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by George Malik on 03/29/13 at 05:22 AM ET
Paul mentioned that TSN's Darren Dreger told the NHL Network that Jay Bouwmeester might be a "fit" for the Detroit Red Wings, but that the Wings and/or any other team making a post-Iginla trade with the Flames would have to "overpay" in terms of assets, and that the Wings may have to surrender Petr Mrazek (ha!) or Jake Paterson (maybe) to acquire Bouwmeester.
NHL.com's taken its sweet-ass time updating its video server at the wrong time of year, so I found the video of Dreger talking about the Flames' "fire sale"...At 5 AM on Friday. Fast forward to the 1:20 mark if you're a Wings fan:
Dreger and Bob McKenzie also discussed the possibility of the Wings going after Mark Streit (2:00 mark) or Lubomir Visnovsky, as well other players that other teams might be interested in, like the in-demand Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold (I'm more interested in Robyn Regehr, but that's just me), Rangers target and Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, Flames bit players Cory Sarich and Anton Babchuk--and it's worth mentioning that McKenzie doesn't believe that the Flames will move Bouwmeester or Mark Giordano--and McKenzie and Dreger see a "fit" for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney with the Boston Bruins:
If you really want to watch Dreger speak to E.J. Hradek about the fact that TSN "got it wrong" because Iginla nixed the trade to Boston and decided that he wanted to be a Penguin, enjoy:
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