DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Red Wings Wednesday


May 8, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) reacts after Anaheim Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri (51) scores a goal as fans celebrate during the first period in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Detroit Red Wings Wednesday on the DJC Morning Drive.  It has been a realively quite offseason for the Red Wings.  Some may even say too quite.

Everyone knows that Ken Holland failed to land a big name free agent but some may not realize that the Wings have yet to sign some of their own free agents.  Alfredsson and Dekeyser remain unsigned and although everyone seems to think it will happen eventually it is curious that is hasn’t happned yet.

So while the media awaits big free agent news,  puck pundits are left pontificate about Red Wings history and player rankings.

Here are the Detroit Red Wings stories you may have missed over the last week.

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From MLive: Who Are The Two Greatest Defensemen Of All-Time

"A tragic limousine accident in 1997 ended Vladirmir Konstantinov’s career when the Detroit Red Wings defenseman was in his prime at age 30. But had that not happened, what would have transpired over the next decade or so might have been fascinating to watch had Konstantinov continued to terrorize opposing players."

From the Washington Post: Why The tomas Tatar Deal Was A Winner 

"Last season, Tomas Tatar took the next step in his development, dazzling Red Wings’ fans with his lightning quick hands and delighting them with his exuberance. On Monday afternoon, Detroit signed the restricted free agent to a three-year deal with an AAV of $2.75 million."

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    "With Danny DeKeyser and Daniel Alfredsson the only question marks remaining, Detroit is nearing its annual trip to Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan, in September."

    From the Freep: Detroit Red Wings Conference Analysis

    "The Wings overcame injuries in 2013-14 to grab the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Having looked at how other teams in the Atlantic Division stack up for next season, let’s now look at Metropolitan Division teams."