Matt Carle is gone now as well, thanks to our friend Yzerman down in Tampa.
Carles agrees to 6 year contract with Tampa Bay. $5.5 aav.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2012
That's a ton of money, but you have to spend money to get the big money free agents. Tick tock Kenny. That 18 million is getting heavy.
I keep hearing we're trying to trade for Rick Nash. If you're going to trade for someone, why not have it be a defenseman? It doesn't make any sense to give up what we're going to have to give up for Rick Nash. We should just take a chance on Semin without having to give up anything and trade for a top 4 defenseman. We can still salvage this summer by signing Semin, signing an UFA D-man like Colaiacovo, trading for a top 4 guy like Yandle and maybe sprinkle on there a Shane Doan signing. I'd be pretty confident with that roster.
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.
Fan-fricken-tastic. Get your finger out Kenny and get Semin! Is Colaiacovo seriously the only other D out there? This sucks.
Now that the best free agents are off the market, we better not spend this money on underachieving players just for the sake of spending (case in point: Semin). Just fill out the roster, give some of our younger prospects a shot and then persue both Shea Weber and Corey Perry as hard as you can next offseason.
Hard to argue with this actually, makes me feel a bit better http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2012/07/red_wings_fans_relief_disappoi.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter