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

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Mar 12, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Tyson Barrie (22) shoots the puck during the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Red Wings may want to look into acquiring Tyson Barrie.

Yes, he is on the wrong side of 30 and continuing to go in the wrong direction. No, he is not an offensive weapon. But hear me out; the Detroit Red Wings need to consider trading for Tyson Barrie from the Nashville Predators.

Other than a top-end scorer, the next biggest need on the roster is a right-shot defenseman. With the inevitable departure of Gustav Lindstrom to Europe, the Red Wings have exactly one defenseman who shoots and plays on the right side, Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider.

It must be a priority to fill that void with a solution that does not involve forcing Ben Chiarot or Simon Edvinsson to play on the right side with left-handed shots. There is another free agent option that could be given some thought in Radko Gudas, which would also bring some toughness to the lineup. Being the only player of that archetype in the upcoming free agent pool tends to make me believe he will garnish a lot of interest, thus raising his price.

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With as many trade assets as Yzerman is carrying, he would probably be more interested in making a trade for Barrie, a slightly younger defenseman with a higher offensive upside. The Red Wings need to go out and try and make a move to acquire Barrie, or at least consider it.