On the eve of NHL free agency, rumors are swirling around the hockey universe, and a flurry of late activity is sure to shake up the marketplace.
The Detroit Red Wings’ search for a right-handed defenseman is the worst-kept secret in the NHL, but the shallow free-agent pool makes their hole a difficult one to fill.
GM Ken Holland have shown interest in signing a top-six forward, but they’re not exactly a dime a dozen this summer.
As far as other additions to the club’s roster, that remains to be seen. If Detroit plans to acquire a forward, few names have surfaced.
Of the players that have been connected to Detroit, the likelihood of interest could be more fiction that fact.
Detroit made the postseason last year with help from some of the organization’s top prospects. However, the team is not willing to swap its young talent for short-term answers.
Some names associated with the Red Wings this offseason are nothing more than gossip, but some are, in fact, very possible options to improve the lineup.
With the biggest day in the NHL offseason fast approaching, here’s a fact-or-fiction take on some of the rumors surrounding free agents and the Detroit Red Wings.