From Khan(!) who was right all along…
The Detroit Red Wings have signed captain Nicklas Lidstrom to a one-year contract, general manager Ken Holland said Tuesday afternoon.
Way to go Nick and way to go, Kenny. I had my doubts…one more year of #5 on the ice…then never again in a Red Wings jersey.
“I’m very excited. I still believe, especially after watching him the last half of the year and in the playoffs, that we have the best two-way defenseman in the world. He’s excited to come back, we’re excited to have him. He’s helped give us some extra (salary) cap space. Hopefully the cap goes up a little and it gives us a little wiggle room to improve the depth of our team.”–Kenny Holland
Holland wouldn’t say how much the one-year deal is worth, but it will be less than the $7.45 million that he earned this year. It will probably be just a hair over what Rafalski is making right now ($6 million). I think Twig said it best:
Anyone making over $6 million is now over-paid.