The Free Agency period begins on July 28. Many teams plan on being very busy filling out rosters and the Detroit Red Wings are no exception.
For the Red Wings, players like Dougie Hamilton and Taylor Hall are most likely not going to be available. Detroit General Manager Steve Yzerman will likely use free agency to fill out the remaining openings that will compliment the current roster.
Here is a look at players that Yzerman should definitely inquire about.
2021 Salary: $5,571,429
Why Detroit Should Sign Landeskog
Gabriel Landeskog is the type of forward any team would love to have. He has been the captain of the Colorado Avalanche for the last nine seasons. During his 10 seasons in the NHL, Landeskog has scored 512 points. Landeskog will be looking for a long-term contract and the Red Wings have plenty of cap room, but the Avalanche are obviously going to do their best to re-sign their captain.
What It Will Take
In order to sign Gabriel Landeskog, the Red Wings will need to offer a minimum of five years at $7.0 million annually.