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In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

18 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'd be very surprised if we sign either of these guys for more than $2M per year, look at Smith and Nyquists' contracts over the last two years as a guide.


This. Neither has even played a full NHL season yet.


These are RFA contracts, not UFA guys that any team can sign. Nyquist is making 950k a year and Smith is making 1.2. While I do think both TT and DD will make a bit more, it won't be MILLIONS more as some people are suggesting. That isn't how it works with restricted free agents.


They will be short "bridge" contracts to hold them over until they get paid for real (and prove they're worth it over a larger sample size). 

In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

17 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I could be way off but I was expecting DD to get around 1.7-2m on a bridge deal, and Tatar to get around 1-1.5 tops. One thing Holland has always been pretty good at is getting our RFAs to sign cheap deals, but it is curious that they're "far apart". 


However, this isn't too uncommon for RFA negotiations and really there isn't much risk of losing them, maybe the Wings will have to pay a few hundred K more than they'd like but that's about it.

In Topic: What is the plan with Mrazek?

11 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

Well since Gus is back I'm not sure how this would work , but I wish there was a way to have him play maybe 20 NHL games this season.


Our training staff is terrible, so 20 games seems pretty likely when you factor in groin pulls.

In Topic: NHL-Game of Thrones Edition

11 July 2014 - 12:14 AM

Pretty darn good. 


I saw another one recently that compared all the NHL teams to the Game of Thrones house/families. I believe the Wings were House Stark - former greatness, but everyone dying off.

In Topic: Ehrhoff or Niskanen

01 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

So, 1 year 4 million.  I don't want to hear anyone say that Kenny had his hands tied and couldn't improve the D, without hurting the team.  1 year, 4 million.  If he fails to hit his target it will show that his judgement with regards to free agency will have failed 5 years in a row.


Maybe Ehrhoff wanted to Sign in Pitt?