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#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.


#2680095 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 June 2016 - 01:40 PM

The wings should invite kessel to their meeting with stamkos to talk about what it's like being the star player in Toronto :P


#2680057 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 June 2016 - 10:52 AM

Hall plus Stammer would be filthy haha but no, I don't think we have what it takes to make a trade there. If they trade a top forward, it'll be for a top d man. 




#2680048 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 June 2016 - 10:06 AM

I'm assuming you meant no instead of now, right?

Yeah it's a great deal for cbus.. If only we could trade for him at that cap hit :P


#2680015 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 28 June 2016 - 09:51 PM

I feel like I'd prefer staal as a center backup plan for stamkos over Nielsen.. Not that I'm really fond of staal or anything but I heard he's not expecting a long term deal; as long as he gets a top 6 center spot.

Staal for a year or two sounds better than 5+ years of Nielsen to me.. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking that; I haven't watched much of the islanders but he might even be a cheaper cap hit than Nielsen too.

Thoughts?


#2679858 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by amato on 28 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

I could see Lashoff.. Or maybe Miele?


#2679846 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 28 June 2016 - 11:57 AM

RE: qualifying offers....

"The current team must extend a "qualifying offer" to a restricted free agent to retain negotiating rights to that player. Qualifying offers are for one year contracts. The minimum salary for the qualifying offer depends on the player's prior year salary.

Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110 percent of last season's salary. Players making up to $1 million must be offered 105 percent. Players making over $1 million must be offered 100 percent.

If the qualifying offer is not made, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.

If the player rejects a qualifying offer, he remains a restricted free agent"


A different contract can be negotiated after a qualifying offer is extended to a player.

Edit: source https://en.m.wikiped..._free_agent#NHL