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In Topic: Ilitch is being cheap with the Wings now that the Tigers are good.

05 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

Yeah because the NHL has a long history of GMs making offers to other team's restricted free agents & when they do, they're almost never matched by the player's current team.   :ok:

My point is not targeting EVERY rfa. It's going after the best available person who can replace your best player. Salary cap or no salary cap players are getting paid the same now as they were prior to the salary cap. Check out the salaries leading up to right before the salary cap was put in place. It is very similar to the last 3 years. The rangers went nuts at 80 million and we had one year where we went nuts other than that it's about the same.

In Topic: Ilitch is being cheap with the Wings now that the Tigers are good.

05 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

Yea and Sanchez had a great post season. The Tigers have a great rotation. That's like saying the Wings can't have anyone who makes more than 2 mil on their third or fourth lines. If we had 4 great centers, one of them would probably be a highly paid 4th liner. Nothing wrong with that.

He is the 4th best and getting paid like a top two. Again I'm not dissing the Tigers I just don't want the wings to play second fiddle to a team that hasn't won in 29 years. It isn't fair to Red Wing fans. I'm all for having two great teams but if your going to own both maybe you should approach them with same mindset. If not then maybe you shouldn't own two teams.

In Topic: Ilitch is being cheap with the Wings now that the Tigers are good.

05 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

There is no truth whatsoever to the OP's allegation. Ilitch gave Holland the OK to offer massive contracts to Suter and Parise last season. The reason that the Wings aren't at the cap is that there weren't exactly a ton of players to spend money on last offseason.

They didn't make one offer to any restricted free agents. The flyers threw it out there because they were going for it. They lost Pronger and tried to get Weber but at least they tried. We lost Lidstrom and went after Suter... Really? Weber is the better of those two and we went after #2. I guess just remember the good old days.

In Topic: Ilitch is being cheap with the Wings now that the Tigers are good.

05 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

Umm... Cabrera has been a Tiger since 2007. Perhaps you mean Fielder, but I don't think you're right whatsoever.

Prince has been a Tiger for a year and the spending limit came from uncertainty about the CBA.

Edit: I will say that I agree Mr. I has a soft spot for the Tigers since he used to be a shortstop in their system before he became the pizza man, but I don't see a lot of suffering from the Red Wings because of it.

No I meant Cabrera...the only real significant player they have gotten through trade since 2007 is Brad Stuart and free agency was Hossa who took less money and he contacted them.

I'm referring to going out and getting that big difference maker like a Shanahan prior to the salary cap. People forget that Lidstrom used to make 11 million a year with a team payroll of around 60 million. Now they don't want to pay anyone. Meanwhile they are throwing money at players on the tigers like they are models in brothel. I mean Sanchez is the 4th best pitcher on the Tigers WTF!?!?

I understand that you don't want to be stupid when it comes to paying your players but as they say high risk can come with high reward.

In Topic: Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

19 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

Can't trade him for 1 year after the inking date, so, they would be on the hook for a lot of cash they seem unwilling to pay, so don't count on that.

What about if say the Preds trade their rights to Weber to a different team within the 7 days? The CBA is very confusing but I would imagine there has to be some sort of loophole like that.