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03-02-2006, 03:00 AM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Hamilton, Ont
Chances are a deal between these two won't happen since they're in the same division but then again the Blues are not competing so it might not be a big fuss to trade with one another.
Here's the proposal:
Jiri Hudler, Ryan Oulahen, Derek Meech, and a 3rd rounder
How do these teams benefit from this trade?
They're clearly in a rebuild mode so why not build up the prospect pool? Hudler is among the top players in the AHL at the moment and he's one of those players that could help in the top-6 in the near future, Oulahen is a good prospect that plays a very good 2-way game, and Meech is not the greatest d-man but I could see him turning into a depth player at best, the 3rd rounder is always nice to have when you're rebuilding. Brewer on the other hand makes 2 million on a team that's not competing, he would be more needed in Detroit then in St.Louis so the Blues are not losing anything if they're dumping him since they're not in the hunt.
This gives them a top 4 d-man to replace Fischer, Detroit's current payroll is 37,059,500 (Not including Fischer's salary), Brewer adds 2 million on top of that payroll so the Wings will be slightly on top of 39 million, but I'm pretty sure they can somehow fix the payroll by moving someone like Rivers out of the roster. The loss of Hudler does suck but then again the Wings have too many prospects in that catagory in their system (Filppula and McGrath are 2 that come to mind), the others are add-ons to sweetin the deal.
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