The Wings are 1 point out of first in their division with a game in hand on TB. Depending on the D brought in, I think one player absolutely puts them in the upper echelon of the league as long as they don't give up a bunch of roster players to do it.
It's funny though, people bash Holland for not having balls to make a trade, but then whenever someone suggests trading anyone decent to bring in a good player like Ekman-Larson or whoever, they panic and say no way, because FUTURE!
There are just a few people over rating the prospects. I think most people understand that it will take a great offer to get a top 2 pairing guy. As mentioned in the other thread OEL would cost a lot because he brings a lot to to team. A top paring of Dekeyser and OEL? Sign me up for that. I mean regardless of what people are thinking about the cost of acquiring Myers GM know that the wings are in dire need of defensive help so Holland has to pay to get it it's just simple business.
Do I think Holland would pull something like this off? Back when he had fire and drive for sure...the current Holland would hardly do it.
I mean other than Mantha, Larkin and obviously McKee I'm sure other teams do have their own Pulkinnen, Athanasius, Ouellette... So none of them alone will return much