DeKeyser, Tatar not close to signing
DETROIT, MI (The Spread) - Restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar are not close to re-signing with the Red Wings, which could be a potential problem for the club.
Both DeKeyser and Tatar are important pieces for a Detroit team that is expected to compete in the playoffs a year from now. But according to a report by the Detroit Free Press, neither player is closing to re-signing.
"We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing close," Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. "Tats is overseas, and I’m waiting to hear back. On the DeKeyser front, we met them in early June. We talked briefly at the draft, and we haven’t really talked much in July. I’ve made what I think are pretty good offers. They haven’t really countered. We’re just in the waiting process."
DeKeyser scored four goals in five playoff games for the Wings while Tatar has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 100 career NHL games. The 23-year-old scored 19 goals and racked up 20 assists for 39 points in 73 games last year in his first full season.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Red Wings are currently 22/1 to win the 2015 Stanley Cup.