LIDSTROM OR NOT, RED WINGS TO SPEND IN FREE AGENCY

Nick Lidstrom is going to do what he always does, which is take some time off, and when it comes time in late June or early July when it’s time to get back in the gym and have to start working again, that’s when he’ll determine whether or not he’s fit to play for next year. It comes down to how much work he’s willing to do in the off-season.

He’s capable of playing. The level he played at this year, he’s still a top five or six defenceman in the NHL. For that reason, nobody thinks he’s going anywhere, but it’s possible.


If he decided to go, people would say ‘that’s it for the Red Wings, their window closed. Datsyuk and Zetterberg are getting older along with a lot of other players on their roster.’ Even if Lidstrom left, the Red Wings have something this summer they haven’t had for an awfully long time, and that is cap space.

It’s almost like the old days for Ken Holland and Mike Ilitch, and there are guys out there for Detroit to target. Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, some big name free agents. The Detroit Red Wings, whether Lidstrom is back or not, are going big-game hunting this summer, I believe.

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5 Responses to LIDSTROM OR NOT, RED WINGS TO SPEND IN FREE AGENCY

  1. mtl_prince says:

    Detroit better not get any good free agents. Time for them to be an average team for a year or 2. It gets boring when one team is constantly winning more often then not. See Atlanta Braves

  2. mojo19 says:

    Alex Semin would be a good target for the Wings.

  3. TheLeafNation91 says:

    This team is very old…Cleary, Holmstrom, even Listrom are starting to show some age.

    Unfortunate but true.

  4. lafleur10 says:

    they will be going very hard for parise in the off-season and will likely be front runners to get him wow ,and if they do they'll be scary up front!

  5. TheOnlyIslesFan says:

    I think Parise will either sign with the Wings or the Wild to be honest with you Lafleur – and I could see the Wild really making a push for the Minnesota native who happens to maintain a residence there  with his soon to be wife who is also from the area.

    In my dreams however…Wang opens the vault and bring him into the fold.

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