Why? Its been one of his most successful tactics. It got us Ferraro, Tatar and Nestrasil in 2009. Jurco, Oullet and Sproul in 2011 in what may turn out to be our best draft since 1989. And this summer, we still got Mantha after trading down, plus Nastasiuk and Nephtuzzi.
Just because Kenny re-signed Cleary and can't bring Nyquist up because he screwed the roster up so bad, doesn't mean that everything he does is wrong.
I understand where you're coming from, but prospects to the red wings are like old guys to other teams. They really mean nothing until they mean something.