from Bob Duff of Detroit Sports Now,
There are “A” holes in the Detroit Red Wings lineup. Two of them, to be precise.
The depature of Luke Glendening to the Dallas Stars via free agency saw the exodus of one of two players who served as an alternate captain for Detroit last season. Then, Frans Nielsen, Detroit’s other 2021 wearer of an A, was recently bought out of the remaining time on his contract.
That means the Wings will need to name replacements for both players prior to the start of the 2021-22 season. While this won’t be viewed as a big deal like last year’s naming of Dylan Larkin as captain was, they are still important roles to be sure. That could be especially true if for any reason Larkin’s season-ending neck injury were to slow his return to the lineup.