In need of some blue line upgrades the Red Wings have reportedly reached out to a number of impending free agents including defenseman Dan Boyle according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
#RedWings have reached out to a number of players agents today. Strong interest in D Dan Boyle.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 25, 2014
The Wings have been in need of defensive help really ever since Brian Rafalski retired a few years ago. Detroit’s need for more experience and talent though was made significantly greater a couple of seasons ago when Nick Lidstrom decided he’d hang up the skates.
Despite the need, Detroit still has a top pairing guy in Niklas Kronwall on the roster and a developing young core in Brendan Smith and Danny DeKeyser.
Currently Dan Boyle’s rights belong to the Islanders when New York acquired them from the Sharks a couple of weeks ago for a 2015 fifth round pick.
Boyle is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.