The Detroit Red Wings have been absolutely disappointing this year. Before Saturday's games, the Wings were six points out of a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, and it doesn't look like they're going to be much more competitive over the next few weeks.
The team's general manager, Ken Holland, said in an interview with TSN's Bob McKenzie that he didn't expect his team to struggle that much, and hints at the possibility of making multiple trades in the near future:
“I think the next 10 or 15 games are critical for us,” indicated Holland, who also added that if things don’t go well he’ll “be working the phones looking to the future.”
And it seems like he doesn't rule out making franchise-altering moves if he deems it necessary:
What we’re trying to do here is we’re trying to stay competitive,” maintained the GM. “We’re trying to compete for a playoff spot. Trying to get in, like I said here earlier in the conversation, trying to have games in March that are meaningful. But if this team is not able to it, then we’ll slowly work at turning the roster."
Turning to roster. Interesting. But with huge contracts like Henrik Zetterberg's (roughly $6,1 million per year until 2021), Darren Helm's ($3,85 million until 2021) and Justin Abdelkader's ($4,25 million until 2023), this isn't going to be an easy task.
We'll have to keep a close eye on them over the next few weeks!