Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cheli returning for another year

He'll get $850,000. Hopefully he'll be able to compete at least a level similar to what he put out this past season. The Wings now have four defensemen under contract (the others being Mathieu Schneider, Niklas Kronwall, and Andreas Lilja) but not Nick Lidstrom, who will likely call for the league maximum. I have a feeling he'll get it and that he'll get it from the Wings, not some other team. They've kept him around for this long and the 36-year-old may only play a couple more years. I imagine Nick and his family would like to stay here in Detroit for at least another season or two. Update (11:11 AM): Megan wants me to mention Brett Lebda, who Holland says will be in the Winged Wheel next year unless he plays "his way off the team," though he hasn't actually been re-signed yet.

3 Comments:

At 5/24/2006 11:08:00 AM, Anonymous Megan said...

You forgot Brett Lebda.

 
At 5/27/2006 04:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Chelios' signing will persuade Yzerman to stay one more.

 
At 6/01/2006 07:04:00 PM, Anonymous bd said...

Yeah... And hopefully the fact that Chelios signed for such a small amount will persuade others to do the same...

 

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