Okay no, I was mad at the Alfredsson signing from the beginning. I don't think he should have wasted the Wings cap space on a 40 year old for 1 year. He could have signed someone else for more years at that price. If Brunner told them he didn't want to sign then Holland should have looked at what we NEEDED and not a veteran that we don't need. Brunner could have been offered 3.5 million for 4 years. Holland didn't offer him that though, reports had him offering lower amount for same years.
Yes you are right. I meant that but wrote it wrong, 5.5 mil TOTAL if he does well.
So you are mad at Alfie's age, since his production is on par with Brunner, he is defensively more responsible and is a right handed shot, plus is a vet leader on a team that is starting to get young, and a proven power play commodity.
The bonus part I am not so happy with, seeing as that brings him up to 5.5.
But I personally would much rather have Alfie for 1 (most likely 2) years of cap hit that a Lecavalier who is already beginning his decline, for 5 years. That deal is going to look horrible after 3 years, IMO.
I agree, a 41 year old is sometimes a tough pill to swallow.
But as I have said in this thread, IMO this is not the Modano signing, a guy barely hanging on to his spot and simply passed over by his old team because he just isn't that good anymore.
Alfie is closer to Selanne/Lids in that regard, I truly think Alfie has 2 more very productive seasons left in him.
Edited by Opie, 13 July 2013 - 08:39 AM.
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