The Wings already got one coveted, rookie free agent and now they offically have thrown their hat in the ring for the other, Justin Schultz.
"We've contacted his agents to express the Detroit Red Wings are interested in signing him to a contract," general manager Ken Holland told MLive.com. "We think there's a tremendous opportunity in Detroit."
For those who recently woke up from a coma, Schultz was a Ducks draft pick but was never signed by Anaheim and becomes a free agent this July 1st. He played his college hockey at Wisconsin (playing one year with Brendan Smith) and plain out dominated, finishing second on the team in points with 44 in 37 games. As a rookie, all teams can only offer him the same amount, but what he's looking for is playing time. And suprisingly, Detroit is going to offer him that:
Opportunity, not money, will be the deciding factor in securing Schultz. The Red Wings are prepared to guarantee him a roster spot at the s...