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Any Interest In These Players?

06/18/2022 at 12:59am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

When focusing on the Wings, there are definite needs to fill for general manager Steve Yzerman. The Wings need a center, could use another impact goal-scorer, and one, if not two, defensemen.

And another goaltender to share the load with Alex Nedeljkovic....

Andrew Copp

Age on July 13: 27

Position: Center/wing

2021-22 salary cap hit: $3.64 million

Analysis: The Ann Arbor native would be a great add for the Red Wings. But the way Copp played for the New York Rangers after being acquired at the trade deadline, and the way he contributed in the playoffs, it would be mildly surprising if the Rangers don't re-sign him.

John Klingberg

Age on July 13: 29

Position: Defense

2021-22 salary cap hit: $4.25 million

Analysis: Klingberg took a team-friendly contract last time, so he's likely to be looking for something much bigger this summer. Klingberg's offensive production has fallen over the last several years, but he's still a top-four defensemen on most teams' depth charts.

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