There are different ways to which hockey teams build their clubs.
Some prefer to acquire a cesspool of quality prospects and let their games grow in the junior hockey circuit and other leagues. Others are only focused on the short-term ramifications and use free agency to build their hockey club.
Which ever way you think works best for your respective team, there is no question that July 1st feels like a hockey holiday. It is on July 1st that Free Agency begins for all thirty organizations. This is a perfect chance for teams to reverse their fortunes and land marquee players to gigantic contracts.
That was the hope for the Red Wings going into the 2012 offseason. Progress was made in addressing problems with this team, but an immediate fix to losing legend Nicklas Lidstrom was not solved.
Here you will find six free agents who are about to test the waters in 2013 that can benefit from playing with Detroit. Several factors (age, position, salary, plus/minus, etc.) will be used to determine those who can lead the Red Wings back to winning their twelfth Stanley Cup in the team's history.
The order of these players does not signify whether they should be the main focus or a distant thought. It is only an opinion.