Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Trevor Daley has retired as a player and joined the Pittsburgh Penguins front office. The Penguins announced Monday they have hired Daley as a hockey operations advisor. He will be based out of Pittsburgh and report directly to general manager Jim Rutherford, assisting in player evaluations at the NHL and AHL level, as well as acting as an “eye in the sky” for the coaching staff during games.
The Red Wings will still be around $8 million under the cap after those players are signed. What will general manager Steve Yzerman do with that money? The Red Wings are in position to bail out a cap-strapped team by acquiring an expiring contract for a high draft pick, like they did last month by getting a second-pick from the New York Rangers for defenseman Marc Staal’s $5.7 million cap hit.
Detroit – So now, everyone waits. The Red Wings and forward Tyler Bertuzzi had their salary arbitration virtual hearing Sunday, moving one step closer to determining how much Bertuzzi will be paid for the 2020-21 regular season. The Wings are proposing $3.15 million, while Bertuzzi is asking for $4.25 million.