The Score’s staff posted a set of power rankings which encapsulate every team’s best offseason move. The Wings don’t rank highly, but their offseason move was pretty good:
29. Detroit Red Wings: This one’s a no-brainer, as the Red Wings‘ fleecing of the Hurricanes for Calder finalist Alex Nedeljkovic was by far Detroit’s best offseason acquisition. The move was one of the best in the league, with Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman landing the promising 25-year-old goaltender from Carolina for 33-year-old netminder Jonathan Bernier and a third-round pick.