srj2012 - Yes, that would be a splendid idea. I would offer a package of Helm, Smith and Pulk to EDM for Hall. I touched on in the other thread. I doubt it would happen in this Rape Holland NHL, but really, those three are great building blocks, lots of NHL experience, a Stanley Cup under Helm's belt to boot! If Holland was able to swing that, and Hall proves to be "coachable" here in Detroit, our offense gets instantly better.
You then make the deadline deal for Green (if indeed all will take is a draft pick) and the Wings are sitting pretty.
Z - Dats - Hall
Franzen - Weiss - Nyquist
Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar
Miller - Glendening - Abby
Kronwall - Ericsson
Green - Dekeyser
Quincey - Ouellet
I do think that would be a very good (healthy) playoff roster.
(of course there's this thing called a Cap, I neglected to mention...LOL!)
They could for sure be able to absorb Hall's salary by dumping Smith's and Helm's, but they'd be a bit shy on being able to absorb Green's $6M at the deadline...they could dump Kindl as a throw-in for Green or extra in the Edmonton deal, but I think it would still be too much salary...Do the Hall deal.
GREAT NEWS!!! I was wrong! With Detroit's Deadline Cap Space of $9.1M they would have plenty of room for Hall and Green if they traded Helm, Smith and Kindl. They would actually have $2.8M left in cap space... I say do it! Make the Hall deal now, then acquire Green at the deadline.