Its the second half of the NHL season and the Red Wings have something like $5.9 million in cap space to play with. Babcock has asked for a "heavy forward", but the Wings are adament that they will not use the money just for spendings sake.
With the potential reitrement or free agency departures of Lidstrom, Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, Stuart (has a step daughter attending HS in San Jose), Hudler, and Conklin the Wings may want to wait until the summer to make a big splash.
If its me, I hope they get a gritty power forward with scoring touch and a big and physical defenseman for a Cup run.
1. Tuomo Ruutu
2. Brendan Morrow
3. Bryan Allen
4. Travis Moen
5. Evgeni Nabokov to replace Conklin as Howards back up.
*please god not Ales Hemsky!
Who would the Wings part with in a trade? What players do you think are solid pick ups for a cup run and potential long term solution?