Detroit Will Inquire on Zidlicky If They Cannot Land Phaneuf

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

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="">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="">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?

Would you like Marek Zidlicky in Detroit?