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#2637351 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 16 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

I think he will replicate last year if he stays healthy. He has all the tools like you mentioned. If he's demoted to 4th line though I'm not so sure.


I never watched the last game was he demoted? I think the last thing Blash should be doing is "sending messages" to key players right now a la Michelle Therrien. Who knows, with the role our 4th line plays it's hardly a demotion. In the end I want to see Abby do well and I want to get 50 dollars as well


#2637341 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 16 November 2015 - 03:32 PM

Abby has to score 10 goals in the next 68 games for me to win 50 dollars


#2637318 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by joesuffP on 16 November 2015 - 01:09 PM

Let's show some balls tonight. Really gutsy win tonight.


#2636760 11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

Posted by joesuffP on 13 November 2015 - 11:03 AM

Love the lines. Been saying Sheahan should be tried as a winger. He can do the dirty stuff along the boards and in front of the net a lot better as a winger. Hopefully he will shoot more h


#2636756 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 13 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

So if Abby wanted 8 years and Holland wanted 5, would you naysayers have told Abby to walk? I'm not thrilled with the term but I'm happy for Abby that he'll retire a wing. These 4M contracts aren't back breaking even if he does regress badly in his final years. People act like Holland has decided to replace Datsyuk with Abby because of this deal. He's paid like a secondary player


#2636647 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 04:03 PM

I will make a LGW wager that Abby scores at least 15 goals this season


#2636644 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 03:50 PM

Having a guy that hovers around 20ish goals and leads your team in hits at 4.25M is a pretty good deal. 5 years would have been the perfect deal imo but I'm sure Holland considered this but Abby didn't want to hit FA on the downside of his career with only a few years left in him


#2636642 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 03:38 PM

I think Holland plans on continuing with the youth movement. Abby will be a great complimentary guy with Dats and Z and then with Larkin and AA. We are just now seeing our high end prospects seeing NHL ice time. The deal is long but it's not like Abdelkader is being paid like some corner stone of the franchise, he's being paid like a good complimentary forward. Who knows what 20 goal scorers will be getting in 3 years and this saves us from getting a gritty scoring forward through FA. Something we will always need even int the future considering our prospects


#2636601 Day to Day Practice thread

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 12:58 PM

Yeah Smith's puck grab against Montreal honestly could have been the difference in making the playoffs or not. Unforgettable and inexcusable


#2636599 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 12:55 PM

How was Franzen dreadful? He led our team in goals every year until his injuries. People on these boards spend more time talking about players then actually watching them. There's something wrong with people having their own personal investment in players struggles just for the sake of I told you so's.

Abby got a fair deal in today's NHL and the term just guarantees he retires a wing. They probably see him as a great leader and somebody they need around when Dats retires


#2636580 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

Why does everyone consider Franzen's contract some sort of failure? We got great production out of him for his cap hit and now him likely going on LTIR he has no cap hit at all. I'd say it worked out pretty well for us


#2636566 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 11:28 AM

Put Mrazek in against the Sharks since we always suck against them. Worked against the Caps. Weren't we like 1-7 against them previously?


#2636552 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

I wouldn't say anybody is overpaid actually. E is objectively a top 4 defensemen on this team despite what you think about him. We have too many players not too much salary. Who in your mind is overpaid besides Ericsson which is objectively wrong? Kindl? He's gone next year so I'm not worried about it, not like he has a massive cap hit anyways


#2636548 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 10:47 AM

Abby is the prototypical Red Wing that proves if you're a real professional, that works hard the possibilities are endless. He'll be a great veteran presence, hopefully his body holds up. Hasn't missed any significant time his whole career so I'm positive he won't break

So we have 18M tied into Ericcson, Kindl, Abby, and Quincey
 
Who's making fun of Toew's and Kane's contracts now?


You're comparing 4 players salary to 2 and two of those guys are done after this season. Our salary situation is pretty good right now. Ericsson is the only guy that might be overpaid and realistically he isn't.


#2636546 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 10:37 AM

Not bad actually. Good for Abby. He'll be wearing the A soon