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Red Wings Daily: Scotty Bowman is a Free Agent

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Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman is a free agent. Would general manager Steve Yzerman reach out to his former coach?

Bowman is 88 years old but tweets that he’s looking to still be active in hockey. There’s certainly a history between Yzerman and Bowman is well chronicled. Could it result in a reunion?

The Red Wings brass is a who-who of former players from the glory days of the late 90’s and 2000’s. Bowman is speinding his winters in Florida, where he likes to go to hockey games with Red WIngs senior vice-president Jimmy Devellano. An adviser role doesn’t seem like a stretch.

Malkin Re-Signs with Penguins Preventing Red Wings Bid

For all the intrigue about Evgeni Malkin hitting the open market, Brian Burke and Ron Hextall sure poured an ocean’s worth of cold water on that Tuesday night. Malkin agreed to a four-year, $24.4 million deal that will assuredly keep him in Pittsburgh as a Penguin for life.

The free agent pool is already intriguing enough with Nazem Kadri, John Klingberg, and now Jonathan Huberdeau set to test the market. If there’s ever a year in the rebuild where Yzerman is sure to be more aggressive, it’s this year. In a few hours, everyone will see what Yzerman plans to do.

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