Red Wings training camp isn’t far away and after a disappointing offseason in which the top two free agents (Suter and Parise) spurned all contenders (including the Wings) to play in Minnesota, Detroit was left having to resort to back up plans on the blue line. This was especially the case when longtime Red Wing great Nicklas Lidstrom decided to call it a career and Brad Stuart headed west for family reasons.
Going to camp the Wings as it stands now will go in with Niklas Kronwall, Kyle Quincey, Ian White, Jonathan Ericsson, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith as their only NHL ready defensemen. However it’s vital the Wings add another defenseman before the team heads north to Traverse City in which General Manager Ken Holland also acknowledged.
But with NHL shopping season winding down and the free agent market looking like a Toys R’ Us on Christmas Eve what are the available blue line options for the Wings right now?
George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press believes it’s possible that K...