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Dealing Lidstrom in Wings best interest?

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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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The wings will no doubt probaly make the playoffs. But you're right they always tend to have a great season and never seem to be a big playoff contender. I dont think dealing Lindstrom is what they need. Maybe sending a 1st round pick and a guy like franzen + either williams or quincey (2 young guys) to Tampa for either Richards or Lecavillier and probaly a 4th or 3rd line player on Tampa.
Tampa would want something else more than williams and a 2nd rounder. and richards salary would probaly push detroit over it.
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?
Amanda said:
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?
maybe a samsonov, + second or third round pick and maybe a defence like niminia. I dont think if the trade did happen those guys might not come up, but who knows.
Yeah the wings would obviously never deal lindstrom but its still cool to see some people trades if they did.
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