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#2681712 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 04:59 PM

I feel a lot less bad now than I did a few hours ago.  A lot needs to go right for a successful season, but at least the pressure won't be all on guys like Larkin and AA. They now have time to grow into their roles instead of being forced into them. 




#2681707 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 04:53 PM

Does any team value PKing as much as the Red Wings?? I value this thing called goal scoring, and we didn't do s*** today that will help that. Just for the love of god Blashill play the kids more next season, that would be fine.

 

The guy scores 10-15 goals a season for the most part. If he is played on the 3rd line where he should be, he is a huge asset. When you have a team with elite talent, it is usually guys like Helm that become the difference makers. 




#2681439 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 01:14 PM

Merged both of our Offseason threads, not sure why there were two. We can keep it all consolidated here. Carry on.

 

One was for the Wings moves specifically, the other was for all other teams




#2681401 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:51 PM

It's real quiet on the Dan Cleary front Almost... ...too quiet....

 

 

 

lol




#2681371 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:35 PM

Detroit has been informed they are out on Radulov. #SigningSeason

 

Should have never been IN on him to begin with




#2681348 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning announce Victor Hedman has signed an 8-year extension worth $7.875 M per season

 

Yzerman keeping the band together. Good on him




#2681346 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

 

LOL @ Eklund




#2681303 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:11 PM

The more I read about Nielsen, the more i like him.. The term obviously isn't great but that's free agency for ya. Hopefully holland isn't done.

 

I'm in the same boat. Seems like he'll be a good fit. And the limited no trade after two years makes that contract movable if he starts to decline or if Larkin and AA surpass the hell out of him at center. 

 

And maybe we'll win shootouts now!!




#2681276 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 12:00 PM

I'm fine with this contract. Helm is only 29. And the cap hit will in no way hurt the team. Glad he is sticking around. 

 

Does Miller make the team now that we have Helmer back and Neilson who can also kill penalties? Seems to me Miller should be the odd man out. 




#2681270 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 11:57 AM

I'd like the Neilson signing a lot more if it was 4 years for a little more money. It's 4 years from now that concerns me. 

 

The good thing about him is he is durable. So hoping no past injury issues means he can still be effective post 35. 




#2681198 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 11:31 AM

Damn. We should have went after Staal if he was that cheap.

 

I've been saying all week he'd be cheap with a short term. Would have given us depth at center long enough for Larkin and AA to develop into legit top 6 centers themselves. Now in 3 years we're gonna have a 5.25 million player we do not need. At least Backes would have had value as a role player in the bottom 6 in a few years. 




#2681123 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

6 years for af****** 32 year old. ughhhhhhh




#2681101 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 11:04 AM

 Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie  14s

Matt Lorito going to DET on two year, two-way deal.




#2680990 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 10:09 AM

Signing Neilson is nothing more than a desperate attempt to keep the streak alive. Which is all we have to look forward to until the streak finally ends.


#2680751 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 30 June 2016 - 09:05 PM

Would we maybe be better off say signing 2-4 guys like mcginn eriksson Brouwer backes and then turning around and trading both Tatar/nyquist in seperate deals along with a prospect/picks and getting one or 2 of trouba/brodin/fowler ... Or a duchene/landeskog maybe being available (long shot)

The forwards are older than nyquist and Tatar but it would enable us to get some defensive help ... Didn't add okposo cause I read his wife wants to go back to minnesota

 

Nope. Trade one of Goose or Tats if and only if it's part of a package for a dman.

 

Agreed on Brouwer and Backes, but would much rather Okposo than Eriksson. Goose and Tats canbe the guys to put up Erikson numbers. It's players like Backes, Brouwer, Okposo that would create the space for them to do their thing. Trading Goose and Tats to bring in Eriksson just doesn't make any sense. 

 

If we get a top 6 center like Backes and add a winger that brings a new element to the team, it would go a long way to help the more skilled guys we do have to play their game. What you suggest would just make the team a lot older, leading to even more declining players in 3-4 years. 

 

I think if it takes a 5-6 year deal to get Backes here, Holland should do it. He could be a huge part of this team down the middle for the next couple years, then become a role guy when the youth take over the top 6 roles. If he declines to a point his cap is a deterrent to the team, trade him to whatever rebuilding team needs a character guy to help out with their kids.