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Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract


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#21 xtrememachine1

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

Come on, Wings, let's get 5 for #5!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

I won't be too upset if he didn't, but I really hope that he took a paycut to give Holland an abundance of cap to work with, seeing that this is his last season (more than likely).

We'll see... Lidstrom 1 Year, 4.75 million cap hit, maybe with incentives?

:nonono:
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

As was foretold in the book of Genesis:

And on the seventh day Saint Nicklas did re-sign with the Red Wings. And it was good.
"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
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#25 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

As was foretold in the book of Genesis:

And on the seventh day Saint Nicklas did re-sign with the Red Wings. And it was good.

:lol:
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:56 AM

YES :siren: :siren: :siren: :siren: :siren: :siren: :siren: :siren:
be about it!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:56 AM

Well this just made my day. Now...

WIN IT FOR LIDS!

(I know he already has a few, but hey, who's counting?)

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

This :yahoo: times the universe!!!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:01 AM


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:02 AM

Yes ! :siren: :thumbup: :thumbup: :siren:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:03 AM

Cheli and Z just heard the news as well:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

thank god. no way we were filling his spot this offseason.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:14 AM

Pav and Mule just heard the news as well:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:14 AM

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#35 swedishconnection

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:15 AM

I won't be too upset if he didn't, but I really hope that he took a paycut to give Holland an abundance of cap to work with, seeing that this is his last season (more than likely).

We'll see... Lidstrom 1 Year, 4.75 million cap hit, maybe with incentives?



:nonono:


Yeah, I am with you NFM. I dont understand why people always want superstars to take paycuts because they have been in one place for a long time. Lids has given us everything. Hes still competing for the Norris. Find 5 other defensemen that can put up 60 points. Pay cut? Why? Because he is not 26 anymore? I simply dont get it. Lids is worth whatever Holland will pay him. We should count our lucky stars that he is and has been on our team. With once-in-a-generation players it doesnt matter about money.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

Best news of the offseason so far! Now everyone needs to start getting on Nick about a contract for 2012-13........

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

this year can we just be happy he has decided to keep playing instead of bickering about his salary.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:21 AM

this year can we just be happy he has decided to keep playing instead of bickering about his salary.

By bickering, do you mean asking to be paid something that isn't an absolute insult to a player of his calibre?
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, I am with you NFM. I dont understand why people always want superstars to take paycuts because they have been in one place for a long time. Lids has given us everything. Hes still competing for the Norris. Find 5 other defensemen that can put up 60 points. Pay cut? Why? Because he is not 26 anymore? I simply dont get it. Lids is worth whatever Holland will pay him. We should count our lucky stars that he is and has been on our team. With once-in-a-generation players it doesnt matter about money.


The fact that you basically just assumed that I wrote that in relation to the fact that he's been here forever is ridiculous. Next time actually read my post and realize the reasoning behind it. It's beend one in the past, players have deferred salary or taken less so that a better team could be contructed. This is more than likely Lidstrom's last season, so it's not unthinkable that he may take a little less to help his team put an even better team out there to compete for the Cup (one last time - for Lids).

Is it going to happen, more than likely not, but again if you read my post and truly understood it, you would have seen where I wrote that I didn't have a problem if he didn't take a cut. You may also note that I was thinking a cut of 1.45 million, which if you were to include incentives, he more than likely would still take home the same amount of money. And the difference would then count against next years cap.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:25 AM



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