Wings Add Three In Free Agency

The first day of free agency in the NHL was busy for new Red Wings’ GM Steve Yzerman, who added three new players.  The Wings signed forward Valterri Filppula to a two year deal worth $6 million.  Filppula, who played for Detroit early in his career, played last season with the New York Islanders and is considered a solid two way player.  Detroit also signed defenseman Patrik Nemeth on a two year deal, also worth $6 million.  Nemeth has played the past two seasons for Colorado and is a plus-32 during that time.  The final signing was goalie Calvin Pickard, who has 104 games of NHL experiece and is expected to play in Grand Rapids.  Pickard inked a two year deal worth $1.4 million.