's cap hit ended up at $1,35M with bonuses.
I wonder what the conditions are. GP? Points? Playoff performance?

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07-02-2012, 12:59 PM
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I wonder what the conditions are. GP? Points? Playoff performance?
We'll probably know that after the season, if ever.. But for what it's worth performance bonuses for ELC are 20 goals, 35 assists, 60 points, 0.72ppg in min. of 42 games, top3 in +/- in min. of 42 games or top6 in ice time among forwards min. of 42 games.

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I really like this signing. No risk, decent potential reward. I expect him to start the year in Grand Rapids. He'll likely get a call up eventually, probably play on the 3rd line with Helm (after Eaves gets hurt again? ).

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I really like this signing. No risk, decent potential reward. I expect him to start the year in Grand Rapids. He'll likely get a call up eventually, probably play on the 3rd line with Helm (after Eaves gets hurt again? ).
Sadly, that will probably be the case with Eaves' injury history.

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I wonder if this is Ken Holland throwing Babcock a bone after he was so upset about missing out on Burns last year.
Just what I was thinking. Then again, Brunnstrom started on the big club to start the year, right? He was brutal defensively. But I think Brunner will be glued to Helm's wing to see if they can have good chemistry.

I don't see him in GR to start the year cause if he goes there, I don't think he'll be a Red Wing much longer... This is going to be real hit or miss.

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Given the lack of anything and everything that's been done to the top 6 thus far, in addition to the state that it's already in (hello, Cleary and Bert!), I'll eat like five hats if they actually send Brunner down immediately to start the season.

They'll give this one time, unless he just absolutely dogs it right out of the gate. Even then, they still gave Brunnstrom five games to prove his uselessness, so I imagine Brunner would be given that much, at the very least.

Man, I sure hope this kid comes through...

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