If they want to buy out Weiss they might as well wait until next year anyway.. maybe he bounces back but even if he doesn't, the cap hit from the buy out will be less in both term and dollars. We can afford keep him on the books this season and add a contract if we so choose.
Exactly. Ton's of cap space this year. See what Blashill can do with him. Maybe he plays well enough to generate some trade interest. If he struggles, dump him next June when that 2.5M (or whatever) in cap space becomes more valuable.
I also read somewhere that it's "not about the money" & where he signs depends more about the quality of team he could sign to and what role he would get on said team. He wants top minutes, more power play time, etc.. something the wings could obviously give him based on the state of the defense. I think all of that points to him being signed by the wings, assuming he means it when he says "it's not about the money" & signs at a decent value. I would love to sign green at say 3 years, 12 million. But I expect him to get more. He'll certainly get better offers from teams like the oilers.
Well, Hyman signed a 2 year EL deal with Toronto. I bet this has Babcock all over it! He probably knew Hyman was leaning toward Detroit and in order to keep us from getting better he had Shanny swoop in and kill that chance!
Of course Kenny could've just traded a useless forward like McKegg to Fla and signed him himself, but of course Hyman is also from Toronto, so we had that to deal with...oh well. I am just angry at this though, I despise our former coach and shanny even more now!
Hyman signs in hometown, Reilly more than likely signing in hometown, WTF is going on here?!?! Don't kids want to get out and explore the world anymore?
Who knows, but I'm sure glad DeKeyser didn't have this attitude.
Late 1990's to the early 2000's...Even with all that $$$, and a all-star roster the team failed to make the playoffs for 7 seasons in a row.
EDIT - I know I'm dating myself by going back to previous seasons...Just that I feel Stevie Y is by far the most deserving.
I agree. I'm mostly just being a jerk. I don't want the competition to succeed at all. Even Stevie. I just can't cheer for the GM of the team that dealt the Wings their most recent playoff loss. Same way I won't be hoping for Babcock to win the Jack Adams anytime soon.
You just don't get it. Because you're part of the PC police and also because you want hockey to become the same thing as women's soccer (which is significantly tougher than Men's soccer BTW). Admit it.
Forwards are expected to play defense regardless of the talent level of the D.
Free agents typically get more than they're necessarily worth now. It's a fact of life in the new NHL.
Exactly. If everyone's "overpaying", then no one really is, relatively speaking. It's not like Franson's going to sign for 4M/per while Green goes for 6M/per. If you want to improve a team, especially the D, you have to the big money for guys like Niskanen, Stralman, Green, etc.