Tuesday, February 28th
On Tuesday, the ball got rolling on the Detroit Red Wings’ busy week. Amid some tough losses from their pummeling by the Senators, the Red Wings were able to find some good. They brought back Jake Walman on a three-year contract extension to rejoin the team’s defense core.
Walman is slated to take home $3.4 million a year and will likely keep playing with Moritz Seider and being a perfect partner for the youngster. Besides Walman, the Red Wings also extended Olli Maatta on a two-year contract extension a few weeks back.
Wednesday, March 1st (Extensions)
The Detroit Red Wings had a franchise-altering day on Wednesday with their accomplishment. Yzerman was able to come to an agreement with Dylan Larkin and his agent on a contract extension. It was a huge day for the Red Wings as they were able to lock up their captain on an eight-year, $69.6 million contract extension to remain in Hockeytown. Larkin will earn $8.7 million annually (on average) and continue to be this team’s leader.
It’s not franchise-altering in that they traded someone big, but they committed to Larkin and were able to ensure that they kept their captain in Hockeytown. There was a lot of positivity around the move and plenty of excitement about the future of this team.
The extensions were huge, and while Larkin’s has much more of a shelf life with an eight-year deal, it was still good to see Walman get his deal. It started to really kickstart the week of moves from the Red Wings.