The Detroit Red Wings look to end the rebuild as they enter the 2023-24 season as they have made some moves to indicate the rebuild is over.
Record: 35-37-10 (80 pts) – 7th in Atlantic
Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
Dominik Kubalik (F – OTT), Filip Zadina (F – SJ), Pius Suter (F – UFA), Adam Erne (F – UFA)
Alex DeBrincat (F), JT Compher (F), Shayne Gostisbehere (D), Justin Holl (D), Daniel Sprong (F), Klim Kostin (F), James Reimer (G), Jeff Petry (D)
For the Detroit Red Wings, they did at one point in late February look like they were going to make the postseason for the first time since the 2015-16 season. However, that did not happen as the Red Wings finished in seventh place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit was an undersized team and at times, they did not have great scoring depth.
When free agency opened up, GM Steve Yzerman made moves to address the issues not only with the scoring depth but also the overall size of the team was improved as well. For a team that finished 24th in scoring last year, the additions of Alex DeBrincat, Daniel Sprong, as well as J.T. Compher should bring the offense back to where it should be.
Overall, the Detroit Red Wings should be in a good spot to end the rebuild and find themselves in the postseason again but if that does not happen, there may be a lot more questions than answers pointed in the direction of Yzerman and the rest of the front office staff.
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