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07-10-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by NoahH57 View Post
Not really sure where to put this, here seems like the best place.

Detroit is right up against the cap and still needs to sign RFAs Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith. The only way they would be able to gain enough cap space to get them both signed is probably via trade. So my question, is there any chance we could pry away Darren Helm and/or Justin Abdelkader? It gives us more depth and they both play a physical, agitating game that we need.
I think they would keep Helm and Abdelkader. The guy they don't seem to like much is Tootoo. And then there are the age/health questions on Bertuzzi and Samuelsson... those are the 3 guys I'd see them looking at to make cap space.

And not so much for Smith or Nyquist... those guys are good, promising young players but still don't have a statistical basis for asking for much. You might well get them both for the $2.3M in space they have left.

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