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Red Wings confident, but not rushing to re-sign Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson

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11:00 AM ET 07.14 | Expect forwards Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson to be back with the Detroit Red Wings next season. Both are restricted free agents and although the Red Wings haven't started serious negotiations with agents for either player, general manager Ken Holland said he plans on signing both after they nearly helped Detroit knock off eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago in the Western Conference semifinals. "I haven't really begun" negotiating, Holland said Friday night after the Development Camp scrimmage at Centre Ice Arena. "I talked with Nyguist's agent Monday or Tuesday. We haven't talked since. I played telephone tag with Andersson's agent. "If somebody puts in an offer sheet, we'll match."

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Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Debora Robinson/NHL/Getty Images Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Debora Robinson/NHL/Getty Images
July 14, 2013  12:10 PM ET

They will be a force in the weaker East division.

July 14, 2013  12:55 PM ET

More and more I'm liking the idea of these guys getting more playing time (and Tatar) with the subtraction of Brunner.

July 14, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

More and more I'm liking the idea of these guys getting more playing time (and Tatar) with the subtraction of Brunner.

Brunner looked good for about 20 games out there, but developed an allergy to getting hit.

July 14, 2013  01:05 PM ET
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Brunner looked good for about 20 games out there, but developed an allergy to getting hit.

True. But it was the turnovers that were the hardest part of his game for me. Not just turnovers, but making the poor decision that causes a turnover right at their blueline, ripe for a breakaway or 2-on-1.

July 14, 2013  01:51 PM ET

Definite possible ?conference? winner - I seethat we now have four conferences, but the wild cards are to be the best two point totals, of non first or second placers across the Easternmost 16 team confs, and the 14 team Westernmost two, separately - what are that called now? East and West Divisions?

July 14, 2013  05:00 PM ET
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True. But it was the turnovers that were the hardest part of his game for me. Not just turnovers, but making the poor decision that causes a turnover right at their blueline, ripe for a breakaway or 2-on-1.

Yes and since he's in his late twenties by now some of those errors should have not been happening. If the Wings give up on him that easily, 'Caveat Emptor'

July 14, 2013  08:35 PM ET
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They will be a force in the weaker East division.

BGM loves hearing that!

July 14, 2013  08:40 PM ET
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More and more I'm liking the idea of these guys getting more playing time (and Tatar) with the subtraction of Brunner.

Don't forget Petr Mrazek. He's ready to make some noise for the back up position.

July 14, 2013  08:42 PM ET
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Brunner looked good for about 20 games out there, but developed an allergy to getting hit.

A common affliction for a lot of Euro players, especially the smaller ones.

 
July 14, 2013  09:38 PM ET
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Yes and since he's in his late twenties by now some of those errors should have not been happening. If the Wings give up on him that easily, 'Caveat Emptor'

That's also a big thing with him, he's 27, soon to be 28. He's got good potential, but really how much at that age? It would be one thing if the Wings were going to choose to let go a 22-year old that just had this season.

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