4 untouchable prospects the Red Wings cannot trade at the deadline

The Detroit Red Wings are peaking at the right time, so there is no doubt that they will buy at the 2024 trade deadline.

Oct 5, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Simon Edvinsson (77) skates with
Oct 5, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Simon Edvinsson (77) skates with / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Simon Edvinsson already has NHL experience and will add to Detroit’s blue line

With 11 games already completed in his NHL career, it's clear that Simon Edvinsson will inevitably help the Red Wings blue line. In those games, Edvinsson scored his first career goal and has two overall, along with an assist for three points. He’s also played sound defense, recording 14 hits, eight blocks, and four takeaways.

Since Detroit is still struggling in their own zone, Edvinsson will change the trajectory of a blue line that already has one ultra-productive player in Moritz Seider. Further, Shayne Gostisbehere is a pending unrestricted free agent, so if he doesn’t return, Edvinsson makes for a sound replacement. 

Edvinsson continues to be a force for the Grand Rapids Griffins, with 27 points and eight goals in 46 contests. This is coming off the heels of a fine debut season in Grand Rapids when he had 27 points and five goals in 52 games. 

Better yet, Edvinsson is doing all of this with a one minute increase in ice time while his overall game and hockey instincts in both zones have soared. Overall, there is no way Yzerman can trade a player who could land a full-time role in the Motor City next season and continue to grow his game at the next level.