Imagine you're Nyquist's agent. Your client has played his entire career with one organization, but has been an up and down player, staying close to 0.5 ppg. Now he's 29 years old, will be a UFA, and is having far and away his best NHL season, with a 0.8 ppg pace. Here's your one and only thought: Gus might very well want to stay with Detroit. But the kid is about to get PAID - like $35 to 40M over 6 years kinda paid - and the Wings would be foolish to compete with that level of spending on that type of player.