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02:36 PM ET 04.11 | The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Jimmy Howard are nearing a contract extension. Aaron Ward of TSN originally reported the progressing talks and Howard confirmed later on Thursday that the deal potentially could be signed by this weekend. According to Ward, the sides are nearing a six-year contract that would carry an annual average value of $5.3 million per season. This remains consistent with a previous report that stated that the two sides were discussing a six- or seven-year deal that would carry an annual average value in the $5 million range. Howard is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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April 11, 2013  03:12 PM ET

And in other news The Monster has agreed to pay the Wings 1.5 million a year to stay.

April 11, 2013  03:20 PM ET

don't do it
not for 6-7 yrs
big mistake

April 11, 2013  03:23 PM ET
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don't do itnot for 6-7 yrsbig mistake

Agreed ! This is a good goalie , not a great goalie.

April 11, 2013  03:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Agreed ! This is a good goalie , not a great goalie.

Hey they all can't be Joey McDonald.

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April 11, 2013  04:30 PM ET

"Howard nearing extension with Red Wings"

Can he extend the Wings season?

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April 11, 2013  04:41 PM ET
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Wards reporting it ?? The guys word has zero weight.

It's better to Aaron the side of caution, though.

April 11, 2013  04:41 PM ET

TOO MUCH MONEY!!!!


The Red Wings and goaltender Jimmy Howard have agreed on a new six-year contract that will keep him off the free-agent market this summer. According to TSN, the new deal is worth $31.8 million.

April 11, 2013  05:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

don't do itnot for 6-7 yrsbig mistake

I hear Howard has a clause wrote in "Give Me Some Freaking D Men"

April 11, 2013  05:32 PM ET
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Hey they all can't be Joey McDonald.

LOL - Actually the Flames and many many AHL and East Coast League Teams are blessed with Joey Wet Paper Bag Macdonalds.

April 11, 2013  05:37 PM ET
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LOL - Actually the Flames and many many AHL and East Coast League Teams are blessed with Joey Wet Paper Bag Macdonalds.

Is it true when he's the tender they give out free fries. You know with those 10 dollar beers?

 
April 11, 2013  07:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I hear Howard has a clause wrote in "Give Me Some Freaking D Men"

Ain't that the truth.. :)

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