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.
We’re continuing our Game of the Day series by throwing it back to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmzQBhauC7c The United States surprised host country Canada with a 5-3 win to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski scored twice, along with Livonia, Mich. native Ryan Kesler, Jamie Langenbrunner, and … Read more