One thing was painfully obvious in last season first round debacle versus Nashville—the Wings need more scorers. Players who are a threat every time they step on the ice are a must.
It doesn't make much difference whether the player is a scorer, sniper or scrapper as long as they can put the puck in the back of the net and wear out the defense.
Detroit has enough cap space that money will not have to be the primary concern in their negotiations with any free agent forward. This free agent class doesn't have a glut of top-end scorers, but there are a few players who would not only fit the Red Wings system, but thrive within it.
Let's take a look at some of those players and what the Wings might need to shell out in order to get them. Be prepared for a surprise or two on the list.