Joined: Jul. 2022
No from the Red Wings (value fits however)
- Ras has improved each season, and while I don’t think he is a main component for the rebuild, he is the perfect fit for a bottom 6 player (physical, timely scoring, hot streaks) that championship teams look for, while “rarely” being able to fill in top 6. Can’t live up to where he was drafted, but he is not going to be a journeyman for his career. In saying that, he could also be a key piece in a trade similar to this. (Description was for your question on 3rd or 4th line suited, also personally I see him as a perfect LW that takes draws depending on matchup rather than an outright C).
- Hronek as a second pairing D behind Mo has been huge this season. Now that he isn’t a number 1-2 guy, he seems to have settled in. Always had the offense, drastically has increased his defensive game (still has a ways to go). Behind him Detroit gets very thin, and RHD prospects aren’t what’s propping up the prospect pool.
- 2023 1st SY has stated numerous times he wants to acquire picks, not rid himself of them. Obviously that could change, but unlikely to happen based on all things happening this season. Also, although the Wings are looking good, there still is a chance that pick could be very high.
The value is there, but it doesn’t fit at “this cost.” Swap a few things around and it would be hard to turn down. One last thing, Horvat does have some affinity for Detroit. In saying that, he may have a desire to go there which bodes well for Detroit. Not saying that is the case, just a thought.