Yzerman played for $1.5m in 2005-2006. Anyway, did you miss where he said he'd retire if he couldn't play for the Ducks?
absolutely, that is why I said that if he only wants to play for the Ducks, he'd have to do it for $1M. He did it for the Avs years ago to try to win a Cup, never said he wouldn't take a discount. Also the thread and article is about him hinting he is not ready to retire and feels he can play for 8 more years, so if he does not want to retire, and doesn't want to play for $1M, he'd HAVE to go elsewhere if he wants to play. And like I said above and below, him and Val being so close (I won't use Best this time) of friends, IF he were to go anywhere else other than Anaheim, it will be to play with his VERY CLOSE friend of whom he has a great relationship with outside of the NHL and Hockey in general.
Best friends? I think that's pushing it.
“I've been waiting for this for a long time because I've known Valtteri for a long, long time and he's a very good friend of mine,'' Selanne said. “I always knew he has all the tools - Selanne.
Maybe BEST wasn't the exact word, but to say you have known someone for a long, long time and are very good friends, that is pretty damn close to being best friends. I would venture to say that while in the States and the NHL, they are best friends..."I've been waiting for this for a long time because I've known Valtteri for a long, long time and he's a very good friend of mine,'' Selanne said. “I always knew he has all the tools
Ryan won't be going anywhere right now. The Ducks are all but guaranteed a playoff spot. The squad they have is already playing very good hockey. Breaking it up NOW and losing the chance to win NOW over offseason concerns would be foolish and will not happen.
This I agree with, I cannot see them changing anything this season unless it's a veteran rental to help them through the playoffs. I can see something happening after the season though, especially if they do not win the Cup. They may be looking for away to change their team a bit, and since Selanne hints at wanting to play, and he will only play in Anaheim, maybe acquiring Filppula would be something that would help them in giving them a legit #2 center to play with Selanne. But they would have to shed at least the $4.5M that Filppula would want and Ryan's $5.1 would make room for sure! But, Selanne would still have to take a discount to play again, but at least they'd have another $600,000 to use for the cap...
Edited by LeftWinger, 20 March 2013 - 12:17 PM.