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#1 Grayne Wetzky

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:25 PM

I'd like to see the Wings be a little more aggressive and wrap this guy up at less per year, but a longer term. If the Wings can get Lidstrom down to about 5 mil per and Rafalski down to about 3.5 - 4 mil per, they could go after another good forward. Do you think they could do this if the contracts offered were 3 to 5 years instead of one year?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:30 PM

One year deals only my friend. If he retires with a long term deal we'd eat that cap space.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

One year deals only my friend. If he retires with a long term deal we'd eat that cap space.


Exactly. Besides, didn't Holland already say he'd be offering one year contracts for Lidstrom as many years as he wants to play?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:49 PM

This idea sounds better than it actually is. Lidstrom is amazing, dont get me wrong, but I don't want Lidstrom at a 5 million dollar cap hit when he is 45, unless he plays on a one year deal every year until then and continues to play at or near his current level.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

You may expect Lidstrom and Rafalski to play a few more years, But all I have to say about offering multi-year deals for a player over 35 whose cap hit doesn't go away:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

Lidstrom doesn't even know whether he wants to play more than one year. I don't think either side would be okay with a longer term contract at this point. 1yr/contract is ideal for both sides.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:59 PM

I Agree with all here...If Nick wants to sign a one year deal 3 or 4 more times... I am good with that.

It's not like he will play for anyone else.. He's a Wing for life.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:03 PM

5 years

are you high on PCP?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:58 PM

What constitutes as a long term deal? Just anything over 1 year? Cus thats bull. Should be at least 3.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

whats wrong with a 1 year deal?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:54 PM

Lidstrom won't sign anything longer than one year, so the argument is moot. He's repeatedly stated in interviews when asked that he will only go year to year. No multi-year contracts.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:59 PM

are you high on PCP?


I think it more likely that he's simply unaware of the cap rules.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:25 AM

I'd be really, really cautious about handing out long-term deals to anyone over 35, let alone 40.

Also, you have to be prepared for the possibility that, if the Wings win the Cup, both Lidstrom AND Rafalski could hang up the blades...

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:08 AM

One year deals only my friend. If he retires with a long term deal we'd eat that cap space.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:09 AM

We win the Cup and I think Lids retires. What else is there?
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:14 AM

I would offer him a 2 year deal at $6m per year.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:28 AM

Like everyone said, his 1 year deals are perfet
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:39 AM

Lidstrom won't sign anything longer than a one year deal, however in regards to your want to ad a forward, even if the Wings bring back Lidstrom at 6.2 million next year with the projected cap increase they should have plenty of money to go sign another really good D-man or Forward, or they could split it up and ad an okay version of each.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:49 AM

As others have said, there's no way that Lids comes back on anything other than a one year deal even if he comes back at all after winning the Cup, Conn Smythe, & Norris this year.

Now what I'm really looking forward to is all the whining when he does come back but doesn't take as much of a hometown discount as some people here want him to. That would never happen though, would it? :ph34r:





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