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Mike Babcock would like Detroit to add a little more scoring

Mike Babcock

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock watches his team during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Of all the teams on the hunt for players at the trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings might not be near the top of the list of those that figure to be active. That doesn’t mean Wings coach Mike Babcock is hoping things stay quiet.’s Ansar Khan hears from Babcock about what he thinks his Red Wings could use come deadline time.

“Change just to change isn’t going to be the approach. We’ve already done a good job in giving ourselves depth on the back end (by acquiring defenseman Kyle Quincey on Tuesday). We want to get healthy up front, but if there’s something available to make us better, we’d like to acquire that.’'

So Babcock wants to see GM Ken Holland maybe grab another forward and give them some more depth. Does that mean Detroit is jumping into the pool going after Dustin Brown or Rick Nash? Probably not. When you think of what the Wings have done at the deadline in the past, think about their moves being tweaks rather than earth-shattering changes.