Red Wings Rumors: 5 Available Free Agents Detroit Could Go After

The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in an advantageous position with approximately $5.9 million in projected salary cap space, leaving room for potential signings to strengthen their winger positions.

As they contemplate their moves, several free-agent wingers emerge as compelling options.

Patrick Kane, known for his exceptional offensive prowess, is currently seeking a contender.

Last season, the 34-year-old scored 16 goals and 45 points over the first 54 games of the season with the Chicago Blackhawks, before he was ultimately dealt to the New York Rangers.

While the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers are potential suitors, the Red Wings could leverage their cap space to present a competitive offer.

Tomas Tatar, a familiar face with proven scoring ability, offers the potential to enhance the left-wing depth. While his potential signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins looms, the Red Wings could capitalize on his experience and skill set.

At 32, Tatar's recent performance for the New Jersey Devils, accumulating 48 points (20 goals, 28 assists) in 82 games, underscores his enduring skill and appeal.

Adam Erne presents an attractive budget-friendly option. Last season, he scored eight goals and 18 points across 61 games with the Red Wings.

His versatility and potential to contribute could bolster the team's forward depth.

Phil Kessel, despite his age, retains offensive capabilities that could impact the Red Wings' scoring potential.

His addition would hinge on aligning his playing style with the team's strategy.

Maxime Comtois, a young and promising talent, aligns well with the Red Wings' rebuilding goals. Detroit's consideration could inject youthful energy into their lineup.

Last season, the 24-year-old scored nine goals and 19 points across 64 games with the Anaheim Ducks.

Ultimately, the Red Wings have the opportunity to strategically utilize their cap space to enhance their roster's competitiveness and lay the groundwork for future success. Photo Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports