It is the free agency time of year for the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings but both squads have made moves already.
For the Red Wings, they have a signed a goalie to back up Jimmy Howard. Jonas Gustavsson, who is 27, has agreed to a two contract with the Red Wings. Gustavsson has been in the NHL for three years, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last season, he won 17 games and had a 2.92 goals against average. Also signed by the Red Wings was Swiss forward Damien Brunner. Here is what head coach Mike Babcock had to say about him, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Brunner flat out flies,” Babcock told the Free Press. “He can skate and he can score and he’s got high-end skill. He loves to score.”
I believe the Wings made two decent signings. Gustavsson has three years of experience in the league and has proved he can provide solid goaltending. As for Brunner, it seems like he can give you a 20 goal season and everyone would be happy. I feel the Red Wings have started off free agenc...