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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Sebastian Cossa may solve the Red Wings goaltending woes in time

Somebody needs to step up and be the answer in the crease for Detroit right now if they want to make a deep playoff run this season, but they may have a franchise goaltender waiting in the prospects pool. Sebastian Cossa is a player whose name you need to get familiar with if you haven’t done so because the 21-year-old should become ‘the guy’ later in the decade. 

Cossa enjoyed an incredible career with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, and he was a force for the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL, recording four shutouts and 26 wins to go along with a 0.913 save percentage and a 2.56 GAA. Cossa more than duplicated those numbers in seven playoff games, finishing with a 0.917 save percentage, a 2.32 GAA, and a 5-2-0 record. 

He’s also made a sound transition to Grand Rapids, securing 13 wins and a shutout for the Griffins, a 0.912 save percentage, plus a 2.57 GAA. Despite his relative youth and 6 '6 frame, Cossa has already shown off sound mobility, and it’s scary to think just how much better he will get once he gains more seasoning in the lower leagues. 

If he can work on staying calm when he’s lining up in the crease and refusing to let small mistakes get to him, look for Cossa to take over games throughout his time in Grand Rapids. Thanks to his overall ability, productivity, and youth, there is no way Yzerman should insert him into a trade package.