The Detroit Red Wings off-season is going to be action packed and therefore, it will be exciting. With 11 players currently without a contract, the front office will be on the phones 24/7 to try and get deals done to bring some players back… but not all of them.
The Detroit Red Wings are set to have 11 players without contracts therefore, Steve Yzerman will be trying to figure out who he feels deserves to put on the Red Wings uniform and who doesn’t.
In most situations I feel that whoever the general manager is, they would generally try and bring back just about all of them. But not in this case. In this case, the Red Wings have a ton of prospects that could be apart of the team this upcoming fall which makes it difficult to go after some of these players in hope of bringing him back.
Additionally, the Red Wings will be jam packed and they are going to have to do something in order to relieve themselves of their depth. Especially if they want to compete.
If they are going to be competing at some point in the future, they need to add star power to their roster. In order to do so, the Red Wings need to part ways with some of their prospects while their value is high and acquire some. But that’s not the only scenario.
The Red Wings clearly want to go young, I think we can all say that’s the way Yzerman wan’t to go with this team which means that they could be willing to part ways with some of the older players on this team in order to acquire a player that can help them take another step forward as this team develops.
One of the players who’s name has been mentioned to be on the trade block is forward, Filip Zadina.