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(TBL/DET) - Stephens for 2022 6th RD pick

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Jul 30 at 10:07
#1
Trade confirmed: Detroit Red Wings - Tampa Bay Lightning
Trade Details
Detroit Red Wings Acquire:
Detroit Red Wings
Mitchell Stephens · $737,500$737,500$775,000
Sum: $737,500$737,500$775,000
Change: +$737,500
Change: +$737,500
Change: +$775,000
Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire:
Tampa Bay Lightning
2022 6th round pick (DET)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$737,500
Change: -$737,500
Change: -$775,000
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Jul 30 at 10:08
#2
WDYTYAIA
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Good deal for Yzerman. He gets a new young 4C he drafted in Tampa after LGD left.
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Jul 30 at 10:10
#3
Biased Opinion
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Seems like a fair deal but Yzerman always wins it seems
Jul 30 at 10:11
#4
NoCupsForCanada
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Detroit gets some center depth and Tampa gets a pick for a guy they really didn't need. Fair deal
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Jul 30 at 10:18
#5
sensonfire
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Yzerman is going to turn Stephens into something special.

I can feel it.

All at the cost of a 6th round pick.


I voted for the Detroit Red Wings smile
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Jul 30 at 10:22
#6
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I really liked Stephens in the playoffs during Tampa’s first cup run. 8 points in 4 AHL games last year too. He’s going to be a nice depth piece that Yzerman might get more out of. Solid deal Stevie!
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Jul 30 at 10:33
#7
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Horrific trade
Jul 30 at 10:36
#8
Pete
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(Y).
Jul 30 at 10:44
#9
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Total steal. Stephens will definitely play, natural centre, will be slot right in to the Wings bottom-6.
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Jul 30 at 10:51
#10
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Why?
Jul 30 at 10:57
#11
FREDDY SZN
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I like this trade a lot for Detroit and especially for Mitchell Stephens since he will have a much better opportunity there. Stephens was probably never going to become an NHL regular in Tampa, but I think Yzerman will make the most out of this trade. Red wings win imo.
Jul 30 at 12:09
#12
imawesome
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We should have just played Stephens and never signed bellemare. Better than losing him on waivers I guess
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Jul 30 at 12:30
#13
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It’s a great deal for Detroit, but it’s smart by Tampa too. ABB, Colton, Joseph, Maroon, PEB, and Perry have secured the spots in our bottom-six and I’m sure one if not both of Raddysh and Katchouk will be kept on the active roster so they don’t have to go through waivers. Obviously we’re not using all three extra roster spots on forwards. Stephens was probably going to be the one who didn’t fit anywhere but lots of teams were probably interested enough to grab him off waivers. Instead of losing him for nothing, we got an asset for it. We had zero leverage here, so it’s was never going to be completely fair compensation, but it’s better than nothing. Meanwhile, Detroit probably would have lost out had he gone to waivers. They basically paid a 6th for someone who is at worst a 4C and could easily blossom into an aggressive forechecking 3C. The odds of a 6th turning into something better than that are slim, so it’s a win for them.

I said it was a fair deal because it’s a win/win, but I do think Detroit was the bigger winner.
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Jul 30 at 12:47
#14
Steve
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Good trade, Mitch can compete for 4C with Chase. Either way, he’s prob an improvement over Helm and can help in GR if he doesn’t make it
Jul 30 at 2:15
#15
Hawks Fan
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TBL turned a young fringe NHLer 2nd round pick into a 6th round pick… Win for Y.
Jul 30 at 3:30
#16
Little Week Forever
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Stevie confirmed in his press conference yesterday that the only position that needed filling was another bottom 6 center, and now he’s got it at a low price. Some people were wondering how Yzerman was going to get center depth after waiting until the later rounds to pick some in the draft, but after acquiring Suter and Stephens, things look set in terms of depth.
Jul 30 at 3:31
#17
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I like this a lot for Detroit
Jul 30 at 3:39
#18
Little Week Forever
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Quoting: Stevierebz
Good trade, Mitch can compete for 4C with Chase. Either way, he’s prob an improvement over Helm and can help in GR if he doesn’t make it

Pearson is getting shoved down the depth chart pretty hard, with Larkin, Suter, Ras, Veleno and now Stephens as his main competition it’ll be a tough journey to a roster spot.
Jul 30 at 5:57
#19
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This is a Win for Detroit "IF" Mitchell Stephens can get healthy, because that injury history isn't really good
Aug 4 at 11:28
#20
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Quoting: sensonfire
Yzerman is going to turn Stephens into something special.

I can feel it.

All at the cost of a 6th round pick.


I voted for the Detroit Red Wings smile


I think it's already there he was playing well until he got hurt Marchessault Veheaghe Erne Volkov issue there is just no spot this is going to hurt I think he may be the best one
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Aug 4 at 12:06
#21
Oui non grille-pain
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It's a paltry return, and TBL has plenty of forward spots up for grabs. I guess they have full confidence that ABB, Raddysh, and Katchouk can step in right away?
 
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