With the draft now over, we, and the Red Wings' brass, have moved their attentions to the FA market. We know that the Wings have a number of RFA's they have to worry about before July 1 hits, and it appears as though they've started to try and round out the roster. Last night NHL Radio reported that Kenny has tendered qualifying offers to Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, and.....Jonathan Ericsson.
That's not the worst part, though. They also reported that Shitbox's offer was a MULTIYEAR deal worth JUST OVER $2mil/year. How he turns this deal down is beyond me. Worst, how we offered him this deal is beyond me. This is reminiscent of Brian Burke offering the kitchen sink to Brett Lebda last year.
If Shitbox turns it down, he's saying that he thinks he'll get a king's ransom on the open market. Good luck. If he takes it, Kenny's saying that he believes in Rig and he'll be an integral part of our D corps for the next few years, especially if one of Kronner or Stuie leaves after next year. Ugh.
Talk me down from this ledge. Please.