Red Wings lose lead late in regulation, fall to Stars in overtime
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings surrendered the lead late in regulation and then Roope Hintz scored with 2:09 remaining in overtime to lift the Dallas Stars to a 5-4 victory at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings fell to 18-17-6 while Dallas improved to 20-16-2. Tyler Bertuzzi had an outstanding game in defeat, giving the Red Wings the lead with a power-play goal at 13:46 of the third period and adding a pair of assists. Bertuzzi had given his team a 4-3 lead by banking in a shot off Esa Lindell, who was laying down in the crease. The Stars had taken a 2-1 lead at 5:50 when Joel Kiviranta fired in a shot from the top of the circle with some net traffic.mlive.com
NHL free agency 2021: How to watch, live stream
NHL free agency doesn’t have the star-studded field it once did, due to teams locking up their best players to long-term contracts. Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman will be working the phones, trying to plug some holes on the roster. The Red Wings need two or three forwards, preferably right-shooters, something they lack because the three the had last season are all unrestricted free agents – Bobby Ryan, Sam Gagner and Luke Glendening. The Red Wings also need a depth defenseman, preferably a left-shooter. NHL Free AgencyWhen: Noon todayTV: NHL NetworkLive streaming: ESPN-PlusMore: Steve Yzerman seeking multiple forwards, a defenseman in free agencymlive.com
Red Wings mailbag: Tyler Bertuzzi trade talk; Zach Hyman on the radar?
The Detroit Red Wings have many moves to make between signing their own free agents, making two picks in the first round (Nos. – DonA: It’s doubtful the Red Wings will move Bertuzzi, for several reasons. The Red Wings need that offense, and he also brings a different dimension with his grit. The Red Wings probably have a better chance at re-signing Marc Staal. More: Projecting who Red Wings will protect, lose in expansion draftmlive.com
One-time Red Wings’ free-agent targets Ryan Suter, Zach Parise being bought out
The Detroit Red Wings were major players in the free-agent market nine years ago when they made a huge pitch for defenseman Ryan Suter and left wing Zach Parise. They lost out to the Minnesota Wild, who signed the close friends to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts on July 4, 2012. On Tuesday, Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced that Suter and Parise, both 36, are being bought out of the final four years of their contracts. The Red Wings weren’t as interested in Parise as they were in Suter, the mobile, puck-mover they envisioned plugging the hole left by Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired two months earlier. We were told a couple of times that we were on a short list of teams he was considering.’'The Red Wings believed both players wanted to play closer to home.mlive.com
NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents
The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. A handful of the top free agents are still available, but NHL teams aren't waiting for those big fish to sign to make other moves. Koivu signed for $1.5 million for next season, and they need to re-up top center Pierre-Luc Dubois and other restricted free agents. Teams have to move money, and in order to move money, they might have to move some really good players.”Some good free agents found new homes Saturday. The Buffalo Sabres signed center Cody Eakin to a $4.5 million, two-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.