I think a short-term contract is in the best interest of everyone involved.
Holland would want a short contract because of the uncertainty. Did he plateau? Or is he really progressing? Was it just a weird lockout season? Those sorts of questions might make him hesitant to go long-term.
And Brunner, who is probably itching for his big money contract, has bought into the Wings system. He's changing his style of play and I imagine working with the team staff to better himself. He may want his big money now, but if he realizes he can't get a lifetime contract, a one year or two year deal might appeal to him. Get a chance to prove he's worth that money and not have to risk hurting his development somewhere else.
I can't believe the numbers you guys are throwin out. Compare him and his scoring to Hudler and then consider Hudler got 4 yrs @ $4m per on the open market.
Guys that primarily put the puck into the net are the hard one's to find.
This. Good luck offering your top goal-scorer in the playoffs and 3rd best goal-scorer in the regular season (all during his first North American action mind you) right-handed shot soon-to-be UFA $1.5M-2M... kiss that one goodbye.
So because European tenders are selected instead of Canadian ones they are making a rule basically forcing teams to pick Canadian ones even though they might not be as good or as qualified as the European tenders? Smells like Affirmative Action and Diversity laws here in the states. Two thumbs down CHL.
These videos were posted some time ago, and they were filmed during the lockout, but nevertheless I found them interesting; it's always find it intriguing to see the daily life of a professional athlete, especially such a quiet guy as Kindl.
I like people acting like picking up a superstar basically guarantees us a cup.
On paper the Pens were basically an all star team and they still got swept.
Nothing guarantee's anyone a Cup. If having the best superstar team meant winning the Cup all the time, we would have won in in 2003 as well as 2004. BUT acquiring this superstar would most definitely increase our scoring ability and thus bring us that much closer to glory again.
Had a great time at the game. Passed Stevie Y a couple times as he came from his seat right past the end of our section. My daughter got
Nyquist's autograph when he came out of the locker room. Missed Tatar but we went out and she waved to him on the bus and he came out for an autograph and a picture. War Memorial is a great old venue. Saw two octopi and a win. Great win!!