This is a thread for any rumors, grumblings, I heard from a friends friend what is going on at this year's two deadlines (before and after the deadline) relating to the Red Wings.
So far what ive read/heard besides what Ansar had in his trade article where he interviewed Holland. The night NYR GM started to allow teams to talk to Callahan's agent Detroit had a scout at that game between I believe it was the Rangers and Islanders. Could me we were there scouting either Callahan or Vanek or both.
Im not too interested in Hemsky, or paying the price for a Callahan or Eberle. Gabby may be on the deadline block, and I would be interested if he got healthy and would sign a 2-3 year contract (not long term).
Im not sure what Vanek would cost, and would be for him, but with the undeniable rumor that he wants to hit FA and all the connections to MN I dont think he is worth a what we would have to give up.
Defensively there is Girardi as the only name I have really heard out there. I would love to grab him. I dont know what it would take, and I know he doesnt fit the greatest but he could really help eat some hard minutes and not to mention he is RH.
Carolina had in earlier January sent out an email to every team on Tuomo Ruutu, a player I know we were interested in before he re-signed in Carolina. He seems set on trading him. If he would eat half of the contract (making his hit just above 2m) he doesnt add really the skill or goal scoring we need but would then be a cheap hitting third line C/W. Cap dump (Cleary,Bert,Tootoo)+Almquist+Ferraro get it done? I just see it as a way to dump some contracts and get a useful player in return. Nothing dramatic, just thinking a way of adding another physical side to our line up. He could fill a top 6 physical role while Franzen is out and I beleive Ruutu is more skilled with the puck then Abby.
Alright who else has heard something or what would you like to see.