Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Red Wings sign Abdelkader, 4 yrs @ $1.7 mill per
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09-15-2012, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
A very polarizing player in Detroit for some reason. I actually have always chalked it up to him being a Spartan until the love Drew Miller got last year. Thought it was mostly U of M fans that hated him up until that point. I know it sounds weird but the hatred from that rivalry is deep. I think that was a factor initially with how quickly some of them turned on him.
Miller is a lot more skilled, though. I think he's closer to a 2nd/3rd line tweener than anything. Abdelkader is a 3rd/4th line tweener.

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