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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Defencemen

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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Wings Nation Free Agency Targets: The Top 5 UFA Right Wingers

Similar to most other writers here at Wings Nation I believe the best course of action for Detroit this offseason is to restrict any free agent signings to 1 (MAYBE 2) year deals. If the Wings target anyone at all it should be players they believe they can flip for a pick or two at…

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Red Wings ink Ben Street to one-year contract extension

Fresh off playing a major role on the Grand Rapids Griffins’ Calder Cup win, the Red Wings have given Ben Street a one-year contract extension. This announcement comes via their official website, though it doesn’t offer any insight on the terms of the contract. Street is coming off of a one-year, two-way deal signed with…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Goaltenders

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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Wings Nation Free Agency Targets: The Top 5 UFA Centres

The last week has been a whirlwind of hockey news with the expansion draft, NHL awards, and NHL Entry Draft all happening within four days of one another. At the expansion draft, the Red Wings lost NHL-ready forward Tomas Nosek, who enjoyed a great year in Grand Rapids and was a big part of the…

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Breaking Down Some of Custance’s Comments on the WWP

Yesterday, fellow WingsNation “writers” Ryan Hana, Brad Krysko, and Evan Lobsinger interviewed The Athletic Detroit’s Craig Custance on the Winged Wheel Podcast. I won’t talk to much about the interview itself, because you should listen to it yourself, but there are a couple points that Custance made during the interview that might cause some concern…

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Should the Red Wings take a chance on Yakupov?

With July 1st quickly approaching we here at WingsNation are turning our focus from the Draft to Free Agency and there are a few names that are sure to draw the attention of Red Wings fans. Yakupov not qualified, UFA July 1st — Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) June 26, 2017 This afternoon the St. Louis Blues…

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Monday Mailbag: Post-draft edition

Things are weird in Red Wings land. After an expansion draft situation where it looked like the Red Wings might lose Petr Mrazek for nothing, they lost Tomas Nosek who is probably more of a net-equal than anything. Then there was the NHL Entry Draft, where the Wings had a bunch of cool guys on…

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Red Wings part ways with Jake Paterson, qualify all other RFAs

Today is typically a mundane day for the various teams across the National Hockey League. The 31 franchises are required to send qualifying offers to restricted free agents that they’d like to continue holding the rights to, and in 90% of cases, they do. Today, however, the Detroit Red Wings walked away from a goaltender…