Posted: Saturday June 23, 2012 4:57 PM

Red Wings hoping for splashy summer in free agency

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DETROIT (AP) - Ken Holland didn't expect to get lucky enough in the NHL draft to select an instant-impact player.

In free agency, though, the Detroit general manager wants to add at least a couple standouts with enough talent and experience to help the franchise right away.

"We're going to be active and very involved in free agency because we have cap space and holes we'd like to fill,'' Holland said. "But to be successful, you have to draft and develop guys.''

 
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