5 Possible Trades That Make Sense for the Red Wings

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Marc Staal

Marc Staal is an UFA in the summer, so it makes sense that Yzerman listens to offers for the steady veteran defender.  Staal loves it in Detroit and would like to play the remainder of his career here.  It would take a terrific offer for Yzerman to move Staal, but it does make sense to move him at the deadline and then re-sign him in the summer.

Staal is a really solid NHL defenseman, and even at 35, could be a dependable player for any playoff bound team.  If he is traded, it would be nice to see Staal play the remainder of the season in Carolina with his brother Jordan.  Carolina are in a logjam in the Eastern Conference and look to make a long playoff run this year.  Adding a veteran defenseman makes sense and Carolina could offer Detroit a 3rd round pick in 2022 to finalize the deal.

Trade: Marc Staal to Carolina for a conditional 2022 3rd round pick that slips to a 4th round pick if Carolina doesn’t make it to the Conference Finals in 2022