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marcaractac

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In Topic: Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

27 July 2016 - 12:28 PM

They ended up right in the middle of what they asked. Whooda thunk it?

In Topic: DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

26 July 2016 - 10:10 AM

I'm not going to moan about it, but it is more than I was thinking he is worth, but exactly what I expected he'd get.  Someone above mentioned that this is the going rate for a 2nd pairing guy, but I'm not sure that's the case....I think there is 15 or so teams in the league that have either no guys or only 1 D man making more than $5M...some have 2, less have 3.  

 

I always seem to be surprised at the length and the $ amounts of the deals that Kenny puts together, I guess it's a bit of a risk he normally takes....some work out really well and others don't.  DD is still young enough that the length won't be an issue and I guess Kenny is hoping the deal will look better towards the end of the deal vs today.

 

Gotta imagine a lot of these second pairing dmen making under 5 mil are probably on a contract signed when they had a lot of RFA years left. Complete speculation of course, but this was the deal to prevent him from going UFA next summer. He'd have made at least 5 mil had he hit the open market next summer. 


In Topic: DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

26 July 2016 - 10:05 AM

No one here yet... a lot of backlash on Twitter though...

 

Unfortunately a large portion of the Red Wings fanbase have become insufferable. There is literally nothing to complain about with this deal at all. 5 million per season for a dman of his calibre coming into his prime is as ideal as it gets. Some ***** at the term, but he'll be only 32 when the deal is up. I see no issue.  


In Topic: DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

26 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

Was so worried about the talk of a one year deal. Glad he is locked up.

In Topic: DeKeyser files for arbitration...

25 July 2016 - 08:58 AM

Am I the only one that thinks north of $5M for him is outrageous?  Not saying it wouldn't happen, I just think it's crazy money for him.

 

Holland dug his own grave when he signed Ericsson for what he did.