Rumor has it that Brad Stuart wants to go west to be closer to his family. As a result, the Detroit Red Wings will have to find someone to fill his spot. Detroit had a hard time trying to replace Brian Rafalski.
Ian White was a major sign for Detroit. Trading for Kyle Quincey looked nice on paper, but Quincey has not produced much for Detroit. In the 18 games he played he has a total of three points, and in the playoffs he did not produce a single point.
Detroit has two players who showed promise this season, and should be ready next season like Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith. A first season is a difficult one, but if Nicklas Lidstrom returns they will have a great mentor.
The Wings need one more major defenceman. These are the top five possible defenceman that Detroit should pursue.