Detroit Red Wings: Dmytro Timashov traded to New York Islanders

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It seems the Detroit Red Wings have officially moved on from forward Dmytro Timashov.

The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Dmytro Timashov to the New York Islanders in exchange for future considerations, Marking the end of the Red Wings tenure of Timashov, who was not under contract for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

As the Red Wings pressed through the offseason, General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman made it clear that he was not done making moves this offseason. Timashov was a waiver addition during the 2019-20 season who was claimed from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He is now headed to New York after being dumped. This would likely indicate that the Red Wings were unable to come to an agreement with Timashov to return to the ice for the 2020-21 season. He was a restricted free agent with the Red Wings, but his rights now belong to the Islanders.

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There was some speculation that Timashov would not return to the Red Wings, opting to stay overseas for this upcoming season.It has been an uphill battle for Timashov, who has just failed to catch on anywhere, including with the Red Wings, which was no real fault of his own.

He only played five games for the Red Wings, where he was virtually invisible. He had issues getting a passport and clearance to get into the country after being claimed from the Maple Leafs, which slowed him down from getting into the lineup.

Then, as everyone knows, the 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic leaving less opportunity for Timashov to show his stuff with the Red Wings.While with the Maple Leafs, Timashov was stuck on the fourth line, where he struggled to get things going there as well.

However, he was averaging only eight minutes of ice time per game during his 39-game stint with the Maple Leafs. Timashov had potential, but the failure to reach a deal with the Red Wings and Yzerman decided to flip home for whatever he could get.

He may have gotten a firm handshake or bag of pucks in return, but he made something out of nothing, so it works. Even though this was not a groundbreaking trade or even a big deal, it showcases how Yzerman has been an unreal hire by the Red Wings.

He has made a flurry of moves that have greatly improved this organization. Even a minute trade like this shows how the Red Wings are being built for the future. The “future considerations” that the Islanders will send back to the Red Wings may not be the most exciting but hats off the Yzerman.

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The Detroit Red Wings have not turned any corners yet, but even in a small minute trade like this one involving Dmytro Timashov, the team is full swing into the Yzer-plan.