The Red Wings have made their offseason plan pretty clear: they’re pretty content with almost everyone on the 2015-2016 roster, so much that they’re willing to go to any means possible to maintain just about everyone they have on the roster, besides one glaring departure.
#RedWings sign Luke Glendening to 4-year extension at $1.8 million cap hit. Had one year left on deal, so new deal goes through 2020-21.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) July 14, 2016
The thing about this signing is, in a vacuum, it’s an okay deal at best.
The bottom line is though, it’s another similar deal in a long list of signings of largely mediocre veterans. Glendenning has peaked at a 21-point career high this past year, and he’s already 27.
What’s the point of this team, honestly? They’re just driving themselves backwards with a bunch of long-term deals.