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#2681298 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 12:09 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.


#2681290 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 12:07 PM

Quoted you.




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:D haha thank you for this bit of comic relief in the midst of all the sky is falling fire holland etcetc


#2681111 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

7 years / 5.5 per for Ladd

Lucic gets 7 / 6 from EDM


#2681070 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 10:51 AM

The future is mighty bleak for the red wings. Nielsen, Helm and Abdelkader that's our future for the next five years. Does anybody with a basic understanding of hockey think those are guys to build a winning team around?

 

The team will be built around Larkin, DD, and Mrazek




#2681055 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 10:46 AM

 

Why would Eric Staal take a paycut to come play in Detroit?

 

because the only deal he'll probably be able to sign anywhere is low money/short term 

 

that said, I am starting to prefer Nielsen to him the more I read about him.. but I am still worried about what contract it'll take to get him. 




#2680935 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

Not even noon on free agency day yet and the sky is already falling.... That might be a record.


#2680873 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 09:14 AM

Whatever, I like helm. And with the high interest in him, he would've gotten more on the open market. Seems like a pretty tradable contract even a few years from now.


#2680826 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 08:01 AM

Hmm Nielsen leads the league in the shootout apparently (42 in 82 attempts).. I did not know that.

Certainly not a "must sign" type factor but that would be a nice bonus (especially losing Datsyuk) given how we struggle in shootouts.


#2680814 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 07:32 AM

Free agency officially opens at noon eastern. You can watch coverage on both TSN & NHL network starting at 11am I believe. Should be able to stream it on their websites as well.


#2680808 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 07:07 AM

I'm fine with Nielsen as a player.. I'm just concerned about what term he might get.


#2680802 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 05:44 AM

I have a bad feeling we're going to give Nielsen & Okposo too much money & term :x


#2680537 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by amato on 30 June 2016 - 09:38 AM

Sorry forgot the ninja :ninja:... I was being slightly sarcastic in that proposed trade, but I thought it might have been obvious with my "massive potential" to go along with the fact that I've said numerous times how I don't see Marchenko as anything more than a 3rd pairing shut-down defender. So no, I don't think he would get us Nugent-Hopkins...


I figured as much.. I was less taking your suggestion seriously and more trying to state Larssons porential. While I do agree the oilers overpayed (you have to for top d men), I think Larsson is being underrated by most of the hockey world.


#2680528 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 30 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

Sounds crazy, but this might actually happen since all 3 happen to be tires that Holland wants to kick...And apparently we have enough to afford all 3...Not sure if that's the best move for the team.

Holland still needs to offer sheet a Canes player before he quits his role as GM...Payback for Feds circa 1998.


Haha right! Two more years until Hanafin is an RFA :ninja:


#2680335 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 June 2016 - 05:16 PM

Wings never got a chance? So basically it was see how close the hometown team is to competing, then decide I guess?

On the lighter side of things, this got me good :D haha

https://twitter.com/...245726128373762


#2680288 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by amato on 29 June 2016 - 04:36 PM

I voted Ladd because he'll chip in offensively and provide some physical play while he's at it.

Also, combine his disappointing playoff with the stronger free agent market and he should end up signing cheaper than most of that list.