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Wings Lock-Up Helm With Four-Year Contract

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Darren Helm agrees to 4 year, $8.5 deal in Detroit.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Knee-jerk reaction: A little high.

But knowing Kenny and the Wings, this will be a steal of a deal in a couple of seasons.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 06/19/12 at 12:39 PM ET

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Love it.

Posted by Garth on 06/19/12 at 01:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Outstanding.  Well deserved for Helm.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 06/19/12 at 02:41 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

I was thinking he’d get about 2M, don’t know where people were getting 1.5 for a player, that when he went down in the playoffs the coach couldn’t slot his entire bottom 6 correctly after that.  for a great 3rd line center I dont’ know it’s knee jerk at all.  Imagine if he ever starts finishing, he’ll be an elite 3rd line center.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 06/19/12 at 02:43 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Seems high to me too.  Helm now has to start finishing, or else in a year or two we’re going to start complaining loudly about that number…

Glad he’s locked up for a number of years though.

Posted by Primis on 06/19/12 at 04:45 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Seems high to me too.  Helm now has to start finishing, or else in a year or two we’re going to start complaining loudly about that number…

Heh, don’t speak for everyone.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 06/19/12 at 05:44 PM ET

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Heh, don’t speak for everyone.

Exactly.

I’d be ecstatic if he were a better finisher and I do get frustrated sometimes, but for $2M a year I’ll be happy with 25-30 points a year and his PK ability.

Posted by Garth on 06/19/12 at 05:54 PM ET

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Poor mans chris draper. i like Helm but Holland once again over pays for his own guy. Sick of holland!!!

Posted by Jason on 06/19/12 at 06:06 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Poor mans chris draper. i like Helm but Holland once again over pays for his own guy. Sick of holland!!!

Who the hell is Chris Draper?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/19/12 at 06:11 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Who the hell is Chris Draper?

Oh come on, you know, Cris Draypre.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 06/19/12 at 06:16 PM ET

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