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Helm Signs For Two Years

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Helm 2 year ext with Det. $825,000 and $1 mil.

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SK77's avatar

Let that be a lesson to all you kids out there – skate like the wind and play good team defense, and you too can be a millionaire.

Posted by SK77 on 08/04/10 at 05:53 PM ET

KelseyAnn's avatar

Excellent! Could not be happier

Posted by KelseyAnn from we have an NHL team here?, Arizona on 08/04/10 at 06:00 PM ET

clemshady's avatar

This ought to make Herm happy.

Posted by clemshady from Greenwood, SC on 08/04/10 at 06:00 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

This outta make alot of Wing fans happy, Herm being at the top o’the list.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 08/04/10 at 06:05 PM ET

yzer19man's avatar

THANK YOU…great signing…glad they could come to a mutual agreement

Posted by yzer19man from Chicago, IL on 08/04/10 at 06:08 PM ET

Incognetis's avatar

A small price to pay for God, right Herm?

Where are you, October?

Posted by Incognetis from Delaware... Hi... I'm in... Delaware on 08/04/10 at 06:16 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Cap hits for the Wings fourth liners thus far:

Miller 650k
Eaves 750k
Helm 900k
Draper 1.583

Personally, I think that’s a pretty generous deal for Helm given the summer 2010 market and the season he’s coming off of. 

They’re now at 1.57m of cap space and the stage is set for something similar for Abdelkader, which means that the Wings will have 600k to play with to sign some Steve on defense not named Willie.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 08/04/10 at 06:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Raising my Jameson’s to an excellent signing.

I can’t wait for Herm.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 08/04/10 at 06:38 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

They’re now at 1.57m of cap space and the stage is set for something similar for Abdelkader, which means that the Wings will have 600k to play with to sign some Steve on defense not named Willie.

Signing Abdelkader means 23 players on the roster, not including Ritola.  If they’re going to get another defenseman, it’ll have to come at the expense of Meech, in which case they’ll have another 500K to play with.  Maybe they can bring Lilja back.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 08/04/10 at 06:43 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Couldn’t be happier.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 08/04/10 at 07:41 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

AASDKLKDSALDKSGODGODGOD!!!

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 08/04/10 at 08:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Awesome news.

Posted by Primis on 08/04/10 at 08:51 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

he is going to have a career year, 20+ goals. Dats is going to learn him the takeaway secrets he patented.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 08/04/10 at 08:54 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

They’re now at 1.57m of cap space…

I’m afraid you’re off by about a half mil, Leo. Here’s are the Wings’ salaries and cap-space numbers according to CapGeek.com:

FORWARDS: 14
Pavel Datsyuk: 6,700,000
Henrik Zetterberg: 6,083,333
Johan Franzen: 3,954,545
Valtteri Filppula: 3,000,000
Jiri Hudler: 2,875,000
Daniel Cleary: 2,800,000
Todd Bertuzzi: 1,937,500
Tomas Holmstrom: 1,875,000
Kris Draper: 1,583,333
Mike Modano: 1,250,000
Darren Helm: 912,500
Patrick Eaves: 750,000
Drew Miller: 650,000
Mattias Ritola: 516,667

DEFENSEMEN: 7
Nicklas Lidstrom: 6,200,000
Brian Rafalski: 6,000,000
Brad Stuart: 3,750,000
Niklas Kronwall: 3,000,000
Jonathan Ericsson: 900,000
Jakub Kindl: 883,333
Derek Meech: 500,000

GOALTENDERS
Chris Osgood: 1,416,666
Jimmy Howard: 716,666

CARRYOVER BONUS PENALTY: $50,000

ROSTER SIZE: 23
SALARY CAP: $59,400,000
PAYROLL: $58,304,545
CAP SPACE: $1,045,455

If Abi signs a contract like Helm’s and the Wings trade or waive Ritola, they’ll only have about $600k in cap space available for call-ups. And that means they won’t be able to call up guys like Emmerton, Tatar, Smith, Pyett or McCullum.

As the old Chinese curse goes: May you live in interesting times.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/04/10 at 09:09 PM ET

IwoCPO's avatar

AASDKLKDSALDKSGODGODGOD!!!

Helene?

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 08/04/10 at 09:26 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

If Abi signs a contract like Helm’s and the Wings trade or waive Ritola, they’ll only have about $600k in cap space available for call-ups. And that means they won’t be able to call up guys like Emmerton, Tatar, Smith, Pyett or McCullum.
- OlderThanChelios

They’ll still be using all 23 roster spots, so callups can’t happen without injuries, irregardless of cap space- at least until the playoffs.  Combine that 600k with Meech’s 500k and there’s enough got enough cap space to get that veteran defender everyone wants.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 08/04/10 at 11:00 PM ET

Primis's avatar

And that means they won’t be able to call up guys like Emmerton, Tatar, Smith, Pyett or McCullum.

Posted by OlderThanChelios on 08/04/10 at 07:09 PM ET

Do we know the Wings are resigning Emmerton?  I’ve heard from several sources they maybe weren’t bringing him back after such a disappointing year in GR?...

Posted by Primis on 08/04/10 at 11:50 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

They’ll still be using all 23 roster spots, so callups can’t happen without injuries….

Injuries are the situation I was referring to. If there is an injury that isn’t serious enough to place the guy on LTIR, the Wings wouldn’t have enough cap space to bring up the players I mentioned. They’re all making more than $600k at the NHL level.

Combine that 600k with Meech’s 500k and there’s enough got enough cap space to get that veteran defender everyone wants.

That scenario would use up all (or nearly all) of the cap space. I doubt very much that Tick Tock will sign someone if it pushes him even closer to the cap limit than the $600k they’ll be at when Abi signs and Ritola is moved. If they’re going to bring in a guy who is a quality #5-#6 d-man, they’ll have to move someone in addition to Meech.

Do we know the Wings are resigning Emmerton?  I’ve heard from several sources they maybe weren’t bringing him back after such a disappointing year in GR?…

He’s signed through the 2010-2011 season making $821,667 at the NHL level. He also has a $265,000 bonus clause – which I would guess kicks in if he meets certain benchmarks playing with the Wings.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/05/10 at 01:33 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Injuries are the situation I was referring to. If there is an injury that isn’t serious enough to place the guy on LTIR, the Wings wouldn’t have enough cap space to bring up the players I mentioned. They’re all making more than $600k at the NHL level.

Yeah, but the way I understand it you can’t go over the 23 man roster limit (which the wings will be at with either Abdelkader or Ritola) without placing someone on LTIR, in which case neither the cap nor the roster limit would prevent a call up.  For day to day injuries, you’ve got 3 NHL caliber players on your roster ready to step in.  Having extra cap space only helps if you aren’t at the roster maximum or are looking to add salary at the trade deadline.  The wings might as well use the excess cap to upgrade their D.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 08/05/10 at 02:47 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Yeah, but the way I understand it you can’t go over the 23 man roster limit (which the wings will be at with either Abdelkader or Ritola) without placing someone on LTIR…

Yup. You’re right. My mistake.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/05/10 at 03:37 AM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

HELL YEA.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 08/05/10 at 10:14 PM ET

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