No tryouts at Wings' main camp
"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.