DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Red Wings Free Agency Edition


Apr 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock (R) reacts from behind the bench during the third period against the Boston Bruins in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Detroit Red Wings Wednesday on the DJC Morning Drive.  This Wednesday finds our heros at the Joe Louis Arena working hard to upgrade the team through free agency but after a disappointing day 1, Ken Holland and company will have to regroup.

After missing out on a number of the top defenseman, the Wings may have to upgrade via trade.

It’s a little harder to bring in free agents when you can’t just pay more than the other teams. It’s tough being a Wings fan in the age of the salary cap.

So to help you stay abreast with all the Red Wings Free Agency news here is what you may have missed  from around the web.

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  • From the Freep: Detroit Red Wings Settle For Kyle Quincey

    "The day was about as disappointing as possible, as the Detroit Red Wings found themselves soundly rejected. July 1, the busiest day of the NHL offseason because high noon marked the opening of the unrestricted free market. It was an utter dud for Detroit, so much so they ended up re-signing Kyle Quincey in order to restock the defense."

    From Bleacher Report: Detroit Red Wings Free Agency Losers?

    "Though 2014 NHL free agency is still just hours old, the winners and losers among the league’s 30 teams have already emerged—the Detroit Red Wings find themselves amongst the latter group."

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    From the Oakland Press: Wings Sign Riley Sheahan

    "The Wings on Tuesday signed one of their three restricted free agents off last year’s roster, Riley Sheahan, to a two-year worth an average salary cap it of $950,000."

    From Detroit Sports Site: Ernhoff Signing could Trigger Trade

    "Late last night, Denver Post Columnist and noted Red Wings hater, Adrian Dater posted a tweet saying he was hearing of mutual interest between the Wings and Ehrhoff. The move makes sense, the Wings tried to get him at the last deadline, he is a potential number one or number two defenseman, scores goals and is of course European. The one part of the move that doesn’t make sense is his shot side, with him being a left-handed shot."