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Is Detroit about to sign John Wensink?

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Justin Abdelkader is getting a $4m AAV 7 year deal. He's basically John Wensink at retirement.

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Justin Abdelkader is apparently about to sign a contract extension with Detroit for 4 million dollars for the next 7 years after this season:

This is a hilariously bad contract for a number of reasons, but I think my favorite is this:

Justin Abdelkader's career stats look a heck of a lot like John Wensink's right now.

No, seriously, look for yourself:

Games Played
Justin Abdelkader John Wensink Difference
413 403 10
Goals
Justin Abdelkader John Wensink
EV PP SH Tot EV PP SH Tot
55 10 0 65 67 3 0 70
Assists
Justin Abdelkader John Wensink Difference
74 68 6
Points
Justin Abdelkader John Wensink Difference
139 138 1
Per-game

I know, it's not that shocking that per-game would be about the same, but this is just how they line up. Remember, this is when John Wensink retired from the NHL vs. what Justin Abdelkader was at when he signed a 7-year, 4 million dollar AAV contract. Okay, check it out:

Player GPG APG PPG
Justin Abdelkader 0.16 0.18 0.34
John Wensink 0.17 0.17 0.34
Difference -0.01 0.01 0

Try not to die laughing.

While we're on the topic of John, ESPN did a good job on this ESPN 30 for 30 short: