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#21 chances14

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

pretty much what i expected



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Excellent.


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#23 P. Marlowe

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Good contract. I don't see how anyone can be upset at the term or cap hit.

 

For someone with 3000 posts you're sure acting like someone new to LGW! :lol: :lol:

 

Great cap hit, big incentive for Smith to earn himself a realgud contract in 2 years.


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#25 Danielsm

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

Perfect deal. He has two years in the big leagues to earn a real contract, so the pressure is on himself to perform and show the team was he has.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

Me likey. Now to get the others signed.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

Now turn into Lidstrom....

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

Works for me.  Let's see what this kid can do with two full seasons.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

HELL YES.

Love this guy. This is a STEAL. Holland got an F from me last year. A from me this year. A+ if he can untangle Sammy somehow.

Stoked right now.

My thoughts exactly.  The other 2 should get around the same $$$ and I very much agree with the sentiment of the A+ if Sammy can be discarded somewhere.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Tough to complain about that even given many fan's complaints. It's really not much to throw at a guy who has a fair amount of potential, even given his struggles at times thus far. It may not be a steal, but it's not a bad deal either. Gives him two years to prove himself and earn a big boy contract once the cap ceiling is higher. He'll get plenty of opportunity to do so it seems given that Holland has only gotten rid of a defenseman this summer as opposed to all the forwards he keeps adding.


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#31 wingedominance13

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

Great contract. The most underrated part of this contract is that he will still be an RFA when it expires.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

Good for him. I like the kid a lot. He should be a bona fide top 4 D-man after 2 more years of experience.


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#33 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:10 PM

Good deal. I like Smitty. Hopefully he sticks with us for a long time...

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

I like this deal and I can be very quick to pick apart Kenny"s deals! This is a prove yourself to us contract and there should be a lot more of these types of deals. 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

So what was the deal with him filing arbitration?  Did he think he should get drastically more than this or something?  Did the Wings seriously lowball him?  Because I think this is right about the price that most of us thought he would sign for.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

So what was the deal with him filing arbitration?  Did he think he should get drastically more than this or something?  Did the Wings seriously lowball him?  Because I think this is right about the price that most of us thought he would sign for.

 

Filing for arbitration is used quite a bit just to kickstart negotiations & get a deadline out there to get a deal done before it does go to an arbitrator.  It was speculated from the start that Smith filing was nothing more than that.  


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

He should start playing up to that kind of money soon if not after this contract if he doesn't improve he should be done but let's hope and I believe he will live up to that kind of $$
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Can't complain.


He should start playing up to that kind of money soon if not after this contract if he doesn't improve he should be done but let's hope and I believe he will live up to that kind of $$

 

It's 2.5 over two years, yo.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:56 PM

Good term, great money. Really like Smith, and hope he can mature, slow the game down and grow into what we all believe he can be. Oh and smashing some faces here and there isn't bad either :hehe:


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

This is how I feel about it!!!!!

 

 

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