The Detroit Red Wings could capitalize on two forwards from Chicago.
Now, it’s not Patrick Kane, and the Detroit Red Wings are surely not in on him, but there are two other forwards in the Blackhawks organization that could very well serve as beneficial to the Red Wings’ forward core.
The Red Wings are no stranger to Athanasiou, who spent parts of his first five seasons in a winged-wheel uniform. He’s heading toward free agency this summer and could be someone the Blackhawks are looking to trade.
They have had an active deadline, and the Red Wings could capitalize on this by bringing him back. The 28-year-old would bring some speed and quickness to the offense, along with some play-making abilities.
In 2022-23, Athanasiou played 57 games with 12 goals and eight assists for 20 total points. In typical Athanasiou fashion, he has a -18 plus/minus rating. The Red Wings should be looking to target their former forward. It’s worth considering as the trade deadline gets closer.
It’s an intriguing name to think about, but the Red Wings could kick the tires on Domi, seeing what it might take to bring him into the Red Wings’ forward core. The 27-year-old forward is on an expiring deal and would be a more significant addition than any of the names mentioned thus far.
Domi has played in 58 games for the Blackhawks in 2022-23, with 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 total points. He’s been able to tap into the offense on a team that has struggled mightily this season. It’s no shock, as he’s been playing with Kane.
The Red Wings’ offense would likely get a nice boost in Domi, so checking in on what it might take to add him to the mix is worth it. He may be a bigger add than the Red Wings will likely bring in with a trade deadline move, but he’s still someone to consider.
The trade deadline is quickly approaching, and it will be an exciting week for Detroit Red Wings fans as they sit back and wait for Steve Yzerman to act.