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More Moves Coming

10/09/2020 at 10:55pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Obviously we still have some positions to fill that we will continue to pursue," Yzerman said. "We still have some holes in our lineup we're trying to address in free agency. If we're not able to do that, we'll kind of wait and see what other opportunities may come over the remainder of the offseason, depending on what some of the other teams do."...

The Wings need a goaltender to team with Jonathan Bernier, could use another defenseman, and another forward, so there is work to be done....

"Based on what we've done to date this year and what we did with free agents last year, we're looking at shorter-term contracts with the free agents," Yzerman said. "We're trying to surround the younger players with high-quality veterans, with guys who can help our team get better, help our young guys improve and be professional and make us more competitive, and try to improve our team, and buy time (for) our young guys develop in the American League, juniors, college.

"We're trying to be more competitive. We're not opposed to the longer-term deals, bigger contracts on free agents. But at this stage, we choose, more maybe, to go with the shorter term and allow our young guys to develop.

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