The NHL trade deadline is now less than a week away so that means some sleepless nights for some general managers as they try to acquire (or giveaway) that last piece to gear up for the playoffs.
For some teams like the Detroit Red Wings, there are not really any major holes to fill, which is ironic as Detroit has cap space to burn for the first time in a long time.
At the start of the season, Detroit had (via CapGeek.com) about $5.33 million dollars in cap space.
Currently, as contracts have been paid off over the course of the 185-day season, CapGeek shows that Detroit can acquire somewhere in the neighborhood of $21 million in cap space over the remainder of the season.
So with Detroit not having any obvious weaknesses, let's start by examining depth forwards that can help Detroit out in the postseason.
These six depth players either have playoff experience, or are low-risk, high-reward type of players.