3 teams who must call the Red Wings for Jonatan Berggren at the trade deadline

The Detroit Red Wings should buy at the trade deadline, but there are also players like Jonatan Berggren, who they can also sell to non-contenders.

Dec 11, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Jonatan Berggren (48) in action
Dec 11, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Jonatan Berggren (48) in action / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Montreal Canadiens could seek a high-upside prospect in Berggren at the deadline

Teams looking to add young assets with high potential should make a play for Berggren, but the Montreal Canadiens have quite a few under-the-radar talents that they can send for such high-caliber prospects. 

While Berggren has done little productivity-wise throughout his 76 games in the NHL, including nine this season, by no means should we label him a lost cause. Montreal is in a position to find a potential cast-off like Berggren, see if he fits the system, then perhaps add him to what is an enticing core over in Quebec. 

With just 163 goals so far this season, the Canadiens need someone with scoring potential, and Berggren has shown plenty of it during his time in Grand Rapids. It’s also clear they can use a potentially high-impact winger, especially since the cupboard is bare at the position sans Cole Caufield and Juraj Slafkovsky, and the jury remains out on the latter. 

One look at the Canadiens prospects pool also drives this point home since four of their five top names are either defensemen or goaltenders.No, there are no guarantees regarding Berggren, but he will at least create some buzz among the fan base if he joins the Canadiens organization at or following the deadline.