Elias Pettersson Posted May 14, 2022 Share Posted May 14, 2022 (edited) Detroit has $36 million in cap space. They are obviously rebuilding and want younger players. However, they do need some quality veteran presence to get them through this rebuild. OEL makes sense for them as they are weak at LHD and they need a steady reliable partner for Seider so he can become a Norris trophy winner. Detroit has alot of history with Swedish players. OEL should fit right in. We can also send them Höglander so he can increase their Swedish quota. The biggest question is what do we get in return? Well, not much. Dumping OEL's salary would be huge, and losing Höglander in the process is already enough for Vancouver in this trade. But I'm assuming Detroit may want more than just Höglander. If we are trading Miller and acquiring assets than we could move a draft pick their way as well. Detroit doesn't really have any bad contracts, so nothing for them to dump our way. Also, their rebuild will take several years so the 5 years left on OEL's contract shouldn't be a problem as they won't be competing until that contract is up. Just a thought here to free up cap space. OEL brings alot to the table. So keeping him around for the next 5 years is still a real possibility, especially if Miller is moved. But I am sure that JR/PA are looking at all of their options right now to free up cap space and acquire the assets they need to get this team over the hump. Edited May 14, 2022 by Elias Pettersson Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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