Quick Hits: The DRW Awards Hangover Edition
In Red Wings Land
Hey gang! It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the 9th Annual Detroit Red Wings Awards. There are 19 awards this year recognizing the best, and a little bit of the worst, of another tough Red Wings season as decided by 600+ voters. Let's goooooo! #DRWAwards pic.twitter.com/YVxUJl15Gq— Detroit Red Wings Awards (@helmerroids) May 21, 2022
ICYMI last night, Helmerroids presented the 9th annual DRW Awards. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll remember a guy! Check out the thread for the winners.
Also, speaking of remembering guys:
Taro Hirose - F— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 21, 2022
Detroit Red Wings #LGRW
$850k x 2 year (2-way) extension
22-23: $850k / $325k ($350k guaranteed)
23-24: $850k / $350k ($375k guaranteed)
Hirose was a pending group 6 UFAhttps://t.co/LRtxuXeL62
I’m not sure Hirose could have done better on the UFA market but I also don’t care. His hit is entirely buriable, his salary is worthwhile and he’s a great plug-in player when needed. He’s in that weird in-between place where he’s got NHL-level skills but is better suited for the AHL. That’s likely where we’re going to see him for most of next season.