Well, this off-season has started much earlier then us Wing fans had hoped but with that happening most likely major changes will happen. My personal opinion as to what the Wings do is this and this is just my opinion and I would love to see your opinions in the comments. First I believe Stuart is leaving to the Kings or another California team to be closer to his family. Second, pray that Nick comes back. The next few parts deal with free-agency/trades:
1. Try to unload Franzen to a team trying to get to the floor like a Colorado.
2. Go hard after Parise and Suter.
3. Make a pitch to Anahiem for Bobby Ryan. (Offer up Pulkinnen, Nyquist, Tatar, Flip and 2 1st Rounders)
4. Bring up Smith full time.
5. Lock up Helm, Abby and Quincey long term. Let Conklin go.
To me if this was our offseason I would be thrilled as hell even if we werent able to unload Franzen. I think its time to part with Franzen because he is a very streaky player and now might be the only time we may be able to move him.
My dream lines if all these happened would be the following:
Ryan Dats Zetterberg
Parise (Franzen or Flip) Bertuzzi
Sheahan Helm Eaves (if healthy)
Abby (Free agent signee) Cleary/Miller
These would be my dream lines as you can see I wouldnt do a full rebuild but I would definitly make changes. I also think getting a healthy Eaves and Helm back next season will be huge. Losing those two guys was more damaging then I think anyone wouldve thought. What are your thoughts on the Wings FA plans? Write your thoughts in the comment section.