Bad cap news
The new salary cap is $56.8 million.
By my estimation, the Wings have approx. $52.27 million committed to likely NHLers next season. Included in this figure are: 1 goalie, 7 defensemen (no Meech), and 9 forwards (including Helm).
So, the Wings have approx. $4.5 million to sign 1 back-up goalie and 4 forwards and possibly 1 other skater.
First off, I don't think you're going to get just Hossa for a $4.5 million cap hit. But let's put that aside.
If the minimum signings are made, let's figure the cap room less one forward. So a back-up goalie ($800,000) and 3 forwards at an average of ($750,000) equals $3.05 million. And I don't think you'll get four players that cheap, but let's work with that.
That leaves approx. a $1.5 million cap hit for a premium forward. No Hossa. That does leave room for possibly bringing back Hudler and Samuelsson. I'd love to see both back.
But there's no way Hossa can fit. Even if he signed for a $3 million cap hit, that would leave an average of $375,000 for the other four players, which is well under the salary minimum.