The future is bright in Detroit

Will Bloggs
June 16, 2024  (1:24 PM)

Detroit has now more leverage to sign Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond
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The NHL recently announced that the salary cap will increase to $88 million for the 2024-25 season with a salary floor set at $65 million.

Currently, the Detroit Red Wings have a projected cap hit of $58.63 million. That is leaving them with some room to negotiate new contracts with key players like Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond.
Seider and Raymond are seen as franchise players for the Red Wings future success. GM Steve Yzerman, now begin his eighth season with the team and has rebuilt the roster since taking over, aiming to return the team to playoff contention. Under his leadership, the team had significant changes in their lineup, transitioning from the difficult seasons under previous management to focusing on developing young talent like Seider and Raymond.
Seider was drafted sixth overall in 2019 and quickly proved his worth by winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Raymond was selected fourth overall in 2020 and has also made a significant impact by leading the team with 72 points in the 2023-24 season.
While the Red Wings missed their goal to make the playoff last season, the strong performances of young players like Raymond indicate that they have a positive growth and potential for the team future. With the salary cap increase beginning next year, Steve Yzerman has now more flexibility to sign these key players and add new elements to the team roster this summer.
Yzerman needs to worry about the Red Wings being a "cap team" when it comes to the Seider and Raymond extensions :
"(I'll) kind of get a rough idea — if I can't figure it out sooner than later — of how much money we're going to have," Yzerman explained. "Because we're getting close to being a cap team, and I gotta really start to think about the cap now. So, some decisions may be simply made based on what our cap situation is."

It is great that Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond have expressed their commitment to stay with the Detroit Red Wings. Seider has praised the young defenseman Simon Edvinsson. Their potential partnership would benefit the team in a very near future. Edvinsson was with the Grand Rapids Griffins and got NHL experience with 16 games for the Red Wings in the 2023-24 season. This focus on developing young talent are positive signs for the Red Wings as they aim to build a competitive team for the future.
Source : YardBarker
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