In Red Wings Land
► Buyouts/trades: The buyout period is June 15-30 and though it’s unlikely, forwards Justin Abdelkader and Frans Nielsen are two players with multiple years left on their contract whose roster spots could be used for younger prospects.
Yzerman always has been aggressive in making trades, and along with Abdelkader and Nielsen, defensemen Trevor Daley, Jonathan Ericsson and Mike Green, all of whom have one year left on their contracts, would be potential trade candidates.
I’m most curious about this part of Steve Yzerman’s to-do list for the Red Wings. I really don’t know what he’ll do here. If I absolutely had to guess, I’d say he does nothing at the moment with the players mentioned above.
With all that said, it’s going to be a great, great feeling when he does pull off some rabbit-out-of-the-hat magic move that we never saw coming. I still haven’t come down from the Yzerman-high. I cannot freakin’ wait for the offseason to kick into gear.
Around the League
USA 6, RUS 3; U.S. (3-0-0)— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) April 21, 2019
After 3 U18 gms
Jack Hughes (No. 1) 5-5-10 pts
Cole Caufield (No. 8) 9-2-11 pts
Matt Boldy (No. 9) 2-7-9 pts
Alex Turcotte (No. 4) 3-3-6 pts
Caufield ties the U.S. single-tournament record of 9 gls held by Phil Kessel (2005) & Brett Sterling (2002).
Cole Caufield U18WC goal count: 9. Cole Caufield season goal count: 67. Cole Caufield USA career goal count: 121 (119 GP).— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) April 21, 2019
Should Steve Yzerman and the Wings draft Cole Caufield at #6? All the kid does is score goals.