Vince Dunn-to-anywhere might be the NHL’s longest active trade rumor. When did we start hearing about the St. Louis Blues moving him? He’s only 25. Yet it seems as if his name has been in the marketplace for 18 months to two years.
The name of Minnesota defenseman Matt Dumba has been out there for a while.
The NHL trade market is not all about Jack Eichel and and Seth Jones. In fact, it seems as if there are more available players than we usually see in the offseason. That’s primarily due to the number of teams trying to navigate through rough salary cap waters.
Speculation has the Detroit Red Wings considering acquiring a bad contract in exchange for assets. But with the considerable salary cap space they command, they can also look at acquiring good contracts of intriguing players who would still fit into their rebuild. Depending upon who the expansion Seattle Kraken take off the Red Wings roster, and buyouts, they might have room to add one or two defensemen and one or two forwards.
Here are players the Red Wings could consider in a trade: