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Grand Rapids Press Jul 4, 2016
Red Wings getting mixed reviews for signings in free agency

Red Wings getting mixed reviews for signings in free agency

The Red Wings signed Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott while re-signing Darren Helm and Alexey Marchenko.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 3, 2016
Steve Ott hoping to provide Red Wings with leadership, physical presence

Steve Ott hoping to provide Red Wings with leadership, physical presence

Ott has dreamed of wearing a Red Wings' uniform since playing junior hockey in Windsor.
St. Louis Game Time Jul 1, 2016

Steve Ott Signs With Detroit Red Wings

Finally, the Blues have found a way to fuck Detroit. The Steve Ott Era is no more in St. Louis. As DK pointed out this morning in his excellent piece on why Ott should walk, Ott was paid a lot of money and did a lot of nothing except intangibles. Ooooh, intangibles. He was acquired in a trade between the Sabres and Blues (the infamous Ryan Miller deal, essentially as a throw-in to make the salaries work out). He made about $800K in that final 23-game stretch for the Blues (if my per-game math is correct), then $2.6MM in each of the past two full seasons. So in two seasons and two months,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2016
Red Wings load up on forwards in free agency

Red Wings load up on forwards in free agency

Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott bring various dimensions to Detroit.
St. Louis Game Time Jul 1, 2016

Get Steve Ott-a here

As the free agency window sets to officially open for business later this morning . . . I remind you that the Blues should not re-sign Steve Ott. There are plenty of reasons why, but I only have a few. Those who have been around the site for the last few years and have read the St. Louis Game Time paper the last couple years know I'm not the biggest fan of Steve Ott as a hockey player, not in the least. For a lot of people, this seems to resonate well. For some people, they feel the need to vigorously defend the man. And then there's a shit-ton of indifferent people, which I've never...

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