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Red Wings sign D Trevor Daley to 3 year, 3.166m/yr contract, includes NTC/Modified NTC.

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2 hours ago, Never_Retire_Steve said:

I don't think it's smart to have your top 5 d men all with NTCs who are all making $3M+. Makes it incredibly hard to make roster moves based on that. If we're going for it then maybe but I don't think we're in the "win now" mode.

NTCs aren't as big a deal as people think. I researched it a while back and found that players with NTCs are traded roughly as often as players without. They mostly seem to serve as a way for the player to have some level of control over where they play.

Generally, if you have a player you want to get rid of, whatever it is about him that makes you want to get rid of him is likely to be more of a problem than a NTC.

Unrelated musing, not directed toward you specifically: Am I the only one annoyed that CapFriendly often cites themselves as a source for their contract information? Probably, but sorry, that's just unprofessional. "Because we said so" is only a valid source for parents.

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2 hours ago, Never_Retire_Steve said:

I don't think it's smart to have your top 5 d men all with NTCs who are all making $3M+. Makes it incredibly hard to make roster moves based on that. If we're going for it then maybe but I don't think we're in the "win now" mode.

We should look at those defensemen on a case-by-case basis.

  • DALEY -- Was he given an NTC? As others have pointed out, CapFriendly says no... :g:
  • GREEN -- One year left on his deal. I see him being traded this season and I see us getting a decent return for him.
  • DEKEYSER -- Holland has no appetite for moving him + he's coming off an awful season + the money and term of his contract will only become really attractive to other teams if he establishes himself as a Real Good top-four defenseman. Of course, if he establishes himself as a Real Good top-four defenseman, Holland will be that much more uninterested in moving him. He's probably a Red Wing for life. He's probably being groomed for a leadership role.
  • KRONWALL -- Two years left on his deal, will probably spend most of that time in LTIRetirement. Will retire a Red Wing.
  • ERICSSON -- meh, whatevz

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Cholowski Stronger, Eager To Assert Himself

Seems like Shawn Horcoff is working closely with Cholowski. He compares himself to Trevor Daley, and appears to be dedicated to growing in size and strength to make the NHL.

In regards to what he's working on:

“I think being more assertive on the ice, imposing my will more, skating with the puck more, creating more offense" - Cholowski

From his college play at St Cloud and from Horcoff  it sounds like Cholowski is elite at positioning, but needs to work on imposing his will in the O-zon , as well as getting bigger and stronger.

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Listening to Horcoff talk on the Red and White podcast, sounds like he's big on character. A point that was made at this years draft. His philosophy: "90% of what happens on the ice comes from what happens off the ice." Sounds like the team is interested in obtaining high character players. The days of hooker friendly Hudlers and alcohol savy Callahans is over. 

 

Shawn also mentions what a great guy that Daley is to have in the lockerroom 

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8 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Listening to Horcoff talk on the Red and White podcast, sounds like he's big on character. A point that was made at this years draft. His philosophy: "90% of what happens on the ice comes from what happens off the ice." Sounds like the team is interested in obtaining high character players. The days of hooker friendly Hudlers and alcohol savy Callahans is over. 

 

Shawn also mentions what a great guy that Daley is to have in the lockerroom 

I agree, a lot of times in sports (I'm sure most of us here probably played in high school teams or maybe even college), the best or the hardest working players were often the ones that had high chracter, usually ended up becoming the captains too. Of course character can only get you so far if you don't have talent to start with. 

I was the "always gotta be right" ****** on the team that only flexed my muscles to get laid. Quit sports and never looked back once I got what was coming. (Herpes).

Oh the good old days. 

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