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#141 pucktividi

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:24 PM

Karsch and Anderson on 97.1 are bringing up Nick's plus minus and saying we should have paid less.


they probably like more other D-man contracts :rolleyes:

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1. Chara, Zdeno D BOS 34 5 $7,500,000
2. Campbell, Brian D CHI 32 8 $7,142,875
3. Bouwmeester, Jay D CGY 27 5 $6,680,000
4. Boyle, Dan D SAN 34 6 $6,666,667
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7. Jovanovski, Ed D PHO 34 5 $6,500,000
8. Timonen, Kimmo D PHI 36 6 $6,333,333
9. Lidstrom, Nicklas D DET 41 1 $6,200,000
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hopefully it's a two-way contract :ph34r:

Karsch and Anderson on 97.1 are bringing up Nick's plus minus and saying we should have paid less.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:54 PM

So thrilled Nick is gonna come back and grace us with his talent for one more year.

Really wanna see him go out on top with his name on the trophy one more time.

With that being said....I'm gonna enjoy my freedom for now cause when July 1st get's here, I won't not be glued to my computer. I think starting July 1st, you are going to see this team take a direction it hasn't taken in a few years. A direction that will put us back on top and bringing the Cup back to the only city it belongs in.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

So happy that Nick is coming back for a 20th season!!!!... I was pretty confident Nick would be back
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

Best dman in the league for 6.2m.. works for me every time.

He's actually paid less in this contract than the last one (if you look at pay as a percentage of the cap).
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:49 PM

I was happier with his performance this year (10-11) more so than last (09-10), so I have 0 issue with him getting paid the same.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

and this delays the #5 retirement ceremony 1 more year.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

Nik really should have taken even a slight cut... this probably seals it that Ken will go after quick and cheap geezers in free agency.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

Been a legend of the game, one of our greatest ever, but you won't convince me otherwise that he could've taken a better deal for the team.

He deserves what he got but I agree on wishing he'd come back for more of a discount. Oh well. Glad to have him back.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

Just heard this news and I must say....

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

I feel confident in saying that this will be the last season for #5. Here's to hoping we get #5 for #5.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

This guy has so much left in the tank, there's no way it is time for him to hang them up :thumbup: Welcome back, Nick.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:10 PM

Nik really should have taken even a slight cut... this probably seals it that Ken will go after quick and cheap geezers in free agency.

Not really, with the Cap going up to $64M, Holland still has $15.9M to re-sign Miller/Eaves (both of whom won't cost more than $2M combined) Wisniewski may cost between $4.5M - $5.5M but that still is only $7.5M on the high end still giving Holland $7.5M to get another defensman for around $2M or so. Still leaves $4.5M to either bring up Janik to be #7 or if he wants to overpay Ericsson. Once they trade Hudler, that'll open up $2.89M more so that will be roughly $7M to sign a UFA forward and a solid back-up goalie and a 7th defenseman... Hell, I am listening to the presser right now and Holland just said they are a team that is going to go up to the Cap and spend their money...so who knows whats coming up!?!?!

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Jaromir Jagr ($2.500m)
Johan Franzen ($3.954m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.950m)
Drew Miller ($0.850m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / James Wisniewski ($5.000m)
Ed Jovanovski ($3.000m) / Steve Montador ($2.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Joe Goalie ($0.750m)

SALARY CAP: $64,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $60,517,044; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,482,956

That fact that Holland says they are going to spend up to the Cap is really encouraging! I would love to see a lineup similar to this! Wiz for 5 years, Jovo and Monty for a year each, Jagr/Miller/Eaves for 2 years each. Next year throw the wallet at Suter and or Burns.... God, when you have the cash, the off season is soooo exciting!!!

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:24 PM

LIDS :)

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:25 PM

Not really, with the Cap going up to $64M, Holland still has $15.9M to re-sign Miller/Eaves (both of whom won't cost more than $2M combined) Wisniewski may cost between $4.5M - $5.5M but that still is only $7.5M on the high end still giving Holland $7.5M to get another defensman for around $2M or so. Still leaves $4.5M to either bring up Janik to be #7 or if he wants to overpay Ericsson. Once they trade Hudler, that'll open up $2.89M more so that will be roughly $7M to sign a UFA forward and a solid back-up goalie and a 7th defenseman... Hell, I am listening to the presser right now and Holland just said they are a team that is going to go up to the Cap and spend their money...so who knows whats coming up!?!?!

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Jaromir Jagr ($2.500m)
Johan Franzen ($3.954m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.950m)
Drew Miller ($0.850m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / James Wisniewski ($5.000m)
Ed Jovanovski ($3.000m) / Steve Montador ($2.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Joe Goalie ($0.750m)

SALARY CAP: $64,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $60,517,044; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,482,956

That fact that Holland says they are going to spend up to the Cup is really encouraging! I would love to see a lineup similar to this! Wiz for 5 years, Jovo and Monty for a year each, Jagr/Miller/Eaves for 2 years each. Next year throw the wallet at Suter and or Burns.... God, when you have the cash, the off season is soooo exciting!!!


I would not be surprised if Holland tries to make at trade for Bogosian.. at least tries. He'd be silly not to, and who knows. I am really hoping we get Wiz and Montador.. I think that would more than sew up our defense. Even if we just have Kindl play third line and bring up Janik as the 7th guy... We really could make a push for Richards, but I doubt it will happen.

It's interesting to think of a possible trade with Philly, too. Maybe we get Carle? It's just exciting cause there are many possibilities and by all accounts, Holland has said he will be active and both him and Babcock seem to be promoting a change in the guard, maybe a bit more size and aggression, perhaps.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

Ken Holland is gonna be like a kid in the candy store at the 1st of July with $16M to spend.

It just can't go wrong,I think :yowza:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:51 PM

Anyone like the possibility of acquiring Scott Hannan? He's 32. He's a good shut-down guy. Not quite as physical as he used to be, but he's younger and more physical than Salei anyhow.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:28 PM

Does this mean I can buy a Nick jersey now? :P


I know, right? I can't go wrong with a Lids jersey retired or not, but I confess, I was waiting for the news before dropping $150+.

And my coworker nearly gave me a heart attack at work when she came by me and started speaking: "Lidstrom is r---" That's all I heard as my heart stopped in my chest . . . and then started beating again when the rest of her sentence registered in my ears "is returning for another year." Woo Hoo!! :w00t2: September just got a little brighter.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:50 PM

I would not be surprised if Holland tries to make at trade for Bogosian.. at least tries. He'd be silly not to, and who knows. I am really hoping we get Wiz and Montador.. I think that would more than sew up our defense. Even if we just have Kindl play third line and bring up Janik as the 7th guy... We really could make a push for Richards, but I doubt it will happen.

It's interesting to think of a possible trade with Philly, too. Maybe we get Carle? It's just exciting cause there are many possibilities and by all accounts, Holland has said he will be active and both him and Babcock seem to be promoting a change in the guard, maybe a bit more size and aggression, perhaps.


With the Winnipeg team easily able to spend up to the cap, and with them badly needing a solid foundation, I don't think Bogosian will be on the table unless they receive an offer they can't refuse. And no, I don't mean threatening to blow their brains out.





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