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Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

13 August 2015 - 07:41 PM

http://www.freep.com...kader/31379331/

 

 

Free Press article thinks Abs could get in the $4.5 to $5 Million dollar range. Say What? 

 

For 1 good season of 23+21? A one time 20 goal score and one time 30 plus point scorer (44) is 4 million really even close to a fair market value? Thats Gustav Nyquist money and Nyquist is a much better player than Abdelkader. 

 

And with the prospects we have coming up (Svech, Larkin, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Pulkkinen) there's no way Abs continues to be a top 6 player in 2-3 years. Would $4 Million + really be worth it for Abs on a 3rd or 4th line role? 

 

I love Abs as much as any Wings fan but I really hope Kenny isn't dumb enough to give Abs $4+ but with the Wings and their loyalty I unfortunately see that happening.