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Wednesday, May 24, 2006
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.