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#1 Jasper84

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

Anyone come across this yet? Haven't see a discussion about it.

Holmstrom is 37 and he wants a multi-year deal. That's probably not a deal-breaker. Holmstrom, after an injury-plagued 2008-09 season, bounced back with 25 goals in the regular season and another four in the playoffs.

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As diligent as Holmstrom trains year-round, and as obviously vital as he is to the Wings offense, a two- or three-year deal isn't completely irrational.

The sticky issue will be how much cap space the Wings want Holmstrom eating up in that second and third year.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.c...s#ixzz0omCtbSzR


edit: Possible to fix the title? Apparently I didn't press on the C. Oops :huh:

Edited by Jasper84, 23 May 2010 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:32 PM

Anyone come across this yet? Haven't see a discussion about it.



edit: Possible to fix the title? Apparently I didn't press on the C. Oops :huh:


I'm all for it, provided that he has a low cap hit.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:45 PM

3/2M? Cap hit per year of 667k and expecting him to retire after two years.

Yeah, I don't like eating cap, I understand, but for some reason it was the first thing I thought of.

Edited by InKennyWeTrust, 23 May 2010 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

If Homer wants a multi-year deal, he better be prepared to take less than $1m per year.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

What is the rule in the CBA about signing a contract after a certain age? Since Homer is 37 wouldn't all years count towards the Wings' future cap even if he decided to retire mid-way through his contract?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

Isn't there something in the CBA about signing a contract after a certain age? Since Homer is 37 wouldn't all years count towards the Wings' future cap even if he decided to retire mid-way through his contract?


That applies to any player over age 35 who signs a contract
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

I'd rather overpay for a 1yr deal as opposed to a 3yr deal. Just remember the Draper deal how bad it looked, this would be worse.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:03 PM

That applies to any player over age 35 who signs a contract


Yeah sorry, just couldn't remember.. I wouldn't expect Homer would want to take a discount in order to sign a longer term deal, he seems like a guy who will play as long as he can
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:12 PM

If Homer wants a multi-year deal, he better be prepared to take less than $1m per year.


exactly, hit her right on the nose my friend. I feel this is something he'd be down for too, though im sure other teams will be calling him with better offers. To be honest I wouldnt even mind if he took it :blush:
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:23 PM

Love Homer but with his history of injuries and his age a multi-year deal is too risky.. unless like other mentioned he's willing to take less than 1m per year.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:25 PM

for the love of god no multi years

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:25 PM

I'd rather overpay for a 1yr deal as opposed to a 3yr deal. Just remember the Draper deal how bad it looked, this would be worse.

I agree, as long as the money isn't too ridiculous. Maybe tell him that the Wings plan to keep him around as long as he is healthy and producing. With how he plays, there is a significant risk for plaguing injuries.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

Reading the whole article this stood out to me...

Holmstrom's agent, in an interview with The Hockey News, made it clear his client wasn't offering bargains.

Prefacing his comments by saying a deal with the Wings is probable but not a lock, Howard Gourwitz said, "On the last contract, Tomas took a hometown discount so the organization would have enough cap room to keep everybody here (in Detroit). But at the end of the day, Tomas is going to have to feel he's being treated fairly in the realm of what is taking place in the locker room."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.c...s#ixzz0omeQ3WYi


To me that says he (or at least his agent) wants more than his current salary, but maybe I'm reading it wrong.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:00 PM

I hope his agent is just being a dick, because we cant give out 2mil+ for multiple years to a 37 year old who can barely skate. I love Homer to death, but loyalty cant screw us again like it did with Draper. I just cant see Homer getting greedy given where the Wings are money wise and franchise wise, just cant see it.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

Homer is vital to this team, but the physical style of his play and his age, combined with his inability to skate and his track record of only being able to play on the top line pretty much guarantees nothing longer than 2 years.

A 3 year would be way too long. A two year could even be pushing it. If he retires at any point we're stuck with the bill and he should realize that. I'd rather give him a big one year deal. He has job security, he knows we'll never get rid of him, so really the only thing left for him is to agree to the money. A year by year would be best, but I wouldn't be mad if he signed a 2 year. But nothing longer, please Holland!
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

I hope his agent is just being a dick, because we cant give out 2mil+ for multiple years to a 37 year old who can barely skate. I love Homer to death, but loyalty cant screw us again like it did with Draper. I just cant see Homer getting greedy given where the Wings are money wise and franchise wise, just cant see it.

Don't get me wrong,I love Homer,but if he's gonna get greedy when he's 37 and demands a raise in salary ALONG WITH a multi-year deal,see ya.goodbye.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:58 PM

Don't get me wrong,I love Homer,but if he's gonna get greedy when he's 37 and demands a raise in salary ALONG WITH a multi-year deal,see ya.goodbye.

I guess he finally realized how invaluable he is to this team.. he really has been underpaid for what a key part he is to the team.

It's true that now isn't the time to get greedy, but I hope I never have to see Homer on another NHL team...

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:05 PM

I guess he finally realized how invaluable he is to this team.. he really has been underpaid for what a key part he is to the team.

It's true that now isn't the time to get greedy, but I hope I never have to see Homer on another NHL team...

Yeah it would be horrible seeing him skating in another sweater,but he knows we're in the middle of another cap crunch.If he leaves Detroit like this,if he gets greedy and goes where the money is,much like Fedorov did before the lockout,there will definitely be mixed emotions about him.Everytime Fedorov shows up in Detroit,he gets his ass booed off because of the way he left the team.Bottom line is Homer can't be greedy,especially now.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

2 million per season for 2 years. That would be fair for both sides, and a lesser risk.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:46 PM

2 million per season for 2 years. That would be fair for both sides, and a lesser risk.

I like it, but I'd do the first year at 1m, and the second at 3m, to give him incentive to play it out.
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