Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings are a putrid hockey team. They were the worst team we have seen in many years last season. The only team they could beat was the Montreal Canadiens. They went 4-0-0 against the Habs last season. They won 13 of their other 67 games.
That’s brutal. They don’t have many veterans to trade away for help either. Maybe the Flames want Luke Glendening for a depth role? Darren Helm? Robby Fabbri would be a nice add, but the Red Wings just re-signed him and he is only 24 years old so why would they move him?
This is going to have to be a pretty boring trade. Detroit isn’t giving up Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi or Anthony Mantha and they have no reason to move any of their prospects or young roster players either.
So, the Flames send them a super late pick for Adam Erne. He is a big winger who put up 20 points in 65 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018-19, but had just five points in 56 games with the Red Wings this season.
He could probably put up 20 or so points from the 4th line for the Flames next season. He’d be an upgrade on Zac Rinaldo, if nothing else.