Zetterberg latest to take hometown cut

Updated: January 29, 2009, 10:54 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Whatever you want to call it -- the hometown haircut, the hometown discount -- a lot of money gets left on GM Ken Holland's table in Detroit.

Henrik Zetterberg left some Wednesday when the gifted forward announced he had signed the biggest contract in Red Wings history, a 12-year deal worth $73 million.

The deal might not sound like small potatoes, and it's not. The Red Wings gambled that Zetterberg's niggling back problems won't become more serious as he grows ...

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