The 2011-12 season has been a rough one for the Detroit Red Wings. A plague of injuries hurt Detroit in the standings and they showed their age in the playoffs.
The Wings had a decent season this year, but their road record was slipping. This cost them in the playoffs since they did not have home ice advantage.
The Wings need someone who can score. Not many players scored over 20 goals for Detroit this season.
The cap era has cost the Wings the chance to buy a Stanley Cup, but not all is lost.
Detroit hockey has a rich history and tradition. They have some money to throw around in free agency. The Wings know they must sign a big forward or risk falling to an even lower seed in the playoffs, or maybe not make the playoffs at all.
This is the top five possible forwards Detroit should sign.