Wings chasing Teppo?

Rumors in Detroit are reaching fire-like intensity in regards to the Wings and Coyotes making a trade.

The subject of such a deal would be veteran Phoenix defenseman Teppo Numminen, 34, in his 14th season with the ‘Yotes franchise.

This trade rumor has been reported by Spector, as well as www.letsgowings.com.

In addition, Scotty Bowman said on Hotstove that the Wings were “working hard to acquire a veteran defenseman.”

Finally, the story broke on 2 separate Detroit radio stations yesterday, with both WDFN-1130 and WXYT-1270 reporting on it. Art Regner, of WXYT, said the deal “could be completed as early as next week.”

No site or station suggested what would be going to Phoenix in return, though.