The Red Wings began the day hopeful that they would upgrade their by signing one of the premiere defenseman on the market. They ended the day with Kyle Quincey.
It is not for lack of trying. The Wings made offers to all the top defenseman. Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, Stephane Robidas and Anton Stralman all received substantial offers from the and they all chose someone else.
So in order to fill the need on the blue line, Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings signed Kyle Quincey for 2 years at $8.5 million.
Some pundits consider the Kyle Quincey signing the last resort after not getting one of the big names. But this may be a blessing in disguise.
Kyle Quincey is only 28 and although he had a disappointing season in 2013 he finished strong. Momentum that could carry over to the upcoming season. And at a discount.
Fans need to remember that the Wings have to contend with a salary cap and sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t, especially if you can get that devil at a discount.