Walman wants $1.7 million; Prospect/Training Camp Information

It seems the Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Jake Walman disagree on two things:

It’s already a crowded blue line that doesn’t already factor in rookies who might be pushing for spots. The Red Wings are clearly anticipating the competition, pushing for a two-way contract for Walman. It is the type of contract, rather than the price, that stands out.

A look at Cap Friendly gives an overview of this crowded blue line:

Screenshot courtesy of CapFriendly

Even without the contract finalized, Detroit already has eight defenders on the books. Pysyk is out with injury, reducing him to seven, but anyone following closely sees creative finagling on the horizon.

Robert Hagg will provide depth if he doesn’t end up on the roster, which is likely Kampfer’s spot as well. Oesterle will probably be the 7th defender.

Simon Edvinsson and Albert Johansson also bring a certain cognitive dissonance to it all.

They could very well earn a place on the final list, especially after Yzerman praised Edvinsson when asked just a few weeks ago.

“He looks very strong. His skating is great. We are optimistic,” Yzerman said. “We will give him an opportunity. we.

“We’re just going to let it all play out, but the World Juniors will be a great stepping stone before training camp to try to make an impression and carve out a spot on the team.

While the arbitration numbers may have solved the mystery a bit more in terms of contract numbers, it may have created more interesting questions as the prospect and training camp open up soon.

Red Wings announce dates for prospects and training camps

A little more about these training and prospecting camps was also revealed today:

From Detroit Red Wings‘, the team will organize a camp for hopefuls from Thursday September 15th to Monday September 19th. Detroit prospects in Traverse City will be joined by prospect teams from the Columbus Bluejackets, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs.

For those who remember last year, prospect camp was the first of many hints that Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond were ready for bigger and better things.

Meanwhile, training camp is scheduled for September 22-26. This is the final tweak before the start of pre-season, where other questions on the roster will be answered.

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