Free Agency - Detroit Red Wings
OK, so Detroit have done precisely naff all in the free agency.
Holland said before the Free Agency opened, that he wanted an enforcer in the organisation. Suddenly, Derek Boogaard is available from Minnesota, and what do the Wings do? Hesitate.
Now, I realise that Boogaard has not registered a point in a game for years, and that he has very little ice-time, very high penalty minutes, and will be practically useless in the playoffs, but still, it’s time the Wings got themselves a bad boy.
So, since it’s a few days into the Free Agency, and many of the better point scorers/skaters/goalies have been snapped up, we’re now looking at trading.
The problem now is, can the Management really justify trading a skater that plays well with the Wings style, for an enforcer? The protection will be gratefully received, especially by Holmstrom, Datsyuk etc, but when someone fails to add points, or fails to even spend much time on the ice, then you have to ask if it’s worth the trade.