What would the money matter. Babs has already said his decision comes down to winning and what his family wants.
If he goes to Buffalo, it's clearly because they've got a better chance of winning than Detroit...lol.
I don't blame him for not showing all of his cards when it comes to what he wants or is looking for...
I'm sure in talking to other teams, he's gotten a lot of different offers with a lot of different levels of opportunity.
I certainly don't blame Babcock for not saying that part of the decision is the money... he's already got people that think it's all about the money anyway.
...but as far as winning goes. Yes, Detroit has the better chance of winning a Cup sooner than Buffalo does.
HOWEVER, if we continue in the same trajectory with players, types of off-season/in-season/trade-deadline moves, coaching, etc. are we any closer to doing anything more than what we've been doing for the past few seasons.
I'm torn about whether I want him to stay or go and I really don't care how much he gets paid.
I'm just glad this should all be over by tomorrow and we can end "Babwatch"
As far as I know, we traded away our 2nd and got a 3rd back in the Cole trade. And we lost our 3rd in last years draft in the Turgeon trade... That would leave us with 1, 3 (from Dallas), 4, 5, 6, 7...
So, the forum that decries the guy every chance they get because he's lazy, sucks, and doesn't try hard enough... is now going to complain about the fact that he's actually going to try to come back from serious injury?
Seriously?! Come ON!
I really shouldn't be surprised, but...
Do you really think the Wings would allow him to hit the ice if he weren't ready to at least give it a real shot at coming back?
On top of that -- None of us are doctors... so don't pretend you know what's best for his career, his long term health, etc. despite anything you may have learned in HS Physiology/Anatomy classes. You don't know.
AND if he's at least trying to get back out there on the ice for his team, with his horrible boat anchor of a contract (not actually) you should give him around of applause for trying.