Three Trades the Detroit Red Wings Wish Were April Fools Jokes

DETROIT - OCTOBER 5: Center Robert Lang #20 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the St. Louis Blues on October 5, 2005 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Blues 5-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT - OCTOBER 5: Center Robert Lang #20 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the St. Louis Blues on October 5, 2005 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Blues 5-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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In 2012, the Detroit Red Wings brought on Kyle Quincey from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Sebastien Piche and a 2012 first round pick (Andrei Vasilevskiy). This one obviously was not predicted, but it is definitely tough to see the names involved.

This one was a no brainer that Ken Holland wishes he could have back. Hats off to Jimmy Howard for what he has done while with the Red Wings, but it sure would be nice to have arguably one of the best goaltenders in the league right now in Andrei Vasilevskiy.

The Detroit Red Wings traded for Kyle Quincey, a defenseman who’s best year after the Red Wings acquired him was only 18 points in 2014-15. Quincey did not produce great numbers, and when looking at who was taken in his place, it’s hard to have that happen.

Ken Holland has to at least think about this deal; it is understandable that he cannot control what happens when trading these draft picks, but he traded a first round pick for a defenseman that did not score more than 18 points in a season for the Detroit Red Wings.

The draft pick also turned out to be a    goalie who is currently 37-9-4 this season for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vasilevskiy would be around for the next few years on a Red Wings team that is in need of a goaltender of the future with Bernier not panning out, Howard signing a one-year extension, and the young talent not quite ready yet. This trade is definitely one that most people have to wish could be forgotten and erased as quickly as an April Fools joke.