The Detroit Red Wings currently have a lot of young defenseman on their roster. Between Moritz Seider, Simon Edvinsson, Gustav Lindstrom, Filip Hronek, they are not lacking players. However, what they are lacking is two top four left-handed defenseman.
The Detroit Red Wings drafted Simon Edvinsson in last year’s 2021 NHL entry draft under the assumption that he’d be the top defenseman pairing with Moritz Seider. But, it appears we as a fan base are forgetting that he will be going into this season not having played in a true NHL game before. Therefore, we really don’t know what to expect from him.
Edvinsson was one of the top prospects in last year’s draft, so it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and think that he is 100% the solution, but we don’t know until we see him actually play. Furthermore, we don’t know how Edvinsson and Seider will play together. There are just too many unknowns with Edvinsson as we speak which means that we still need to work on finding a left-handed defenseman worth their salt.
In my opinion what you have to do is go after a player who is proven to be a top line defenseman in which you can kill two birds with one stone.
Here let me elaborate;
The Red Wings have a cluster of prospects at their disposal but we do not have enough spots available on this roster. Additionally, do we really think that a team of rookies is a good idea in this league? I do not. So why not move off a couple prospects in order to get yourself a proven, top line player? That’s where the Arizona Coyotes defenseman, Jakob Chychrun comes into play.