Vanek FTW!RyanGinger wrote: Who'd you rather have next year? (feedback please):
-Steen or Nyquist?
-Steen or Moulson?
-Steen or Penner?
-Steen or E.Kane?
-Steen or Vrbata?
A Vanek-Kesler line will be a rock solid 2nd line that will make other teams scatter their defensive strategies as they'd have to try to stop either that line or the Sedins.
For his contract, IF MG traded for him this season, there's a much better chance he could decide to re-sign here.
imo I think the Sedin's would be OK with him being the highest paid player on this team, as he's a top tier talent and he will give this team a real good shot at winning the holy grail.
Plus he could give a bit of discount if he likes playing here, especially if we go 2, 3 rounds in the playoffs.
spitballin' 8 years $60M contract. $7.5M AAV. limitedNTC
However Nyquist is probably the most safest and realistic option, he's a young go-getter who will be a 25-30 goal scorer who can make good passes plus he's on a good contract, furthermore Detroit is salivating at getting another high caliber dman like Edler ever since Lidstrom left. Could get 2 or 3 pieces from Det for Edler.
Gustav Nyquist - 24 yrs old:
Oozes skill and offensive ability. An amazing, elusive and natural skater, he's quite cerebral and a talented playmaker. A natural center, he has converted nicely to the wing.