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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

No tryouts at Wings' main camp

Last year, the Red Wings brought veteran free agents Aaron Downey, Jassen Cullimore and Brent Sopel to training camp on tryouts. Next week, there will be no tryout invitees in Traverse City. The Red Wings feel they're deep enough.

"We don't have any tryouts," said Detroit general manager Ken Holland. "We really think that there's 28 to 32 players that depending on what direction we wanted to go could make our team. Now some of those players are young kids that the easy way out to keep our depth might be to put them in the American Hockey League. Some of those kids might make our team in a different set of circumstances, but given the depth that we've got … saying all that, if they come in here and over the next three weeks if they've clearly made the team, it's going to set us thinking about our 23-man roster."

With Kyle Quincey, Jonathan Ericsson, Justin Abdelkader, Cory Emmerton, Jimmy Howard and especially Darren Helm, the Red Wings have enough young talent to fill in any lineup holes that the season creates.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not very confident that Leino may make the team. He was a free agent.

September 14, 2008 at 8:13 PM 
Blogger Bruce MacLeod said...

Leino's not a tryout though. Those are free agents in camp, working for a contract. Leino has a contract.

September 14, 2008 at 9:53 PM 

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