Jan 21, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers (57) during the first period against the Florida Panthers at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Rumors: Red Wings and Sabres In Talks

It’s July and NHL Trade Rumors are still turning up; this latest rumor may not be shocking when you think about it. It has been reported by The Score that the Detroit Red Wings may be trying to trade for Tyler Myers.

Myers is entering the third year of a seven-year contract; he is under contract until the end of the 2018-2019 season. If this was two years ago no team would even think about trading

for Myers, in 2012-2013 Myers made $12 million according to Cap Geek. The reaming years on his contract make him a very favorable target for teams looking to get bigger and younger.

Tyler Myers Contract Breakdown

2014-2015: Salary $5,000,000, Cap Number $5,500,000

2015-2016: Salary $5,000,000, Cap Number $5,500,000

2016-2017: Salary $4,000,000, Cap Number $5,500,000

2017-2018: Salary $3,500,000, Cap Number $5,500,000

2018-2019: Salary $3,000,000, Cap Number $5,500,000

Up until this past season Myers has fallen out of favor with Sabres fans, it’s not that he has been a bad player, but he has been unable to recapture his Rookie of the Year play. This past season saw the Sabres in turmoil, and Ted Nolan return. Nolan has been able to get Myers skating again, and hope seems to be restored. So why trade him you ask? That is a fairly simple answer. The Sabres don’t need him and he has value.

The Red Wings want to get bigger and younger, and Myers style could fit nicely in Detroit. If the Red Wings want to deal with Buffalo and new GM Tim Murray they will need to part with a number one pick and talent. So far that seems to be something Detroit is not ready to do, but this is defiantly worth keep an eye on.

While the Sabres are in a complete rebuild and Detroit is in Playoff mode both teams are still searching for ways to make their dreams come true. I don’t think this is the last we will hear of this rumor.

 

 

 

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