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Detroit's All-Decade Team

11/27/2019 at 8:53am EST

Max Bultman of The Athletic picks the all-decade team for the Detroit Red Wings.

One of the bench players is...

Jonathan Ericsson, D

Maybe an unexpected one considering the events of this season, when Ericsson was waived and sent to the AHL, but think about the overall résumé here. No, he’s never been a scorer. Yes, he’s faded in his late years. But this is an All-Decade team, and Ericsson, who was once the last pick in the draft, played for the Red Wings all decade. And most of the time, it was in a prominent role. If you’re quibbling with this one, it’s probably on behalf of Brian Rafalski on Lidstrom-like grounds, considering Rafalski’s strong individual season in 2010-11. But in this case, Ericsson’s longevity has to win out.

the rest of the team (paid) and the other dmen are... Krnwall, Lidstrom and DeKeyser also on the bench...

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