Could the Detroit Red Wings be circling back to Jakob Chychrun?

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As the Detroit Red Wings approach the rest of the season and the trade deadline rumors start to mount, there’s plenty to consider. As the Red Wings explore their trade deadline options, could they be doubling back to an old face to which they have already been tied?

It was last season, but the Detroit Red Wings had been rumored to be interested in Jakob Chychrun. The Arizona Coyotes defenseman is coming off a breakout 2020-21 season and has drawn interest in the league.

For the Red Wings, coming up with a deal to acquire the former first-round pick seems a little silly. For starters, the Red Wings already had their shot to choose Chychrun in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft but opted to use picks on Dennis Cholowski and Joe Veleno.

However, there is also the element that the Coyotes asking price for the 23-year old is far too high. It’s going to be hard for the Red Wings to want to give up much with the hopes that Chychrun is going to have a significant impact on the Red Wings defense core.

Detroit Red Wings should not revisit defenseman Jakob Chychrun.

According to a recent theScore article, it seems like the Coyotes are asking for a ridiculous haul in exchange for the former first-round pick. From the looks of it, the Coyotes are going to put an incredibly high price on Chychrun, which means some teams, including the Red Wings, may wind up staying away.

There is plenty of trade interest, and on an excellent deal with team control through the 2024-25 season, it’s not surprising at all. But the Red Wings would be tarnishing the progress they have made if they go out and overspend on an asset that they genuinely do not need.

It’s not that Chychrun will not be a positive impact on the team’s defense core; it’s moreover that he will require the Red Wings to part ways with assets that are crucial to the state of the Red Wings rebuild.

So, while Chychrun works back from an upper-body injury and gets back on the ice, teams are going to start calling up Arizona again. The Red Wings should be active this trade deadline season, but circling back to Chychrun does not seem like the right move.

In 2021-22, Chychrun has logged 26 games with two goals and five assists for seven total points. A far cry from his 18-goal and 23-assist season he put together last year, but the skills and ability were shown, but it just may not be suitable for the Red Wings.

The Red Wings are in good hands with General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman, that is clear. Yzerman’s moves this trade deadline season will be well-thought-out and ultimately set the team up for success in the future.

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Going after Chychrun does not seem like the best move, end of story.