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

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Apr 2, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ottawa Senators right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) lines up for a face-off during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Red Wings should bring Alex DeBrincat home to Michigan.

This is arguably the hottest name on the Detroit Red Wings fans’ wish lists over the past week or so. A Michigan native, Alex Debrincat, is rumored not to be happy with the Ottawa Senators and will be looking to move on when he is able to do so.

He is currently a restricted free agent (RFA). All signs point to him being given a qualifying offer, almost certainly solidifying his place on the Senators roster for one more season. However, that means he is ripe for the picking.

Will Ottawa want to secure him for one year in an attempt to make a playoff run and then lose him for nothing the following season? Or will they try to move him now and capitalize on his value? That’s where the Red Wings can try to jump in and make a move to bring in the offensively gifted forward.

When Debrincat was moved from Chicago to Ottawa last season, the price was a first-round pick, a second-round pick, and a third-round pick. If his price is similar to that, Detroit has the assets to move to acquire him.

Currently, Yzerman has two first-round picks in his pocket and three second-round picks. I would have to believe he would be more than willing to move some of them to acquire something this roster has desperately been missing, a top-end scorer.