A guy who is arguably better than Quincey just signed for less than 1/4 the price.
Process that for a moment.
Yes, it's definitely arguable.
He's certainly has been a good stay at home guy... when he's healthy... but we don't need a stay at home guy whose durability is questionable at best. I don't care how little he signed for... we need a puck mover.
According to reporters the Wings are always in on someone, their offer is always "competitive" (although no details are shared), so like you I take it with a grain of salt.
As for Vanek I firmly believe the guy played himself out of a bigger and better contract with his playoff performance and the olympics.
btw. Niskanen at 5,75 will turn out to be a bargain very soon, the cap keeps rising and the guy had an unreal season.
Details were shared. On all deals that the Wings were in on. They offered Boyle more money and more term than the Rangers. Just slightly less money, but same term for Niskanen. Were not given the opportunity to make a pitch to Ehrhoff. Did not want to give Stralman five years. It was all made pretty clear.
If Detroit (or anyone for that matter) gives up future top six talent for Mike Green, I'd be very surprised. Washington has been trying to move him around injuries for three years and they haven't had a sniff. An offer sheet to Subban would be a smarter move...
Cody Franson might be an interesting idea. Don't know that Shanny's going to do us any favors, but he's another one that hasn't been the most popular guy in town.
As kip said: Who in their right mind is paying future top six forwards for broken down offensive defensemen? I'd take Green at a very low price-point because at this point WASH has got to be looking at that $6million cap-hit and thinking. "Hmmm. How do I free up some cash to bolster my forward corps? Oh, I'll get rid of Mike Green for a pick and I can do whatever I'd like!!"
Nobody's offer sheeting Subban.
We're certainly not. Even if we did MTL would immediately match whatever offer we made to Subban.
They've got more cap space than we do to sign the guy.
If you want to offer sheet any team at this point it should be Boston. They're going to have a hard time getting all their RFAs re-signed. Especially if someone was to jam up the works with an offer-sheet.
Franson wouldn't be bad, but we'd somehow have to rid ourselves of Kindl and/or Quincey for that to happen. I'm doubting Toronto wants either of them seeing how they each have a higher cap hit than Cody.
The bottom pairing was the issue. Not Q. Quincey and Dekeyser were actually very solid together. Sure he is overpaid, but it's free agency. Everyone is. People really need to chill. Other UFA's didn't want to come here. Get over it.
Except isn't Q headed for the 3rd pairing?
Kronwall - Ericsson
Dekeyser - Smith
Kindl + Quincey
If you don't see the second bolded part as an issue... something to worry or fret or freakout over... Well, then I don't know what to say.
So re-signing one player (whom, while he had a shocking first half, had a very very solid second) means we are doomed to the annals of hell for a while? Seriously? This team was injury depleted and still made the playoffs. The emergence of the kids nullifies the signing of a solid stay at home defensemen. All I can say is meh. So we struck out in free agency today. Big deal. This team has more than enough to be optimistic about right now. Getting a known commodity won't hurt us. And yes I know, everyone here will say the Q sucks. And they'd be right about his first half performance, wrong about the second, in which he was one of our better blue liners
I must disagree. While I don't think he's dooming us to hell. Holland didn't just bring him back... He gave him a raise!!
...and I don't care if he had a better second half. It still wasn't enough.