The Detroit Red Wings have made some moves this offseason that bolster their roster, but also scratch some heads.
They signed forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss to replace Valtteri Filppula and Damien Brunner, but then resigned veteran Dan Cleary with 16 forwards already in camp. The move contributed to Detroit surpassing the salary cap, of which it’s now compliant.
Detroit dropped below the cap by placing forwards Patrick Eaves and Darren Helm on long-term injured reserve and demoting forward Gustav Nyquist. Jordin Tootoo and Jonas Gustavsson have been placed on short-term injured reserve.
Even though the Red Wings are salary-cap compliant, it won’t last long and something will have to be done to free up room on the roster and under the cap. These moves could result in a trade of some sort, whether early or late in the season.
If we know anything about hockey, it's that anything can happen at any moment.
With that in mind, here are five Detroit Red Wings who could be traded during the 2013-14 season.