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Zetterberg Re-Signed 12Years/73Mil

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01-28-2009, 12:23 AM
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Dipietro is still holding on to the belt for most years.

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01-28-2009, 12:25 AM
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12 year contracts are just a bad, bad idea.

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01-28-2009, 12:26 AM
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$7.1M is a great deal for probably the first 3 seasons, when he'll turn 31. But you never know after that. His play could decline dramatically or it might lessen only slightly and he could be a good player right into his mid 30's.

I don't know, this contract could be a real ***** down the road.

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01-28-2009, 12:32 AM
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If he's only going to make 2mil over the last two seasons, he'll be easily movable to a team that doesn't spend to the cap due to salary restrictions.


If Zetterberg gets an injury, he won't retire, he'll just be on permanent LTIR.

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01-28-2009, 12:34 AM
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Or he just might retire instead of playing for 1M each season at that age.

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01-28-2009, 12:37 AM
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TSN says it's 10 years for $71 mil. http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=264864&l...=headlines_nhl

Either way, it's a good deal for a guy like him.
So what is it? 10 or 12 years?

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01-28-2009, 12:43 AM
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That is freaking brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steal! He's a team player is Hank!

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01-28-2009, 12:43 AM
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So what is it? 10 or 12 years?
The Detroit beat writers say 12 years. I'll go with them.

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01-28-2009, 12:44 AM
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So what is it? 10 or 12 years?
Either way, it's a good deal, imo.

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01-28-2009, 12:45 AM
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great deal,I like it from every point of view.

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01-28-2009, 12:48 AM
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I don't get the "salary is great for Detroit but it is too long" comments. The salary is low because the contract is so long. There was never a chance at getting Z with a four year $24M contract.

Obviously this is a triumph for Ken Holland and the Detroit organization.

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01-28-2009, 12:48 AM
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Like others have said, 6 million is a steal right now and will likely continue to be for the next few years.

In the last 5 or so years of his deal it won't be quite as great a deal, but when you factor in inflation and the longevity many of these elite Swedish players exhibit, I think this deal may be one of the best ever.

EDIT: 7 million makes it significantly less spectacular, but at least they aren't paying him those dollars when he's 39 or 40.

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01-28-2009, 12:48 AM
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12 year contracts are just a bad, bad idea.
Yeah, and a cap hit $1.5 - $2.0 million lower than market value is a good, good idea.

I think in this case the risk is worth it. Only time will tell.

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01-28-2009, 12:49 AM
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I'm sure there are others.
Getzlaf is a pretty good example. A $5.325 cap hit for 5 years.

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01-28-2009, 12:50 AM
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Hooray for Hossa!

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01-28-2009, 12:51 AM
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Or he just might retire instead of playing for 1M each season at that age.
Does that even work? I thought the NHL had rules against contracts having those kinds of peaks and valleys. Wasn't a contract rejected during the off-season because one of the years was less than half of what the peak year was?

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01-28-2009, 12:52 AM
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The Detroit beat writers say 12 years. I'll go with them.
Even though his agent apparently said it was probably going to be for 10?

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Putting all that money into an unproven, injury-prone goaltender is way more risky. Z has at least "earned" his long contract.
Dipietro wasn't injury prone when he signed the deal though and the amount of cash the Islanders gave him at the time(4.5M) was the amount most 2nd tier goalies make(which he was at that time). The only real risk the Islander made when they signed it was if Dipietro got injured and became a shadow of himself(which unfortuntly happened year 1 of the deal, just our luck, although the jury still out how good or bad he is when he comes back next season)

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01-28-2009, 12:53 AM
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As a Hawk fan i am not surprised! The Red Wings continue to crush my spirits!

Hopefully Toews and Kane are as nice to Hawks!

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01-28-2009, 12:54 AM
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Fair price for a PPG guy over his career, but the length is a little questionable.

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01-28-2009, 12:54 AM
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The cap hit is the same up till 40. That's a loooooong contract. Steal right now, but that cap hit won't look nice by the end.
Mats is demanding $10M as a near 40 year old. $6M/yr , especially factoring in inflation is a steal any way you slice it.

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01-28-2009, 12:55 AM
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Even though his agent apparently said it was probably going to be for 10?
In the article, it specifically says that the last two years were added to a 10 year deal they were working on with his agent.

It could be wrong, but that's what Khan reported.

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01-28-2009, 12:57 AM
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I think it's a great contract for everyone.

The wings obviously are wrapping up a premiere talent for his career and at a great yearly rate. The extra cap room in the short term gives them the ability to keep other key guys around (ideally Hossa).

Zetterberg gets to play in arguably the best hockey market in the NHL, and is making good money into his latter years.

It's also good for the league to have great players become the face of franchises.

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01-28-2009, 01:00 AM
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Looks very similar to Lecavalier's deal where the last few years are at around 1 million per year. These last years when both players are around 40 were added only to lower the cap hit. Funny thing is most people say : "Holland is a genius... low cap hit" but no one is giving credit to the crazy Tampa Bay owners.

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01-28-2009, 01:04 AM
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In the article, it specifically says that the last two years were added to a 10 year deal they were working on with his agent.

It could be wrong, but that's what Khan reported.


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