Detroit Red Wings’ Decision to Trade for a Defenseman Should Not Be Made Quickly

July 6th, 2014 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »

The Detroit Red Wings are entering the long end of summer still nursing the sting that came with losing out on every free-agent target they sought to acquire on July 1.

While the Red Wings failed to land any big free-agent prizes—such as they were, given this summer’s weak pool—they did manage to complete one deal.

That general manager Ken Holland decided to re-sign defenseman Kyle Quincey wasn’t entirely perplexing. That he decided to do so on July 1—and give Quincey a raise—was wholly befuddling.

If one is a fan of the Red Wings, there’s no need to delve deep into the year that was for Quincey in order to state that his 2013-14 campaign was equal parts terrible and mediocre.

Now, the Red Wings were certainly under some pressure on July 1 to secure somebody to round out their defense, but the decision to sign Quincey smacks of desperation.

Like a desperate and inebriated loser having struck out on finding a willing companion at any number of bars and clubs on a Friday night who calls his ex-girlfriend and promises far more than he should in ord ...

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