5 Ideal Free-Agent Signings for Detroit Red Wings

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5 Ideal Free-Agent Signings for Detroit Red Wings
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The offseason blueprint for the Red Wings is not complete as of yet. 

GM Ken Holland likely has a plan established on which unrestricted free agents will walk and which ones will stay. He will also be planning out which restricted free agents earn their first one-way contract. 

But that process cannot be complete until the AHL season is complete. 

Holland is currently watching some of his future stars playing in the Calder Cup Final against the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa's AHL affiliate.

Some of those future stars, like Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist, are expecting a new contract at the end of their series. The team also has the restricted rights to Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith. 

It can be expected that Detroit will try signing all of their restricted free agents. They will also need to stay competitive by canvassing the free-agent market. 

Here are five players, in no particular order, who could be targets for the Red Wings as the July 5 free-agency period quickly approaches. 

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