Report: Interest in Red Wings trade target heating up, asking price is a 2nd round pick

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It’s another wasted season for the Detroit Red Wings, as it looks like they’ll land in the basement of the NHL’s standings and miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third consecutive season. 

It was reported earlier this week that  forward Gustav Nyquist has agreed to waive his no-trade clause so that the team can recoup some assets for him before he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

Nyquist holds a partial no-trade clause and has to present the team with a list of teams that he WOULD accept a trade to, it’s unclear how big or small that list it, however.

Another player who could be on the move is 28 year old defenseman Nick Jensen. The blueliner makes just $812,500 against the salary cap and is also slated to become a free agent this upcoming offseason. According to a report from NHL insider Brian Lawton of the NHL Network, there is interest around the league for Jensen and the Wings have let clubs know that he can be had… for a price.

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A 2nd round pick for a 15 point Dman? Hmmm…. seems like a steep price. Then again, look at the impact that Michal Kempny had with the Washington Capitals last season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 3rd round pick. So… maybe a 2nd for Jensen isn’t out of the realm of possibility? Again… it doesn’t hurt to ask.