Wings aim to cool down Avs on #5 Retirement Night
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Yesterday, Detroit sent forward Patrick Eaves, prospect Calle Jarnkrok and a third-round draft pick to Nashville for Legwand, a Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., native who's played his entire 15-year career with the Predators.
"With Zetterberg, with Datsyuk, with Helm, and with Weiss, the uncertainty of where we're at, we felt it was important to get a bona-fide center," general manager Ken Holland said. "The news in the last 48 hours, that all factored into acquiring a center. The one we acquired is a local boy, so if we want to keep him beyond this year, we think it's reasonable that can happen, because he had to waive a no-trade clause to come here. He wanted to come home."
Tonight, they'll look to win one for Nick and move back into that final wild card spot.
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