News Article: Zetterberg: I will probably not play until 2020/21

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  1. joe89

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    Whole interview is behind paywall but mainstream media picked up some bits. http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/rQWPl/ar-uppenbart-att-man-forsoka-lura-systemet

     
  2. MBauer

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    Shouldn't really be a surprise, that's why the contract was structured the way it is, no real reason for him to play at 39/40 for 1m per year. I wouldn't even be that surprised if he hangs them up after this season depending on how things go.
     
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    Soon as he's making 1 million a year he's going to be real allergic to his equipment.

    So I guess we have 2 years max of Zetterberg? Man, that hits home hard. End of an era for sure.
     
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    After Zata, we don't really have anyone (assuming Kronners is already retired) that is a superstar or close to one.
     
  5. Number1RedWingsFan52

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    Yeah not surprising that he will hang it up in the next couple of seasons.

    Z's last two seasons is only $1 million per each, Just can't see him playing for so very little.
     
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    Justin Abdelkader baby!!!!!!!
     
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    I'm shocked ( I'm not).
     
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    If he's healthy and productive, I'll still be surprised if he hangs them up early.
     
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    Hossa didn't play for 1 million and I don't think Zetterberg will.

    Zeta has 7.0M - 3.35M - 1.0M - 1.0M left.

    He is gonna play those bigger money years trough and then retire.
     
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    I thought the title was implying he was going to sit out the next two years and come back afterwards

    was confused
     
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    Strange that he tells this to media. Convincing the league that he's injured is going to be harder
     
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    Does he care? He's allowed to retire regardless.
     
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    Or we just eat the recapture....

    2017-18 Zetterberg playing his 2nd last year = 6.1 million
    2018-19 Zetterberg playing his last year = 6,1 million
    2019-20 2018 or 2019 drafted 925k ELC kid + Zetterberg 5.1M recapture = 6.0 million
    2020-21 Same 925k ELC kid + Zetterberg 5.1M recapture = 6.0 million
    2021-22 ELC kid needing an 6.0M extension, Zetterberg recapture disappears = 6.0M
     
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    He's hoisted The Cup, worn the "C" and built a solid legacy. Forever a boss in Detroit. Nothing quoted here is a surprise. My assumption has been for the past 2 years that he will hang up the skates after the first season at LCA. Close the old barn, open the new and ride into the sunset.
     
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    Also would no longer have anyone on the ice linking this team to the glory years. Hopefully this helps with the sentimentality aspect in terms of letting go so that this team can finally be truly rebuilt. I'm worried we're entering another Dead Wings era with how this team is shaping up relative to the league, and especially the rest of their division.

    To be honest, I'd probably be willing to trade him at some point this season or next. If we're getting hit with the recapture either way we may as well get something that will really help our rebuild in the process. He's still elite despite his age and could do wonders on a team like Edmonton and push them over the top. He would bring a pretty good return.

    But wouldn't be upset at all if he stays until he retires.
     
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    Retiring after next season the recapture would be 2.9M.

    https://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2...re-penalties-zetterberg-kronwall-and-franzens
     
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    Maybe if we are forced to eat the recapture Holland won't be able to try and sign as many stupid free agent contracts and just focus internally.
     
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    He could always trade down to get another team to take on a contract...
     
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    The title is a bit misleading, It should say i probably wont play after the 2019/2020 season.
     
  20. Lazlo Hollyfeld

    Lazlo Hollyfeld Not looking over my shoulder

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    Especially considering the poor guy will probably still be the #1 center and Blashill (if he's still coach) will still be trying to strap the team to his back.
     
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    It's repugnant to even speak of Kronwall like that. Yzerman was the gold standard. Zetterberg is already second rate if we're going to conflate eras (and I love Z to death). Kronwall, by that measure (or any measure) is a blip on the radar of hockey history. It's been kind to him - history has - but a decade ago Kronwall was supposed to be at his peak and was even then a player incredibly prone to boneheadednesss. He's had less than a handful of years where he's even been a noteworthy stalwart. In other words, the era of any form of eliteness associated with the Wings ended long ago. Z speaking out about not fulfilling his contract has been a long-awaited formality but not much more.
     
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    Never on the level of Feds, Stevie, Pavel. Nonetheless, good player.
     
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    Never? He won at Smythe.
     
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    Well those are top 100 players of all time. Z's prime was very elite in his own right
     
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    Good post, dude.
     

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