Detroit Red Wings' 3 Best Contracts of 2023-24

The Detroit Red Wings made a number of changes this past offseason to get into contention for at least a playoff spot. For the most part, that has worked, but there have been some less than ideal contracts signed or traded for. On the other end, there are some very good contracts on the books that have balanced that out, so let's dive in.

Patrick Kane

It is very impressive how Patrick Kane has been able to come back and dominate this season for the Red Wings as he looks like his former self. At his scoring rate this season, he would be leading the team if he was with Detroit from the start. In 43 games, Kane has 18 goals and 42 points and has come in clutch more than once while the Red Wings chase a playoff spot. He signed for just $2.75 million AAV for this season and has more than proven he still has it.

Daniel Sprong

Daniel Sprong has been undervalued everywhere he goes as he continues to put up big numbers for being a bottom-six or fourth line player. The 27-year-old has 17 goals and 40 points in 69 games while averaging just over 12 minutes per game. After putting up similar numbers with the Seattle Kraken last season, you'd think that he would be able to earn a larger contract for next season at this point since he's only earning $2 million on a one-year deal this season.

Alex Lyon

Alex Lyon has been a great success story for the Red Wings and arguably the biggest reason why the team is even sniffing a playoff spot right now. He has gone from a third-string goalie at the start of the season to Detroit's starter, playing great for the majority of his time in net. Lyon has gotten into 39 games and won 19 while sporting a .907 SV%. Ville Husso, James Reimer, and even Michael Hutchinson have combined for 37 starts this season and Lyon is still under contract for another year at $900,000.

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