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Any Interest In Zach Hyman?

from James Mirtle of The Athletic,

Multiple sources said they didn’t believe any talks of substance had happened, going back months. No progress was made on extension talk at any point, really, going back to when Hyman first became eligible for a new deal last year.

All that happened in that time frame was he put up his best season in the NHL, scoring at a prorated 29-goal, 63-point pace during the regular season. And his value on the open market continued to climb.

Other teams and agents around the league believe Hyman can now command close to $6 million a season on a long-term deal, an unthinkable sum only a year or two ago.

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SauceBoss's avatar

He’s 29. This will probably be his last chance to sign a big ticket deal in FA. Or he sticks with the leafs for a reasonable amount for a chance to win. Wings would have to overpay to have a chance.

Plug a couple holes on 1 year deals again while continuing to clear cap space. Save the money till next summer. There will be some seriously good names on the market come july 2022.

Only top player I might take a run at would be nugent-hopkins. Were in desperate need of another top 6 center

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/16/21 at 11:55 AM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Zach who?  Let Kenny Holland sign him…

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 06/16/21 at 12:36 PM ET


I’m a big Zach Hyman fan. He reminds me alot of Bert. I’d be thrilled if the Wings signed him, but I don’t think the timing is right in the rebuild.

Posted by Jdunc from Flint, MI on 06/16/21 at 03:44 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Had the best year, playing in the Canadian only division. One of the difficulties in the way in which last season was handled.

I still contend that our MVP is the man at the head of the draft table, and I’d rather see the draft plan play out vs. spend to compete path. IMO you spend to round out exact needs when you have a core in place.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 06/16/21 at 03:44 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Let’s not break the bank over an old Hyman big surprise

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/16/21 at 07:14 PM ET


Considering the Wings would probably need to overpay/over-term him to get him to Detroit, no thanks. I have a feeling, in a couple years, this could be an albatross contract. The Wings have just gotten out of that mess.

Posted by evileye on 06/17/21 at 09:32 AM ET

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