Quick Hits: Red Wings Trade For David Legwand

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

I just want to make a quick note on my thoughts of the David Legwand trade.

Prior to hearing the rumors that Järnkrok was the prospect who was heading to Nashville, I was feeling alright with the trade. We had acquired a player who, despite being a rental, does help solve a current need.

Once the rumors that Järnkrok was a part of the trade were confirmed, I, along with all of you, felt that Holland had completely lost his mind. I mean, I wouldn't trade Calle Järnkrok for David Legwand one-for-one. And I still wouldn't.

But, my opinion on the matter quickly changed due to all of the reports that Järnkrok may want to return to Sweden. If those are in fact true, and he does bolt back to Sweden, then Holland will have come out of this trade looking like a genius.

Dumping off a prospect who doesn't intend on having the NHL in his future in exchange for a player who steps in as the highest-scoring active player on your roster.

I would do that trade over and over again. Any day of the week.

Red Wings News

Injury-riddled Red Wings acquire two-way center David Legwand from Nashville Predators | MLive.com
Welcome David!

Detroit ‘shuts down’ Datsyuk for three weeks, no knee surgery yet | ProHockeyTalk
Datsyuk's injury undoubtedly contributed to Holland's decision to go after David Legwand.

Darren Helm out for Detroit Red Wings; Daniel Alfredsson expected to play despite lost teeth | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Darren Helm may have another concussion.

Mike and Marian Ilitch won’t be able to attend Lidstrom ceremony | Red Wings Front
Shame. Mike Ilitch had a "medical procedure" which has limited his public life this past year.

Lidstrom reflects on jersey retirement - Detroit Red Wings - News

After all of the excitement/commotion/despair/reconciliation that occurred yesterday, it's hard to believe that tonight Nicklas Lidström's number will be retired.

Also, there is this:

NHL News

Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan, picks | TSN
As expected, the Lightning and Rangers swapped captains.

Matt Moulson trade: Sabres send forward to Minnesota Wild - SBNation.com
Great trade by Minnesota. Minnesota also received Cody McCormick from the Sabres, while sending Tony Mitchell and a couple of draft picks back Buffalo's way.

Tim Thomas dealt to Stars as dream tandem with Luongo dies | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Dallas sent Dan Ellis to Florida in return for Thomas.

Five winners and five losers of the 2014 NHL trade deadline | Post-to-Post
I agree with this. Montreal stole Vanek from the Islanders. Collberg and a 2nd round pick? We paid more for Legwand!

No deal: Kesler not traded | ProHockeyTalk
The good news for Vancouver is that Kesler is still under contract for another 2 seasons, which means that they can still move him this summer for a solid return.

Capitals get Jaroslav Halak from Sabres for Michal Neuvirth | USA Today
The Capitals got better in net, but do they have enough in them to make the playoffs?

Twitter rips Isles GM Snow over Vanek trade - Sportsnet.ca
#SnowMustGo was trending throughout all of New York yesterday.

NHL trade deadline: The top 5 storylines from a busy day of moves - SBNation.com
Some of the top stories from yesterday's trade deadline.

Oilers trade Hemsky to Senators for draft picks | TSN
This trade may have been one of the best ones yesterday. A 3rd-round pick and a 5th-round pick in exchange for solid goal scorer, that's a steal.

Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon in critical condition after being diagnosed with meningitis | ProHockeyTalk
Tim Bozon is 19 years old. I actually just got vaccinated against meningitis 3 weeks ago.

Chris Phillips remains cemented with Senators for 2 more years | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Chris Phillips was a pending UFA.

10 most improved teams after NHL trade deadline | USA Today
I would say that the Canadiens and Blues improved the most.

Emotional day for Stamkos, St. Louis - Sportsnet.ca
Stamkos announced yesterday that he had been cleared to play, but, he will have to play without St. Louis, who was traded to the Rangers.

Marian Gaborik trade: Kings acquire winger from Blue Jackets - SBNation.com
The Kings were lacking in both scoring ability and speed, two assets which Gaborik bring to the table.

Total of 11 goaltenders dealt in week leading up to NHL trade deadline - The Hockey News

There were a lot of netminders who were dealt prior to the deadline. And one of them, Jaroslav Halak, was dealt twice.

Jets' Scheifele could miss 6-8 weeks with MCL injury | TSN
Despite Scheifele's injury, the Jets remained silent during the trade deadline.

Martin St. Louis leaves Lightning farewell letter: ‘All I can really say is that I am sorry’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
St. Louis didn't exactly leave on the best of terms. Which is a shame really, considering what he contributed to the Lightning organization.

Pens land Stempniak for third-round pick | ProHockeyTalk
The Penguins got deeper by adding Stempniak and Marcel Goc, who was acquired from the Florida Panthers.

Andrej Meszaros trade: Bruins acquire Flyers defenseman for a pick - SBNation.com
The Bruins acquired Meszaros in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick.

GM Murray starts rebuilding Sabres by completed 3 trades before NHL deadline - The Hockey News

The Sabres moved Matt Moulson, Jaroslav Halak, and Brayden McNabb, among others.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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