The Detroit Red Wings have offered defenseman Raphael Diaz a tryout at their training camp, according to MLive.com. However, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Ansar Khan that Diaz has some options and has not decided if he will accept it.
Diaz, 28, is a right-handed shot the Red Wings need. In 63 games last season for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, the Swiss defenseman had two goals and 15 points with a minus-2 rating. He also played four games for Switzerland at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and in four Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Rangers before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Diaz has six goals, 45 points and a minus-5 rating in 145 NHL games.
You can clearly see why a 2nd Toronto team is a no-brainer, regardless of what the Leafs want:
Vegas looks horrible on paper here.
Atlanta has 200k hockey fans and yet managed to sell barely 50% of Thrashers ticket during their last years. What makes the NHL think Vegas will have a better result wit a lower percentage of hockey fans?