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Winging It In Motown Jul 28, 2016

The Red Wings Should've Prioritized A Long-Term Future With Mrazek

Mrazek's short-term contract will do for now, but the Red Wings should've been thinking long-term with his talent. It seems like the Red Wings priorities are backwards. On Tuesday, Danny DeKeyser received a hefty six-year $30 million contract extension. The defenseman joins forwards Darren Helm and Luke Glendening, being rewarded handsomely with long-term extensions this off-season. Wednesday, Petr Mrazek and the Red Wings narrowly avoided arbitration, getting an  11th hour bridge deal done to keep him here another two seasons at a cozy $4 million AAV (average annual value). At one point...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2016

Jeff Blashill likes Red Wings' free agency moves, says Darren Helm signing is as big as any

Blashill was speaking at the Red Wings' annual development camp.

Helm gets answers he wanted and re-signs with Wings … five years, $19.25 million

DETROIT >> When Darren Helm was cleaning out his locker at the end of the season it sounded like his chances or re-signing were slim. That all has changed. Helm, 29, signed a five-year deal worth $19.25 million. Helm, who’s …
Winging It In Motown Jul 1, 2016

Darren Helm Re-Signs With the Red Wings

Darren Helm is still a Detroit Red Wing, having agreed to a 5 year, $19.25M contract. The AAV for this contract will be $3.85M. Darren Helm is a Detroit Red Wing still. Will sign a five-year deal with a salary-cap hit of 3.85 million a season. — Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) July 1, 2016 There's not a lot to say about this right now. It's not the worst cap hit in the world, but like with Justin Abdelkader, the concern is giving 5 years to a 30 point guy who is 29 years old. There's no Pavel Datsyuk to hitch Helm to, so where he plays next year and for the next 5 years is a mystery....
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2016
Red Wings sign Darren Helm to five-year, $19.25 million deal

Red Wings sign Darren Helm to five-year, $19.25 million deal

Club values Helm's speed, tenacity and penalty-killing ability.

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