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#21 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:48 AM

Wonderful first thing to read after getting back to the office from a great 3-day weekend!

As Babs said, the guy has just too much good hockey left in him. Hopefully this comes to fruition.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:18 AM

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:58 AM

Links to this story are popping up all over Twitter - Ansar Khan is reporting that Nick Lidstrom is has decided to come back for one more year and will finalize a contract this week;

A source told Booth Newspapers on Monday that Lidstrom has decided to return for another season. The club is expected to finalize a one-year contract extension this week with the six-time Norris Trophy winner as the league’s top defenseman.


Source: Nicklas Lidstrom will return to Red Wings for one-year contract

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:01 AM

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Already posted to Rumors: http://www.letsgowin...showtopic=65454

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:01 AM

Glad to hear he's coming back, but i'm more interested to hear the salary number. That number alone will make or break our season.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:05 AM

I just heard them say on 97.1 The Ticket that it's for between $5-6 million, but closer to $6 million. It's a "hometown discount," but not much.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

I just heard them say on 97.1 The Ticket that it's for between $5-6 million, but closer to $6 million. It's a "hometown discount," but not much.


I was hoping for it to be somewhere between 4 and 5.....but eh, not too bad.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:26 AM

Can a mod please just leave this thread here and let it be... if you keep moving them, new ones are just going to keep popping up... if anything, move the old ones back and merge them with this thread, then when it goes official later today/this week, just change the title and lock it.

I was hoping for it to be somewhere between 4 and 5.....but eh, not too bad.

Agreed, but until it becomes official, for all we know, it will be closer to 5....

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Here in this one as well

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:30 AM

I just heard them say on 97.1 The Ticket that it's for between $5-6 million, but closer to $6 million. It's a "hometown discount," but not much.

Under $7m and it's a discount.
Under $6m and it's a steal.
Under $5m and I'm ready to paint a mural downtown of pig-snouted Lidstrom with the Cup.

Especially with the cap increasing.

With Lidstrom dealing exclusively with Holland (no agents), I don't think any leaks of dollar figures at this point should be taken seriously.

Edited by egroen, 01 June 2010 - 09:31 AM.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:36 AM

Glad to hear he's coming back, but i'm more interested to hear the salary number. That number alone will make or break our season.

Well his salary could have a +/- effect on what Holland does next - however if Nick is returning makes me very :yowza:

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:44 AM

Under $7m and it's a discount.
Under $6m and it's a steal.
Under $5m and I'm ready to paint a mural downtown of pig-snouted Lidstrom with the Cup.



Lidstrom < 40 years old, yes

Lidstrom > 40 years old, no.

You have to face the fact that he's not in his prime anymore, stats will undoubtedly drop and he has no right to command a gigantic salary at this point.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:46 AM

Now swedish news caught it to, however they just quote from mlive, i guess we have to wait a few days for lidstrom's own words

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

http://www.detnews.comDetroit --

Red Wings captain Nick Lidstrom will return for the 2010-11 season, much to the great relief of the entire organization.

Wings officials will announce later today Lidstrom has agreed to a one-year deal. The exact amount was unknown, but it is believed to be near $6 million.

Lidstrom, at 40, remains one of the elite defensemen in the NHL. He played in all 82 games last season and was a plus-22.

The Red Wings have reached the playoffs in each of the 18 seasons Lidstrom been in the league.

With Lidstrom in the fold, Wings general manager Ken Holland can now turn his attention to signing unrestricted free agents Todd Bertuzzi and Tomas Holmstrom, as well as restricted free agents Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader, Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller.

