David legwand did not ask to be traded,he wanted to play in nashville,but the preds weren't gonna offer him a contract,so instead of letting him walking in the offseason,like suter did and got nothing for him,They decided to trade legwand,he had other offers from other teams,but detroit is where he wanted to go,so the preds found a way to get him to detroit
I believe you, but out of curiosity why weren't they offering Legwand a contract?
He's 33 and still probably has a few good years in him, is a career Predator (wasn't he their first ever draft pick?) and was their leading scorer at the time of the trade.
Seems like the kind of player you'd want to offer at least a 2 or 3 year deal to.