The NHL summer has had a number of free agent signings, but some teams still have needs and the only way to fill those holes are with a trade. The Detroit Red Wings are looking to fill some holes on defense and the latest speculation has them dealing with Calgary to fill that need.
Rob Kirk of Bleacher Report suggests the front office for the Red Wings looks into adding Jay Bouwmeester as the Flames are looking to move his big contract and add some young prospects in return.
Bouwmeester entered the league as a first round draft choice in 2002 and the big defensmen has done a terrific job on the back-line, but Calgary is in rebuilding mode and rumors are buzzing around social media about his likely departure.
Detroit has lost a few key players and have done little this summer to fill those holes, but a deal with the Flames to add the 28-year-old would give Detroit some help on the power play and an enforcer on the defensive end of the ice.
The Red Wings have dropped down the latest NHL rankings and unless they can add some talent through a deal or two, challenging for a Stanley Cup this season is unlikely.