3 Rangers’ Trade Targets on the Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have made progress in 2021-22 after struggling for the last five years. They got off to a start that was an improvement over the last few seasons as they were in the top three in the Atlantic Division standings earlier in the year. The team has two rookies in the running to win the Calder Trophy in Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider that have contributed to a better year for the franchise.

However, the team has dropped to fifth place in the Atlantic with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins improving their play since the first two months of the season. The Red Wings are nine points behind the Bruins for the second spot in the wild-card standings at the All-Star break. They are still in the running for the postseason and could qualify with a good second half of the year.

If the Red Wings fall further out of the playoff race, they have some players who could be of interest to other teams who are in better positions to qualify for the postseason. The New York Rangers appear to be one of the teams with a good chance of advancing to the playoffs. Here are three Rangers’ trade targets on the Red Wings.

Nick Leddy

The 12-year defenseman was traded last offseason from the New York Islanders to the Red Wings for Richard Panik and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft. Nick Leddy’s offensive numbers have dropped in 44 games played this year as he has only one goal and 11 assists. It appears he is not a good fit with the organization after having more productive years during his seven seasons with the Islanders.

Author: Lucy Green