Well if this is true and since it is from Eklund there is basically very little chance I would expect the Wings to pursue this. It was said in the middle of last year that if Parise became a rental Lou liked a lot of the Wings prospects. Unfortunately this is not a rental deal so I have no idea.
I am guessing not just Smith would have to be involved from prospects that we don't want to see gone but all of them. Nyquist and Mrazek too. Plus Filppula and Franzen, good news is with New Jersey this hurting we could bring Filppula back the following summer. This package would have to be unreal though as Kovy at 6.6 is a steal.
Howson should be praying this rumor is not true, although I guess the top team he has in New York would be a no go with the Devils. Still Rick Nash instantly falls in value if this guy hits the trade market.