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The Detroit Red Wings goaltending situation is a disaster and Steve Yzerman has to make a move

When Steve Yzerman took over as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, it did not take him long to make it clear that building a contender was going to take some time.

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Well, we are now approaching the midway point of the 2019-2020 season and there has been no NHL team as bad as the Red Wings. In fact, through their first 36 games, they are 9-24-3 (21 points), which is easily the worst in the league.

Though there are a plethora of reasons why the Red Wings are struggling, one of the biggest reasons has been their goaltending situation.

For goalies who have played in a minimum of 11 games, Jonathan Bernier (3.26) ranks No. 50 in goals-against average, while Jimmy Howard (3.94) ranks dead last in the league.

Moving forward, Yzerman has a big decision to make. One option would be to just roll with Bernier and Howard and hope the first half of this season has been a fluke while another option would be to sign a free agent in the offseason or make a trade.

It’s time to trade for the future goaltender

Personally, if I were running the show, I would attempt to trade for Alexandar Georgiev of the New York Rangers.

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Unlike the Red Wings, the Rangers are stacked at the goalie position and they would likely be willing to make a deal if the return package was right.

Since coming to the Rangers in 2017, Georgiev, who is still just 23-years-old, has steadily improved and if the Red Wings were able to bring him in, he would immediately become the No. 1 goalie for the foreseeable future.

Nation, how do you think Yzerman should attack the Red Wings’ goaltending trainwreck?

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