Detroit Red Wings: 6 Defensemen They Need to Pursue Via Trade or Free Agency

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Detroit Red Wings: 6 Defensemen They Need to Pursue Via Trade or Free Agency
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The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to fill at least one (but likely two) spots on their blue line this coming season, and though there are many names to look at, few are worth consideration.

With the retirement of future Hall-of-Famer Nick Lidstrom on May 31st, Detroit now knows (along with the impending departure of Brad Stuart) that it must make some moves this off-season.

These moves could come through trade(s), but will most likely come through free agency.

Although the need seems steep, Detroit has top-rated defenseman prospect, Brendan Smith, ready to make the jump to the Red Wings next season.

But Detroit still needs at least one defenseman this off-season.

Let's take a look at the six candidates they will consider the most.

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