NHL free agency opens today: Follow Red Wings updates
The NHL free agency signing period is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. The Detroit Red Wings could be quite active after offloading several contracts over the past month, most notably buying out forward Justin Abdelkader’s costly salary. The Red Wings currently have $27 million in free cap space, according to CapFriendly. I really can’t stop looking at that page -- it’s a wonderful sight for Red Wings fans. Related: Red Wings agree to 1-year extensions with Erne, HiroseFollow NHL free agency updates here:
Red Wings in 2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Draft got started Tuesday night with the first round. The Detroit Red Wings selected Swedish forward Lucas Raymond at 4th overall, then Swedish defenseman William Wallinder at 32nd overall. Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft -- he started with 10 picks but added another in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, and then another in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. He did trade away the 125th pick for a future pick:Read more: Red Wings' Kris Draper drafts his son, Kienan Draper, in 7th roundFull first-round draft order:Sign up here for the latest news on the team and from around the league, and some jokes (good ones). Follow live draft updates here:
2020 NHL draft this week: Red Wings have 4th overall pick
Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft:That’s 10 draft picks altogether for the Red Wings this year. Mock drafts have Red Wings picking forwardYzerman is going to pick the best player available. That likely means the Red Wings will select a forward at 4th overall, barring any crazy trades. I fully expect the Red Wings to be extremely busy in free agency. Here are some of the names attached to the Red Wings right now:Goalie of the Vancouver Canucks -- With Jimmy Howard moving on, the Red Wings need another goalie.
NHLs final four have gotten deeper with plenty of newcomers
Chandler Stephenson won a Stanley Cup title two seasons ago with the Washington Capitals, the team he was still playing with at the start of this season. He was fired by San Jose in December and hired a month later after the Golden Knights parted ways with Gerard Gallant, the coach who took them to the Stanley Cup final in their inaugural season two years ago. Tampa Bay's free-agent additions last summer were Maroon and veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, then defenseman Zach Bogosian became available in February when Buffalo terminated the 12-year veteran's contract. I think guys like Patty (Maroon), guys like Barclay, they kind of allow us to play with our chests a little bit puffed out. New York hasn't been to a Stanley Cup final since 1984, a year after winning its fourth title in a row.
Devils Score 4 In The Third in 4-1 win over Red Wings
Wayne Simmonds scored twice in a four-goal third-period outburst, and the Devils rallied to beat the Red Wings 4-1 on Thursday night. Its how it goes some times.Jonathan Bernier finished with 22 saves for the Red Wings, who have the worst record in the league. No one wants to be in this position, Red Wings center Dylan Larkin said. We just stopped playing, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. Red Wings LW Brendan Perlini is out indefinitely with a facial laceration sustained Tuesday against Buffalo.detroit.cbslocal.com