Thread: Rumor: Zack Bogosian to Detroit
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01-18-2013, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
I don't believe Winnipeg will deal a talented, young, established defenseman like Bogosian just because they have an 18 year old defenseman looking good in college.

And if they for some reason do choose to deal him, I really don't believe they'd be stupid enough to trade him for NHL-unproven, non blue-chip prospects.
Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
1. Nyquist is a good prospect. He's not a blue-chip prospect.
2. Kindl's draft position has little bearing on his current value. Or can Isles fans call Thomas Hickey's value a "4th overall"?
3. There are no guarantees on draft position, especially if the Wings were to gain a top-pairing defenseman in a deal like this.

Bogosian is 22, 6'3", strong as an ox, played 23 minutes a game last year, led his team in SHTOI, and scored 30 points in 65 games.

The Jets are not idiots, and so have no reason to give the Wings a young, talented, all-around top pairing defenseman for a mediocre defenseman and a handful of magic beans.
Originally Posted by billybudd View Post
No package built from any combination of 2 or 3 of these players would be nearly enough.

Keep in mind, Bogo is a big, physical, proven, youthful player with fantastic pedigree who plays the position of greatest current scarcity.

White's a pending UFA. Quincey is a gigantic downgrade and older. Nyquist and Tatar are small forwards who haven't demonstrated the ability to do much of anything in the NHL. And Kindl, like Quincey, is worse and older.

You can't acquire a player like Bogosian for a collection of smallish "maybes" and older, worse players.
Thank you. I will take the above as proof that the majority of Wings fans are knowledgable and realistic.

As everyone can see from 10 pages of posts that Bogo is extreamly popular in Winnipeg, and probably the overall fan favorite. Not one Jet fan wanted any part of the original proposal or any combination of alternatives. Any sane organization holds onto defenseman like Bogosian with all their might as he represents the most valuable comodity in hockey. Young, big, skilled, mobile d-man who has already demonstrated top pairing potential at 22. Jets are much more likely to sign him to a max length 8 year big ticket contract than trade him.

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