How Detroit Red Wings Should Fill Their Biggest Needs in 2014 Offseason

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How Detroit Red Wings Should Fill Their Biggest Needs in 2014 Offseason
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The Detroit Red Wings go into their 2014 offseason with a couple of key needs to fill.

Some of these needs can (and should) be filled internally, while other needs must come through unrestricted free agency or a trade.

With the Wings falling after winning just one game in the first round, one might expect these "needs" to be fairly substantial, but indeed they are quite simple.

Detroit needs help on defense, especially in terms of a competent top-four defenseman to complement Brendan Smith, should Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson remain a pairing next season. The Wings also need some help on the right side, especially in the way of right-handed-shooting players.

But who should the Red Wings use to fill their needs in the 2014 offseason?

 

All statistics via NHL.com and all cap hit and contract information via CapGeek.com.

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