Originally posted by ads_2006:
3.8 or. 5 for a guy that wanted to be here. Guy that turned down more money from detroit to be here.
We could have low balled him. Get it down to 3.0 per
Not DWs style to lowball people over a meager $500k. Plus think about who had the leverage here. The pressure is on us to get it done during that month. Low-balling gets no one anywhere fast when they could easily test free agency july 1st.
The fact that he wants to be on the west coast doesn't mean that he's not just as willing to take more money in Detroit, he was quoted saying something along those lines that he's just as happy returning to the wings next year. While location gives us an advantage in negotiating, it's not something that you can hold over a player to demand that he take $1 million below his market value. This is a money business afterall.