Today (7/5) is the first day of NHL free agency, and as the Red Wings sign two, three more will likely be departing Detroit, according to various reports.
TSN, Canada's equivalent of ESPN, says that Damien Brunner will hit the market in search of a better deal.
The Freep's Helene St James tweeted that Valtteri Filppula believes he is the team's #1 center and should be paid accordingly.
Reports say that Daniel Cleary is shopping for a four year deal, rather than the three year deal reportedly offered by the Wings.
The Detroit News is reporting that the Wings have signed center Stephen Weiss, formerly with the Florida Panthers, to a 5 year deal worth $24.5 million.
According to TSN, former Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson has signed a one-year deal with the Wings. The deal is reported to be one year worth $5.5 million.
USA Today's Kevin Allen, a frequent guest on "It Is What It Is" with Sean Baligian here on ESPN 96.1, tweeted that it's a great day for Wings GM Ken Holland and the team, adding, "This is like the old days when the Red Wings got who they wanted on free agent signing day."
ESPN reports that Valtteri Filppula has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for 5 years, $25 million.
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