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Detroit Will Inquire on Zidlicky If They Cannot Land Phaneuf

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Could Detroit go after Marek Zidlicky if they cannot land Dion Phaneuf? Ansar Khan thinks so.

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Per Ansar Khan, if Detroit cannot land Dion Phaneuf, they will go for New Jersey's Marek Zidlicky:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If Wings don&#39;t land Phaneuf, they&#39;ll try to acquire right-shooting Marek Zidlicky from New Jersey.</p>&mdash; Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/572435462901665792">March 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wings sources said it doesn&#39;t look like anything will happen today. But you never know. 3 hours a long time before deadline.</p>&mdash; Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/572440673565192192">March 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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#2 D | 5'11", 190 lbs. | New Jersey

Birth Date: February 3, 1977 (38 years old)

Place of Birth: Most, CZE

Shoots:R Experience: 10 years

Drafted: Drafted by NY Rangers in 2001, 176th overall

Another rental case here, but Zidlicky is a right-shot defenseman and could help on the backend. He's old, yeah.. But he has a slew of upside in terms of offense, and playing the QB on the power play. He has a heavy shot, and a slick first pass that could really add a weapon to the Red Wings' blue line corps. The question is.. What does it cost Detroit? They don't have a 2nd or 3rd round pick to give up, so unless it's a low-tier prospect, and a later draft pick.. I have reserved thoughts on this speculation. He boasts a +2.4 CorsiRel%. It could be a huge addition, but the cost could be troubling to Red Wings faithful. Khan reports it doesn't look like anything else will happen today, but why should we believe that?