As expected, the Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Trevor Daley today.
The team didn’t even get a chance to make an announcement before TSN’s Bob McKenzie was on top of it.
Trevor Daley’s terms in DET: 3 x $3.178.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2017
As I wrote earlier today, I don’t dislike the deal but I don’t love it. I would have liked Daley a lot more five years ago but he’s still a steadying presence on a young blue line. The problem is that we know Niklas Kronwall or Jonathan Ericsson isn’t going to sit, so he’s also taking a spot from one of those young players who need steadying.
The $3.178 million cap hit is better than the $4.5 million that had been reported earlier in the day but comes at the cost of being a three-year deal. That’s not awful.