Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Goaltender Jimmy Howard should have a shiny-new contract with the Detroit Red Wings soon. According to MLive.com, the Red Wings are "making good progress" in trying to sign Howard to a long-term extension.  "... A source told MLive.com that the sides are inching closer to agreeing on a deal that would more than double Howard's current $2.25 million salary to the $5 million-a-year range. It is expected to be for at least six or seven years ... Getting their workhorse goaltender signed was the Red Wings' top priority."  The 28-year-old netminder is 10-7-4, with a 2.46 goals-against average and .914 save percentage, this season.I have never been a big fan of spending a lot of money at the goaltending position. For me, Jimmy Howard would be the exception to that rule.Since becoming the starter for the Detroit Red Wings in 2009-10 Howard has averaged between 35-40 wins a season. The Detroit Red Wings are going through many changes as a franchise. Jimmy Howard's role becomes more pivotal ...
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