5 Free agent forwards the Detroit Red Wings should consider in 2022

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Fans will be pining to see what moves GM Steve Yzerman will be making as he continues the rebuilding process of the team that he's been at the helm for since 2019. Here are 5 Free agent forwards the Detroit Red Wings should consider in 2022.

Detroit's lack of offensive depth was made even more apparent when a torn ACL felled forward Robby Fabbri in early March, and you can bet there will be more than a few free agent Forwards that Yzerman will have his eye on this offseason. Of course, several high-profile forwards will command top dollar, among those being Filip Forsberg and Patrik Laine, though Yzerman may not be willing to shell out major cast – yet. Let's check out a few candidates that could be realistic options.

Free agent forwards

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Kevin Fiala


The Minnesota Wild forward enjoyed his best NHL season, racking up a career-high 85 points and helping lead the Wild to a playoff berth.

Andre Burakovsky

The 27-year-old Russian forward demonstrated his flair for offensive flashiness, posting 61 points in 80 games played for the high-powered Avalanche.

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Rickard Rakell

Recently acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Anaheim Ducks at this year's NHL Trade Deadline, Rakell will be a coveted depth piece this summer; he has 352 points in 569 carer games.

Ondrej Palat

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This will be a familiar name to Red Wings fans, as he's routinely helped torch Detroit over the years as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Of course, he was drafted by Tampa in 2011 by none other than Yzerman.

Ryan Strome

Strome's 54 points in 74 games this season for the New York Rangers helped them form one of the Eastern Conference's top offensive attacks.

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