Detroit Red Wings: 6 Free Agent forwards to strongly consider signing

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Detroit Red Wings, Bobby Ryan
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The Detroit Red Wings should bring back winger Bobby Ryan.

This one is a bit more difficult than Glendening.  Bobby Ryan is a veteran forward that has battled injuries, and those injuries left the Red Wings without a bottom-six trade chip last season.

Over 33 games, Ryan recorded seven goals and seven assists and provided the Detroit Red Wings with a CF% of 48.8% while averaging a touch over 15 minutes of ice-time per evening.

Ryan is 34-years old but proved he can still be productive at the NHL level and spoke glowingly of Yzerman shortly after signing a one-year deal with the organization last season.

Ryan can also continue to be a contributor to the teams’ power-play.  Although it’s been an abysmal unit over the past few seasons, hopefully, newly appointed assistant coach Alex Tanguay can find a way to rejuvenate things.

I don’t feel Ryan is a priority, but re-signing Ryan to a one-year deal worth just $1 million again isn’t the worst idea.  With Detorit expected to field a young roster, having a proven veteran that can hold everyone accountable isn’t the worst idea.

Throughout his 14-year career, Ryan has totaled 261 goals, 308 assists, and 569 points in 866 NHL games between Anaheim, Ottawa, and Detroit.