As a heat wave scorches most of the great Midwest, Red Wings fans everywhere may be feeling the need for a bucket of ice for their brains.
With Ryan Suter and Zach Parise locked up to mega-deals with the Minnesota Wild, it is now time for Ken Holland and his (hopefully iced-down) brain trust to make the Red Wings a playoff team without the summer's two biggest names.
Now, there is very serious talk of mortgaging the future and then some to get Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan. Red Wings fans, please do not support this agenda. There is a better way.
I present to you my step-by-step, trade-free scenario that I would push for if I were in charge of the Detroit Red Wings.