Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Team To Be Active In Goalie Market This Offseason

The Detroit Red Wings' goaltending situation has been a major issue for the team, with little consistency or continuity between seasons.

This past season, Alex Nedeljkovic struggled and was sent to the AHL, while Ville Husso emerged as a strong performer but still had his struggles.

With both Nedeljkovic and Magnus Hellberg on expiring contracts, the Red Wings face a significant decision on who will join Husso in Detroit next season.

The team's General Manager, Steve Yzerman, has acknowledged that their goaltending needs improvement and that the free-agent goalie market is not very promising.

Therefore, the Red Wings will need to consider alternative solutions, such as trades or internal development, to find a reliable goaltender for the next season. Regardless of the chosen approach, it is crucial for the Red Wings to address their goaltending issues if they hope to make progress and compete for the playoffs.

One potential option is to stick with Hellberg, who has proven to be a reliable backup with a league-minimum contract. However, the team could also look to the free-agent market for a potential partner for Husso, as there will be several potential veteran options in free agency that could fill the team's need.

Ultimately, it is clear that the Red Wings need to focus on improving their goaltending situation if they want to make progress towards their long-term goal of building a successful team.

With top prospects like Sebastian Cossa waiting in the wings, the team must also consider the long-term implications of their decisions. Without at least league-average goaltending, the team may not be able to compete, making this an area that GM Steve Yzerman will need to prioritize during the offseason.

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