5 Roster Spots Detroit Red Wings Should Be Looking to Upgrade

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5 Roster Spots Detroit Red Wings Should Be Looking to Upgrade
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The Detroit Red Wings head into the summer with holes to be filled, prospects to evaluate and plenty of decisions to be made.

While the entire summer lies ahead, the draft is fast approaching with free agency right around the corner.

While likely to part with most of their free-agent veterans, they still await the word of 41-year-old winger Daniel Alfredsson.

Players like Stephen Weiss and Jonathan Ericsson will return from injury, while leaders Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg can rest their ailing bodies and prepare for another grueling season.

Next year will see an interesting mix of players intended to be in the lineup alongside those that earned their right to be on the NHL roster.

But that is not the be-all end-all of Detroit’s big picture.

Through free agency or a trade, Detroit needs to improve at multiple positions this offseason. Its immediate playoff exit exposed a depleted lineup’s glaring holes that have become a priority to fill.

The following will explore positions where Detroit can upgrade, as well as the options to do so.

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