Three Twitter things: Yzerman post-draft, player evaluation and cap talk

Of Twitter-based Red Wings-related note this evening:

  1. First, Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said the following to the Free Press’s Helene St. James and the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:

Steve Yzerman said he’ll be making calls tomorrow when UFA interview window opens.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 22, 2019

Steve Yzerman said he would make phone calls beginning tomorrow in UFA window period, but interest has to be mutual on July 1 #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) June 22, 2019

Yzerman mentioned Niklas Kronwall will take the summer to make a decision regarding his return next season or retiring #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) June 22, 2019

2. Second, regarding the draft as Yzerman’s Red Wings scouting staff worked it, per the Detroit News’s Bob Wojnowski:

Well, we can see Yzerman is going to do it his way, at his pace. Starting with No. 6 overall pick Moritz Seider, and into the second round, Yzerman making unorthodox, somewhat-off-the-radar choices for Wings. Interesting, to say the least.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) June 22, 2019

Yzerman knows what all Wings fans know — they desperately need defensemen. First two picks are big, puck-moving defensemen. There is a plan, obviously, unaffected by rankings and mock drafts.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) June 22, 2019

3. Make it three things, per’s Dana Wakiji:

#RedWings Yzerman said this should not adversely affect the Wings.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) June 22, 2019

The Upper Limit has been officially set to $81.5M for the 2019-20 season, and the lower limit to $60.2M

Our site is updated to reflect those numbers. Alongside with the Marleau and Subban trades today, displayed is the cap space each team currently has— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 22, 2019

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One thought on “Three Twitter things: Yzerman post-draft, player evaluation and cap talk”

  1. Good to see you Back. In the UFA window, I don’t see any of Wings UFA’s there that won’t be there July. I assume he would like to come out of deal with more Cap Space. Any ideas of who he might try to dump. Wings need some DMen (until they go away after their Contract expires like they have) . Is Zadina the only prospect that might (should , IMO) make the roster. I like Veleno but he needs some GR Exp. Quite a mess Yzerman has inherited.

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