Again, we have other assets that could be used in a trade before Pulkkinen. He is far and away the purest goal scorer in the organization and he is right handed to boot. In my opinion, it would be very short sighted to trade him at this point. Sure, it is possible that he tops out as a third line winger / power-play specialist, but it also isn't out of the realm of possibility that he surpasses a guy like Tatar or even Nyquist on the depth chart in a few years. The kid has been a beast in every league he has played, no reason to think he can't be in the NHL as well...
Sure, we have lots of other assets that could be traded. But not too many that "could" be traded, that also have value to other teams. I think we're having a miscommunication of some sort. I say, "I won't be surprised if he's traded", and you respond with "he shouldn't be traded, he's going to be good". I agree with you. He'll probably be pretty good. And it's precisely that reason, and the emergence of Nyquist and Tatar as bona fide stars, which makes me think it's a possibility.
In some ways I think I'm starting to understand the way you post, and the way you look at this team. Which might make it easier for us to have productive discussions going forward. You like the Red Wings, and you like certain players, and so your mind will always try to figure out ways to utilize the players you like to help the team you like. But the key point is that the player you like and the team you like be together. I can dig it.
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