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Red Wings, Quincey settle on two-year deal

Jul 18, 2012, 4:08 PM EST

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Kyle Quincey to a two-year, $7.55 million deal, avoiding arbitration with the now-former restricted free agent.

Quincey will be expected to play a significant role for the Wings in 2012-13 following Nicklas Lidstrom’s retirement and Brad Stuart’s departure for San Jose. The 26-year-old struggled after being traded to Detroit from Colorado (via Tampa Bay) in February, but he’s shown he can play in the top four during stints with the Kings and Avs.

Quincey’s cap hit equals $3.775 million, an increase on his previous hit of $3.125 million.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Good deal. He is def worth that cap hit.

    • polegojim - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      We’ll see if he’s worth it. I’m a Quincey skeptic and believe that’s overpaying him to simply fill a spot.

      Quite unimpressive in his last years with the Avs, not much different in Wings sweater this spring.

      Kyle – how about proving the Wing were right quickly?

  2. jernster21 - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    He was traded from Tampa Bay, not Colorado. Just sayin.

    • polegojim - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      Exactly… wasn’t sold on picking him up and showed nothing inspiring from Feb-Apr.

    • paperkid96 - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      Just sayin what?

      • jernster21 - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:12 AM

        Just sayin that the article was incorrect until I pointed out FACTUAL INFORMATION which was conveniently updated AFTER I commented on it. You’re welcome Brough!

  3. mclovinhockey - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    3.7 isn’t a bad hit though considering what has happened to the D market

    • jernster21 - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      The term would indicate that the Red Wings aren’t completely sold on him yet. Easy contract to move if necessary.

      • polegojim - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

        True…. and they shouldn’t be.

        He’s done nothing to instill short-term, let alone long-term confidence.

        Fortunately… the future is all riding on HIS skates. Prove your worth and perform.

        It’s just that simple.

  4. jernster21 - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Quincey is a good player the more physical he plays, unfortunately you really never know what you’re going to get from him as he’s pretty inconsistent. Hopefully he turns it around and proves worthy of the contract because he wouldn’t have got that from Colorado.

  5. redwingsfan999 - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Not a bad deal, a little over priced but not bad compared 2 other defensemen

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