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#1 matt198913

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Official Update: https://twitter.com/...1060609/photo/1 (from Wings' Twitter feed)

 

[Edit: Matt]

 

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nh...rce=twitterfeed

 

 

 

 


Edited by Matt, 16 April 2013 - 01:12 PM.
Signed officially

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#2 Mors

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

I'm not really against Howard, but I think a 6 year deal is too long if true.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

Holland was praising him yesterday and said he's signing now or in June but the sides weren't far off at all. Looks like he got his 6 year 5 mil contract. We all know it was gonna be 5 mil, just wish the length wasn't 6 full years. Goalies can have the most inconsistent trajectories.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

5 mil for a top 5 goalie... Moveable contract too good job Ken
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

5 mil for a top 5 goalie... Moveable contract too good job Ken

 

Lundqvist, Rinne, Miller, Luongo, Price, Ward, Andersson easily > Howard

 

5 Mill would be a huge huge overpayment in my eyes


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

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Jimmy Howard confirms he is close to deal with Wings, Expects it will be done by weekend. It is 6 years in the $5.3 Million per year range

 

I don't hate the money, it's the term. Would have much rather had 5.5 for 4 years. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with Flip getting extended. If Flip gets anything over 4.5 million Holland has lost his mind.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive 1 min
Jimmy Howard confirms he is close to deal with Wings, Expects it will be done by weekend. It is 6 years in the $5.3 Million per year range

 

I don't hate the money, it's the term. Would have much rather had 5.5 for 4 years. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with Flip getting extended. If Flip gets anything over 4.5 million Holland has lost his mind.

 

With the season he is having, there is no reasonable way Filpulla could get that much if so, Holland really lost his mind.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive 1 min
Jimmy Howard confirms he is close to deal with Wings, Expects it will be done by weekend. It is 6 years in the $5.3 Million per year range

 

I don't hate the money, it's the term. Would have much rather had 5.5 for 4 years. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with Flip getting extended. If Flip gets anything over 4.5 million Holland has lost his mind.

 

Especially considering that puts him barely into the 35+ contract when he re-signs, doesn't it?  I'd rather they knock a year off so Jimmy can sign what will probably be his final contract as a 34 year old. 

 

Holland must be setting himself up for next time so he can give him a 35+ contract with a NTC.  :P



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Howard deserves $5m+ much more than Flip does.  My biggest concern is the length of a contract especially since the Wings still haven't found a backup for him that Babcock trusts.  How many more years of playing 75-85% of the season can he take before he has a major breakdown?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

Don't mind the money. Like others, its the term that worries me. 

 

What about Petr Mrazek? Is it going to be 6 years before he is ready?  I was hoping to see him as the Wings starter in 3-4 years...


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

good for howie, hopefully next year monster will step up and take some of the load off for jimmy, he deserves a good rest once in a while, people say heis brilliant some games and mediocre in others, well you try playing 3-4 nhl games/week and being brilliant in every one, when was the last game Jimmy didn't have to start? he has started the last 6 games without relief, and has 14 goals against in those 6 games, including the debacle in chicago where he got pulled after allowing 4 goals. he deserves a good contract, he has earned it, good on ya jimmy!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

I've never been a fan of long term contracts.  3-4 years is max imo because you never know what could happen.  But that's just me. 



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

Damn...would have liked to see them get it under 5 mil, especially at 6 years

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

Seems like overpayment. I like Howie and all but he's still prone to a lot of stinkers. Would rather some of that money go to upgrading the D.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

Seems like overpayment. I like Howie and all but he's still prone to a lot of stinkers. Would rather some of that money go to upgrading the D.

 

I have to disagree.  Every goalie lets in ones he'd rather have back, but he's not like Marc Andre Fleury, who makes a game stealing save, followed up by a backbreaking softie. 

 

If you count goalies who have played over 20 games this season, Howard is at or near the top 10 in save percentage.   Plus he's been a workhorse for the Wings.  

 

There's a handful of guys out there who are generally better, but Howard is good enough to get the Wings to the Cup.  



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

And Ken Holland again proves he has no brains.

Since the Bertuzzi signing, he has now paid 3 mil for Sammy, 2 mil for Colo, 2 mil for Tootoo, 2 mil for Bertuzzi, 2 mil for Abdelkader, 4 mil for Quincey, 1 mil for Gustavson, 5 mil for Howard.

None of these players can SCORE GOALS.


21 million for jack squat. Add Flip and its 25 million. Gee, I wonder why we are struggling.

The worst part about it is that the drop off from our waste is not even a drop off in most cases. Its an improvement.

Howard ~ Mrazek = 3 mil savings
Filppula ~ Nyquist = 3 mil savings
Quincey ~ Dekeyser = 2 mil savings
Sammy ~ Anderson = 2 mil savings
Abdelkader ~ Tatar = 1 mil savings
Colo ~ Lash off = 1 mil savings
Tootoo ~ Sheahan = 1 mil savings
Bertuzzi ~ Ferarro = 1 mil savings
Gustavsson ~ McCollum = 1 mil savings.

