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Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo To 3-Year Deal

Mikael Samuelsson wasn't the only forward to sign with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening. The team also added winger Jordin Tootoo, who is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal after spending the last eight seasons in Nashville with the division rival Predators. Here are the details on the deal:

Both of these signings really came out of nowhere, and both have garnered a bit of a negative reaction from fans. Before we start freaking out too much, though, here is a solid take on the moves from George Malik:

One of the things the Red Wings have been lacking is an agitator, and Tootoo certainly seems like he will do a good job of filling that role on the fourth line. Considering he is only going to cost the Red Wings $1.9 million per season, it's not that bad of a deal (as long as fans don't start bringing whistles to games, that is).

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