Which of these Red Wings would you trade for a future Stanley Cup?

Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 12:06:27-05

The NHL Trade Deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m., and with the Detroit Red Wings sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference, there is a good chance the team will be sellers at the deadline.

Detroit already traded forward Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, and the team received a third-round pick in this year's draft in exchange.

We've put together a list of different, high-profile Red Wings to see who you would trade away for a future Stanley Cup. We know it's not an easy decision, but we want to know what you think.

Justin Abdelkader

After putting up more than 40 points in each of the last two seasons, the forward was promoted to assistant captain this year but has fallen off on the scoresheet.

In 42 games this season, Abdelkader, 30, only has four goals and nine assists while being a minus-13. Part of that is due to the fact that he is no longer playing on a line with Pavel Datsyuk.

In 2015, he signed a seven-year contract that averages to $4.25 million a year.

Dylan Larkin

Waterford's Dylan Larkin is in his second season with the Red Wings, and is another player who has fallen off statistically.

One of three coveted young players on Detroit, he could get big value on the trade market.

Last year, the 20-year-old put up 45 points including 23 goals, but this season he only has 12 goals and 19 points in 58 games and is a minus-17.

He has one year remaining on his contract, making $925,000 before becoming a restricted free agent in 2018-19.

Andreas Athanasiou

Another young player with what appears to be a bright future, Andreas Athanasiou, 22, is having a great season in his first full year with the Red Wings.

Despite missing 15 games this season, he has 14 goals and six assists.

He becomes a restricted free agent after this season, according to SportTrac.

Anthony Mantha

Anthony Mantha rounds out the trio of young stars on the Red Wings, and despite starting the season in Grand Rapids, he is their third-leading goal scorer.

In 45 games, the 22-year-old has 13 goals and 18 assists while being a plus-13 on the ice.

He is signed with the team for one more year, making $863,333 before becoming a restricted free agent in 2018-19.

Petr Mrazek

While Jimmy Howard has not been cleared to return from injury, goaltender Petrz Mrazek could be someone the Red Wings think about moving before the deadline.

Howard's injury meant Mraek and Jared Coreau were splitting duties as goalie until Mrazek took over most of the starts for February.

At only 25 years old, he has a 2.98 goals against average and a .902 save percentage this season.

He is expected to make $4 million next season before becoming a restricted free agent in 2018-19.


So, of these five players, who would you trade? Take our poll below or by clicking here.