5 Trades the Detroit Red Wings Never Should Have Made

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5 Trades the Detroit Red Wings Never Should Have Made
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With the NHL trade deadline looming, rumors swirl regarding high-profile players and possible new destinations.

In Detroit’s case, it may not make a move this season. In the past the trade deadline has been somewhat of a holiday for the Red Wings faithful.

The Red Wings have made many big trades with some historic names throughout their 88 years in the NHL. Even if they don’t pull the trigger on a deal this time around, there is still a good core in place for future success.

That hasn’t always been the case, and some trades have proven very costly for the club. Some prominent players were shipped out for trivial reasons, while others were given the opportunity to succeed elsewhere.

Sometimes a general manager thinks he’s got a leg up on the competition, only to find he’s already a step behind. Everybody makes mistakes, and even with the recent success it has enjoyed, Detroit is no exception.

While not in any particular order, here are five trades that never should have been made in Hockeytown.

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