What teams are usually good trade partners with the Wings? I presume that these days there are no trades among those within your division (eg. Wings and Blues). I wonder if that will get tougher next year with the realignment?
If we were to trade with anyone, I'd think it's the Eastern Conference. We usually claim players on waivers more times than make a trade. I'm trying to remember our last significant trade. Brad Stuart from Los Angeles may just be that.
Why, you're thinking Parise? Who would you trade for him?
No, just curious. Not sure how trades work. Do the GM's talk to one another or does the GM contact or inquire of the agent? For some reason, I was wondering if Lou and Kenny had a relationship since both seem bring and nurture players through the draft. Do not get me wrong, I do not like the Devils at all, but I respect Lou. I think I had heard they had a good relationship.
On another note though it sounds like a broken record, I feel the Wings need to add someone in the way of a scoring forward. My concern is that they may not last that long in the playoffs otherwise. But of course, I hope they do.
Usually agents are not involved until the final stages. Sometimes they are notified before hand sometimes not it really depends. As far as rumors the only teams we have been linked to are Carolina (Ruutu) Edmonton (Hemsky) and I've heard we still have interest in Nabakov and recently heard Bryan Allan although that really makes no sense to me. But the only two you will find multiple non bleacher report...reports on is Carolina for Ruutu and Edmonton for Hemsky...I would rather have Ruutu.
What does Allen do that Commodore doesn't? Stupid. I'd like to stay away from Ales Hemsky, as we'd have to give up a decent prospect for someone who's a streaky scorer, and is one of the most injury prone players in the NHL. Ruutu would be nice, but I'd like to wait, and bring up Nyquist next season.
While I agree I do want Nyquist to be playing in a top 9 role next year, I think trading for Ruutu gives us an aggressive physical forward for the top 6, replaces Bert next year and still leaves room for Nyquist. Ruutu registers a lot of hits and can be a 20+ goal scorer with Z or Pav centering him he could even get more then that. He is also responsible defensively and would fit our system.
While I do not want Hensky, in his defense when he is 100% and playing with good players he is one of the best playmakers and can create offense anywhere. But he hasnt been like that for 2-3 years haha.
And yes thats exactly why Allen didnt make any sense to me either