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How open would you be to trading Hank?

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Not many teams will offer high value for his contract.

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None cuz I remember a time in the early 90's when people wanted to trade a guy who wore # 19 and imagine where that would have got us

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Not very open at all. Henrik Zetterberg has too much talent, too much heart, too much class, too much work ethic, and too much character to let go of. He is the epitome of what detroit Red WIng Hockey is all about.

Production is down this season. I may be a different answer if we were starting fresh and picking teams without him ever being a Wing before. But he has been an ideal fit for this organization, I'm proud to root for Hank, and I'm sticking with him.

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You know my brother and I have been watching him play all year, and there is something seriously wrong with him. I get scoring droughts and all, but he is making bad passes, getting knocked off the puck easy and not scoring as well.

I know he is still playing great d against the other top forwards, but we need snipers in a bad way. If this is a result of his ongoing back problems you have to consider trading him. Just my opinion.

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You know my brother and I have been watching him play all year, and there is something seriously wrong with him. I get scoring droughts and all, but he is making bad passes, getting knocked off the puck easy and not scoring as well.

I know he is still playing great d against the other top forwards, but we need snipers in a bad way. If this is a result of his ongoing back problems you have to consider trading him. Just my opinion.

Funny what different people see. Not calling you out, but all I see is how strong he is on the puck, and his good passes. His shot looks tired and handcuffed, no doubt, but he still carries a lof of speed into the zone.

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Very un-open.

I can't think of a single player in the world that I would rather have. I really like Miller and Kovalchuk, but no and no. Stamkos is sweet, but he doesn't offer the entire package that Zetterberg does.

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Zetterberg would either require:

A. Superstar of equal contract value

B. s***-ton of picks and prospects

We'll see how he performs in the play-offs before I seriously consider the prospect of possibly thinking about this.

Edited by Wings_Dynasty

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Someone bump this thread during the playoffs, it'll be funny :hehe:

On the side note, I wouldn't trade him. The Wings have invested a lot in him since he entered the league and they're not really one of those teams that go about trading their players when they're going through slumps. He may not seem like it to some at the moment, but I can assure you that he'll find his game sometime soon in the near future :thumbup:

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Someone bump this thread during the playoffs, it'll be funny :hehe:

On the side note, I wouldn't trade him. The Wings have invested a lot in him since he entered the league and they're not really one of those teams that go about trading their players when they're going through slumps. He may not seem like it to some at the moment, but I can assure you that he'll find his game sometime soon in the near future :thumbup:

Which brings up a good point: We're #1 in the league while our star player is in a slump season.

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Even if I were into the idea, which I'm not, doing it in a slump season would lead to a rip off. As long as you believe in your core players, you hang on to them. That's the Holland formula. I'm pretty sure most of us believe he is a world class player and this isn't his new baseline. So we hang on to him.

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Something is up this year but he is still a heart and soul player, lest we forget his beastliness in the spring. Guy should have had back to back Smythes if not for the unfortunatess of '09.

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Something is up this year but he is still a heart and soul player, lest we forget his beastliness in the spring. Guy should have had back to back Smythes if not for the unfortunatess of '09.

He should also have a Selke trophy as well.

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Let's get one thing straight, Henrik Zetterberg is not and should not even be compared to Steve Yzerman. At very best, Zetterberg is a poor man's Yzerman. Also, Zata is a good player but at this point I've come to realize that I shouldn't expect elite level production offensively and at his age and history, I should. There is definetly something wrong with him this season, but I think it may be more than that. I don't think this guy is as good as we make him out to be. I've seen him at the top of his game and it was a long time ago. Dude is invisible out there, a lot. He looks like a 2nd line player out there right now, at best. His favorite move, does it like 3 times a game, is to get the puck at the blueline and skate behind the net while fending off a defender to the other blueline and end up doing nothing with the puck. One person compared him to Bertuzzi yesterday and I thought that was appropriate, obviously more skilled at this point but I wouldn't be surprised if at Bertizzi's age his offensive production was the same. Not good for that contract. I think over the last four years we've watched Datsyuk's game get much better and Hank's deteriorate and I'm interested to see how the Wings handle it.

