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More on Red Wings Offseason Options and Zach Bogosian

Here’s an article from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star discussing Red Wings interest in Bogosian and the development of Kindl and Smith:


Brian Rafalski’s retirement gives Red Wings cap flexibility  By Dave Waddell, Postmedia News May 24, 2011 5:02 PM

Ken Holland’s summer is suddenly a whole lot busier.

The Detroit Red Wings announced Tuesday that they’ll hold a news conference Wednesday morning at Joe Louis Arena where it’s expected that defenceman Brian Rafalski will announce his retirement. Rafalski’s departure leaves the Wings with a hole on the team’s blue-line.

Combined with the unrestricted free-agent status of Nick Lidstrom, Jonathan Ericsson and Ruslan Salei, Detroit only has two of their top six defencemen from last season committed to return next season. While Lidstrom will be in Detroit or retired, the uncertainly will remain until he declares his intentions for next season.

“I look at the unrestricted free agent market as two parts,” Holland, the team’s general manager, said of his free agent strategy. “The first week of July is the premier guys at the prime dollars. Then there’s the real nice group of players that sit out there until early August that aren’t getting the money they hoped for, but their good additions to a team.

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  Tags: bogosian, brendan+smith, kindle, red+wings

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

edit, this is from the Vancouver Sun

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/24/11 at 11:55 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

nix that, was Windsor.. I need to quit smoking before posting..

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/24/11 at 11:58 PM ET

Paul's avatar

HTO, I sent you an email on this, just to explain what we did with the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/25/11 at 12:44 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Thanks PK, I’ll go check it out

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/25/11 at 05:27 PM ET

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