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Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

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I'm certain he would - however what makes Detroit a better option than others?

Honestly - I have no clue as to the other teams that are making a bid for Niskanen.

His personality seems to be more of the play second pairing, QB the PP rather than be the #1 all the time. Kronner and Smith together last year worked well, IMHO. Pair Niskanen with Danny DeKeyser and have him run the PP with Kronwall and I think it's a situation that fits his mind and skillsets. Ericsson with Marchenko or Sproul or Oulette for the third pair, Lashoff as a cheap 7th.

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What happened to Niskanen's going to make "Eleventy Billion dollars and get paid like a first pair defenseman"? Some predicted upward of 7 million. Anybody wanna raise their hand and call a mulligan on that one?


KH: "Hey Matt, you should sign with us".

MN: "Why would I do that? You're a worse team than the one I'm leaving and you've done nothing to improve."

KH: "Oh by the way, we're going to need you to sign for less than you'd make elsewhere".

MN: Lol.

Holy s***. I just realized I can see the future lol. Although, to be accurate it wasn't just Niskanen turning down because our GM is cheap and complacent.

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What happened to Niskanen's going to make "Eleventy Billion dollars and get paid like a first pair defenseman"? Some predicted upward of 7 million. Anybody wanna raise their hand and call a mulligan on that one?

Holy s***. I just realized I can see the future lol. Although, to be accurate it wasn't just Niskanen turning down because our GM is cheap and complacent.

I will. I thought he'd get more. Like 6.5 paid like a number one more. I also thought Ehrhoff would take more. I also thought we'd land Boyle. I do think if Ehrhoff and Boyle hadn't taken less to play where they wanted, Niskanen would have gotten more. But I was wrong.

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What happened to Niskanen's going to make "Eleventy Billion dollars and get paid like a first pair defenseman"? Some predicted upward of 7 million. Anybody wanna raise their hand and call a mulligan on that one?

Holy s***. I just realized I can see the future lol. Although, to be accurate it wasn't just Niskanen turning down because our GM is cheap and complacent.

I said between $6-7 and I was right. Everyone was saying no more than $5

Btw it was stated Holland was willing to give 7 years 42 million but they wouldn't give him the chance. The exact offer my "so called source" told me.

Actually I was wrong. The original report I saw said he signed a 7 year 42.5 million contract. But it was actually 40.25 do a little less than 6 per. But I was close.

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I said between $6-7 and I was right. Everyone was saying no more than $5

Btw it was stated Holland was willing to give 7 years 42 million but they wouldn't give him the chance. The exact offer my "so called source" told me.

Actually I was wrong. The original report I saw said he signed a 7 year 42.5 million contract. But it was actually 40.25 do a little less than 6 per. But I was close.

Soooo, what you're saying is that Matt Niskanen didn't sign for 6 million dollars or more lol?

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Soooo, what you're saying is that Matt Niskanen didn't sign for 6 million dollars or more lol?

That's exactly what I said. I was close but wrong. Although Holland was willing to pay him $6m but he wasn't interested.

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That's exactly what I said. I was close but wrong. Although Holland was willing to pay him $6m but he wasn't interested.

Supposedly. Given how wrong each and every reporter was about each and every free agent I'm going to take reports about offers that were never made with a grain of salt. Keep in mind these are the same reporters that went on and on about the Wings being "in on" Boyle, Niskanen, Ehrhoff, etc. when not only were we not "in on" them, they were actively avoiding us.

But I don't want to single you out. Lots of people who get paid to report on hockey were saying Niskanen would make over 6 million too. Granted, these are the same people who said Christian Ehrhoff wanted 5 years, Dan Boyle wanted 5.5 million, and Thomas Vanek would easily make 7 million dollars a year.

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Supposedly. Given how wrong each and every reporter was about each and every free agent I'm going to take reports about offers that were never made with a grain of salt. Keep in mind these are the same reporters that went on and on about the Wings being "in on" Boyle, Niskanen, Ehrhoff, etc. when not only were we not "in on" them, they were actively avoiding us.

But I don't want to single you out. Lots of people who get paid to report on hockey were saying Niskanen would make over 6 million too. Granted, these are the same people who said Christian Ehrhoff wanted 5 years, Dan Boyle wanted 5.5 million, and Thomas Vanek would easily make 7 million dollars a year.

Ya you're right. A lot of people got a lot wrong.

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Supposedly. Given how wrong each and every reporter was about each and every free agent I'm going to take reports about offers that were never made with a grain of salt. Keep in mind these are the same reporters that went on and on about the Wings being "in on" Boyle, Niskanen, Ehrhoff, etc. when not only were we not "in on" them, they were actively avoiding us.

But I don't want to single you out. Lots of people who get paid to report on hockey were saying Niskanen would make over 6 million too. Granted, these are the same people who said Christian Ehrhoff wanted 5 years, Dan Boyle wanted 5.5 million, and Thomas Vanek would easily make 7 million dollars a year.

According to reporters the Wings are always in on someone, their offer is always "competitive" (although no details are shared), so like you I take it with a grain of salt.

As for Vanek I firmly believe the guy played himself out of a bigger and better contract with his playoff performance and the olympics.

btw. Niskanen at 5,75 will turn out to be a bargain very soon, the cap keeps rising and the guy had an unreal season.

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According to reporters the Wings are always in on someone, their offer is always "competitive" (although no details are shared), so like you I take it with a grain of salt.

As for Vanek I firmly believe the guy played himself out of a bigger and better contract with his playoff performance and the olympics.

btw. Niskanen at 5,75 will turn out to be a bargain very soon, the cap keeps rising and the guy had an unreal season.

Maybe unreal for him, but not when compared to other Dmen league wide

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