Henrik Zetterberg is scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2017-18, which is down $500,000 from the base salary he’s made in the last four seasons. After that, it’s a slippery slope for his 12-year, $73-million contract he signed with the Detroit Red Wings in 2009. Zetterberg will be 40 by the time it wraps up.
Jordan Eberle had a difficult season at times in 2016-17. You can understand why having a skilled winger to perhaps play alongside center John Tavares — at least that’s the expectation prior to training camp — would be intriguing for head coach Doug Weight as the new season approaches. “Jordan, to me, is really, really exciting,” Weight recently told the NHL Network.
NHL training camp is less than a month away, and the last vestiges of the hockey offseason are coming to a close. Pretty soon NHL players will be back in their hockey cities of employment, and informal captains practices will begin in earnest.