why do some want Boyle? the guy is on the decline, he posted the worst +- on the Sharks D last year he'll be 38 by the start of the
coming season and there's a reason that San Jose are letting him go, so why take on other teams not wanted?
Niskanen has had 2 good season's in his NHL stint. His first year in Dallas and his last one in Pittsburgh, which happens to be his contract year.
He's a R/H shot and fairly young at 27 with almost 500 reg games under his belt. He is not the #1 guy that the Wings seek. Id say a #2/3 at the
most and we have those within the organisation.
Trading is the only way we'll get a #1 D guy this year and next years (2015) UFA list doesn't offer much either. I doubt very much that Kenny will
be looking at a trade for a big name player, but the guys that he should look at Weber, Keith, Pietrangelo, etc will be too dear for him.
A vet player thats an upgrade on Quincey would be the way to go on a year maybe 2 at max deal and let the rookie's fight it out for the 6/7
spots. Id have no problem letting Marchenko come up full time.
UFA's: Tom Gilbert, Nikita Nikitin, Anton Stralman, and maybe Ron Hainsey would be
Kindl/Lashoff whoever isnt traded.