The Hockey News’s Richardson lists Nick Leddy as an Atlantic Division trade candidate

The Hockey News’s Lyle Richardson listed a set of Atlantic Division players who might be strong trade candidates, and I don’t think that Red Wings fans would be disappointed to see this guy go:

Nick Leddy, Detroit Red Wings

The 30-year-old defenseman was No. 6 on TSN’s first trade-bait board of the season on Dec. 8. Like Chiarot, he’s a UFA next summer and could draw interest from playoff contenders. However, the Wings could be unwilling to part with him if they’re still in the Eastern Conference playoff chase by the trade deadline.

Continued; Leddy hasn’t been terrible by any means, but he’s been underwhelming for a player who was supposed to be the Wings’ top-pair stalwart alongside Moritz Seider. Instead, he’s playing with Filip Hronek, and sometimes Hronek carries that pair.

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