With the Detroit Red Wings falling behind in the standings, general manager Ken Holland and team ownership might be turning their attention to the future, and some moves might be put into questions by fans all around the NHL.
According to an article from Craig Custance of The Athletic, the Wings may be in a position to move on from Petr Mrazek, despite the young goalie's woes this season...
"According to an NHL source, multiple teams have contacted the Red Wings about trading Mrazek. And that’s despite the fact he’s played just four times in the last month and has a save percentage under .900," Custance writes.
Despite the fact Mrazek has only four wins and a save percentage under .900 this season, teams are still looking to see if they can use him as a better backup.
NHL Insider Bob McKenzie also mentioned that the Wings will consider absorbing part of Mrazek’s salary for the right trade offer.
That’s an indication of how weak the goalie market is right now!
Custance made the suggestion that the Wings should showcase Mrazek in some upcoming games, though that could jeopardize their playoff hopes.
"A few strong games from Mrazek in the coming weeks might sweeten the return or make a team feel much more comfortable with making a trade."
Mrazek could then fetch them a draft pick...
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers, and now possibly the Minnesota Wild, are all said to be in the market for a backup netminder.