Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players to Target When Free Agency Opens

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Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players to Target When Free Agency Opens
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I will preface this article by saying that if you've read my previous work you're going to notice some contradictions here. The reason for that is that the free-agent market has changed considerably in the last five or so days, and Detroit's intentions may change as well.

Currently, the Wings have about $12 million in cap space after signing Jonathan Ericsson to what was, in my personal opinion, a badly overpaid contract. Patrick Eaves has also been re-signed by the Red Wings, for three years at $1.2 million a year.

Drew Miller, however, isn't close with the Red Wings and probably won't be re-signed.

It should be noted that Kukla's Korner tweeted earlier that the Red Wings are basically trying to move Jiri Hudler to any team that will take him. If he were moved for draft picks, that would free $2.85 million in cap space.

So, with all that in mind, here are the five players the Red Wings should look into the most when 12 p.m. strikes.

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