Thread: Speculation: #1/#2 Defenceman to Detroit
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07-07-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Oleg Petrov View Post
In order for DET to get a #1 or #2 back they are going to have to move one of Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Franzen. I don't think Detroit can afford to sacrifice their youth at this point and time.

Problem is the age on these three guys, and the term on Zetterberg & Franzen's contracts.

This leads me to believe that of the three, Datsyuk would have to be center piece of a trade for a True #1 defender.

Now you have to look at teams who are in "win now" mode and have a surplus of dmen.

- San Jose could move Boyle+
- NYR I think could move Mcdonagh or Staal +
- VAN could move Edler+
- BOS could move Hamilton+
- PHX could move Yandle +

I think, Phoenix makes the most sense, especially if they get a new owner. So in full my proposal would be:

PHX's 2013 1st


Det's 2013 2nd (if PHX does not advance to conf finals)
I think I will just role with

Kronwall - White
Quincey - Ericsson
Smith - Kindl/UFA

than trade Datsyuk.

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