3 Players Red Wings Could Trade Next

The Detroit Red Wings were in the fight for a long time last season, but eventually dropped out by the time the trade deadline rolled around and sold. This season they are hoping to be in it longer, but the Eastern Conference is such a wildcard, especially with teams fighting for the final few playoff spots. Detroit could find themselves in a similar spot and have players they could get assets back for.

Shayne Gostisbehere

The Red Wings signed Shayne Gostisbehere for one year at a fair price and have the cap space to retain money if they were to move him or anyone else. Gostisbehere is the ideal rental. He will boost a power play and can play on any pairing. He's more offensively gifted, but can contribute whether he plays over 22 minutes a game or 17. Detroit has more than enough defenders and since he signed for just one year, it doesn't look like he's sticking around long-term. The team will surely get offers if they aren't in a playoff spot by the deadline.

David Perron

The same goes for David Perron, except he's been with the team since the beginning of last season. The veteran is as consistent as they come and can still contribute a lot as a top-six winger. Since he's 35 years old, he also isn't in the Red Wings' long-term plans and could be shipped off to a contender. Detroit is building something, but with their younger players. Perron, with some cap retained, is the perfect trade candidate because of the value he would get as a rental. Remember, this relies on the Red Wings choosing to once again sell. There's a reason why they signed a few players to short-term deals.

Daniel Sprong

Daniel Sprong had an impressive year with the Seattle Kraken in 2022-23 as a bottom-six/fourth line player. The team was very deep up front and got offensive contributions from everyone. This definitely allowed Sprong to thrive, but he is also a big part of why it did. Once again, it doesn't look like he will be given a chance any higher than the third line and may very well start out on the fourth line. If he proves that he can score and contribute more than what he's paid as a bottom-six winger and the Red Wings are out of it, nearly every contending team will be calling on him and Detroit would be wise to oblige to a trade.

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