According to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com, the Detroit Red Wings and starting goaltender Jimmy Howard are progressing on a long-term deal that would look to double his current salary.
Currently, Howard is the the final year of his contract that pays him an annual salary of $2.25 million. From here the new deal is expected to in the six or seven year range worth $5 million dollars per.
Khan also goes on to say that for the Wings, getting their workhorse goaltender signed is a top priority.
Getting their workhorse goaltender signed was the Red Wings’ top priority. Playing behind a defense that lost Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart in the offseason and has been riddled by injuries, Howard arguably has been the club’s most valuable player. He is 10-7-4, with a 2.46 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
But not only has Howard been arguably the teams move valuable player this season as Khan states, a five million dollar annual salary is still pretty good value considering the going...