NHL free agency is still more than a month away, but it is something that will be discussed throughout Hockeytown until the clock strikes 12:00 p.m. EDT on July 1.
There isn’t an abundance of big-name superstars on the market that can fill the void, but there are options that could step into the role.
Detroit has some other pressing needs as well, but none is more essential than an opposite-handed blueliner. An extra scorer in its top six could go a long way, but at the price that the top free agents will cost, a big splash is unlikely.
Taking a look down the long list of eventual free-agent talents, a few names stand out that fit both need and affordability. These are some of the free agents that Detroit should consider at a bargain price.