Teams to watch down the post-NHL trade deadline stretch
The acquisition of veteran forward David Legwand from the Predators was hardly a blockbuster, but given the injuries to Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm, the presence of even one healthy body in the forward corps is an asset. Legwand could be a rental, but he is -- for now -- a good fit, a local native who played junior hockey with Detroit Compuware. The fact that he's still a plus player after 956 games in Nashville speaks to his knack for two-way play, something that the Red Wings insist upon. The league's longest active consecutive-season playoff streak (22) may be in jeopardy, but Legwand gives Detroit a Band-aid that it desperately needs. He won't win the Wings the Cup, but he could extend their string of postseason appearances.