The Detroit Red Wings are making moves that will make the franchise a much better team this season.
The Red Wings will be spending money this summer and next to make sure they are competitive this year.
The Wings will acquire defenseman Jake DeBrusk in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
He was a free agent this summer, and he was traded to the Blue Jackets for defenseman Andrew Ladd and a second round pick in 2018.
In addition to trading for DeBrush, the Wings will sign center Ryan Sproul to a one-year contract.
The Wings will also get goaltender Braden Holtby to a four-year deal worth $12 million.
The trade with Columbus was expected to be done before the start of the season, but it looks like the Red Wings got a late push.
The team will sign goaltender Martin Jones to a two-year, $10.25 million contract.
The rest of the Red Wing roster will be signed this offseason.
There is a chance that the Wings could sign veteran defenseman Luke Glendening to a long-term deal, but that would be a stretch.
The 2017-18 season is a bit of a letdown.
The Red Wings won just two games in March, and they fell into a slump the rest of March.
The players are starting to pick up the pace, and it seems like the team has found a way to turn things around.