Will the Detroit Red Wings’ Darren Helm Live Up to His New Contract?

December 11th, 2012 by PJ Sapienza Leave a reply »
Darren Helm signed a four-year deal in the offseason worth $8.5 million. The question now is can he live up to that deal?

At the time of the deal, the salary cap for this season was to be $70.2 million. With the current lockout, one of the main issues is to lower the cap. At this point, it is unknown how that will affect current contracts. But it appears safe to assume that the cap will be lower.

Now, a lower cap does come with other questions. 

Will they cut all contracts by a certain percentage as they did during the last labor stoppage?  Will they keep all current contracts and make teams scramble to get under the cap?  Will there be a one year window for teams to get to the new number?  Perhaps they'll go crazy and make everyone a free agent? 

While some questions are more plausible then others, something will have to give.

With a lower salary cap, this once good deal now has more weight to it as Helm will take up a larger percentage of the cap.  He has been on many people’s radar over the past couple of seasons as a possible break out candidate. He has yet to fully reach tha ...

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