• Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Richdg

Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Rate this topic

377 posts in this topic

Boyle goes to Tampa. Niskanen to Detroit. That is what is going to happen. It is going to be awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

BadgerBob likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anxious moment on NHL network. They will announce destination for Niskanen after the comercial.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not surprised.

Seems as though Detroit is officially not the place UFA's wish to go.

were almost as bad as the islanders in that respect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well.....

I say have #5 & #6 Dmen rotation.....

Use kids from GR.....

Everyone seems to think there's real potential - so what the hell - lets use them, and whatever happens - happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gilbert is still out there. Look for Holland to sign him, trade Kindl, and promote a kid.

gilbert signed with the canadiens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if this is official yet, but twitter is saying Niskanen signed a 7 year 40M deal with the Caps. And I for one say good riddance. That's wayyyy too much of an overpayment for a guy with one big season under his belt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get the feeling Gilbert won't get the same treatment in Hab town as Gorges did...There's a reason why Gilbert has bounced around the league.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by kipwinger
SaCkaveli20 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by kipwinger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by frankgrimes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0