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Jackets sign Wisniewski: 6-years $33-million ($5.5m/yr)

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1. Flip and 3rd to Caps for Wideman

2. Sign Richards

3. Trade/waive Hudler for anything

4. Sign Jovo or SOB

5. Sign Konopka

6. Sign Garon or Theo

Zetterberg - Dats - Bertuzzi

Cleary - Richards - Franzen

Eaves - Helm - Homer

Abdelkader - Konopka - Mursak/Tatar

Lids - Wideman

Kronwall - Jovo/Stuart

Stuart/SOB - Ericsson

I would hate to lose Flip - but it's the only trade value that we could move.

Richards is great player (top 6 forward) and he can play point on PP.

Wideman provides right hand DEF who can play with Lids against any line in NHL.

Konopka, good at faceoof's, gritty forward who can skate, hit and fight. Still can learn - reference: Shawn Thornton.

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I see the wings getting involved in the Richards circus now.

This sucks right now, but honestly, it puts them in much better position for a big name defenseman hitting UFA next year.

The money teams used to throw at goaltenders is now being thrown at defensemen apparently?

Everyone mimics the Wings.

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Wisnieksi for 5.5 is way overpayment, thank god he signed with Columbus and not us.

Have to disagree. While it is a bit high (I was thinking 4.5 mil range) you gotta remember that Wisnewski is a top pair d-man and notched over 50 points last year. Ericsson is a bottom pair d-man with no offensive talent whatsoever.

How can people say this is overpayment but Ericsson is fair market value?

Denial much?

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I'm not concerned.

Wis was amongst the most hyped players for FA. I'm not surprised at all that he's overpaid and for Columbus' sake I hope he plays up to his contract. Marketing 101.

In the pre-cap era the Wings would have probably splashed the bigger offer and landed him. In the post-cap era the Wings have been successful playing the cap smartly, and not handing huge payouts to unqualified players.

Be thankful this was not a Red Wings deal.

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I'm not concerned.

Wis was amongst the most hyped players for FA. I'm not surprised at all that he's overpaid and for Columbus' sake I hope he plays up to his contract. Marketing 101.

In the pre-cap era the Wings would have probably splashed the bigger offer and landed him. In the post-cap era the Wings have been successful playing the cap smartly, and not handing huge payouts to unqualified players.

Be thankful this was not a Red Wings deal.

You must have been on vacation yesterday.

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Have to disagree. While it is a bit high (I was thinking 4.5 mil range) you gotta remember that Wisnewski is a top pair d-man and notched over 50 points last year. Ericsson is a bottom pair d-man with no offensive talent whatsoever.

How can people say this is overpayment but Ericsson is fair market value?

Denial much?

Both are $1M overpayments which is pretty normal for free agents.

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You must have been on vacation yesterday.

I see the Red Wings have no cap space left. Damn you Kenny! :censored:

Oh wait...

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