NHL Trade Grade – St. The Louis Blues sent Vile Husso to the Detroit Red Wings for a draft pick

The free agent round market was thinning as the St. Louis Blues traded the signature rights of the pending unrestricted free agent Willie Hussey to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday in exchange for the 73rd pick in the 2022 NHL entry draft.

Hussein then signed a three-year deal with the Red Wings for. 14.25 million.


It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. The Red Wings already have Alex Nedeljkovic under contract and Hussey is planning a 1-2 tie partnership with him at the Detroit crease.

It is effective to bring Husola to a reasonable 4.75 million per season. The 27-year-old is starting the best season of his career with the Blues, where he accepted a starting job from Jordan Binnington in February and returned to St. Petersburg. With .919 SV% and 2.56 GAA, Hussein went 25-7-6 throughout the year and lost just one of his last 11 regular season games in regulation.

The latter was a season where Hussein did not perform well. After Louis posted a shutout in the first round series and Game 1 against Minnesota, Husola scored five goals in Game 2 and four in Game 3. Binnington withdrew the net from there.

Hussein returned 1-3-0 before being knocked out of St. Peters when Binnington was injured in the Blues’ second-round series against Colorado.

Hussein showed more promise than problems. Using the draft selection to gain exclusive negotiating rights, Detroit shows how much they value Hussein and believe in his quality in the organization. Hussey should regain his regular season form and this will put Detroit in a critical position that has been in flux lately.


The Blues have faith in Binnington. He has earned 6 million signings per icon for five more seasons. The St. Louis backup goaltender doesn’t want to invest another $ 5 million a year in cap space, and Hussein played himself in that area.

GM Doug Armstrong would have let Hussein go to the agency for free. Or he will get something back. Given how sparse the market is and how many teams are needed, the free-agent target market doesn’t offer particularly high returns, but if there is a cap space to complete a quick expansion in Detroit and top offers are coming. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.

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