Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players They Must Re-Sign for Next Season

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Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players They Must Re-Sign for Next Season
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The Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland will be in an interesting position this offseason.

A position which many GMs around the league would love to be in—trying to get the premiere defenseman of the last two decades to stick around for another season.

NIcklas Lidstrom, winner of seven Norris Trophies, gave the Detroit Red Wings organization a tremendous boost by deciding to return for his 20th NHL season last off-season.

But other long time Detroit Red Wings—specifically Kris Draper, Chris Osgood, and Brian Rafalski—retired last offseason, leaving Detroit with multiple holes to fill.

Ken Holland did a nice job filling Rafalski's void, signing Ian White as a right-handed shooting defenseman to complement Lidstrom on the first line.

Backup Ty Conklin hasn't done such a good job this season, but has won his last two outings after losing five in a row.

But with a few more players contracts scheduled to come off the books this offseason, who should Holland re-sign?

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