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UFA Talk The Day Before Players Can Sign

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• The Wings have kicked tires all over the place, I hear, getting a sense of the marketplace. They’ve checked in on Weiss and Bozak, plus Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Daniel Alfredsson et al., and all the while keeping tabs as well on their own free agents Dan Cleary, Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula. It could go all kinds of different ways there in Detroit on Friday when the market opens. 

• UFA power forward Ryane Clowe's preference is to stay on the East Coast and I think he’s zeroed in on some options. Expect him to sign Friday, the first day of the market opening. 

• Bought-out UFA Mike Komisarek is going to be a bargain-basement addition and he’s generating sizable attention because of that cheap price tag. 

• TSN colleague Darren Dreger is hearing there is action on Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery. Philly, Isles and Oilers are believed to be chasing. The Hawks are also in discussions to re-sign Emery, Dreger is hearing.

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SK77's avatar

The Wings have kicked tires all over the place.

This should help ease concerns around here.

Posted by SK77 on 07/04/13 at 11:41 AM ET

Ajax19's avatar

I have come to loathe the phrase “kicked tires” when it comes to free agency.  It should be banned.

Posted by Ajax19 on 07/04/13 at 11:44 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I have come to loathe the phrase “kicked tires” when it comes to free agency.  It should be banned.

Posted by Ajax19 on 07/04/13 at 12:44 PM ET

It makes me want to set writers on fire.

Posted by Primis on 07/04/13 at 12:03 PM ET

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I like our beat writers.

Posted by Garth on 07/04/13 at 12:15 PM ET

Hank Scorpio's avatar

I like our beat writers

Getting Mitch Albom to write a guest column will be like a trade deadline addition.

Posted by Hank Scorpio on 07/04/13 at 12:25 PM ET

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Getting Mitch Albom to write a guest column will be like a trade deadline addition.

Posted by Swank on 07/04/13 at 01:25 PM ET

Yeah but I heard that the Wings are concerned about Mitch Albom’s pace…

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 07/04/13 at 12:30 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

The Wings have kicked tires all over the place…

In the end, all we’ll probably be left with is a bunch of scuffed up tires.

It could go all kinds of different ways in Detroit on Friday when the market opens.

Odds on favorite for where it actually goes? Straight down the crapper – with either nothing accomplished or a bad signing (like Fil at $5M for 5 years).

But I like our team – here in GR.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/04/13 at 01:13 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Odds on favorite for where it actually goes? Straight down the crapper – with either nothing accomplished or a bad signing (like Fil at $5M for 5 years).

But I like our team – here in GR.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/04/13 at 02:13 PM ET

They sign fil for anything close to 5 and I will save a shit load of money not going to wings games. Come on, Kenny, make it happen

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 07/04/13 at 02:00 PM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

Nill making bold moves already. Did the Wings keep the wrong guy?

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 07/04/13 at 02:29 PM ET

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