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 Arizona Coyotes still need some high-upside prospects in their system

For a while, we thought the surprising Arizona Coyotes would become unprecedented buyers at the trade deadline. But Arizona now sits at an 11-game losing streak, and they now have the fifth-lowest points total in hockey. That said, they aren’t keeping any of their top assets around if they can work out a deal to send them elsewhere, preferably for talent that can help them now. 

For all their recent shortcomings, Arizona has shown flashes that they can become a contender in 2024-25, so offering assets for two or three years down the road won’t happen. This is where Berggren would become so valuable, as he can immediately step onto the ice and prove he can be a system fit for the remainder of the season should the Coyotes want to bring him up. 

And Arizona could use another scorer to help them immediately, as their 163 goals scored ranks 25th in the NHL. Throughout their 11-game losing streak, the Coyotes have also scored over three goals in a single contest just once. So once again, offering a high-potential scoring piece that has fared well in Grand Rapids would be enticing for a Coyotes organization looking to sell at the deadline.

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(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference and Elite Prospects as of February 24th)