Following a great Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL and its followers gear themselves up for the transfer season. Among the big 2009 UFA's are Marian Gaborik, Marian Hossa, Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, and Nikolai Khabibulin.
Last of all, Detroit will either make or break their future with this offseason because if they keep on signing older players they could be in for an instant collapse pretty soon. They should be able to learn that young teams like the Penguins succeed because of their depth, which Detroit has, and their ability to skate hard and scrap, which Detroit does not have.
It should be an interesting offseason but keep one thing in mind: Just because you win the offseason doesn't mean you will win the Cup; just ask the Red Wings.
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