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Red Wings’ late-round pick Liam Dower Nilsson sees himself as ‘a steal’ - MLive

Director of amateur scouting Kris Draper said Andersson, the Red Wings’ longtime European scout, was “pounding the table” for Dower Nilsson. He served as captain for Sweden at this year’s Under-18 World Championships in Dallas, where Detroit’s brass did more vetting.

Well if you’re taken in the fifth round and don’t say this, then I don’t want you.

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Every NHL Team’s Worst Free-Agent Signing of the Cap Era - Bleacher Report

Detroit Red Wings: Stephen Weiss (2013)

It’s easy to forget that Weiss was a pretty effective NHL center, scoring double-digit goals seven times and reaching 60 points twice with Florida. But the five-year, $24.5 million deal he got from the Red Wings was something Detroit fans wish they couldn’t remember. He played 78 games in two years before a buyout.

I suppose Abdelkader doesn’t count.

Honestly, it’s one of the worst among the entire list. I think the overall honor still goes to Ville Leino, but damn.