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In Topic: Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

17 August 2015 - 04:30 AM

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.


I'll give you the Beleskey comparison but Abdelkader is not even close to Ryan Kesler. Kesler is an elite 2 way center who consistently puts up 20+ goals and 45+ points and in his peak was a 70+ point player (and had 13 points in 16 PO Games), Kesler has the proven track record to be worth the 6.8 he's soon to be getting. Trying to compare an elite 2 way center to a net front winger is absolutely laughable. 


Abdelkaders best statistical season is on par with Keslers mediocre/average seasons. Even if Abdelkader can pull a rabbit out of his hind quarters and replicate last season (I doubt he does) I still say he is not a $4 Million player. 


Years with 40 or more points:

Kesler: 6

Abdelkader: 1


50 or more points:

Kesler: 3

Abdelkader: 0


70 or more points: 

Kesler: 2

Abdelkader: 0


20+ Goal Seasons:

Kesler: 7 (with a high of 41 in 10/11)

Abdelkader: 1


The only way Abdelkader and Kesler are comparable is they both use the body and are both from Michigan, other than that they aren't close to comparable. An elite consistent 40+ point 2 way center to a 1 time 40 point net front winger, yeah thats a great comparison. 

In Topic: Wings hire new S&C Coach Mike Kadar

10 July 2015 - 07:14 PM

Ha. Penguins always have some of the most man games lost to injuries, so let's hope that doesn't come with him.
Not thrilled with this hire.


Hell the Pens medical staff couldn't even correctly diagnose the mumps when Crosbys cheeks were the size of a cantaloupe. 

In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

09 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

I find it funny the people on the Wings facebook page complaining, did anybody have a problem when Emmerton wore #25 (with the actual number not the fact that Emmerton was actually on the ice)? 



In Topic: Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

07 July 2015 - 09:42 PM

Has Jarrett Meyer been talked about yet? Anyone wanting big guys, here ya go. He still got a long way to go but, a camp invite of the wings at 18, he is 6'9 & 246 lbs with plenty of time to develop. Here's to hoping the Detroit developmental system works its magic..



I don't know the first thing about this kid but I already like him more than Ericsson and Kindl. 

In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

05 July 2015 - 11:19 PM

Lol at people saying 3 or 3.5 million, no way he gets anything under 4.5. Back  to back near 30 goal seasons and back to back to back seasons of being one of the teams top scorers he's well worth 4.5+. We're lucky he's an RFA and not a UFA because there are teams out there that would offer 5+ easy. 


Everyone in this thread has come to accustomed to Kenny and his lowball "market value" offers, fact is good players get paid and Goose is a good player. 


Saad, age 22, 23G 29A 52 PTS - 6M 

O'Rielly, age 24, 17G 38A 55 PTS - 7.5M

Kadri, age 24, 18G 21A 39 PTS - 4.1M

Nyquist, age 25 27G 27A 54 PTS- ???


 O'Rielly and Saad being comparable to Gooses productivity and Kadri being slightly below Gooses productivity (Kadri's never scored more than 20) it's easy to say goose is a 4.5M+ player. 


If you had to go to Free Agency to replace Gooses productivity it's going to cost 5 Million plus for a near 30 goal 50+ points scorer.