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01-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Northern Neighbour
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Originally Posted by anonymous_j View Post
i think it's common knowledge that detroit will have cap trouble next season. it's the only reason why i brought up kronwall. hossa, zetterberg, franzen and samuelsson are ufa. detroit will only sign two of them. hudler is a rfa so he's also going to need a new deal. getting kronwall from detroit shouldnt be to difficult, draft picks and prospects should get it done.
The Wings won't have cap trouble next season. Hossa is on a one-year contract and earning over $7M this year. He'll be allowed to test the market, thus giving the Wings enough money to re-sign Zetterberg.

Franzen is likely gone, but the Wings have terrific, young depth with Hudler and Flippula.

As Fleury mentioned, there's not a chance that Detroit deals Kronwall without getting a top-3 defenceman in return. He's a vital part to their blueline, as he plays in all situations. He's also the heir apparent to Lidstrom.

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