Red Wings Top 10 Question Marks Heading Into the Off-Season

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What Does the Red Wings Timeline Look Like?

The Detroit Red Wings have had a rough go of it the past couple seasons. Having missed the playoffs the last six seasons, it’s clear to everybody, this is not a team that can win currently. Especially given the competition.

I recetly touched on this because the Red Wings have a lot of free agents within the next couple seasons, and they also have a ton of prospects, but what their plans are for these players of theirs, has to be determined soon.

The Red Wings will not be competitors this upcoming season. It would take a miracle for that to happen, but, I don’t feel they are far away.

The Red Wings currently rank third amongst NHl teams in terms of cap space. Only ranking behind the Buffalo Sabres, and Anaheim Ducks, the Red Wings have $35,711,111 according to

Now, there will defentialy be less because they will have to re-sign and extend multiple players this off-season. But, they will still finish the off-season with probably about $20,000,000. If that’s the case, they will have plenty of money to spend on free agent players to help bolster their team as a whole. By that I mean, Improve their top defensive pairings, Improve their goal scoring, and get a true goalie one to play in front of Nedeljkovic.

There are a lot of free agents out there that could give the Red Wings a jump on this rebuild. Which, I know that, at least most of us, would like. Because the later we get into the rebuild, the more wins we will see. And I have a feeling that not many of us like losing. I know I don’t. I want to see wins and get back to where they were in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The timeline part of itis a bit tricky. Especially because we don’t exaclty know Yzerman’s plan for the Red Wings in the coming years. I mean, they don’t even have a coach set for next year. So, finding  a timeline would be hard. However, I do think that we are not that far away.

We have prospects who are getting closer and closer to making their names known in the NHL. And once that happens, this team is going to be very, very, very dangerous.