Red Wings, Ericsson Agree to 3 Year Deal

On the eve of free agency, the Red Wings have come to terms with Jonathan Ericsson, meaning they will return five of their top 7 defensemen from last season. Ruslan Salei will not be offered a contract, and Brian Rafalski has opted out of the last year of his 5 year, $30M contract for retirement. Ericsson was taken by the Wings at 291st overall, the last pick in the 2002 draft. Ericsson’s will be under contract with the Wings for three seasons, at a cap hit of $3.25M.

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Iceage – New Brigade

Iceage are four friends, ages 18 and 19, from Denmark. Their debut LP, New Brigade, has actually been out in their home country since January, with a much smaller, limited run coming to the United States earlier this year. On it, they’ve located a pu…

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More Praise for Wings ’11 Draft Class

Yesterday, I brought you an article by NBC Sports, where the Wings were given top marks for their 9 player draft class, all of which were taken in the second round or later on Saturday afternoon.

Today, Yahoo! Sports gets in on the game, offering up some praise of their own for the Red Wings and their ability to locate, evaluate and harvest talent.

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NBC Gives Red Wings ’11 Draft Class A+

NBC published an article today outlining who they thought were the winners of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Who took home the top spot? You’re very own Detroit Red Wings! Read the full article here from NBC, and follow after the jump for my analysis. Also, click here for all of my draft analysis.

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