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@ThroatShot He's signed until his age 40 season, and he's only scored 30 once in his career, 4 full seasons ago. He's never even had 60 points.
If he retires when he's 37, for example, the Wings will have to eat something like 2.3M in capspace for 3 years. Thats just irresponsible.
While I agree he's OK for the 4M cap hit, I don't think he will be from ages 35-40, if he even plays that long. He can still be useful this year but after that they should let him go. It is just smart business to do so.
1 year, 7 months ago on Players We Need to Keep and Let Go
Wouldn't using the amnesty on Franzen after NEXT season be the smart thing to do? He'll be 34 at that point and there will be cap penalties if he retires before 40. I don't think his 35 and 36 yo seasons would be worth the risk and at that point the Wings would have better options than a 35 year old Franzen anyway.
@garth @AnthonyC Detroit also talked to Columbus about Nash. Just because Detroit talked to Nashville doesn't mean that they'd trade with the Wings. I'd find that very hard to believe they'd be willing to see Weber 6 times a year.
Thats beside the point. The way the contract is supposedly front-loaded means that Nashville would have to take on an enormous financial burden in the near-term to keep Weber. Teams like Nashville can't afford that kind of cash, or at least that is what Philly is hoping.
One of the big advantages that the WIngs have over most teams is that they DO have the ability to do something like what Philly did. The cap hit Philly is going to be paying is totally reasonable, and even a good deal. They just have to be able to absorb the huge up-front payment.
Whether or not he was trying to trade for Weber or seriously considering an offer sheet to Weber, Holland got punked by Philly, plain and simple. He's had the worst summer possible. The only player they signed of consequence has no NHL track record, and Babcock found him, anyways.
2 years, 6 months ago on There's No Defending Holland - He Blew It With Weber | July
I find it hard to believe that Holland was so naive as to think Nashville would trade Weber to the Wings. He JUST went through this with Nash.
The cap hit and dollar amount is probably a little low for one of the 3 best defensemen in the league. Losing 4 first rounders isn't a big deal when you're picking from the bottom of the first, considering what you're getting in return.
I am stunned at how poor of an approach and plan Holland has had this offseason, but when you really think about it, he's had the franchise in neutral since he let Hossa walk.
I think Holland has jumped the shark. He's had the worst offseason possible, and its not luck. His approach is absurd.
2 years, 6 months ago on This Sucks: Weber Signs Offer Sheet With Flyers | July
Carle is going to end up being a steal for that amount. Yzerman knows his stuff. I'm starting to fear Holland has jumped the shark.
2 years, 6 months ago on Another One Gone | July