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Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

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28 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Great news! I'm pretty sure Anderson circled back to Columbus' original offer from a few months ago as well. $1.85M x 3 years. Maybe Ferris smartened the f*** up and advised him to take the deal. Hopefully AA does the same over the next day or two too.

Yup Josh Anderson signed for 3 years $5.5 million or an AAV of $1.85 million and Holland offered AA fair market at 2 years $3.8 million give him the extra year like Anderson and be done with it.

12 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

Ok, I just tweeted Andreas up and advised him to take the $1.9M, we're good, he'll get it done! :lol:

Lol good man, How can AA say no to that.

30 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

Hey Kenny and AA, theres your comparable.  Anderson just signed a deal for 3 years, $1.85M per. He had 17 goals 12 Assists for 29 points.  AA had 18 goals 11 assists for 29 points.  2 years $1.9M IS market value for AA, lets get this done!

...and then lets get Sheahan traded (or Kronner LTIR) to clear up this cap mess!

After Josh Anderson signing for $1.85M per for 3 years, I honestly hope that AA's agent Darren Ferris still doesn't think that AA is worth $2.5 million with Anderson signing for less then what Holland offered AA he's pretty much has to accept that deal.

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3 hours ago, xtrememachine1 said:

Ironically enough, the guy that busted his butt in preseason and will take AA's roster spot wrote about his experience in the KHL.  Maybe AA and any other player looking to jump ship should read this first.

https://www.hockeyministries.org/home-ice/blog/my-experience/

Side note - interesting to have read his Christian beliefs.

Thanks for sharing the link.

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14 minutes ago, amato said:

posted this in the “13th F” thread too but this makes it sound like they don’t plan on AA signing right away...?

Well a move will have to be made before we sign Athanasiou, so even if / when we do sign him, we would still have 20 skaters and 2 goalies.

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5 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Well a move will have to be made before we sign Athanasiou, so even if / when we do sign him, we would still have 20 skaters and 2 goalies.

 

True. I do still wonder if there’s a deal already in place just waiting for AA to sign.. 

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14 hours ago, kipwinger said:

You saying the offer is market value doesn't make it so.  Market value is determined by supply and demand, not "player comparables".  I will donate $50 dollars to a charity of your choice if you can find a single Ken Holland reference to "comparables" prior to this year.  It's a negotiating tactic.  AA supplies goals.  Ken Holland needs goals.  Hence, Holland has to move toward the upper end of the price range.  So far he's failed to do so, and has alienated a good young talent in the process.  Saying that Holland should offer his young talent what some other GM, who's team is at a totally different point in their lifecycle is offering his, is way off base IMO.  If Holland doesn't want to pay AA 500K more, trade him and be done with it.  

I don't think you understand how this works.

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3 hours ago, LoveMyRedWings56 said:

Way too much for AA compared to what others received, 2 years $4 million is way more then enough.

Doesnt 2 years put him in another RFA contract negotiation at age 26?  If not, then he should take 4.5 for 2 years.  Meet halfway.

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But in 2 years he'll be an RFA with arbitration eligibility, a la Tatar. Take the 2 years at $1.9M and prove you're worth more and get your $5M+ next contract after you net 100 pts. in those 2 seasons.

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2 hours ago, Jonas Mahonas said:

Doesnt 2 years put him in another RFA contract negotiation at age 26?  If not, then he should take 4.5 for 2 years.  Meet halfway.

Right but 2 years $4 million is a fair offer, And if in those 2 years he has two very good seasons just gives him more leverage to get a bigger contract after those 2 years are up. Honestly $4.5 for years years isn't that bad of an offer and maybe something he would consider.

34 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

But in 2 years he'll be an RFA with arbitration eligibility, a la Tatar. Take the 2 years at $1.9M and prove you're worth more and get your $5M+ next contract after you net 100 pts. in those 2 seasons.

Exactly this is pretty much what i was thinking as well, Take a little cheaper deal put up points play great and get bigger money in a year or two.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have been tied to the Detroit Red Wings for some time, with rumors swirling around Riley Sheahan and Andreas Athanasiou as potential trade candidates. Athanasiou remains unsigned, and as Elliotte Friedman reports in his latest “31 Thoughts” for Sportsnet, the Penguins have seemingly moved on.

Hell no I would not trade AA to Pitt! But it looks like they don't want Sheahan anymore either...looks like we don't sign AA until Kronwall or E inevitably go on LTIR.

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Just now, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Pens fans were superrrrrr interested in acquiring AA when the Sheahan rumor hit

I would say so! I hate to compare, but that trade would be equal to the Oates trade. HELL NO!

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39 minutes ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Pens fans were superrrrrr interested in acquiring AA when the Sheahan rumor hit

Ok - dumb question here...

Who on the Pens roster would come our way, or would we end up with prospects/picks?

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No Progress In Contract Talks For Andreas Athanasiou

October 4th, 2017 at 6:52pm CST • By Brian La Rose

Although the Red Wings have been in contact with Andreas Athanasiou’s agent over the last few days, the GM told reporters, including MLive’s Ansar Khan, that nothing has changed with regards to the stalemate in negotiations.  Athanasiou’s agent Darren Ferris also told Khan that there is nothing to update at this time.

Detroit made a pair of offers to the 23-year-old restricted free agent earlier in the offseason.  They tabled a one-year offer worth $1.25MM that would allow him to return to restricted free agency next summer with arbitration eligibility where he could possibly have more leverage to yield a bigger salary.  They’ve also offered him a two-year pact with an AAV of $1.9MM.

Andreas AthanasiouHowever, Athanasiou is believed to still be seeking $2.5MM per season which means there is still a pretty large gap to bridge.  Ferris revealed back in August that the winger had a KHL offer on the table and while he wouldn’t reveal the specifics financially, it was suggested that it was worth more than what the Red Wings have offered.

Athanasiou is coming off of a strong season that saw him record 18 goals and 11 assists in just 64 games.  However, this was also his only year that he was a full-time NHL player so his track record is still pretty small.  The team is likely using comparables such as Toronto wingerConnor Brown (three years, $2.1MM), Columbus winger Josh Anderson (who just signed a three year, $5.55MM deal on Monday), and Vancouver winger Sven Baertschi (two years, $3.7MM).  Those players all were coming off similar seasons to Athanasiou without any sort of long-term track record of NHL production.

With the season getting underway today, this will be the first day where Athanasiou is leaving money on the table by not being under contract.  If he is to play in the NHL at all in 2017-18, the two sides will need to reach an agreement on a new deal by December 1st.

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