If the right trades can't fall into place at the draft, the Sedins are definitely Plan A in terms of Free Agency. Actually, Sedins or bust. Gab, Hossa, whoever else in FA will do jack for us in the long run. Here, you get 2 players that are durable, reliable and complement each other. They are completely out of their gourds because they should be asking for more, $5.25 is nothing for their caliber. It would be a good deal at $6.5 cap hit.
I believe this is pure cap circumvention, but who cares? The CBA doesn't say you can't do this. The only thing WE should be concerned about is that the Red Wings thought of this, not the Kings. Did DL not hire a capologist 3 years ago? He needs a new one if he did.
double dutch bus with the sedin twins!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFV-5L4cnNs"]YouTube - Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (1980 Promo-video) (Remastered).[/ame]
I understand that they are likely to not finish the entire 12 years, but who's to say they won't change their minds and want to stay in North America? It's still very possible that we'd pay two 40 year olds way more than what they should be making because they are technically under contract. I'm not at all a fan of these long term deals. That's not to say that I wouldn't want the 28 year old versions.
when did either Zetterberg or Franzen even mention the thought of returning to Sweden to finish their careers?
Heckyll and Jekyll have mentioned the idea more than once over the last few years, which allows for the assumption that it's more than just an idea, but rather their intention.
Also you can't give them an NMC. An NMC on a long term contracts like these would be beyond stupid.