Speculation: Jonathan Ericsson close to signing an extension

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  1. Heaton

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    Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 1m
    On bright side, D Jonathan Ericsson on verge of signing extension with DET. Guessing 4 or 5 yrs, somewhere in $4M range, maybe touch higher.
     
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    Not a bad cap hit, given what some others have gotten. Plus the cap should go up a lot in the next few years.
     
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    Like I said in the GDT, I'd be fine with four years, hopefully not five. 4.25M for four years sounds good too me.
     
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    I am fine with keeping him around for the next five years while we see how/if the prospects develop.
     
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    This. Fine with also a 5-year-deal.
     
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    I'm cool with that.

    This is what they're spending their time on, though? Really don't think this should be anywhere near the top of management's priorities right now.
     
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    What should be?
     
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    I'd be fine with four or five years. His signing all but shuts the door on Quincey, which I also look forward to.
     
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    He's the best defensive defenseman the Red Wings currently have. In agreement that four years would definitely be better than five.
     
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    So help me, if there is ever any talk of re-signing Quincey...:rant:
     
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    Works for me. Probably a little below market value.
     
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    I bet he would get $5 million per in free agency.
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    remember when we didn't have any money or spot left for cleary?
     
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    To think, last time we re-signed him I almost cried.

    He's come a long way.
     
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    Maybe more with the cap going up. Solid #2 D-Man that can play 24-25 mins and PK real well.
     
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    True. And he probably would also get a six or seven year deal.
     
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    I think it would be more for insurance than anything. I can't see Holland going into the offseason with Ericsson and Quincey unsigned. I think he'd end up signing one of them just to have the spot filled.
     
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    considering we only have 3 solid Ds at the moment, ericsson was a must signing. if you want to improve this D, you need to keep at least the good guys. although i'm sure holland will find a way to keep the bad guys too.

    but signing ericsson to an extension is probably one of the best things to do at the moment. (unless he starts playing like crap once he has his extension, similar to kindl)
     
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    Yea seriously. I'd like to hear your response.
     
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    Since we're not icing the best lineup we possibly can with the players we have under contract, his current top priority should be to figure out how to make that happen. Resolve the 17 forwards issue. Find a way to get Gustav Nyquist up. Find a combination that will allow any of lines 2-4 to contribute something.

    With an eye on the longer term, we need to decide if we want to be a puck possession team. If so, why are we letting the Filppulas and Hudlers and Brunners walk while we re-sign the you-know-whos? If we don't want to play that style anymore and we're going in a more north-south direction, why do we still have a roster and cupboard full of small, often soft skill players? Do we have a plan to contend for a championship again while Dats and Z are still elite? If so, what is it and where's the evidence we're moving towards it?

    I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. This organization is at a crossroads and has some big decisions to make (although they seem totally unwilling to do so). I think the Ericsson move is a good one, I'm just amazed that they have time to make it a priority right now. I dunno, maybe it's an easy deal to close and all, but it seems like it still must be taking some of their time and effort. :(
     
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    Think 4.1 X 5 would be a good deal. We will see what it actually is, but getting this done was important. Guessing he will have some form of a NTC, he did on the last one.
     
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    Holland's job isn't to figure out line combos, that's Babcock. To get Nyquist up and figure out the 17 forwards problem, they know what they have to do and what they're going to do. It doesn't take weeks to figure that out.
     
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    Working on an Ericsson deal right now absolutely should be one of their priorities. When you have an impending UFA whom you know you want to keep, you get him signed earlier rather than later. Standard operating procedure. They have plenty of time to work on this, given how many people are in the front office and the fact that there are only so many phone calls you can make in a day/week/month regarding trades.

    Would be perfectly happy with something like 4 x 4.25, but I can live with a 5-year term as well.
     
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    I didn't mean Holland should dictate line combos, I meant if we can't get any of three lines to work with any of 17 forwards, perhaps we should bring in a new player.

    It has already taken weeks to figure that out.
     

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