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Forum: Armchair-GMJun 30 at 5:12
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RedWings86</b></div><div>LGD salary is definitely an overpayment. I know Dunn is a hot commodity on here, but I hope we keep that pick (I’d go a 2nd and B prospect instead, or not trade at all) and TANK. Not to say the Wings are ever lucky, but finishing last gives you the best odds and these upcoming drafts have the franchise players the Wings desperately need.</div></div>

LGD salary was a mistake that has now been corrected. I'm on the fence with the Dunn trade, there are a number of players I'd love for the wings to draft with that pick (Especially Cossa if he is available), but a young 24-year-old defenseman with a proven track record and likely progression is tough to come by. I don't think a 2nd and a b prospect gets Dunn. The biggest factor for me is how well (IMO) he would fit the rebuild, I think with Hronek, Dunn, and Seider there is a small core group that could be there for 5-10 years while the Wings bring in one older defenseman and fill in the remaining two spots with prospects or another veteran free agent. Dunn provides some versatility with being able to play both LD and RD. A UBC Business School study found that defensemen "improve and decline more slowly than forwards do and perform within 90% of their peak from 24 to 34 years old (two longer than forwards), and 26 is their most common age." According to Dobber Prospects, about 74 % of 1st round picks end up playing over 100 games and that's 65% for "Late 1st round (16-31") picks. By my count, the Red Wings have taken 10 defensemen in the last three years of drafting, it's likely that besides Seider the rest take 2-4 years of development before seeing NHL ice. Exchanging a late 1st round pick for a proven NHL player that could play for the Wings for the next 3-8 years while still having one high first-round pick and 11 additional picks this year along with 10 next year seems to fit the rebuild. I think it's safe to say that the Red Wings will remain in the draft lottery for the next two years, but it will be difficult to be worse than Columbus and Buffalo and Yzerman has consistently stated that he wants the team to be competitive during the rebuild. But, the last offseason is a good example that Yzerman is good at finding quality free agents, Merril and Stecher fill the void perfectly, and arguably just bringing back Merril could provide an applicable stop-gap (but only 1-3 years) while maintaining a high percentage shot on the dartboard of prospects.

Forum: Armchair-GMJun 30 at 3:38
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Forum: Armchair-GMMar 22 at 2:53
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aedoran</b></div><div>Maybe about a month ago before Burke went to Pittsburgh on HIC they were discussing players demanding trades that haven't done much to make themselves tradable. Burke went on about Bennett work ethic and how he really like Bennett and recently the rumors have Bennett going to Pittsburgh. But they are just rumors and I could be wrong about Bennett going to Pittsburgh.</div></div>

It's just another wrinkle in this weird trade deadline coming up! With Burke and Hextall in Pittsburg, Sutter in Calgary, NY Islanders injuries, Philly kind of falling apart, Buffalo actually falling apart, no teams playing outside of their division, COVID scares, Injuries, short season, revenue being down,, flat cap, just so many things going on it's crazy to try and keep track of them. It's gonna be a weird one.

Bennett to Pitts would make a lot of sense, not sure what they can offer that will top other teams, I sure don't think my offer was all that great. Mostly think it's the kind of move Sutter would like. I think every team in the North division needs an upgrade, boost, or additional depth on defense. I figure Staal or Nemeth are quality candidates to fit that, Brome might be a nice addition for a team looking for some quickness and decent defensive responsibility, I also think he has a lot of potential to get on the score sheet on a decent fourth line. But, that's all dependent on a team being really high on him. Not sure if that's out there. I just thought it was an interesting trade.
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