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#41 Rick D

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

I hope I don't get a lot of negs. I was not calling it a bad signing, or that Helm is a bum and not worth it or that Holland should be fired. I was just hoping for less of a cap hit in order to make sure we have the cash to bid high of the players we need to change this team. I am glad Helm is going to be part of that and hope that he signs again in 4 years to a lifetime contract...I just hope that this trend doesn't continue with the overpayment (around the league) because like I said, it's going to ruin the NHL when the Colton Orr's are making $4M soon...

That being said, we still have $24M left to spend of Abby, Parise, Suter, Harding & Schultz & Dekeyser & Welsh...so far I haven't lost out on anyone from my wish list! (yet!)




Every little bit of cap space is going to count. You over pay a bit here n there, and you go from having a solid back up goalie to being stuck w a conklin again.


I do think Helm is worth every penny though. It is hard to find players that play as hard as he does every game. Having those types of players makes everyone (except Franzen i guess) want to play that much harder.

Its a good start Kenny. Keep up the good signings. :thumbup: :clap:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

Got that right.



He's still pretty young. If he develops his offensive game a bit, maybe he could be another Martin St Louis instead of another Kris Draper.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

A little bias, because Helmer's my favorite guy on the squad, but I do think this is worth the signing. He has only gotten better, and unless becomes injury prone, I don't see why he will continue to do so over the next few years. Maybe not huge numbers, but the guy busts his ass every night, does he not? Teams benefit from players like that. :thumb up:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

I hope I don't get a lot of negs. I was not calling it a bad signing, or that Helm is a bum and not worth it or that Holland should be fired. I was just hoping for less of a cap hit in order to make sure we have the cash to bid high of the players we need to change this team. I am glad Helm is going to be part of that and hope that he signs again in 4 years to a lifetime contract...I just hope that this trend doesn't continue with the overpayment (around the league) because like I said, it's going to ruin the NHL when the Colton Orr's are making $4M soon...

That being said, we still have $24M left to spend of Abby, Parise, Suter, Harding & Schultz & Dekeyser & Welsh...so far I haven't lost out on anyone from my wish list! (yet!)


Harding's been signed

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

Harding's been signed

20 minutes AFTER LeftWinger posted the quoted post...

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

Very good signing. He's going to get you 25 points or more while being an excellent pker and a tenacious forechecker. Good signing Kenny!!!
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

Thank You Kenny !

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

20 minutes AFTER LeftWinger posted the quoted post...


I wasn't correcting or criticising,... just sayin

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

I am happy!


Four years is definitely worth the extra 100k or so. I have a feeling that in a couple of years this will be considered one of the best contracts on the team.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

I'm happy as well. :P Good Tuesday news :thumbup:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

Great news! :thumbup:

Talks with Abdelkader and Quincey ongoing:
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The Red Wings made qualifying offers to forward Justin Abdelkader and defenseman Kyle Quincey, who can become restricted free agents on July 1.

“They've got arbitration rights,'' Holland said. “It's a process. We'll eventually find a solution. But right now we continue to talk.''

The club and Abdelkader have discussed a four-year deal. It likely will be worth slightly less than $2 million per season. Quincey is sure to get a raise from his $3.25 million salary.



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

Great Deal!!! Very Reasonable price. I'd have him in the $1.8-2.2 Million range.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

Congratulations Helmer.....you can't put a value to what this guy brings to the team......HEART.....never takes a shift off.......St.Andrews, Manitoba is very proud & happy for you !!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

leftwinger will not like the news about quincey :blush:
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:13 PM

leftwinger will not like the news about quincey :blush:

What is the news on Quincey?


I cannot believe I got -7 on that first post...I didn't say anything negative except I wish the Cap hit was less...sheesh fickle fans!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

Oh poo on Harding...oh well $1.9M was more than I would have given him anyway. Kenny says he wants a backup without health issues, wonder who he is going to go after?

Again, for you weirdo's out there, I am not calling Holland out or saying Helm isn't worth the money, just wish they could have kept it a little lower, to have more to offer the big names...thats all...I am glad he is here for the next 4 years...

Edited by LeftWinger, 19 June 2012 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Good stuff.The kids are locked,now let's be active on the free agency :thumbup:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

This is the best news. Welcome back "Danger"!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

What is the news on Quincey?


I cannot believe I got -7 on that first post...I didn't say anything negative except I wish the Cap hit was less...sheesh fickle fans!


Yeah, and I wish every player on the team signed for less than 4 million.

A 2 million dollar cap hit for a guy who will be entering his prime as an amazing bottom sixer is a good deal. Hell, you should be calling it as steal considering he makes half as much as Johan Franzen. :lol:

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