Red Wings GM Ken Holland could have a look at Washington Capitals winger Alexander Semin, who recently expressed a desire to test the free agency market, and St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman.
Although both players would not instantaneously make the Wings a guaranteed Cup contender as Parise and Suter would, they appear to be more cost-effective.
Semin, who could be more motivated to perform alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, has publicly stated that he is looking for a more significant role, while Jackman, who is a rugged defensive blueliner, might agree to a short-term deal and help the Wings.
However, Jackman appears to be looking to remain in St. Louis as a member of the Blues next season.
"St. Louis is my home and no matter what happens, I'm a Blue through and through," Jackman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I've had the best 10 years of my life in St. Louis and I hope to have another 15. This is my No. 1 choice, (but) it's all (the decision of Blues GM Doug Armstrong)."
Meanwhile, the Wings could re-focus their attention on veteran forward Jaromir Jagr, who caught their attention last summer right before his agent Petr Svoboda landed a more lucrative one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Tough the 40-year-old had a solid season, posting 19 goals and 35 assists for 54 points in 73 games, Jagr may not return to Philly and could become a target for the Wings.