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Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings GM

The Detroit Red Wings have $9.8 million in cap space remaining and GM Steve Yzerman said he is not necessarily done adding players to his roster.

“We’ll continue in the offseason to see what if anything (we can do), some more free agents still out there or even look at potential trades,” Yzerman said.

The Red Wings will spend some of that space to re-sign restricted free agent Joe Veleno. But there are teams out trying to move desirable veterans.

“Generally, after July 1 and 2, things start to settle down and teams re-evaluate where they are, what they need to do an for various reasons might have to make a move,” Yzerman said. “… and we’ll explore some other opportunities potentially.”

Red Wings Offseason

The Grand Rapids Griffins added Finnish goalie coach Roope Koistinen to be their goalie coach. Plus, the Red Wings added to the Griffins’ roster depth by signing 6-foot-3 center Nolan Stevens. He had 33 points in 48 games last season for Utica in the American Hockey League. He is the son of Vegas Golden Knights assistant coach John Stevens.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Red Wings place Filip Zadina on waivers. His agent asked GM Steve Yzerman to give Zadina a chance for a fresh start.
  • Shayne Gostisbehere has the slickness to put a charge in Detroit’s power play. He signed a one-year deal.
  • Red Wings draft pick Larry Keenan has the NHL in his DNA. His grandfather, also named Larry, played in the NHL.
  • Steve Yzerman checked all of his “need” boxes with his free agent signings.

Hockey Now Network

Boston:  Jimmy Murphy writes that you can’t blame GM Don Sweeney for Tyler Bertuzzi’s departure. Boston Bruins. 

Buffalo: Mike Augello writes that the Sabres’ noteworthy cache of young talent make them more attractive to free agents. Buffalo Sabres.

Chicago: Nate Brown offers that the Blackhawks might benefit from claiming Red Wings forward Filip Zadina off waivers.  Chicago Blackhawks.

Colorado:  Jonathan Drouin appreciates an opportunity for a fresh start with the Colorado Avalanche. 

Florida: With a four-year deal, Evan Rodrigues seems to have finally found a home with the Florida Panthers. 

Los Angeles: Kings new goalie Cam Talbot is excited to be back with coach Todd McLellan. Los Angeles Kings. 

Montreal: Marc Dumont writes about the why the Rafael Harvey-Pinarda two-year contract extension ($1.1 million AAV) has real value for the Montreal Canadiens.

that carries an annual average value of $1.1 million.

Philadelphia: Why defenseman Marc Staal signed with the Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Penguins get a bargain by signing Will Butcher to a two-way deal. Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Washington: The Ottawa Senators haven’t yet traded Alex DeBrincat. Could he be a fit for the Capitals? Jared Serre gives his take. Washington Capitals.

Vegas: Chris Gawlik writes why the Golden Knights should have some concern over their goaltending outlook. Vegas Golden Knights.