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Preparing For UFA Day

The signing period for UFAs is at 12:00pm ET tomorrow, July 28th.

Here is a list of unrestricted free agents (some have already agreed to terms, waiting to sign tomorrow), do you want any of these players or are you satisfied with the roster the way it is.  Remember, the Wings mazy want to sign some of their UFAs or they may decide to let them walk.

Discussion starts now.

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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Just for you Paul i sorted for just centers:


https://puckpedia.com/players?q=JKLCV4#&sort;[table0]=23-1&c=[2,3,5,7,10,13,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31,32]


Hopefully it works

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 09:29 AM ET

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Need a center. Phil Danault. 31m/5y 6.2m aav

Need a vet dman. Ian Cole. Plays both sides. 6m/2y 3m aav

Posted by SauceBoss on 07/27/21 at 09:33 AM ET

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Wings sign Kyle Criscuolo to a two-year extension.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/27/21 at 09:47 AM ET

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David Krejci 2 year 6.5mil
Reports are if he doesn’t resign in Boston, he’s headed home, which is why I think to get him you’d have to overpay, but I can picture him between Vrana and Zadina. RH shot, winning veteran, fills the 2nd line center role.

Alec Martinez 2 year 4 mil
likely to stay with Vegas, but he could return home to MI, provides another LH mentor and injury and would push often injured Dekeyser to the 7 slot.

Yzerman, per his post draft presser has already said he would offer contracts to all of the RH UFAs who played for the Wings last year. That’s Ryan, Glendenning, and Gagner.

other RH of note,
Ondrej Kase, if healthy, former 20 goal scorer with ANA, has only played 9 games in the last 2 seasons because of concussions. He might be worth taking a flyer on?
Brandon Sutter, could be a cheaper replacement for Luke Glendenning
Getzlaf, not much left in the tank, will likely go to a contender, really should just finish out in ANA only 6 points away from being their all time leader.

Also wouldn’t mind taking a flyer on Pius Suter, he destroyed us last year.

Honestly, there isn’t a whole out there. I’d overpay for Landeskog, but Yzerman has pretty much said he isn’t going after anyone who is going to turn heads.

 

Posted by Jdunc from Flint, MI on 07/27/21 at 10:18 AM ET

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Yep Jdunc on Martinez, reports are $5.25 AAV for him to stay in Vegas.  Should sign tomorrow at the latest.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/27/21 at 10:32 AM ET

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Jdunc, I was thinking the same, take a flier on Pius Suter or Kase.  Both had so much potential.  Why not right? 

I hope he doesn’t resign all 3 RH UFAs…. 1, MAYBE 2…. but ya, take some of these unqualified guys and see if you can find a reclamation project on a young guy. 

Who’s in for sure….
Larkin Bert Vranna
Fabbri, Zadina,  Ras
Namestikov, Erne, Smith


Then you have Nielsen and Veleno (maybe). 

So you don’t need a ton of guys….

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/27/21 at 10:32 AM ET

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Here’s how I see things for the Wings. Hopefully I’m not missing a player.

OFFENSE

1. Need a top 9 forward. Perhaps Raymond or Berggren could fill that role but they’ll probably add one anyway. Bringing back Ryan or Gagner are options. Using the cap space to “help” another team could fill this role. Any chance Wings make a run at Landeskog or Wennberg. Both would probably be more interested in a contender but both would make the Wings much better. Someone like Haula or Pius Suter could be decent, reasonable options.

2. Need a 4th line forward. Wings might prefer Glendening here but the market could easily push his $ & term too high. Is a Janmark return a possibility?

3. Need 14th forward (I’m assuming Neilsson as 13th forward). They could opt for someone in the organization, sign Gagner for that role or find someone else.

DEFENSE

1. A 7th defenseman. I don’t think they want Lindstrom in this role. He needs to be playing. Perhaps Staal/Stetcher could share that role but with only short-term contracts on the books it wouldn’t surprise me if Yzerman tries another add for the defense.

GOALTENDING - things look set. Although I’m not sure who the first call-up would be when Greiss/Ned is unable to play.

Posted by evileye on 07/27/21 at 10:38 AM ET

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Ya, pretty much evileye.  I really would love to give Pius a try.  He was pretty good for Chicago, but then again, why not resign him?  Kase as well as a winger.

Read something about E.Staal, as apparently he’d love to play with Marc again.  Not sure how I feel about that one.  He looked slow and worn down last year with the habs.  Guy like that, can definitely help on a contender team, in the playoffs, as he’ll have his moments, but helping for a whole season?  He’s past that I think…

Janmark would be nice as well. I think Pearson could play the 4th line C,or at least, be the 14th F.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/27/21 at 10:49 AM ET

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I honestly wouldn’t mind Eric Staal. I don’t have a high bar though. I want the team to be better than last year and Eric Staal is an upgrade over Filppula.

Veleno, Berggren, and Raymond should all get at least 9 games in, and hopefully more. There are going to be lot of injuries as its still a condensed schedule with a short summer.

Seeing how Fluery just got moved, it’s a sure bet that Martinez is resigning with Vegas now, but I’d sign him for 5.25m on a one or two year deal. Wings only have 2 d-men under contract next season (Lindstrom and Hronek) It would be nice to have stable vet to bridge that gap.

Posted by Jdunc from Flint, MI on 07/27/21 at 12:00 PM ET

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I’m pretty sure it was confirmed he’ll be resigning as of last night…. Martinez that is.

I’d say Staal is about the same as Filpula, but at least he’s got some size which would be nice.

It’ll be nice to one day get back to UFA day where we are trying to go shopping high end, adn not at the dollar store or the garage sale smile

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/27/21 at 12:03 PM ET

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Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/27/21 at 10:32 AM

I was thinking Pius Suter as well. Good young player.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 01:05 PM ET

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Suter, Wennberg, Reilly and Staal.  Any or all.

Posted by Hootinani on 07/27/21 at 01:34 PM ET

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NONE, unless Yzerman sees a young UFA forward willing to take a short deal to bet on himself getting ice time here. 

Sign our RFAs, see what teams need help shedding salary give them a call. Tampa still needs to shed a contract, any others? 

The arch of this team is not in UFA acquisition mode.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/27/21 at 01:56 PM ET

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The arch of this team is not in UFA acquisition mode.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/27/21 at 01:56 PM ET

Boom.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/27/21 at 02:16 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Murray

Pius Suter is one of those young guys Yzerman may look at:

https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/s/suterpi01.html

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 02:49 PM ET

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Surprised Chicago isn’t trying to keep Suter; maybe he’s wanting a bigger paycheck than they can afford or something.  He’ll find a home somewhere I’m sure.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/27/21 at 03:09 PM ET

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Did Puis score a hat trick against us?

Posted by VPalmer on 07/27/21 at 03:43 PM ET

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Posted by TreKronor on 07/27/21 at 03:09 PM ET

I agree Tre. Its head scratcher why he was not given an offer.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 03:43 PM ET

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Did Puis score a hat trick against us?

Posted by VPalmer on 07/27/21 at 03:43

Yes. Another reason to sign him lol

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 03:45 PM ET

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But wait, did he fight Mantha?  or does that not qualify anymore smile

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/27/21 at 03:53 PM ET

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^^^lol.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 04:56 PM ET

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I think we will sign E Staal

Posted by VPalmer on 07/27/21 at 09:08 PM ET

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At the right price i would take him.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/27/21 at 10:12 PM ET

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