So what does the Wings Blogosphere do about it? Well of course they somehow make it interesting. The Production Line has a cool little contest where the world of Wings fans guess what he'll be awarded.
Now what I think will be awarded and what should be awarded is going drastically different. My guess for what will be awarded is 3.3M per. I personally think that is too much for a guy who is all over the board and terrible defensively. So my thought on what should be awarded is a little less:
@TPLhockeyWhat he should make, IMO is something around whatever Jonathon Cheechoo makes these days.7.50 an hour + an extra value meal.— Chris (@stupidgoalie) July 6, 2012
What do you think? Head over to TPL to check it out.
He's gonna need at least 3.5 mill. to buy all those exra diapers for Nathan Jr.
I'm going to guess that they reaech an agreement before arbitration for about $3.5-$3.75M, which is completely reasonable. Everyone is judging him on a quarter of a season when that's not what Holland acquired him for. It's not fair to judge him on a quarter of a season. Give him a training camp and pre-season with Detroit and he'll be much better.
If you're looking to feel a bit better about Minny's stupidity http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/vexing-questions-zach-parise-ryan-suter-signing-minnesota-150116316--nhl.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
I might be the only one to say this but Quincey has a lot of up side to his game. He might be a more risk taking type D-man that Detroit isn't accustomed but I think this is why he didn't click at the end of the year.
Give him some time at training camp and a full season and you could be looking at a very respectable D-man.
@magnum9 Risk taking.......sure. Such as, he takes the risk of not covering his man in hopes that the puck will miraculously not end up in the back of his net. I grant you that maybe a full camp with the Wings will help him step his game up, but I wasn't impressed in his first go-around, and I was downright angry every time he was on the ice during his second.
@austikyl I use to not like Datsyuk because all of his fancy ass dangling led to an extreme number of turnovers.
I don't really like Kyle Quincey, but I know that we need guys on the blueline, and it could be worse. We could have Meech or Lebda.
I'm guessing 4.35 million.
Given that Holland gave a first round pick for him and the Salary Cap being what it is I am guessing the number will be closer to 4-4.5 ... Not saying that is what I would give him, just going off of what I expect to see.
I don't like Quincey, seems to find himself in the wrong positioning often; which in most cases leads to a good opportunity for the other team. That being said, I don't know who we'd get to replace him... Kindl? I doubt that would be an improvement. We are already short on d-man, but I don't want to pay this guy a lot of money. I'll put my faith in Kenny on this one.
He should get paid more, it costs a lot to look that good. His eyebrow wax alone is 3 mil. right off the top.
@andy_hill25 I think this is a completely independent arbiter who decides on the value of the player for a 1-year contract ending in UFA status. He probably will get over $3m, but that isn't Ken Holland's call.
My guess: He'll get 1yr @ 4 mil in arbitration. Crazy, I know. He started the season well last year in Colorado before getting injured and then scratched from the lineup. He was a waiver pickup on my fantasy team :p
I'm comfortable giving him what he earned last year. I'd even be happy with a slight raise if required. Look around, there aren't a lot of better d-men out there and we aren't exactly swimming in top 4 D.
Wow. Please force this clown off the squad. It was a mistake to give him a second chance with the Organ-I-zation and it would be a mistake to give him a spot in the d rotation next season. Brendan Smith shows great promise and needs game experience to develop into an NHL talent.