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D-Man Blitz

We are 24 hours away from the start of free agent frenzy and with the exception of Jagr watch, it's been a very quiet summer so far for Kenny & Co.  As the "elite defenseman" of this years UFA class sign with other teams (looks like Wisniewski will sign a contract with the Blue Jackets this afternoon), the odds of landing a replacement for Rafalski shrink... but I think as fans we get so caught up in the drama and excitement of July 1st we forget that the Detroit Red Wings remain a constant threat to win the cup because they spend their money very wisely.

I think the Wings would be best served by adding one of these two players from the bargain bin:

Cam Barker 25 - (6'3'' - 222Lbs) - Former first round pick had 5 points in 52 games last year for the Wild who intend to buyout the last year of his contract. 

Ian White 27 - (5'10'' - 195Lbs) - Right handed defenseman with offensive upside had 9 points in 17 games during the playoffs for the Sharks.

 

If the Red Wings could sign Barker or White for around $2-3M per season it would leave cap space for a potential top 6 forward or a deadline deal.  It also gives them some flexibility working out contract extensions for Brad Stuart and Niklas Kronwall who become UFA's at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

This is a fanpost written by a WIIM community member. The views and opinions expressed here are that member's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the site itself.

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