08:36 AM ET 08.15 | For the Red Wings, losing both Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart leaves a gaping hole on the back end, something that suggested Detroit might be looking to acquire Jay Bouwmeester. A far more attractive acquisition through a big trade is Keith Yandle, the young mainstay for the Coyotes, who is signed through 2016. Yandle combines developing defensive skills with advanced scoring and playmaking abilities, and he clearly is among the top young defensemen in the NHL. It would cost the Red Wings considerably to acquire him. But Yandle, who turns 26 next month, is far more worthy of it than Bouwmeester. The Red Wings have inquired about Yandle. But what complicates their pursuit is the perilous ownership situation in Phoenix.