Detroit Red Wings: A look at where Gustav Nyquist could be headed

ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 4: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots the puck with Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild defending during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 4, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 4: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots the puck with Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild defending during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 4, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings Unrestricted Free Agent has attracted interest from some teams around the NHL, but there are a few who stick out as clear suitors. Who are they? What are some options the Red Wings could explore as a possible return?

The rumors have circled around that Nyquist has received some interest from teams such as the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks amongst others. The Detroit Red Wings are a week away and need to just make the best move for the best interest of the future of this team.

In terms of the targets, as site expert Bob Heyrman wrote, the Boston Bruins are perfect trade suitors to take the unrestricted free agent. Not to beat a dead horse, but like Bob said if the Bruins are interested in adding a winger, now that David Pastrnak is hurt this is the perfect time for them to acquire a replacement. With Nyquist having a career year, it will only allow the Bruins to replace the injured Pastrnak in the best way possible.

In terms of a return from the Bruins, it sure seems like the Bruins would be willing to pay with  Nyquist’s higher production as well as the need for replacement of Pastrnak. A first round pick may be too much to ask, but it seems a lot more realistic to think about targeting a second-round pick or third-round and fifth-round pick package.

If that is not the route the Detroit Red Wings want to pursue, the Bruins are pretty strong in terms of the prospects they possess, and it seems realistic that we could target some of their prospects in the likeness of players like Jakub Lauko, Jesse Gabrielle, Zach Senyshyn, or any of the others that Boston is willing to move.