Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/19/14

It appears our day is over and the Wings pretty much stood pat.  

However, just as I sort of feared, each of our opposition tuned up for the playoffs.   Nashville especially.  

Let's take a look at what each of our enemies got, after the break: 

Nashville:  Not only did they pick up Andrei Kostitsyn, but they also picked up the guy that many Detroit fans wanted: Gaustad.   

The Sabres have acquired a first-round pick from Nashville in exchange for Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick, according to @TSNBobMcKenzie

That team just got damn good.  

Chicago:  Little brother didn't do crap for their piss poor goaltending, but they did address some defensive weakness, picking up Johnny Oduya for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.   Again, focusing on short term.  I thought that was a lot to give up for a decent at best player. 

San Jose:  Those divers out in California picked up Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi from Colorado for McGinn and Mike Connelly and Michael Sgarbossa (via Dater's tweet.)   Seems to be a fairly minor trade of a lot of 3rd and 4th liners.   

Vancouver:  The punks up in B.C. picked up another player Detroit wanted, Sammy Pahlsson for two fourth round picks.  Again, not groundbreaking, but a good team just got a little better. 

Now Detroit got a little better on the backend, but I sorta wish that Detroit didn't drop Commie.  I liked what he brought and thought he was a perfect fit as a #6 guy.  In addition, we essentially have added Smith as well.  We've got firepower on the back end, there's no question about that. 

Still, every team, other than Nashville improved marginally.  Nashville is now a contender.  It's going to be interesting.  

Anyways, what are you thoughts?  Remember, in Ken Holland we trust.  

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