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#41 SwedeLundin77

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

By bickering, do you mean asking to be paid something that isn't an absolute insult to a player of his calibre?


So you're saying that 4.75 is an insult to a player of his calliber with incentives that would more than likely put it up to 6.2-6.5?

Seriously?

And where did this sense of bickering come in? I clearly stated that I had no problem either way, but I wanted to throw it out there for conversations sake. Tell me how that is considered "bickering?" Haha.

Edited by SwedeLundin77, 20 June 2011 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

is there any way to hear or watch this presser

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

By bickering, do you mean asking to be paid something that isn't an absolute insult to a player of his calibre?



by bickering, i mean lets not have a 20 page thread involving people saying: hes overpaid, or should have taken a bigger discount for the team. stuff like that. Lets all just be happy that the greatest defenseman ?ever? playing for our red wings for another year

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

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.

I know this reply was directed at swedishconnection, but I have some thoughts.

The problem with taking an incentive-laden contract is that Lids likely hits all them anyway, unless Kenny an Co. made them outrageous, which in that case...why would Lids even accept them.

As for taking a paycut, Lids took one last year likely not only to help his team bring in more talent, but also given his poor showing based on his standard of play. Now, even though he again played Norris caliber hockey this year, I still think he'll take a modest cut (I.E. $5.75-$6M), which is all any of us should even expect and most certainly something for which we should be thankful, not something he should be criticized for if he doesn't (not directed at you SwedeLundin77).
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:30 AM

by bickering, i mean lets not have a 20 page thread involving people saying: hes overpaid, or should have taken a bigger discount for the team. stuff like that. Lets all just be happy that the greatest defenseman ?ever? playing for our red wings for another year


For the record, I am completely happy and thankful that he is returning for one more. I could care less if he makes the same, more, or less. I just presented an idea of "what if" he took a little less? It's not bickering, it's a thought. I even stated in my post that I wouldn't have a problem either way.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

Is there still going to be a conference call/press conference to watch?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

Is there still going to be a conference call/press conference to watch?


I don't think there is anything to watch, it's just a conference call announcing the deal. I haven't seen any links to listen in, yet.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

For the record, I am completely happy and thankful that he is returning for one more. I could care less if he makes the same, more, or less. I just presented an idea of "what if" he took a little less? It's not bickering, it's a thought. I even stated in my post that I wouldn't have a problem either way.


I'm not saying you intended to start one, or were apart of it last year. I just remember there being a huge thread about it last year and it made me post a pretty good sized rant about how frustrated some people on here were making me. I dont want to go through that again

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:39 AM

I don't think there is anything to watch, it's just a conference call announcing the deal. I haven't seen any links to listen in, yet.


It probably wont be much of an announcement. We already know what we need to. HES BACK!!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

Who gives a s***...Captain Nick is back!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:45 AM

Same salary as last season (6.2M) per LeBrun.

http://twitter.com/#!/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/82820416082690048

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:46 AM

by bickering, i mean lets not have a 20 page thread involving people saying: hes overpaid, or should have taken a bigger discount for the team. stuff like that. Lets all just be happy that the greatest defenseman ?ever? playing for our red wings for another year

I totally misunderstood your post. I thought you were saying Nick bickered to Kenny about his pay. I didn't realize you were talking about LGW.

I'm in total agreement with you.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:47 AM

Proud of sir Nick for going through the work ethic for yet another season. Let's hope it's a healthy one.

Yay for good news day. :)

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

So you're saying that 4.75 is an insult to a player of his calliber with incentives that would more than likely put it up to 6.2-6.5?

Seriously?

See my response to you above. It covers all that.

And where did this sense of bickering come in? I clearly stated that I had no problem either way, but I wanted to throw it out there for conversations sake. Tell me how that is considered "bickering?" Haha.

I never said *you* were bickering. Besides, that response to Wings4Life19 was due to a misunderstanding of his post.
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#55 X13WINGS13X

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

Crosby just heard the news:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:52 AM

Same salary as last season (6.2M) per LeBrun.

http://twitter.com/#!/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/82820416082690048


its up on capgeek.com as well, not sure if that matters though.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

$6.2M = another 62 points season :siren:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:59 AM

Woohoo! Well that just made my day. :thumbup:
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

This will make recruiting Rafalski's replacement easier... "hey-- wanna play with Lidstrom?".
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:02 AM

Are you sure you're not looking at the '10/'11 season? I just pulled it up and it still shows he's an UFA for next year.


its on the 2011-12 cap calculator





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