And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise?
Don't start making excuses yet. My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way.
That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had. I'm not sure why you think so.
Obviously, it couldn't. Also, I think Holland really is focusing on a righty.
My least favorite part is that when we're left holding this supposed bag of s***, some people continue to complain that it should have happened any other way. And it maybe could have, but it didn't... and we harp on and on and on and on about what should have been.
The Pens have been killer in the regular season for the last five seasons, cruising to the top of their division. Detroit while continuing to make the playoffs, in the the last five seasons has found themselves just sliding in.
Of course I'm disappointed when the Wings don't get the exact players I want. I'm convinced of my own good judgement in these matters lol. But I'm fully capable of settling for others, provided they're not 92 years old and clearly declining.
As for Malik...I loathe the guy. He's the absolute definition of a company man. I might put more stock in what he had to say if I hadn't spent the last 5 years reading him agree with every misstep Holland made, and then make excuses afterward as if Holland were a victim of fate and not a man who is clearly petrified by uncertainty.
Wasn't Malik's tweet... but a Malik follower. Malik is an apologist through and through. He's fan that wants to be a "reporter" but ultimately is a re-poster/re-tweeter. I go there for the facts and summaries, not for his opinion.
He finds no fault in Cleary. That's enough for me to know that he can't be trusted.
I'm a guy that mentioned Niskanen months ago but honestly the more I think about a 7 year deal the more I think it could backfire. What if he just a good year and doesn't end up being what we thought and we're stuck with this guy and a big contract. If the Wings sign him I hope it's not over 5 mil per. 5 year/25 million would be a great contract but that's not going to cut it.
With EVERY CONTRACT, there are always risks. ...and yes while 5/25 would be much easier to swallow, as you said: "that's not going to cut it."
So either Kenny steps up, makes his best offer... or he doesn't.
EDIT: I'm glad that there are more options than just Niskanen. So if KH does step up and make an offer and someone beats us out for his services it won't be the end of the world.
Ah didn't know that, guess I should start looking more at capgeek - sorry for the advertisement - again. I think the Bruins are really screwed salarywise, they have 1,7 million to sign for 4 key players. How are they going to bring back Iggy now?
They're not, Frank. Which means he's ripe for the picking!! *drools*
ps: CapGeek is THE BEST!! I waste so much time on that site.