Detroit Red Wings 2022-23 trade deadline week recap

Feb 15, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) looks for a rebound in front of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 15, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) looks for a rebound in front of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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The 2022-23 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. The Detroit Red Wings made several deals leading up to the deadline and have had a busy week overall. Steve Yzerman was prepping to be both a buyer and a seller throughout the week but ultimately shifted into seller mode and opted to part ways with some of the team’s assets.

It should not be shocking for the Detroit Red Wings after the back-to-back set against the Ottawa Senators resulted in them getting pummeled for their second and third straight losses. Heck, now they have lost four in a row as the Seattle Kraken grabbed an overtime win on Thursday night over Detroit.

But the good thing for the Red Wings is that they were able to come away with a plethora of draft picks and likely set themselves up moving forward beyond the 2022-23 season. This term rebuilding has become so painful to hear, but the job that Yzerman did deserves a round of applause.

With the moves that the Red Wings did make this week, he set the Red Wings up big time moving forward. They’ll have a chance to make upgrades this off-season and try to come back strong in 2023-24 and compete as they showed they could do at points over the last month and a half.

Detroit Red Wings 2022-23 trade deadline recap