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Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract


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#61 Jusek

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

Great news! The Perfect Human keeps playing! :thumbup:
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:12 AM

Holland's text to Lids right after he heard the news was probably something like "I owe you one.....big time".

Lids always talks about being motivated to play another year. I wonder what Hollands told Lids about the Wings plans this off-season? It had to be something really positive...right?? Soemthing like, "Nick, we have money to spend this off season that we haven't had in a long while. We're going to be doing x,x,x,x,x, and x to make this team better and make deep run at the cup." Very curious as to what Hollands plan is now. I don't think mentoring B. Smith and Kindl would be a huge motivator for Nick....I'm thinking the off season plan is ambitious.
Or...as my wife simply put it; Maybe it's not about the hockey. Lids and his wife have stated that they love living in the States, and leaving will be very hard. Maybe they aren't ready to make a move yet, and Lids doesn't want to sit around the house all day or start something just to keep him busy that isn't in his long term plans (moving back to Sweden).
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

Does this mean I can buy a Nick jersey now? :P
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:18 AM

Great news to wake up to! Welcome back, Nick! :yowza:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:20 AM

Again too steep.

$6.2 mil, he must like losing in the Semi's.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:21 AM

Awesome news!



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:22 AM

Again too steep.

$6.2 mil, he must like losing in the Semi's.


Yeah, because a difference of 1 or 2 million is going to keep Detroit from making it in the playoffs.

Do you think he is worth LESS than Seabrook? Seabrook is being paid 5.8 next year.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:23 AM

You are the bearer of great news ... awesome.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, because a difference of 1 or 2 million is going to keep Detroit from making it in the playoffs.

Do you think he is worth LESS than Seabrook? Seabrook is being paid 5.8 next year.


He's worth 100 million, IMO, but take a home team discount for his presumably final year like Stevie did! For the greater good!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, because a difference of 1 or 2 million is going to keep Detroit from making it in the playoffs.

Do you think he is worth LESS than Seabrook? Seabrook is being paid 5.8 next year.

Oh right-o, I forgot that Seabrook was in his 20th odd NHL season and had earnt an absolute stack over his cateer.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:25 AM

AWESOME. :thumbup:


Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Oh right-o, I forgot that Seabrook was in his 20th odd NHL season and had earnt an absolute stack over his cateer.


Oh, so because Lidstrom has already made a lot of money, he should take peanuts to spend even MORE time away from his family and bring in ticket sales, merchandise sales, and an even better product to the Detroit Red Wings because he owes it to them?

What a joke.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

$6.2 is fine ... salary cap is going up, Ralfalski's $6 mill is off our cap ... you can't pay him 2nd tier D-man money like $4-5 mill, he deserves the kind of respect of a top tier Dman and Captain. Those of you who thinks he should pay for free .. stop being so cheap. We want to be a classy organization.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

Oh, so because Lidstrom has already made a lot of money, he should take peanuts to spend even MORE time away from his family and bring in ticket sales, merchandise sales, and an even better product to the Detroit Red Wings because he owes it to them?

What a joke.

Nah, I'm thinking more along the lines of he's 41, he's in his last year, lets take a slight discount (heck, $5.5 mil, what a slap in the face......) to give me the absolute BEST chance of having the perfect send off.

It appears gaining that every last bit of money takes priority over building the best possible team.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

Nah, I'm thinking more along the lines of he's 41, he's in his last year, lets take a slight discount (heck, $5.5 mil, what a slap in the face......) to give me the absolute BEST chance of having the perfect send off.

It appears gaining that every last bit of money takes priority over building the best possible team.


The team's success isn't going to hinge on 1 million dollars here or there.

It appears that Lidstrom is getting his fair share for the reasons I listed, and there is no reason to call him selfish for it.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

$6.2 is fine ... salary cap is going up, Ralfalski's $6 mill is off our cap ... you can't pay him 2nd tier D-man money like $4-5 mill, he deserves the kind of respect of a top tier Dman and Captain. Those of you who thinks he should pay for free .. stop being so cheap. We want to be a classy organization.

Ah I see, so he needs more money to get greater respect?

Wow, it seems I really overestimated Lidstrom's will to win.

$5.5 mil is playing for free? :lol: Good one buddy.

The team's success isn't going to hinge on 1 million dollars here or there.

It appears that Lidstrom is getting his fair share for the reasons I listed, and there is no reason to call him selfish for it.

There's certainly no reason to think he goes beyond the call of duty for his team either.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

This will make recruiting Rafalski's replacement easier... "hey-- wanna play with Lidstrom?".

Got that right. Too bad the FA pickings are so slim.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

There's certainly no reason to think he goes beyond the call of duty for his team either.


Yeah, I guess him being the captain, going to media events, winning the cup four times as a key contributor and being the best defenseman of the past decade or so doesn't constitute as going beyond the call of duty.

What a selfish knob.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

It appears gaining that every last bit of money takes priority over building the best possible team.

Yeah, that Lidstrom sure is an ***hole, isn't he. Glad you pointed that out.





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