Detroit Red Wings: 3 bold trade targets for this off-season

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The Detroit Red Wings are heading into year five of the “Yzerplan” and have yet to make an appearance in the postseason. Although patience was preached from the very start, there has been a sense of restlessness within the fanbase to have something to show for the process nearly half a decade later.

Last year’s offseason was Steve Yzerman‘s offseason of bold decisions for the Detroit Red Wings. He hired a new head coach in Derek Lalonde, went on a spending spree in free agency, adding some key players to the lineup, and took a swing in the draft at a potential second-line center in Marco Kasper.

Heading into this offseason, the organization will come to a crossroads; keep steady with the slow rebuild or make one more bold move to give this team that extra firepower in an attempt to make their first playoff berth in eight years.

With an upcoming free agency pool that is lackluster, to say the least, and a minuscule 10% chance at winning Connor Bedard or Adam Fantilli in the draft. The odds are low, so the Red Wings may have to make a splash elsewhere.

Let’s look at the potential bold moves that Yzerman should be targeting in the trade market if he’s going to make a move or two this off-season. There are some possible moves or players that he should be checking in on. They’re bold names that the Red Wings should think about trading for this off-season, even if it turns into a bigger trade package from Yzerman.

Here are three players the Detroit Red Wings should target.