Island Nucklehead wrote:
CorranHorn wrote:What was wrong with Detroit as a trading partner?
Nyquist + + sounds good to me...
Considering Nyquist has a better PPG than Kesler this season (.87 PPG vs. .59 PPG), just scored his 24th
*edit* 25th goal of the season (best on his team), is only 24 years old, and has a cap hit of 950K for one more season after this one (where he'll only be an RFA), I don't think the Wings will be trading him. If they did, the Canucks would have the + +.
Yup MG could have had Nyquist in the summer, but he wanted 3 or 4 pieces from Detroit (ie overpayment/overvalue) MG wants overpayment, other GM's offering underpayment like at the deadline (Pens - Sutter, 1st, 2nd garbage offer)
Hence no deal.
I was intrigued by Nyquist since June 30th viewtopic.php?p=176339#p176339
And then early December: viewtopic.php?p=187746#p187746
And now Nyquist is ripping it up and is untouchable I bet.
Tatar + Smith would be a decent trade to make, Tatar is not a slick as Nyquist with puck skills, but watching him play he's relentless in trying to create scoring chances, bulldozing with slight finesse to the net to try to score.
I see no point in trying to increase Edler's value down the road, might as well trade him asap by the draft or soon after while GM's know he can still play well, as he just needs a change of scenery.
Tatar can help our 2nd line LW and Smith iirc can play the right side defense and is decent offensively, not only that but our cap space would improve drastically for a while too.
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