Yandle is being underrated by Wings fans. Anybody that is choosing a team is going to take Yandle well before they take Kronwall but luckily, we don't have to choose because we'll have both! It's called defensive depth and when you only have one skilled puck mover you start to notice that puck movement and overall game is filled with inconsistency. I wouldn't be the least bit upset if we traded Jurco and Sheahan for Yandle and I also wouldn't be opposed to packaging Smith and Dekeseyer for another big time RH top 4 so we'll have elite defense. Because isn't that what this is all about, improving to become elite. Seems like this forum only cares about how good our prospects can get. Passing up on Yandle is dumb unless Holland wants to wait 2 or more years to see if Smith or Dekeseyer can grow into that role and by that time we'll have to give up on our forward depth anyways
I understand that you're sacrificing for a big name, but getting rid of those 2 would be WAY too much. They are two solid players heading into their prime that can be a solid #3 and #4 (or may develop higher) for the rest of their careers. Not to mention they're pretty cheap at the moment. I really don't know which RH Dman could be worth giving them both up.
To me, our Tradable roster Dmen goes: 1.KIndl, 2.Lashoff (does his job, but easily sacrificed) 3.Quincey, 4.Ericsson
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