Detroit Red Wings: Who They Should and Shouldn't Target on July 1

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Detroit Red Wings: Who They Should and Shouldn't Target on July 1
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The last two months have brought a lot of change for the Detroit Red Wings. Brian Rafalski has retired, Chris Osgood and Kris Draper likely won't see contract renewals, and Ruslan Salei and Mike Modano definitely won't see contract renewals.

There's some holes to fill, but not as many as people may think. For starters, Jakub Kindl is ready to completely take over as a year-round third line defender.

Also, Jan Mursak's contract is now converted to one-way, so the Red Wings have no choice but to add him as a forward.

Regardless, as it stands right now, the Red Wings have $16 million in cap space with three defenders, a forward and a backup goalie to sign.

That's plenty of money to plug any holes and then some, so let's look at what players Detroit should and should not go after once free agency begins on Friday.

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