Holland Ready To Pull The Trigger
With Colorado making a bunch of moves it looks like the Wings are finally ready to make their moves.McKenzie Says Yzerman lobbying for Lindros:
TSN’s Bob McKenzie wrote in yesterday’s edition that captain Steve Yzerman is “said to be lobbying for Detroit to make a pitch for (Eric) Lindros.”
Lindros is currently working toward a return to hockey after suffering the 8th concussion of his NHL career last month after being cleared to return earlier this week. Teams are reportedly looking to offer the Rangers a conditional draft pick for Lindros, dependant on his health following a trade
Brooks Says Wings offering ‘B-level prospect’ for Kovalev:
New York Post scribe Larry Brooks appeared on the “Sid and Jody Mac Show” on New York’s WFAN on Thursday and said that the Red Wings are believed to be offering ‘a B-level prospect’ in return for enigmatic but highly-skilled forward Alexei Kovalev.
Wings Asking about Messier?:
According to an NHL official, the Red Wings may have inquired recently about New York Rangers center Mark Messier and whether or not he would be available via trade. The report first surfaced in today’s edition of the New York Times.
My Take: With Detroit adding Hatcher around the deadline this year (March 8th), and Cujo coming back, the only position that might need looking into his a top six forward upfront with size. I personally think Kovalev would be a great pickup for the Wings, and add in either Lindros or Messier for a little more size. Either way it looks like the Wings will be getting stronger no matter what come the deadline with Hatcher returning, the question is how much stronger will they get?
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