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Would You Make This Deal Involving Gustav Nyquist?

02/08/2019 at 2:38pm EST

from Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic,

There are 17 days remaining before the trade deadline. Let’s try to find homes for as many wayward potential UFAs as we possibly can – and maybe even try to complete a hockey deal or two while we’re at it.

Gustav Nyquist to the Dallas Stars for Roope Hintz

...Jim Nill, the Dallas GM. Nill, knows Nyquist better than most GMs because he was still working for Detroit back in 2008 when the Red Wings originally drafted him. Again, not the deciding factor, but a factor nonetheless. Nill would know Nyquist’s strengths and weaknesses but if the goal is to add scoring to a team that has all of its offensive eggs mostly in one basket, Nyquist could be a useful addition – for the rest of this year and possibly beyond, depending upon the fit. Dallas could potentially offer picks to land Nyquist, but I suspect the Red Wings would rather have a warm body and Hintz, 49th overall in 2015, looks as if he’ll be an NHL regular; and could probably crack Detroit’s NHL lineup next year. That would be a Red Wings’ organizational priority at the deadline and preferable to adding picks for players that could be three or more years away.

many more ($$$) trying to complete a hockey deals...

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