The Detroit Red Wings were already in one of the tougher NHL divisions but things just got quite a bit harder after the Senators decided to go all in.
The Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Ottawa Senators have been hanging out in the bottom half of the league for some time now. But after a recent decision to become aggressive in the market, the Senators appear ready to make things happen.
On the day of the 2022 NHL entry draft, the Senators organization announced their acquisition of superstar forward, Alex Debrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks. In return, they gave up three picks. But now that the draft has passed. They have all picks restored as well as a 40-goal-scoring forward who can play alongside Tim Stutzle, Brady Tkachuk, Josh Norris, Drake Batherson, and many more names.
To add to that, it has been reported by insiders that the Senators have been calling about a potential trade regarding Arizona Coyotes defenseman, Jakob Chychrun, and Florida Panthers defenseman, Mackenzie Weegar. Which, if they acquired either-or, they’d be able to fix their defense drastically. But they aren’t done yet.
They also traded goalie, Matt Murray to the Toronto Maple Leafs with a couple of picks in order to acquire, now former, Minnesota Wild goalie, Cam Talbot.
The Senators are ready to win, and with cap space, are going to continue to make moves in order to better their team. They’ve been tied to many defensemen, and recent reports indicate that they could still be in the market to bolster their roster even after the Claude Giroux signing yesterday. Which, if that is the case, only lights a fire up under the butt of the Red Wings organization.
The Red Wings made a lot of very good signings yesterday, but the truth of the matter is that the Senators still hold the advantage over the Red Wings. When looking at the rosters, the Senators roster scares me a lot more than I feel people give them credit for. They are really making a push to become a competitor again.
So, with that being said, as the Senators continue to make moves, what does it mean for the Red Wings? Could they target a superstar in Patrick Laine, Matthew Tkachuk, or Pierre Luc-Dubois? That is a wait and see, but the Senators are making it hard to see the end of the tunnel for the Wings.
So, How long until we see the Red Wings hosting the cup again?