In a world where teams are constantly changing rosters, every team needs to be ready to compete at a high level.
For the 2017-18 NHL season, the Detroit Red Wings will be one of those teams.
In order to get to the next level, however, there are certain things teams have to do to get ready.
First, the Red Wings need to get healthy.
After missing the playoffs for the past three seasons, the organization is still in a rebuilding phase.
With that in mind, the team will need to find new talent.
In order to do that, the Wings will need some help.
According to NHL.com, the most likely candidate for the vacant goaltending job is Henrik Zetterberg.
The 20-year-old goalie is currently the leading goal scorer for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he will be leaving Columbus at the end of the season.
That will put the Wings in a tough spot, but luckily for them, it’s not a difficult task to fill.
The next most likely candidates are the Minnesota Wild, who have some young talent at the position, and the Florida Panthers, who are a team that has struggled for years with their goaltending.
However, both of those players will likely be unavailable for at least the first four games of the upcoming season.
The Detroit Red Wing will need another goalie to step up and step in, but if they’re looking to get the job done in the first few weeks of the NHL season there are a couple of options that can help.
After that, there’s another option that could be an option for the Wings if they decide to go in a different direction.
After being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, the Columbus Barons are still looking to make a move on their own.
The team had an impressive regular season that saw them earn a spot in the playoffs.
But their postseason run came to an end in the round of 16 after losing to the St. Louis Blues in the championship series.
It’s been quite a season for the Barons, but they have the opportunity to make an even bigger splash.
They’ll likely have to make the trade that will bring in a top-six forward and a prospect.
That’s where the Columbus organization could potentially use a young player.
That prospect is goaltender Cam Atkinson.
Atkinson is the current starter of the Baros AHL team.
The 19-year old has played the majority of his professional career in the AHL.
He has a .923 save percentage and a 2.26 GAA in 24 games.
Atkinson has been a starter for the AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids since the start of the 2017 season.
He also had a .905 save percentage last season.
For the 2017 NHL season he will likely get a look in the NHL.
Atkinson will have to prove himself to the Detroit fans, but his play in Grand Rascals preseason camp could be enough to convince the organization to give him a shot.
A player like Cam Atkinson could prove to be a steal for the Red Wing.
The next step for the organization would be if the team decides to make another move and give Atkinson a chance to prove his worth.
A move that could land the team a player like the Redwing.
The Edmonton Oilers will need a little help to make their team a force once again.
The Edmonton Oilers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and the Oilers are hoping to repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 2019.
In their quest for that crown, they will need more than just the services of a young goalie.
In an effort to get back to the Stanley Cup finals, the Oilers could be looking for a new goaltender.
According the Hockey News, the Edmonton Oilers could also look to acquire a prospect that could help them out of their current situation.
The Toronto Maple Leafs could be the most obvious candidate for a potential move.
They’re currently looking to replace their starting goaltender.
After winning the Stanley Championship in 2015, the Maple Leafs have a lot of talent and are in need of a new goalie.
If they’re going to get a new player, however the team needs help.
The team could look to the Toronto Marlies.
The Marlies are currently the top team in the Western Conference, but their current goaltender is not the answer to their goal scoring woes.
The Toronto Marlie will have the option to move up in the draft to get more help.
While a move could be in the works, the Marlies will likely have an opportunity to acquire some help from a team.
It’s a team with a lot to prove and the Maple Leafs could use a veteran goalie.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are one team that could use some help at the goaltending position.
The Lightning are currently one of four teams that have a goaltender on their roster, but none of them have the experience needed to compete for a Stanley Cup.
They have the resources, but it’s the depth of the team that will ultimately determine