Posted by AtomicPunk
on 12 September 2013 - 08:26 PM
I was gonna say Mike Vernon also. He got a ring there and had 260 or so wins, so that would kind of make HIM their best goalie, one would think. I was kind of joking about him being a quitter. But he sure could have gotten them a good player if he allowed himself to be traded to a contender and THEN retired once the season was over.
excellent explanation. it has nothing to do with being a handshake deal. its a contract that benefits the player by being one way and garunteeing that high 6 figure salary, and benefits the team by lowering the cap hit slightly. you often see this with the mid level guys coming off their ELC.
This guy was outstanding down the stretch and in the playoffs. He's risen to be our #7 forward and is still getting better. There is no way the Wings are still undecided and making Andersson prove himself. Andersson did Kenny a favor. Kenny will repay it in July 2014. 4 year extension. 1.75 mil per year.