With no shortage of cap space and a good shot to win the Stanley Cup, Detroit should be an active participant in the trade market as the Feb. 27 deadline approaches.
So, what kind of player could the Red Wings use? Coach Mike Babcock has a few suggestions for GM Ken Holland.
“To me, if we could get another heavy winger, or heavy forward, or D — those would all be good things to help you,” Babcock said, as reported by the Detroit News. “I put together a wish list every year, this time of year, and then management does what they can do.”
One name that’s been linked to the Red Wings is Montreal winger Travis Moen. The 29-year-old pending UFA who won a Cup with the 2007 Ducks is presumably the type of player Babcock wants.
And here’s another thing to consider about Moen – he’s one of the key forwards on the Canadiens’ league-best penalty kill, one of the few areas where the Wings have struggled.