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That's not entirely true
Athanasiou was not qualified by Edmonton after 2019-20. If he were, he would’ve remained an RFA. That was Holland/Edmonton’s choice. If he stayed with Detroit, AA would still be considered an RFA, assuming Yzerman chose to qualify him.
Gagner has done more for Detroit in two seasons than AA did in Edmonton. Gagner has played a great two-way role on the bottom line and appears to be a mentor figure for Michael Rasmussen. I would take that over whatever AA would’ve provided the Wings any day of the week.
Zayde Wisdom, on the other hand, is Philadelphia’s prospect. Tampa traded the Wisdom pick to Philly for the 116th pick (Eamon Powell) and 147th (Jaydon Dureau). Neither have necessarily leapt off the page statistically. Tampa essentially lost the trade twice.