Hockey news. Red Wings news. Pretty good news.
Filppula signs on for 5 more years, and if he reaches some of that potential that everybody claims to see than it will be an even better deal. I rip on Fil slightly, but I still acknowledge that he's a valuable commodity to this club. The Wings are going to have a little bit harder of a time now fitting under the cap, what with only some change left to resign Chelios and McCarty.
The only thing I'm worried about long term is that Zetterberg will be due for a big pay day come next year, as will Franzen, so keeping this whole unit together (i.e: w/ Hossa) for more than one year might be easier said than done. But who cares about that right now, '09 is going to be rather choice.