Red Wings Add Goloubef via Waivers

The Detroit Red Wings acquired veteran defenseman Cody Goloubef from the Ottawa Senators via waivers on Friday.

The move allowed them to send blueliner Brian Lashoff, who had been called up on Thursday night after Filip Hronek was placed on injured reserve, back to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Given the Red Wings’ injury scenario this season, it’s unsurprising that the team would want to carry eight defensemen right now.  With the trade deadline on Monday, I’m sure the team is hoping to have unloaded some of their defensemen for draft picks.

That said, this feels like the Eric Comrie trade to me.  What good is your farm team if it can’t provide players for short-term injury relief?

I’m sure some would say that there’s value in keeping the Griffins’ lineup together, I just don’t buy it that much.  But, unlike Comrie, Goloubef comes for free, so while I don’t see the need for the claim, I’m also not concerned about it.

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2 thoughts on “Red Wings Add Goloubef via Waivers”

    1. No idea. The vets on expiring deals have no value, so, sure, they’d love to move Green/Daley/etc. but can’t expect anything worthwhile coming back. That’s why they have to look at moving Athanasiou, like Tatar and Nyquist before him, a player who could be useful for Detroit but also could be useful for someone else so might bring back something for the rebuild.

      Going into next year, the roster is going to be much the same as it was this year. No one of value to trade away, overpaid vets blocking a lot of roster spots. Gonna be rough for awhile longer.

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