The Detroit Red Wings went into free agency looking for help on the defensive side of the puck, but stuck out on every single defensive free agent on the market.
Matt Niskanen signed with Washington, Dan Boyle signed with the Rangers, Anton Stralman signed with Tampa Bay, Christian Ehrhoff signed with Pittsburgh, and even Stephan Robidas decided to sign with Toronto over the Wings.
Instead the Detroit Red Wings decided to bring Kyle Quincey back to the team.
Kyle Quincey signs a 2-year deal with AAV of $4.25M with DET.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014
Kyle Quincey has become the new scapegoat in Detroit on the defense, but was the only defenseman this past season to play all eighty-two games and while he struggled at the beginning of the year, he was not the worst defeseman on the blue line for Detroit.
Even tough Quincey is better than people realize, this is still not a good deal for the Detroit Red Wings because Quincey, somehow, received a $250,000 raise from his salary last season, $475,000 raise in the cap hit.