The Hockey News yesterday listed the Detroit Red Wings as one of the top trade five destinations for Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun.
The Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues were the other teams on the Hockey News list
An NHL team official, with knowledge of the Chychrun situation, told Detroit Hockey Now he thought there were eight or 10 teams keenly interested in Chychrun. He believes the Red Wings are one of them. He didn’t know what other teams are offering, but he believes it will take three or four quality assets to make the trade happen.
We may not know what the Red Wings would give up, but we can be quite sure we know what they won’t give up: Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond, Simon Edvinsson and their 2022 first-round pick.
That’s their disadvantage. They are a rebuilding team that has picked early in the draft for three consecutive seasons. Their top prospects are too important to their future to move them.
Contending teams will have an easier time parting with future assets than the Red Wings will
The Bruins, Panthers and Blues, and maybe the Ducks if they continue to be one of the better teams in the Pacific, could give up a first-round pick. Their picks will be later in the first round. The best guess would be that Detroit’s package would include Filip Zadina, and probably Joe Veleno, or maybe Jonatan Berggren. Yzerman has proven himself to be an able trader, but the odds seem against him in this endeavor
Around the NHL
Detroit: Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill left Dylan Larkin’s and Tyler Bertuzzi’s injury status up in the air at his Monday briefing.
Boston: Talking points of the Bruins’ 7-3 win against the Washington Capitals.
Denver: Colorado Hockey Now grades for the Avalanche.
Philadelphia: Welcome Sam Carchidi to the Hockey Now Staff!. This is a significant addition to our group. Today, he wrote about Bobby Clarke’s efforts to bring a cystric fibrosis sufferer “the best Christmas ever.”
Washington: Sammi Silber gives her takeaways from the Washington Capitals’ ugly loss to Boston.
Vancouver: Rob Simpson outlines the remarkable journey Conor Garland as taken to get to Vancouver.