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#2624179 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

Again, Glencross isn't saying anything about struggling to live on the millions he's made.  


He's talking about leaving money on the table.  Now that he's been traded after taking a hometown discount he realizes that this is first and foremost a business and regrets his decision.  

#2623212 Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

Posted by Jesusberg on 16 August 2015 - 08:00 PM

So because he is from Michigan he automatically gets to cash in? I love Abby, he plays hard and is versatile, but I don't think he is worth 4 million unless he can string together. Few solid seasons.

Hate to see another bad contract....

I just don't get the mentally on paying someone on their future potential instead of their previous track record.

Not because he's from Michigan, but I'm sure it factors in for management, along with the other aspects of Abby's game that were mentioned. For what he brings, 4 million is pretty much the norm. He and Kesler are comparable in several ways - scoring, hitting, some "fancy stats". Kesler's going to be making 6.8 million starting in 2016-17. Beleskey is another guy who I think is comparable to Abdelkader. He's getting 3.8M for five seasons after scoring 20+ goals once.

If Abdelkader can replicate his 2014-15 season, he's going to get around 4 million.

#2623201 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by T.Low on 16 August 2015 - 03:13 PM

Article from Chicago area regarding Russo

"Unlike Hawks prospect Ryan Hartman, a West Dundee, Ill. native, and Hawks backup goaltender Scott Darling, a Lemont, Ill. native, Russo did not grow up a Hawks fan despite the proximity to the team. Russo was a Red Wings fan growing up, according to Second City Hockey staff writer Ryan Hood, who attended high school with him for two years."

#2623185 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

Right handed shot defenseman with decent size and mobility. Over a point per game in his final year of NCAA. I like it.

Also, the highly touted Mike Reilly, that a lot of Wings fans wanted to sign, who eventually signed with the Wild, finished with one more point than Russo. Russo was selected 95th overall by the Islanders in the 2011 draft while Reilly was selected 98th overall by the Blue Jackets the same year...

I like this signing a lot...

#2622191 Which prospect will have the best nhl career

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 07:46 PM

I can't believe I'm the only one who voted for Mantha so far

#2621638 Mitch Callahan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

Probably lower.

#2621635 Mitch Callahan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

Slim to none.

#2621478 Free agents this off season

Posted by F.Michael on 24 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

Smart move for the Habs.


1 year deal on the cheap...A motivated, and healthy Semin could easily hit 30  goals.

#2621454 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 10:39 AM

make it or break it season for semin's nhl career, imo. 

unless he's ok with cheap one year deals year after year 

#2621338 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 02:20 PM

Yeah I saw this. Babs is really starting to piss me off by taking some of our coaching and staff members.. 


Goes to show how popular Babs really was among the organization. 


Yeah well. I'd rather lose a scout and a coach or two than watch Glendenning and Miller play 18 minutes a night again this season.

#2621113 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

so possible big raises next year PLUS 4 defensmen out of exemptions...oh boy!

#2621086 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 July 2015 - 12:55 PM

There's no doubt he will be with the big club. He would have to clear waivers to get sent down, and he would definitely get claimed. I'm expecting him to be a fixture on the 3rd line and 2nd power-play unit under Blashill.

#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM


#2620592 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 July 2015 - 10:42 AM

I think both Jurco and Pulkkinen will sign for under a mil each. Somewhere around the $900K range, Jurco likely getting slightly more.


I think both will be 3rd liners with some time up on the 2nd, when the inevitable injury hits... Pulkkinen will likely see a lot more time on the power-play. I'm going to say Jurco nets 12 and Pulkkinen nets 17 (over half coming with the man advantage...).

#2620633 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

Unlike Weiss.  

Weiss is gonna light up the KHL this year