Could the Detroit Red Wings Trade Nicklas Lidstrom?

January 9th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
In his recent piece, At The Halfway Mark: NHL Buyers and Sellers - Western Conference , Featured Columnist and senior writer extraordinaire Mark Ritter assigned a 'seller, 'buyer,' or 'undeciced' label to each Western Conference team.

As always, Mark's arguments were well informed, supported by sound reasoning and, at least for my money, spot on.

He labeled the Red Wings as 'undecided,' again a title I agree with.

However, at the end of his piece, he speculated if the Red Wings would "ever dare exploring offers for Nick Lidstrom."

Now, Mark's a good guy and great writer, not one prone to throw out ridiculous scenarios for the sake of controversy.

However, he is covering the Philadelphia Flyers this season so I thought he might simply be a bit punchy from the experience and figured that the unforgivable audacity to even mention such a thing could be, well, forgivable.

As I was about to toss this idea out of my head as totally improbable and not even worthy of being filed off into the back of my mind, I paused.

Could the Red Wings consider trading the best defenseman they've ever had?

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