Red Wings reportedly interested in Travis Konecny

Does Stevie Y. have a trick up his sleeve?



It's going to be a critical offseason for Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman, who is continuing the rebuilding process of the franchise but not quite at the speed that many in the fan base and even media would like to see. 

It's true that he inherited an absolute mess from maligned former GM Ken Holland when he returned in April of 2019, but it isn't exactly out of line to have expected the team to be back into playoff contention as he enters his 6th season on the job this fall. 

There have been rumors that Detroit could be looking to bring aboard Michigan native Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators, given the fact that he's a two-time 40 goal scorer and would instantly provide another bonafide first line player to skate alongside the newly re-signed captain Dylan Larkin.

But could there be another right-handed goal scorer that Detroit has eyes on? It looks like Yzerman could have interest in Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny, according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period

"With two first-round draft picks and three second-round picks to play with, Yzerman is willing to weaponize his draft capital along with some of his young prospects in order to acquire an established offensive threat up front."

"According to league sources, the Red Wings have had talked with the Ottawa Senators about sniper Alex DeBrincat and the Philadelphia Flyers about winger Travis Konecny, among others."

Selected with the 24th overall pick by the Flyers in the 2015 NHL Draft, Koneckny appeared in only 60 games last season and yet still managed to score 31 goals. In 488 career NHL games, he's scored 141 goals and 191 assists for 332 career points.