Quincey is a good player, but Hemsky can and is usually a great one. I pass on this no questions. Not a terrible proposal considering how ridiculously low his value is on here, but i really don't think it's even close. Edmonton also really doesn't need a PP dman, we had one of the top units in the league last year and added J.Schultz.
having two pass first players playing together can embarass defenceman.
A few years ago during an interview Datsyuk was asked if he could play with any other forward not named Zetterberg, who would he select. His answer? Joe Thornton.
Two pass first players can be a deadly combination. The puck possession would be great and they're both skilled enough to find the back of the net after playing catch with each other.
As for the poster questioning why Detroit would do this: First you have to keep in mind that the original poster hates Quincey.
The truth is though that trades are not as simple as you give us this and we'll give you that. So trading one defenceman for a forward and finding another defenceman or two in other trades, when that's your biggest need to begin with is pretty unlikely.
I do agree with his idea of upgrading top 6 skill, however. Detroit's biggest weakness heading into last postseason ended up being not enough help up front when Datsyuk wasn't 100%. I just don't find it realistic that you trade an NHL defencemen, regardless of how much you dislike him, when you're already short one.