Some Elliotte Friedman speculation as tongues wagging on the Red Wing Twitterverse.
I don't think it happens. The Klingberg deal we saw with Anaheim would have made more sense for Detroit.
For one, Kadri is headstrong enough to hold out for a long-term deal, which makes no sense for Detroit. Secondly, Detroit has Yzerman and Copp ready to go at center. They've also got Pius Suter and Oscar Sundqvuist as centers with NHL experience. Youngsters like Joe Veleno and Michael Rasmussen are still trying to establish themselves.
You could make the argument that Copp is better suited for the wing and Kadri can line up as the second center - but the Wings have already invested in David Perron and Dominik Kubalik on the wing. And they already have Tyler Bertuzzi, Jakub Vrana and Lucas Raymond on the wing. That leaves just one top 9 wing position available. Are you really giving up on Filip Zadina and Jonatan Berggren? As it was, I was already shocked when GM Steve Yzerman signed Perron and Kubalik. Even with some injuries to start the season, it looks like at least one Detroit younger (Zadina/Veleno/Rasmussen) will start the season in the press box.
Detroit's done upfront.
Unless there's a trade coming, don't expect Kadri in Detroit.