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08:29 AM ET 06.20 | A lot of money could be burning a hole in the Red Wings' pockets come July 1. "Our goal is to continue to be competitive," general manager Ken Holland said, "and part of that is we need our younger guys to be more important." ... Contract talks remain ongoing with pending restricted free agents Justin Abdelkader and Kyle Quincey, but "at some point, they're all going to get signed," Holland said. Though there have been talks, too, with potential unrestricted free agent Jiri Hudler, he's likely to test the market. Allotting around $5 million for Abdelkader and Quincey combined, the Wings will have a little under $20 million to work with when free agency begins July 1.

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June 20, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Jiri not worth the big bucks Hudler.

June 20, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Jiri not worth the big bucks Hudler.

Jiri "hit the road" Hudler

June 20, 2012  09:21 AM ET

They're chomping at the bit up there in Hockeytown USA.

June 20, 2012  09:24 AM ET

sign Suter and Parise....call it a day.

June 20, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Well then we should get started talking about what free agents they could get!!!

June 20, 2012  09:41 AM ET

According to previous threads Detriot was gunning for every player available. They win through the draft, they don't need to over-pay for anyone -- that is what Sather and the Rangers are for.

June 20, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

According to previous threads Detriot was gunning for every player available. They win through the draft, they don't need to over-pay for anyone -- that is what Sather and the Rangers are for.

If you got the money you might as well spend it.

June 20, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well then we should get started talking about what free agents they could get!!!

I hear Jaromir is available.

June 20, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If you got the money you might as well spend it.

Yes, I don't forsee Detroit deciding to just make the salary cap floor.

June 20, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I hear Jaromir is available.

Deal...as long as we can take him out back and shoot him, like Ol' Yeller.

June 20, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Deal...as long as we can take him out back and shoot him, like Ol' Yeller.

LMAO! I agree.

June 20, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Deal...as long as we can take him out back and shoot him, like Ol' Yeller.

But wouldn't letting him escape Calgary put him out of his misery

June 20, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

sign Radulov and Penner....and call it a day.

Fixed


oh the nightmares

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June 20, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

But wouldn't letting him escape Calgary put him out of his misery

Misread that thought I read Jarome not Jaromir

June 20, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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Fixedoh the nightmares

I wouldn't even wish that on Vanc.

June 20, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Misread that thought I read Jarome not Jaromir

How dare you bring your poor reading skills to TnR!!! ...oh, never mind, carry on.

June 20, 2012  11:06 AM ET

This will be very interesting off-season for the Wings. If they don't get Parise or Suter, their team is going to be pretty average IMO. I was looking through capgeek to see what impactful players are coming up that they will need space for and Howard is up after this year and Dats in 2 years, but I don't see really anyone else that they would have to save up money for.

June 20, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Save $1 mil for Hasek!

 
June 20, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Tier II Phil Kessel it seems.

That's just freakin' mean. He's not that bad.

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