NHL Rumors: Surprise Team Could Enter Goalie Sweepstakes This Summer

This summer presents a big opportunity for the Detroit Red Wings to address their goaltending situation through the trade market, according to Max Bultman.

With Ville Husso and Alex Lyon currently on the roster for the upcoming season, there's a growing inclination within the organization to explore upgrades between the pipes.

Despite their decent performances, there's a collective desire to bolster the goaltending position to elevate the team's overall competitiveness.

Husso holds a .892 SV% and 3.55 GAA across 19 games played this season, while Lyon has posted a solid .908 SV% and 2.98 GAA across 41 games played.

Names like Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins and Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames have surfaced in potential trade talks, offering enticing options for the Red Wings.

Both Ullmark and Markstrom bring significant NHL experience and have demonstrated their ability to serve as reliable starting goaltenders. Acquiring either of these seasoned netminders could provide the stability and skillset necessary to solidify Detroit's goaltending depth.

Ullmark, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, holds an impressive .916 SV%, 2.55 GAA, along with two shutouts and a 21-9-7 record over 38 games played this season.

Over 45 games played this season, the 34-year-old Markstrom holds a .906 SV%, 2.74 GAA, two shutouts, and a 23-20-2 record.

To make a move for Ullmark or Markstrom, the Red Wings might need to make strategic roster adjustments, potentially involving shedding Husso's $4.75 million cap hit to create space. Lyon's more affordable contract provides some flexibility in terms of spending. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports