Saturday, June 30, 2018
Red Wings Re-Sign Green
The Detroit Red Wings didn't let Mike Green hit the open market, signing the veteran defenseman to a 2-year, $10.75 million deal on Saturday, only hours before the open market was set to be flooded by unrestricted free agents.
One would have to think that the talking period for UFAs certainly helped aid Green in making his decision to return to Detroit, but it is rather questionable, as to what he sees in the Red Wings moving forward, because they weren't necessarily a great team in 2018 and it's still up in the air for any more success in 2019.
The 32-year old was going to be a highly-sought after defenseman in this off-season, if he were to have made it to Noon ET on Sunday, scoring 8 goals and 33 points in 66 games for Detroit last season, which was good enough for 42nd among all defensemen in the hockey pool. Sure, if he didn't miss those 16 games, he probably would have been situated better, which is probably why he got a very good cap hit for the next two seasons.
It sounds like the Red Wings will be busy tomorrow, so we'll save all the major team updates for when the first flurry of action concludes on Sunday.