/article/20100601/SPORTS0103/6010384/Lidstrom-will-return-to-Wings

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:50 AM

Well that does it for me, he's on board for next season.. not too comfortable with the 6million caphit though

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

In his prime or not, he's still an elite NHL defenseman and ONE of the best, whereas in his prime, he was THE best, bar none

TOP 10 Scorers From Last Year
D Mike Green WSH - 5.25mil
D Duncan Keith CHI - 5.5mil
D Drew Doughty LA - 3.475mil (still on entry level - this is with bonuses)
D Dan Boyle SJ - 6.67mil
D Chris Pronger PHI - 6.25mil
D Tobias Enstrom ATL - 3.75mil
D Sergei Gonchar PIT - 5mil
D Nicklas Lidstrom DET - ?
D Mark Streit NYI - 4.1mil
D Tomas Kaberle TOR - 4.25 mil

To suggest that he deserves a penny less than 5 million with this comparison in mind, is downright insulting.

EDIT - He deserves whatever he wants and although I'd be elated if he took less on his own accord, we should not expect it, nor do we have ANY right to be angry if he does not - he has earned this and DESERVES it.

Edited by stevkrause, 01 June 2010 - 09:55 AM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:53 AM

Woohoo!!!!!!

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:53 AM

Lidstrom < 40 years old, yes

Lidstrom > 40 years old, no.

You have to face the fact that he's not in his prime anymore, stats will undoubtedly drop and he has no right to command a gigantic salary at this point.


While x>40 usually merits some truth with most NHL players, Lidstrom is nothing like most NHL players. Last year he was put on a team that was 50% Grand Rapids Griffins for half the year, and still put up elite defensman numbers. Tied for 8th in defensman scoring, 7th in +/-, 11th in time on ice per game, tied for 12th in power play points, plays on both power play and penalty killing units etc etc. Between 5M and 6M for those kind of numbers and his leadership is a sweet deal.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:55 AM

Lidstrom < 40 years old, yes

Lidstrom > 40 years old, no.

You have to face the fact that he's not in his prime anymore, stats will undoubtedly drop and he has no right to command a gigantic salary at this point.

You do realize Lidstrom is one of the greatest defenseman in the entire history of the league, right?
So an out-of-his-prime Lidstrom is still one of the Top 10 defenseman in the league.

Bourque, Chelios and MacInnis all were runner-ups for the Norris at the age of 40. They were obviously not in their prime either, but when your 'prime' is amongst the best in the game ever, even a steep drop leaves a great player.

I'd love to see Holland play 'hardball' with Lidstrom like some posters here seem to want, and refuse to sign him for $6m, and then watch Lidstrom lead the Blue Jackets to the Cup. Anaheim thought Pronger was getting too old as well.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:57 AM

While x>40 usually merits some truth with most NHL players, Lidstrom is nothing like most NHL players. Last year he was put on a team that was 50% Grand Rapids Griffins for half the year, and still put up elite defensman numbers. Tied for 8th in defensman scoring, 7th in +/-, 11th in time on ice per game, tied for 12th in power play points, plays on both power play and penalty killing units etc etc. Between 5M and 6M for those kind of numbers and his leadership is a sweet deal.

exactly -

In his prime or not, he's still an elite NHL defenseman and ONE of the best, whereas in his prime, he was THE best, bar none

TOP 10 Scorers From Last Year
D Mike Green WSH - 5.25mil
D Duncan Keith CHI - 5.5mil
D Drew Doughty LA - 3.475mil (still on entry level - this is with bonuses)
D Dan Boyle SJ - 6.67mil
D Chris Pronger PHI - 6.25mil
D Tobias Enstrom ATL - 3.75mil
D Sergei Gonchar PIT - 5mil
D Nicklas Lidstrom DET - ?
D Mark Streit NYI - 4.1mil
D Tomas Kaberle TOR - 4.25 mil

To suggest that he deserves a penny less than 5 million with this comparison in mind, is downright insulting.

EDIT - He deserves whatever he wants and although I'd be elated if he took less on his own accord, we should not expect it, nor do we have ANY right to be angry if he does not - he has earned this and DESERVES it.


All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:58 AM

Glad to hear he is coming back. Now all we need is for someone to PLEASE, convince Babcock to pair him with STUART. With that pair you pick your poison entering the Wing's zone. Lidstrom (the wizard) ya can't make a play against or Stuart(the bull) who will knock you on your ass.





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