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08:22 AM ET 08.10 | Already this summer, the name of Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has sparked speculation in cities such as St. Louis, Philadelphia and Nashville. On Thursday morning, Michigan-based mlive.com reported the Detroit Red Wings are talking trade with the Flames, targeting the 29-year-old workhorse to fill the massive void left by the retirement of soon-to-be Hockey Hall-of-Famer Nicklas Lidstrom and the departure of Brad Stuart. The report cited Red Wings "team sources." ... The Flames, who have missed the playoffs in three straight campaigns, would be crazy not to listen to offers for their soft-spoken assistant captain. They'd also be crazy to give him away without a quality return.

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August 10, 2012  08:32 AM ET

breaking news: Bouwmeester is in Babcock's doghouse for tanking plays, and the trade is not even complete

August 10, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Love the picture. Hate the speculation.

First the Monster and now this?

Has Holland lost his freakin' mind?

August 10, 2012  09:11 AM ET

This is reason why the system is broken. Teams are lining up for Bouwmeesters and his terrible contract. Because it no longer is the worst contract.

August 10, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is reason why the system is broken. Teams are lining up for Bouwmeesters and his terrible contract. Because it no longer is the worst contract.

Good quality post right there.

I think the Wings figured the Flames WAY overpaid for Hudler, so why wouldn't they accept a trade of another cast-off for Bouwmeester?

August 10, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good quality post right there.I think the Wings figured the Flames WAY overpaid for Hudler, so why wouldn't they accept a trade of another cast-off for Bouwmeester?

and throw in that both teams probably think they can "fix" said cast-offs.....

August 10, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Love the picture. Hate the speculation.First the Monster and now this?Has Holland lost his freakin' mind?

No more Swedes out there, I guess.

August 10, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

and throw in that both teams probably think they can "fix" said cast-offs.....

Red Wings actually have been known to do that from time to time. But from time to time it's also bitten them in the arse (cough, Uwe Krupp; double cough, Robert Lang; triple cough, Cujo...).

August 10, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No more Swedes out there, I guess.

How Swede it isn't?

August 10, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Red Wings actually have been known to do that from time to time. But from time to time it's also bitten them in the arse (cough, Uwe Krupp; double cough, Robert Lang; triple cough, Cujo...).

very true

August 10, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is reason why the system is broken. Teams are lining up for Bouwmeesters and his terrible contract. Because it no longer is the worst contract.

Ed Zachary.

It's enough to make a mother eat her own young.

August 10, 2012  10:39 AM ET

They'd also be crazy to give him away without a quality return....

This sentence says it all----what quality do the Wings have left to offer???

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August 10, 2012  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No more Swedes out there, I guess.

I hear Forsberg, Sundin and Borje Salming are available!

August 10, 2012  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Um...gustavsson is sveeeedish I believe.

That he is!!! Said this earlier when everyone believed every free agent was Motor City bound...it ain't the dream destination...I mean, once Darren McCarty was gone, what's left?

August 10, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is reason why the system is broken. Teams are lining up for Bouwmeesters and his terrible contract. Because it no longer is the worst contract.

Which is why the owners need to change the CBA so they can stop doing stupid things like this.

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August 10, 2012  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Um...gustavsson is sveeeedish I believe.

Yeeeees, but they already have him. Hence the "no more" part of the comment ;)

August 10, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good quality post right there.I think the Wings figured the Flames WAY overpaid for Hudler, so why wouldn't they accept a trade of another cast-off for Bouwmeester?

Flames paid for what Hudler did last season for the Wings. At least you don't have to hear the announcers mispronounce his name anymore:)

 
August 10, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Not to mention Kirk Maltby.

And Draper. Faceoffs won percentage went way down after he left.

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