Enjoyed the nugget about the Wings trying to trade Tootoo. There are some posters here that will burn the forum down if they deal their beloved "enforcer".
It's interesting that people talked about the Wings as one of the (secondary) offenders of offering backdiving deals, yet the two suspected candidates (37 and 28) are actually guys on shorter term deals signed in the 2012 offseason. In other words, we actually did intend on honoring the Zetterberg and Franzen contracts.
However, is Khan right about this? I thought that Sammy and Bert were both on 35+ deals, and you can't buyout a 35+ deal. I must be mistaken.
Players who sign multi-year contracts when they are age 35 or older (calculated on June 30 of the season the contract begins) count toward the cap under all circumstances, regardless of where (or if) the player is playing. The only cap relief is $100,000 from the player's cap hit if he is assigned to the minors after the first year of the contract. A buyout — either ordinary-course or compliance — can also reduce the cap hit.
we get a guy who LOVES to shoot and score goals, and is willing to put hard work into the holes in his game and we are going to low ball him? but we are content with sammy and cleary at 3mil? and quincey at 3.775?
5.5, 7-8 years, no thanks he had ONE season worth that. Where does he get off trying to bully the organization that picked him 95th overall and took the time and money to develop him into a top 6 player? He should be content with signing a 1-2 year deal with the wings for 3.5-4 million and prove himself then.
ok I have my wings roster for the 2013/2014 season good to go
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER My Custom Lineup FORWARDS Bobby Ryan ($5.100m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Alex Ovechkin ($9.538m) Nicklas Backstrom ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Steven Stamkos ($7.500m) Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Milan Lucic ($6.000m) Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m) DEFENSEMEN Shea Weber ($7.857m) / Ryan Suter ($7.538m) Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Zdeno Chara ($6.917m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) Jonathan Quick ($5.800m) OTHER Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m) Buyout: Cory Emmerton ($0.000m) Buyout: Patrick Eaves ($0.000m) Buyout: Kyle Quincey ($0.000m) Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) Buyout: Brian Lashoff ($0.000m) Buyout: Jonas Gustavsson ($0.000m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $103,330,278; BONUSES: $850,000 CAP SPACE (20-man roster):- $38,180,278
Abdelkader doesn't deserve to be on the first or second line, he had 3 points in the playoffs, he was outplayed by the likes of injured Dan Cleary. He was a plug and an experiment, his season totals weren't out of his normal averages, and his playoffs were trash.
points don't necessarily translate to success, Cleary got 10 points but was not very good, Abby did a great job screening the goalie, opening up space and getting under players skin. He has potential, he just needs to work on his game a bit in the off season