That's a very long term with a lot of money for a goalie. He's top 5 in the league now, but for how long? He's only been the #1 for basically a lockout shortened season. That's not much to merit $7 mil per. I would have signed him 3 years $15 mil if I were the B's GM. Their depth will suffer with this signing. The Wings division may get even weaker now cause of the lowered cap.
Reagrdless, GR is as low as he should be sent down, not Toledo as some have suggested.
Screwing the Wings over by playing the injury card when he was allegedly ready to go in the Chicago series....if there was a place lower than Toledo, we'd want to send him there. He's a distraction now and he needs to go whichever way the Wings can rid themselves of him.
I got my 1000G on Defiance yesterday. Now I'm working on Dragon's Dogma. After I finish that, I may play Witcher 2 again, but on the hardest setting to try and complete all the achievements in that. I've been playing Saints Row the 3rd, GoW Judgement, Cursed Crusade, I need 2 more multiplayer achievements to yet again complete AC3 and I may go back and get the last couple achievements in AC1 sometime soon. I still have to do all but 1 of the Skyrim add-on achievements. It's been on the back burner for some time now.
Brunner could still sign here. Either way, Tatar is as good and could be better than Brunner.
Yes, and that's why Tatar should be on the 2nd line with Mule and Weiss. Have Andersson on the 4th line with Abdelkader and Miller and have our 3rd line as Brunner-Helm-Nyquist. Our 1st line being Alfie-Dats-Z THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!! Then trade the other guys that don't fit in the top 13 and keep Tuzzi as our 13th forward.
Assuming they keep Tatar on the top line in Grand Rapids... I'd rather see him get top minutes there and solidify is game than to play third-line minutes in Detroit... I just want them to find a way to keep Brunner. His game is already on par with Samuelsson and his upside is a LOT higher. The Red Wings should file a grievance against Samuelsson in regards to his "injury" that won't allow them to use a buyout.
I thought Tatar wasn't eligible to go back this year without clearing waivers?? He should be on the Wings anyways. 16 goals in the playoffs and the MVP.....= paid his dues yo!
There will be more than 2.3 million. The wings have trade a couple forwards after today's signings. Trade for picks = cap space
Exactly. Kenny Holland said he was going to sign big forwards at the draft. He did.
He said he was going to try and get a 2nd line centre and was looking at top 6 guys. He followed through.
He said he was going to have to move some pieces around with trades and that guys that were assured spots on the Wings next year are Tatar, Nyquist, Smith, Andersson and Lashoff I believe. He's followed through on everything else and has been patient, unlike some GM's and has been responsible with a cap that's gone down 6 million.
2 best GM's of the summer are Kenny Holland and Kekaloopydoo from the BJ's.
Come on, I know Red Wings fans are smarter than this. Yeah, he's just an enforcer ... who happens to score 25-30 goals. That's more than McCarty ever scored. Probert scored 29 once, but that was a different NHL.
I'm not saying Clarkson is worth his asking price, but to imply that he's nothing more than an enforcer is a bit ridiculous, don't you think.
But hey.....watch this!
I don't know how to embed youtube videos on here, so if someone can help me out, we can all enjoy one of the best grinder goals EVER!
Maybe because he knew signing players wasn't going to make a difference? Maybe he wanted to give the kids a chance? Maybe he didn't have the go-ahead to trade away assets for players like Iginla, Murray, Morrow, Jagr, Clowe, etc. ...that all worked out in the end anyway, huh?
I understand the frustration behind the "HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING" mentality... but we have a team that consistently makes the playoffs and doesn't draft high. WTF DO YOU WANT?!
oh right... We Want The Cup.
Then why re-sign Cleary? There goes Tatar's spot, and $3 mil? That has to be a typo. That's absurd for a guy on the decline who has been injured for 3 years. I'm ok with not getting Lecavalier, Horton, Clarkson, even Weiss or Ryder, but I do not want Cleary taking up a kids roster spot that provides more offence, spark and can grind out an 82 game schedule. Sometimes it's just time to move on.
Cleary skates down the left boards, trips over centre ice line, collects himself and continues down the boards. He hits the blue line with mediocre speed and gets the puck as close as he can to his favorite shooting are, top of the circle, puck literally touching the boards, and he sends a wrister to the net......bread basket! We never saw that coming!