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A2Y- The Scenario For Dylan Larkin Plus This And That

01/23/2023 at 9:36am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Red Wings have three games in four nights this week before an eight-day hiatus – their bye week which leads into the All-Star break. Larkin will make his third appearance at All-Star weekend (Feb. 3-4) as the team’s lone representative.

When the Red Wings return to action on Feb. 7, the trade deadline will be 24 days away.

That is often viewed as the deadline for getting key players re-signed. Teams not in the playoff hunt typically don’t want to risk losing them for nothing in free agency, so they get whatever assets they can.

Yzerman under ordinary circumstances wouldn’t hesitate to move or cut ties with a prominent player if contract talks were at an impasse or if there were some other issue. He showed it in Tampa Bay with the likes of Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Jonathan Drouin.

Larkin is different. He’s a metro-Detroit native whose love for being a Red Wing has been clear since the day they drafted him 15th overall in 2014. He has played eight seasons for the team and seems destined to be a lifetime Red Wing.

Never mind that trading him also would set back a rebuild that’s seven years deep, since they would be more apt to get futures (young player, prospect, picks) than a player of equal ability who could make an immediate impact.

A trade, even with the aggressive Yzerman in charge, is highly unlikely.

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

- The Wings have brought back the fathers/mentors trip for the first time since the pandemic. It’s a quick one this time, but with two home games leading up to the trip, some of the European dads — such as Moritz Seider’s and Gustav Lindstrom’s — have arrived early. League rules limit the trips to two games, and the Wings picked this one because taking in a game in Montreal is something special. Plus, as a few players mused, it will give their dads a chance to see the less glamorous side of playing in the NHL: Clearing customs at midnight, as the Wings are scheduled to fly to New York immediately following Thursday's game against the Canadiens.

- Coach Derek Lalonde mentioned after Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers that although it was good to see Lucas Raymond score his 15th goal of the season, and that he clearly plays his best on a line with Dylan Larkin, that line — featuring Dominik Kubalik on the other wing — also had its fingerprints on both of the Flyers' goals. Lalonde isn't likely to put Tyler Bertuzzi back with Larkin and Raymond, though, when Bertuzzi returns from a lower-body injury. "That line was good last year," Lalonde said. "But for whatever reason, they got into a mentality of when those three get together, it just feels like a run-and-gun. They give up more chances than they get. The three of them get together, it’s like of like, the horse race is on. It’s not a recipe for success."

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HippyDave

I've gone from hoping the Wings are buyers at the trade deadline to hoping we can sell some middling pieces to get more picks and hopefully pull off the kind of trades that get us guys like Jake Walman.  We have a logjam of forwards at the moment and need to thin the herd.

dca

When the Red Wings return to action on Feb. 7, the trade deadline will be 24 days away.
That is often viewed as the deadline for getting key players re-signed. Teams not in the playoff hunt typically don’t want to risk losing them for nothing in free agency, so they get whatever assets they can.
Yzerman under ordinary circumstances wouldn’t hesitate to move or cut ties with a prominent player if contract talks were at an impasse or if there were some other issue. He showed it in Tampa Bay with the likes of Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Jonathan Drouin.

....there's another UFA whose contract expires after the year. 1 who has proven to be difficult to sign in the past. 1 who has had issues with injuries. 1 who right now would be viewed as a premium playoff rental. A 30 goal scorer last year. He also fits the criteria of trimming the logjam at forward. He turns 28 in Feb--so he'll be past his prime years before the Wings are competing for a Cup--yet is at the age of being in his prime for another team now. So there's one.  But do it quietly--he's beloved by some.


Suter is two. Sundqvist is 3. Def'n Oesterle is another piece. If you can get anything more than a bag of pucks for Erne, Hagg, Vrana, or Nedeljkovic go for it....and if there is any hockey trades out there--get them done.

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