Quincey avoids arbitration.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the Detroit Red Wings have avoided arbitration with defenseman Kyle Quincey, re-signing him to a two -year deal, paying him $3.55 million in 2012-13, and $4 million in 2013-14.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s an average annual cap hit of $3.775 million for Quincey, who was dealt to the Red Wings late last season in a rare “three-way” trade. Bit of a raise above the $3.125 million per season of his previous contract. Given the Wings have lost Nicklas Lidstrom to retirement, they had to re-sign Quincey or risk losing more blueline depth, though their quest for a suitable replacement for Lidstrom has so far proven fruitless. 

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5 Responses to Red Wings re-sign Quincey.

  1. motar says:

    Bad teammate. Bad Guy.

    • Leafmealone says:

      I am surprised by this comment. I would like to know why myself. He was a good fantasy player for me.

    • Pollardinio says:

      He must have been watching him play for the Avs. Rumour is that this is why he was expendable. His attitude was a problem in the locker room for the Avs. After he was traded, he left with parting shots about the team and the organization. He’s a pretty good player (too many penalty minutes) with a lot of upside, still. But he has some growing up to do if, that is, if he ever wants to be a classy player.

  2. Vinnie says:

    Motar-

    Really? I don’t know much about him. But if I may ask what are you basing that on?

  3. Pollardinio says:

    There is a reason why people say that players like Lidstrom are irreplaceable. Because they are.

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