In Red Wing Land
Giving Ouellet a fresh start on another team is a great idea. We know he’s not going to be a difference maker, so moving on and getting anything in return is worth it. If all the Red Wings can muster is a 7th round pick, so be it. Take the chance on someone in the draft and maybe get lucky. Worst case scenario moving Ouellet would open up a spot on the current roster for someone like Joe Hicketts.
Around the League
This happened last night. Ottawa retains 25% of Dion Phaneuf’s salary. Let the trade season begin.
I’m all in for another NHL team and another expansion draft. I enjoyed the entire process this past summer and all the moves that occurred because of it. Plus, it means an opportunity for the Wings to dump a bad contract.