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Dealing Lidstrom in Wings best interest?

1531 Views 19 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  jazzdip
I know you may think I am crazy, but as a Wings fan I would love to see them deal Lidstrom for a marquee forward. Obviously they wouldn't deal him to the west, so I am thinking there are only a few teams in the east that would have something to offer. Any way you look at it Lidstrom is no worse than the 2nd best defenseman in the league. If the Wings could get a #1 center I think they would be better off. The only players I think qualify are LeCavalier or Richards, Drury, or a package including Antoine Vermette. This will probaly never happen of course, but I think it's worth thinking about. I do not believe the Wings have what it takes to compete in the playoffs.
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oilers said:
I doubt Tampa will trade Lecavlier. He is playing just too good. Two goals tonight again.
Jay Feaster has said he doesn't want to be the GM that traded Lecavalier but he's one of the only big name players on Tampa who can be traded. Martin St. Louis(who was not mentioned in this thread) has a no trade clause so he can't go. Brad Richards has a no trade clause that kicks in on July 1st and a insanly large contract so unless he starts playing like Jaromir Jagr or something I think he is stuck on Tampa so Lecavalier is the only guy they can pretty much deal.
Lidstrom would be a good fit on Tampa though they are kind of lacking depth on D but even trading a big money guy Tampa will still have cap issues especially if they ended up trading for him.
Canuck said:
I think Lecavillier would be a great fit in montreal because they're are looking for a #1 centre. Can i get someone else opinion on this?
As much as I would hate for him to leave tampa I think it would be a great fit he was thinking of signing with them before he got his new contract with tampa, not sure who they would get in return?
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