Are the Wings after Hemsky

The Red Wings, with $5.6 million in cap room, would probably like to add another offensive top-six or top-nine player at the deadline. It’s no secret Detroit GM Ken Holland has long been an Ales Hemsky fan. He stuck a dagger in their hearts in the first round of the 2006 playoffs in Game 6 in Edmonton.

The Oilers winger, who is an an unrestricted free-agent July 1, would cost the Oilers about $1 million in cap hit if they wanted him at the deadline. The Red Wings would also like an extra, veteran defenceman in the late Ruslan Salei mould … Some folks might like to kick a guy when he’s down, but Los Angeles Kings winger Ethan Moreau clearing waivers and being sent to the AHL in Manchester, N.H., Saturday is a certain indication his body is wearing out at 36. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. He’s played hard for 928 games.