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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Trading Nyquist isn’t the only option the Red Wings have; they could very well try to extend him and keep as a part of this rebuild since he is having a career year and showing signs of significant development. Trading him as a rental seems like the most logical case, but the question is what is Nyquist’s 2019-2020 season going to look like.

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The three teams that were pegged as three top destinations for Nyquist are merely the three latest rumors that are circling; there are some other teams like the Islanders who checked in on Nyquist a while ago. A trade is not the only option for the Detroit Red Wings; they could forego moving him at the trade deadline and then extend him as stated above.

Another option the Red Wings have if they are interested in keeping Nyquist around but would like to try to get something for him at the deadline. They could move him in hopes that Nyquist will resign with the Red Wings in the offseason and be a part of the plans and the end of this rebuild. It seems like this would be the best option for the Red Wings since they would most likely add extra draft picks or some more young talent and get Nyquist back, coming off of a career year.

Time will only tell what Nyquist’s future holds here with the Red Wings; the trade deadline is fast approaching. It seems that it is time for GM Ken Holland to get to work and hopefully find the Red Wings the best deal or come up with the best option for the future of this team and organization.

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The Detroit Red Wings can merely hope that this rebuild is nearing an end and we can make the most of the rentals we have to offer, or bring back these guys and figure out the direction we are going to go with Nyquist and Jimmy Howard especially.