Five obstructive offseason moves that would define the Red Wings

Sara Amaya
May 28, 2024  (6:36 PM)

Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins during a game last season
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The Detroit Red Wings are looking to take some calculated risks this offseason that will define who they are as a team. While many outsiders looking in may not understand these risks, they make sense for the Red Wings to move forward next season.

The first of five risks is to resign David Perron. While this may seem counterproductive, David Perron is getting older and could serve as an authority figure to younger prospects coming in. Perron has also been a very talented player that has benefited the Red wings as man advantage in several games. Perron could also help his team return to the playoffs next season with his leadership and ice skills.
The second of five risks is to strike a trade deal for Robby Fabbri. Fabbri has been on a cup winning team before and knows what that experience is like which means he could be valuable to other teams looking for some playoff knowledge. Fabbri is a strong forward but maybe one player the Red Wings can afford to lose in order to obtain a new forward prospect during the lottery draft.
The third of five risks is signing a goaltender like Kaapo Kahkonen. Again, this may seem counterproductive to some, but Kahkonen could add value to Detroit with solid plays and make it smoother for the Red Wings salary cap as they would sign Kahkonen for 1 year. Filip Gustavsson would also be a great goal tender choice for the Red Wings and Kahkonen and Gustavsson could play and work alongside each other great.
The fourth of five risks is moving Ville Husso and admitting that acquiring him in the first place was a mistake on the coach's part. The Red Wings could move Husso for any offer and obtain a better prospect to work with for the next season.
The fifth and final risk is to continue to help Sebastian Cossa, a current goal tender for the Red Wings, develop and grow into a better version of himself. Cossa is already adding value to the team as he continues to train and learn and could be a rising star in the 2025-2026 season.
These moves could enhance the way the Red Wings play next season but only time will tell what risks Detroit ends up taking to better the team going into the 2024-2025 season.
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