I also don't get the super leadership vibe from him like Yzerman. He doesn't seem as humble and mentally focused as Steve did. Don't get me wrong, the guy isn't lazy and he definetly is a competitor. I'm wondering at this point though, what kind of offensive player will he be? We have tons of defensive minded players and can spare more than one but its elite level offense that we need. Especially when Lidstrom goes, because I think more offense is created through him than most people know. With his contract, Zetterberg needs to be a point per game or better for the next 6-7 years, and I highly doubt that will be the case. I'm not saying to do it and with all he's given the Wings we should be patient but I think other teams believe he's worth more than he actually is and I imagine a trade involving him could produce Lidstroms replacement, which is more important to the Wings than Zetterberg.

This is highly unlikely, because its interdivisional, but if Zetterberg could land you Weber or Suter, would you do it? I would, in a minute. Nashville needs offense with a good contract and Detroit should be desperate for one of those two players. It's Hossa for Heatly esque, a win win.

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You know my brother and I have been watching him play all year, and there is something seriously wrong with him. I get scoring droughts and all, but he is making bad passes, getting knocked off the puck easy and not scoring as well.

I know he is still playing great d against the other top forwards, but we need snipers in a bad way. If this is a result of his ongoing back problems you have to consider trading him. Just my opinion.

That's it... thaat's it.... *Zetterberg lulls league/players/teams/fans/press into false sense of security, ready for post-season*

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Not very open at all. Henrik Zetterberg has too much talent, too much heart, too much class, too much work ethic, and too much character to let go of. He is the epitome of what detroit Red WIng Hockey is all about.

Production is down this season. I may be a different answer if we were starting fresh and picking teams without him ever being a Wing before. But he has been an ideal fit for this organization, I'm proud to root for Hank, and I'm sticking with him.

Fabulously put, friend. Hank epitomizes what this organization is all about. Talent has declined ever so slowly but not too many better working both sides of the ice and basically has limited himself to the playmaking role more so. No way will I ever be for trading the more than probable 3rd Captain this team has had in 25+ years. No thanks.

Edited by HankthaTank
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None cuz I remember a time in the early 90's when people wanted to trade a guy who wore # 19 and imagine where that would have got us

You mean when he was 10 years younger than Zetterberg? I'm not saying trade Z, (I'd have to change my name!), but there is no comparison there.

This is highly unlikely, because its interdivisional, but if Zetterberg could land you Weber or Suter, would you do it? I would, in a minute. Nashville needs offense with a good contract and Detroit should be desperate for one of those two players. It's Hossa for Heatly esque, a win win.

If Zetterberg was going to be traded, it would have to be for another forward. Otherwise it'd be too depth murdering.

Edited by Z and D for the C

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I would only trade Zetterberg if the following trade was offered:

29 1st Round Draft Picks. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Zach Parise, Suter, Weber, Iginla, the Sedins and Zdeno Chara.

Salary cap must be unlimited :P

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If Detroit could get something decent in return, I think it would be idiotic not to at least think about it. I've always liked Zetterberg, great defensive-forward ... but he has always been as slow as molasses and he's not getting any younger. Jeff Carter is disgruntled in Columbus ... Zetterberg for Carter? I'm sure it wouldn't be straight-up, but I would consider it. But Holland is loyal to a fault, so it's very unlikely that we will see Zetterberg traded, even for Ovechkin. Even some of the fans here are being completely unreasonable. Zetterberg was a steal in the draft, works hard, has a boatload of character and is one the genuinely good guys in the NHL ... but he is NOT Steve Yzerman. He is not untouchable, or at least he shouldn't be. I think Zetterberg has the ability to turn things around, and also has a lot to offer the Wings, so it's not like I wouldn't go back and forth ... but if it was the right deal, and I believed it increased Detroit's chances of winning(and Detroit was able to get a little younger in the process), I would pull the trigger.

Sometimes hard decisions have to be made ... someone should remind Kenny Holland of that.

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Jeff Carter is disgruntled in Columbus ... Zetterberg for Carter?

Loyalty has nothing to do with it on this one. Inter-division and Jeff Carter?? GTFO

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