Allen talks trade candidates on Detroit Hockey Now

Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen discusses several players which the Red Wings might be willing to trade closer to this year’s trade deadline (on March 21st), including Filip Zadina, Thomas Greiss, Marc Staal and a couple of obvious candidates in Nick Leddy and Vladislav Namestnikov:

Defenseman Nick Leddy, 30: Contenders are always looking for veteran defenseman who can defend one-on-one and help on the transition game. Leddy has played 807 games and knows how to get the puck out of his zone. He’s still a quality skater.

Depending on how many defensemen are in the marketplace, Leddy could fetch  a second- or first-round pick, or perhaps a second-round pick with a prospect Detroit likes.

Keep in mind, Leddy can be an unrestricted free agent. Some have written Leddy could end up back on Long Island, although the Islanders’ struggles might alter the plans.

The Detroit Red Wings will want to have a veteran defenseman to help tutor Moritz Seider and Simon Edvinsson next season, but Yzerman could be targeting other veteran blue liners. Leddy has been fine this season, doing what has been asked of him, but he hasn’t been over-the-moon incredible.

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One thought on “Allen talks trade candidates on Detroit Hockey Now”

  1. I have a feeling Zadina might be trade bait. StevieY will have to decide whether he has had enough time to show what he has.
    For me, it seems like he is what we see but he is still a young prospect.

    He might be tough to trade, will see.

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