I wanna see multiple 30 goal scorers, and I want at least one of our defenseman. I want Green to do it to shut up all the people who say he isn't even all that good offensively anymore.
The people like that are the same ones who continuously tall trash aabout every thing the wings make. jealous bastards
Ya it's funny cause green is only 29 and right in his prime, he could have a career year
A bit more and a bit longer than I'd expected. I tend to be more cautious with longer contracts. Give someone a shorter one to keep them on the leash, so to speak. I'm also notoriously cheap.
Nonetheless, I'm very pleased. He has several good years ahead of him, and we have him for four of them.
I wouldn't call 4 years a long contract, not short either, but it shows the player they want him around, shows the team he wants to be there, and the cap hit is low enough that he will work hard for a raise, and short enough he doesn't become complacent.
"On the eve of the "deadline" we had many conversations about Fedorov," Holland has stated. "I have collected 13 or 14 club officials--all our coaches, managers, and pro scouts. The emotions caused by possible return of Sergei, were [very] different. Yes, I have received Mike's opinion (Babcock--note, Igor Larin), but other positions were expressed. "We decided upon a certain offer, however Sergei eventually has been traded to "Washington " (the Capitol has given the young defender Teddy Ruth for the Russian veteran--note, Igor Larin). Such situation in general we arranged. They intended to receive a really good prospect player for Sergei, and we didn't want to give those up."
Holland really tried to get Fedorov, despite of the veto of the coach.However "Columbus" has requested from "Detroit" young forward Valteri Filppula and a first-round draft pick. As a result after these negotiations, and from this perspective "Columbus" has refused, having decided to not strengthen a club of the [same] division and having given the Russian legionary to a team not only in another division, but also the other conference.
There was apparently some sort of consensus in the room that several people had major concerns about bringing Fedorov back to Detroit, and in all likelihood, the concerns were related to both Fedorov's on-ice performance and the substantial off-ice distractions that Fedorov faced during his later years as a Wing.
So 14 opinions and a lot of them didn't want Fedorov. Holland ultimately decided no because he didn't want to give up prospects and Filpulla.
Enough with trying to push the "Babcock is to blame" narrative. You're just wrong.
I can't believe Columbus was asking that much for a 38 year old, who couldn't out up very many points anymore
I do and I don't.
I mostly wanted to use the phrase intangibulls**t because I thought it was funny.
I agree Toews isn't a top 10 player in the league skill wise, but he's good to great in every quantifiable category on top of what he brings as a captain, which you can't really put a dollar figure on.
If you say intangibALLS it carries more truculence
Saad may be overpaid now but in a few years his contract will look like a steal.
Pulkinnen has his work cut out for him so that's a different story.
I mean what comparables would be there to award him anything less than 5 million? He would be stupid to accept a bridge deal or a long term contract paying him less than what he would get as an unregistered free agent...if the Wings don't like it they can always walk away or maybe they'll reach an agreement before sa..but to act like 3 to 4 mill would be fair for what he brings may be false.
That's the point the are restricted free agent for a reason. You don't get to be unrestricted until 27, so why would you get unrestricted money before then?