The Detroit Red Wings have something they have not had in a while—salary cap space. Lots of cap space at that; somewhere in the neighborhood (per CapGeek.com) of $5.6 million dollars.
So naturally, the tendency in past years has been to lose the cap space and gain another player or two.
This season, Detroit does not seem to be lacking in a given area yet this season.
Detroit is dominating at home, riding a 10 game winning streak at the Joe Louis Arena, but the road is a different story, as Detroit owns a sub .500 record away from home.
The Red Wings GM Ken Holland did not panic during the losing streak stating that now would not be the right time to make a trade.
But what about at the trade deadline?
The Red Wings have been quiet at recent past trade deadlines, their only move shipping Ville Leino away sort of backfired so I wouldn't blame them for being quiet at trade deadlines since then.
But what about the upcoming deadline that is just over two months away?
Could Detroit makes some moves then?
I will outline four trades that they should pursue to fill some of the $5.6 million in cap space that they currently possess.