Sorry, but that's ridiculous.
He's looking human, but still like one of the best human defenseman the league has.
The way some of you talk, maybe he should go play for Stevie in Tampa Bay and get the money and respect he deserves. Then we'll see how human he looks when he's not on the Wings.
It's not Nick's job to manage the money situation. That's Holland's.
The reason he gets the huge salary is because he is a large part of the reason this team is good year after year.
Some of his salary is one thing, but you guys are talking about millions of dollars.
This isn't really up to Holland. Lidstrom is in the drivers seat and if he demands 6+, then he isn't really all that interested in another Cup. That's all I'm saying. And there has been a decline in play. And there is no reason to believe the decline won't continue.
We can dicker all day long about what he deserves and in the end, we would probably be close. But based on what I've heard, he would come back for another chance at a Cup. If that's what he truly wants, signing for 6+ won't really go very far in helping his cause. Demanding 6+ will show, to me anyway, that he comes back more for money than for a chance to win another Cup. And, yes, that will tarnish him a bit in my eyes.