Trevor Daley will most likely remain with the Red Wings following the trade deadline, but he is one of the players that has a minute chance to be dealt if the Penguins are genuinely inquiring about him.
Looking at Daley, the theme stays consistent, an eleven-year veteran in the NHL who has won two Stanley Cup Championships and has been through the postseason process. Daley is not going to be the most significant difference on the ice if a team were to acquire him.
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Still, he has the veteran leadership that is beneficial to an organization making a playoff run. At the end of the day, he provides depth to a team that is trying to add some defensemen.
On the scoresheet, the last three years have seen continuous regression from Daley, and for those keeping track at home, yes, Daley signed with the Red Wings three years ago.
Since coming to the Red Wings, Daley has posted career lows in the past two seasons, and a low total in his first season with the team. In 2019-20, Daley had no goals and six helpers for six points with a minus-twenty rating through thirty-five games played.
In terms of contract issues, Daley is a true rental, which is why some teams may be interested in him for the veteran and depth aspects. Daley’s cap hit is $3.16 million, with him walking as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so teams could rent him for a playoff run and ditch him after, but that requires teams to have an interest.
It seems the Penguins were the only interested team, so it looks more than likely that Yzerman will be hanging on to Daley for the remainder of the 2020 season.