In his article today, John Niyo of the Detroit News suggested that the Wings should seriously consider trading any one of their young up and comers (not named Dekeyer). He listed Kindl and Smith by name and lumped all the young forwards as potentials as well. I don't want this thread to become a debate about the merits of Niyo's suggestion, but rather wanted to know who you'd all rather keep if it came down to trading Tatar or Nyquist. I think one of the two is likely on the way out for a couple reasons. They're stock is about as high as it's going to get. There's very little roster space as it is without adding anybody from outside the organization. Also it would be a bit redundant to have Tatar, Nyquist, AND Brunner on this team. That's a lot of small skilled euros on a team that keeps talking about getting bigger each year.
My thoughts? Nyquist is undeniably talented and showed good chemistry and skill with Andersson and Brunner in the playoffs. However, Tatar had the better season in terms of point production, seems to attack the net more, and might have leap frogged Nyquist after his Calder Cup performance. Tough call, but I've got to say I'd rather keep Tatar.
So, your thoughts?
Edited by kipwinger, 24 June 2013 - 12:25 AM.