I guess what I'm saying is, no matter that they are hometown kids, you just cannot pass up on the opportunity to acquire one or both of these guys. Holland should be calling ALL the lines in WPG and ANA, just so no other GM can get through!
We have the assets to get both these guys, cut ties Kenny and get this done! This is your future you are dealing with. DO IT! Outbid them ALL!!!
I feel like your expectations are impossible to meet. You specifically say "Outbid them ALL" then you say things like "No Larkin, No AA, No DD, No Mrazek etc." You cant have it both ways.
I hope Holland can get these guys with picks/our 2nd tier players, but based on everything I am reading, Winnipeg wants a top LH D-man, and from Detroit that would be DD.