Detroit Red Wings 2010 Free Agency To Do List

June 28th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
As the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has now come and gone, and with absolutely nothing resembling a major trade going down during the two-day event (the second of which resembled something a tad more lively than a narcolepsy convention), the countdown to free-agency (July 1) is now made all the more exciting. Major names like Marty Turco, Evgeni Nabokov and Ilya Kovalchuk remain unsigned and there are a slew of veteran impending UFA's and young RFA's similarly situated. As such, we are no doubt going to have plenty of eye-popping deals coming down the pike in the next few days. The Detroit Red Wings have already taken care of their highest profile free-agency needs, re-signing impending UFA's Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom and Todd Bertuzzi weeks ago. And while the increased salary cap ($59.4 million for 2010-11) will give Detroit roughly $6 million to fill out their roster, don't expect GM Ken Holland to dip in very deep to the UFA market to address the team's needs. No, like they've done with their off-season signings to date, the Red Wings will set out to prove that, just like Dorothy said, "there's no place like home." That Holland want to tender qualifying offers, if not ext ...

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