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01-25-2013, 04:25 PM
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The Wings should not trade their first pick in this draft class except in an extreme scenario, read that as a Getzlaf or Perry type trade with extension signed.

This is not the time for panic moves, if you have to pick a year to have down year this would be that year. A loaded draft class of difference makers, two amnesty buyouts and lots of cap space. To couple that with a system that is as deep as it is for the first time since the early 90's the Wings will be fine.

We don't even truly know what to make of the team. The D is probably going to be bad, but we are missing 9 guys on opening night in Detroit hard to truly evaluate them.

Also on this defense front Sproul and Ouellet have to both be considered heavy candidates for OHL and QMJHL D-man of the year.

22 seasons in the playoffs isn't that important especially if it ends in a crapshoot shortened season with half the roster injured. Ride out the strom if it becomes clear they cannot make the playoffs sell off some of these guys that have the always desired Stanley Cup Champion attached to their resume at the deadline and move forward. This doesn't have to be a massive rebuild and panic moves will make it into that.

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