I hoped that I’d never have to write this article. Mattias Ekholm is my favorite player of all time, and it’s always been my desire (however unrealistic) that he’d remain a Pred forever and continue to delight me with his fantastic, steady-Eddy play. However, that fantasy has been dissipated lately with recent news and rumors. Pierre Lebrun of The Athletic ran a piece detailing possible trade destinations for the “Big Swedish Redwood,” proving that it’s not just fans speculating, and there may be some fire under the smoke. Naturally, as the preeminent Ekholm fan in the universe, I feel I’m an authority to talk about where I think he’d fit.