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Raw Charge Jul 22, 2016

Alex Killorn and his not terrible, but not great, very "meh", new contract

Last Sunday, Alex Killorn signed a seven year contract at an average annual value of $4.45MM. How does Killorn compare to other players on similar deal? Last weekend, the Lightning announced a new, seven year contract for forward Alex Killorn at an average annual value of $4.45MM. That announcement was somewhat of a surprise. Former Raw Charge writer GeoFitz4 projected at the beginning of last season that Killorn would sign an extension at about $4MM with less term than the put down and questioned seven year deal the Red Wings gave to Justin Abdelkader. The initial reaction from...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2016

MLive readers: Justin Abdelkader should be Red Wings next alternate captain

One of the Red Wings' alternate captain roles was vacated when Pavel Datsyuk returned to Russia.
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....

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