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In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Today, 03:44 PM


This is precisely what I think has happened. They signed Kindl to a relatively lucrative contract at the time, and last season got burned with what is possibly an immoveable contract, or at least one that will not be easy to ship out. 


The last thing KH wants is to really strap the teams finances down by signing DK to a $4m deal for 3-4 years only for him to flop next year and become the next Maxim Kuznetsov. 

I highly doubt DD becomes the next Max Kuznetsov (did he even have a cup of coffee in Detroit - all joking aside - he was nothing when compared to DD).


If Holland is so concerned with cap space - maybe - just maybe - he shouldn't have given Quincey a raise, and not re-sign Cleary?

In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Today, 03:17 PM


Exactly I would go as far and say that in 2 years tops he is going to be our best defenseman if he continues his amazing progress. The problem with Holland is he is overpaying for the false guys and low balling the players he should overpay (including top UFAs :( ).




You take a potshot at Holland haters but follow it with your own completely unfounded comment about Dekeyser asking for $4 mill a year.


Unless you have a source for that?


For all we know after the mistake he made with Kindl's contract, Holland could be playing it more conservatively with RFA D-men.


The actual truth of the matter is we have no idea what's going on with Dekeyser's contract negotiations.  It's between Holland and his agent.  


What I do know is that Dekeyser has quickly become a crucial part of the Wings defense and I sure hope they get him signed ASAP.

Couldn't agree more with the posts above.

In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Today, 02:17 PM

It was definitely a small sample size with Dekeyser, but I think him being 24 years old and playing 4 years in college helps with that. He's not some 19 year old kid.  I also think his performance last season is being understated a bit.  It's in great part due to Ericsson's injury but Dekeyser was arguably the 2nd most important defenseman on the team.



Among Wings d-men:


23 points, only 5 of which came on the PP.  (2nd only to Kronwall's 49, 25 of which were on the PP)

21:38 minutes a game (2nd only to Kronwall's 24:18)

averaged 2:13 per game on the PK and 1:34 on the PP

+10 (tops among Wings defenseman)

30 PIMs (lower than everyone but Kindl, who plays significantly fewer minutes)



It is only 81 games total in the NHL, but he was thrown in the deep end as a rookie and handled himself admirably (think Kindl or Smith for examples of how else it could've gone). He played big minutes and played all roles on the ice.   The question is obviously how much will he improve, but I'd be surprised if he took any steps backwards. 

A bit off topic...


DD didn't get to spend any time with Lids - unlike Ericsson, and Kronwall - he was thrown in full speed ahead, and didn't look outta place one bit.


IMHO - he's our 2nd best Dman, and with Ericsson questionable...Well - Holland better get this kid signed.

In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Today, 01:41 PM


Exactly, this off season has been the worst in almost 2 decades if Danny has to sit out now and god forbid miss training camp, the defense will take a huge hit.

To add - Ericsson not being 100% (finger not healed, and not in top condition) worries me.

In Topic: Wings v Rags Dec 6

Today, 01:39 PM

Hey all 


 Looks like  I will be in the Detroit area in early Dec and see on the schedule that the Rags are in town on Dec 6.  Anyone know anyone that might be willing to sell tickets? I would rather try to buy from forum members vs ticket master. 





Check out Stubhub...Sometimes you can find good deals - however it'll be a few days before the ticket prices drop, and I personally wouldn't wait that long.


If I'm really interested in going to Detroit to see the game (7 hour drive from Wisconsin - hotel - food - beverages - etc) - I'm not gonna worry about the extra fees that the jerks at TM charge...I'll just pay up now, and enjoy the game later.