Real interesting move here, as they could have had Jakob Chychrun, who is considered to be one of the Draft's best defensemen. At first it was a head-scratcher, but now is seeming to be like a real favorable move for the Red Wings.
There was a lot of question as to what Ken Holland would have to give up to move Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit, and a lot of the names hovering around speculation were that of Tomas Jurco, Teemu Pulkkinen, and even Andreas Athanasiou. Ken Holland really pulled a rabbit out of his hat with this one, as he moves back four picks, and gains a second-round pick.
With that, now the Red Wings have a sizable amount of flexibility to go out and sign a big-name free agent. The Red Wings will now pick at 20th overall. Keep an eye out for them taking a player like German Rubtsov, Samuel Girard, or Alex Debrincat. Stay tuned.