15 million down the crapper. This is why we are in 8th place. The good teams are picking up superstar forwards and paying them 7-9 mil a year and putting them with good, big, young players out of their system. We are picking up crappy old guys and letting them take the spots of our young players. Injuries are the only thing that stops Holland's stupidity from totally wrecking the organization.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Lundqvist, Rinne, Miller, Luongo, Price, Ward, Andersson easily > Howard

 

5 Mill would be a huge huge overpayment in my eyes

 

Miller, Price, Luongo, and Ward? Really? Miller has been in decline for years, Price's stats are equivalent to Howard's, Luongo is laughably unreliable in the playoffs, and Ward has had only one notable season since his rookie run in the playoffs.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

And Ken Holland again proves he has no brains.

Since the Bertuzzi signing, he has now paid 3 mil for Sammy, 2 mil for Colo, 2 mil for Tootoo, 2 mil for Bertuzzi, 2 mil for Abdelkader, 4 mil for Quincey, 1 mil for Gustavson, 5 mil for Howard.

None of these players can SCORE GOALS.


21 million for jack squat. Add Flip and its 25 million. Gee, I wonder why we are struggling.

The worst part about it is that the drop off from our waste is not even a drop off in most cases. Its an improvement.

Howard ~ Mrazek = 3 mil savings
Filppula ~ Nyquist = 3 mil savings
Quincey ~ Dekeyser = 2 mil savings
Sammy ~ Anderson = 2 mil savings
Abdelkader ~ Tatar = 1 mil savings
Colo ~ Lash off = 1 mil savings
Tootoo ~ Sheahan = 1 mil savings
Bertuzzi ~ Ferarro = 1 mil savings
Gustavsson ~ McCollum = 1 mil savings.

15 million down the crapper. This is why we are in 8th place. The good teams are picking up superstar forwards and paying them 7-9 mil a year and putting them with good, big, young players out of their system. We are picking up crappy old guys and letting them take the spots of our young players. Injuries are the only thing that stops Holland's stupidity from totally wrecking the organization.

For starters, the $5 mill for Howard isn't official yet. 

 

Second, no goalies are relied upon to score goals.  I agree with a lot of your criticisms of a lot of the other signings, but Howard is one I don't have a problem with.

 

He's been plenty good for the Wings and I don't know of cheaper better options out there.  Not to mention with all the instability already on this team, the young patchwork defensive corps, Datsyuk's uncertain future, Helm's questionable health, etc. the last thing they need is to take shake up the starting goaltender position on someone they hope is better and cheaper. 



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

And Ken Holland again proves he has no brains.

Since the Bertuzzi signing, he has now paid 3 mil for Sammy, 2 mil for Colo, 2 mil for Tootoo, 2 mil for Bertuzzi, 2 mil for Abdelkader, 4 mil for Quincey, 1 mil for Gustavson, 5 mil for Howard.

None of these players can SCORE GOALS.


21 million for jack squat. Add Flip and its 25 million. Gee, I wonder why we are struggling.

The worst part about it is that the drop off from our waste is not even a drop off in most cases. Its an improvement.

Howard ~ Mrazek = 3 mil savings
Filppula ~ Nyquist = 3 mil savings
Quincey ~ Dekeyser = 2 mil savings
Sammy ~ Anderson = 2 mil savings
Abdelkader ~ Tatar = 1 mil savings
Colo ~ Lash off = 1 mil savings
Tootoo ~ Sheahan = 1 mil savings
Bertuzzi ~ Ferarro = 1 mil savings
Gustavsson ~ McCollum = 1 mil savings.

15 million down the crapper. This is why we are in 8th place. The good teams are picking up superstar forwards and paying them 7-9 mil a year and putting them with good, big, young players out of their system. We are picking up crappy old guys and letting them take the spots of our young players. Injuries are the only thing that stops Holland's stupidity from totally wrecking the organization.

 

well the axe returns with a bang i guess...

 

you think Mrazek, is better than howie, and is nhl ready after 2 games? lol

nyquist is not yet better, or the same as flip, as much as i like him

andersson isn't even the same type of player as sammy, so this one is just dumb, I agree we need to lose sammy, but not for andersson

once again abby is a much different player than tatar, he is a big body 4th line grinder, tatar is a small fast skilled shooter

colo should go if he can't stay healthy, and he gets payed 1.775 mil more then lashoff not 1mil

feraro has never even played a game in the nhl and you want him to immediately replace bert? c'mon man

mccollum is garbage, I would keep monster over him anyday

 

the only move that makes sense here is dekeyser replacing quincey

 

you cannot have a team full of rookies and expect it to be in a better position then we are now



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

I think we will have a Luongo/Schneider similar situation on our hands in 3 years when other teams try to rip us off if we try moving Howard to make room for Mrazek.


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