I was basically trying to identify options that people hadn't talked about already, and who were in the realm of possibility. I agree that neither Barrie or Wisniewski are likely to be moved, and only included them because their teams are absolutely horrible. That usually makes teams willing to listen a little more than they might otherwise prefer to, but agree that it would take a lot to pry them out.
As far as Franson, I didn't put him on the list because A) We're all aware that he's availabe, and B) We're in the same division, and C) Toronto might just make the playoffs (and therefore keep him). But yes, I'd have interest in Franson (as would everyone else in the league).
I generally agree with your assessments across the board. Except that I'd say this: Wisniewski's "comments" have been overblown on LGW since he made them. His exact quote was something like "in my experience...um...uh...they (Detroit) don't usually pay market value...um...so I was looking elsewhere", or something to that effect. Afterward those moderately critical (and totally true) comments morphed thereafter into "I don't want to play for that cheapskate Ken Holland". I have no doubt that Wisniewski, or Kesler, or Rafalski, or Gordie Howe would accept a trade here if his contract was guaranteed already and our team was better than the one they were on. Such is the case with Wisniewski.
Fair point. I just wonder if Holland would look past it, more than anything. Would he bring in a guy who said he doesn't pay players what they're worth? For some reason, I can see the phrase, "We're not sure he's a good fit for our team" coming from Holland.
You're right, though. Wiz already has his money, so that part of it wouldn't get in the way.
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