Lidstrom, Holmstsrom, and Bertuzzi retire. Stuart, Commodore, and Hudler are let go. Parise to Detroit for Tatar, Kindl, and a pick at this year's trade deadline. Nyquist takes a top 6 spot. Mursak takes a 4th line spot. Take a chance on David Moss on a one year contract. Moss is a suburban Detroit native. 5 points in 15 games so far this year. Travis Moen is a defensively responsible veteran who won a Cup with Anaheim in 2007. Adds size and grit to the bottom 6. Grab Suter in free agency to fill Lidstrom's void. Gleason is a suburban Detroit native, and is younger than Stuart. He can join the rush as well as block shots. Shane O'Brien adds size to our blue line and kills penalties, as well as blocks shots.
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There is WAY TOO MUCH going on here. This kind of General Management would be HIDEOUS. Let's start with the first obvious MISTAKE = Letting Lidstrom Go. Not gonna happen. This dude is nails still. Why are they going to let him retire. One more year, 5.5 million. Done. Next thing = Moss and Moen? No way. No value in those two. Wings are better off letting their younger guys fill those spots. Next thing = Why get rid of Kindl? He's good. Lastly, Suter aint going anywhere. Don't get your hopes up on him. Wings have a chance at Parise if they really want him. I don't think they need to give up Kindl, though. Tatar and Picks should work.