For the first time in MANY years, I believe the Red Wings would be better off as sellers at this years trade deadline rather than buyers. Here's why:
1. This years draft is one of the deepest in many years. A lot of talent out there. The lower we finish in the standings the better the pick.
2. Because of the shortened season, most teams (even the Wings) are still in the playoff hunt and feel they should do whatever it takes to make the playoff. Thus, the price tag on players is going to be much more than what they are truly worth. We could get more bang for our buck. Could be prospects, draft picks, etc.
3. Let's face it, this years team doesn't have the make up for a long post season run. Not to mention, the fact we can't stay injury free.