Analyzing Detroit Red Wings UFAs Before Free Agency

Apr 29, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) reaches out to make a save during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) reaches out to make a save during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bobby Ryan

Age: 34

GP: 33

G: 7

A: 7

PTS: 14

2021 Salary: $1,000,000

Advantages of Signing

Bobby Ryan wants to remain in Detroit.  He is terrific in the locker room with the younger players.  He has a knack for scoring goals as evidenced by the four goals he scored in the first three games in a Detroit uniform.  He is affordable and is willing to sign a short-term contract.

Disadvantages of Signing

The roster may not have an opening for a player like Bobby Ryan.  He only scored three goals in his final 30 games this year.  He finished the season prematurely due to injury.

Prediction

Bobby Ryan will not be offered a contract and will sign with another team as an UFA.