I guess we’ll call the Kulfan’s Wings free agency grade a solid ‘meh’

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan has issued a list of 2019 NHL offseason “Winners and Losers,” and he includes a third category which includes the home town Red Wings–teams for whom the offseason has been a “mixed bag”:

► Detroit Red Wings: GM Steve Yzerman wasn’t going to make a high-profile signing just for the sake of making one. Forward Valtteri Filppula, defenseman Patrik Nemeth and goaltender Calvin Pickard addressed needs in the organization. What hurts the Wings these days is the continued strength of the Atlantic Division. It’s not going to be easy to move upward anytime soon.

Kulfan continues, and I’m still a little confused as to who the Red Wings could have attracted to more “sexily” bolster the roster given their situation. Right now, the Red Wings are about as appealing as Gorgonzola cheese…

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