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by IwoCPO on 06/04/12 at 10:36 AM ET
So Damien Cox actually asks this question…
They’ve got lots of bucks to spend and have long been a destination of choice for NHLers. Conveniently, with Lidstrom gone, they also don’t have an artificial individual salary cap in place any longer. So Ken Holland really is free to do whatever he wants. But can it work? If both Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, for example, choose Motown this summer, will that keep Detroit at the top of the heap? The Wings themselves were built on the draft through players like Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard and Henrik Zetterberg. Can they now revitalize their lineup through free agency?
Why not? I like the subject, but the question itself seems ridiculous.
Parise and Suter seem like character guys. Both have said that wherever they sign they’d like it to be their final stop. They’re leaders. Young. Obviously talented. “Can they revitalize their lineup through free agency?” Um. Yeah, Damien. They can. They have and they will.
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