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11-15-2012, 02:47 PM
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Nor do we have any reason to sacrifice our top D-man currently when healthy and top D prospect potentially. It's a decentackage in terms of value but it still leaves us with an even larger void on the backend. We upgrade on C exponentially though. But for a short period of time when in all logic Datsyuk at his age is soon to decline.
You have to give to get... Datsyuk is top 5 if not top 3 C in the league.
Getting him to shelter RNH and mentor Yakupov would be huge for this organization. Adding someone like him boosts us into playoffs contention. Something that would do wonders to the development of the 'big 5'.

Whitney is also a year away from UFA and many fans here seem to have written him off. Klefbom is a great prospect but a price is to be paid to acquire a great talent..
Guys like Gagner, Omark, Hemsky, Paajarvi are not really in our long term plans so IMO are trade bait.

Lowe hinted at becoming a contender and a declining DET might need to get premium for a player who is a year and a half away from free agency. Might be a win win for both clubs..

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