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Possible UFA Targets For The Wings

05/07/2022 at 8:53pm EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Red Wings won’t do a deep dive into free agents. It is too soon. But Steve Yzerman knows his team needs to be more competitive than they were last season

But here some potential unrestricted free agent forwards the Red Wings could look at:

Center Vince Trocheck, Carolina Hurricanes

He has Michigan roots. Born in Pittsburgh, moved to Detroit when he was 13. Played in the Little Caesars program. His Ontario Hockey League career was spent in Saginaw and Plymouth. Most importantly, he registered 51 points this season. He has scored 20 or more goals four times. Trocheck also registered 185 hits this season. Would be a significant upgrade over Pius Suter at No. 2 center. Trocheck offers grit and fire. Very good on faceoffs. He has been at 54.4% for Carolina over the past three seasons. Quality defensive player. Hard to play against. The negative is he turns 29 this summer.

Center or wing Andrew Copp, New York Rangers

Grew up in Ann Arbor. Played quarterback for Ann Arbor Skyline.

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