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Report: Red Wings looking to add both a forward and defenseman

NHL Free Agency officially kicks off today, and the Detroit Red Wings have a good idea of what they’d like to do.

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General manager Steve Yzerman is in the hunt for a forward and a defenseman, and according to a report, would like to focus on short term deals, such as one or two year contracts. The team is allegedly set to sign goaltender Calvin Pickard to a two-year contract to compete for the backup position behind Jimmy Howard.

Here are some options at both positions that the team could consider.

Forwards
-Gustav Nyquist (San Jose)
-Valtteri Filppula (Islanders)
-Brett Connolly (Washington)
-Wayne Simmonds (Nashville)
-Joonas Donskoi (San Jose).

Defensemen
-Jake Gardiner (Toronto)
-Ron Hainsey (Toronto)
-Anton Stralman (Tampa Bay).

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