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Will the Detroit Red Wings buy, sell or stand pat this season?
That likely will be determined closer to the March 5 trading deadline, not the Feb. 7 trading deadline.
Defenseman Kyle Quincey clearly is the top candidate to be traded. He’s an unrestricted free agent after this season and won’t be re-signed, so they might as well get an asset for him – or at least clear his $3.775 million cap hit as a prelude to a separate deal.
He hasn’t played well, which limits his value and his potential suitors. But rental defensemen are always in demand the latter half of the season and at the trade deadline.
Trade possibilities: The NHL trade deadline is March 5, but will the Red Wings be able to do much? Teams will be asking for young players such as Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Petr Mrazek for the few quality rentals available, and general manager Ken Holland absolutely will not make those kind of deals.
A savvy, rangy defenseman is getting closer on the Detroit Red Wings’ horizon, which will afford an opportunity to change the landscape.
Danny DeKeyser is starting a comeback from a separated shoulder suffered Nov. 21, taking to the ice daily and increasing what he does. Realistically, he’s still about two weeks away, but when he is ready, he’ll need to be removed from long-term injured reserve. Right now, that can’t be done without something else happening.
The Wings have waived Patrick Eaves. he has until noon tomorrow to clear.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 14, 2013
Dreger "the market is open in Florida due to new ownership. I'd still link Florida to Detroit for Tootoo"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) October 23, 2013
Brown had seven fights as an Oiler, if you’re keeping count, two with Jordin Tootoo, which brings up Tootoo.
There’s been some discussion that the Oilers should now take a run at Tootoo as a fourth-liner because he has some ability with the puck (he has 133 points and 49 career goals).
Daniel Cleary says he’ll skate with Red Wings on Friday; he has invitation to come to camp on tryout
Daniel Cleary said today that he will join his former Detroit Red Wings teammates on the ice Friday at Joe Louis Arena for an informal practice.
Where that will lead remains uncertain.
An NHL source has confirmed to FoxSportsDetroit.com that the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators have discussed sending Jordin Tootoo back to Music City.
Tootoo was drafted by Nashville in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and spent the first eight years of his NHL career with the Predators. The Wings signed him as an unrestricted free agent to a three-year, $5.7 million contract on July 1, 2012.
Red Wings would like to make another move or two, but that’s not likely to happen before training camp
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland ideally would like to trim a couple of players and maybe sign another unrestricted free agent.
But he concedes that’s probably not going to happen. And that’s fine with him.
Cleary remains likely to return, at a rate of around $2.5 million to $2.75 million per for three years, but the Wings need to get someone off their roster of forwards, first. Alfredsson and Weiss have put Detroit at 14 forwards, a number that will grow by two when restricted free agents Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist get new deals.
#RedWings are working on deal with C Stephen Weiss.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) July 5, 2013
After 17 seasons in Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson is leaving to play for the Detroit Red Wings. The Swedish forward agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Wings on Friday
The NHL’s free agent period doesn’t start until noon on Friday, but the activity heats up on Wednesday, when clubs are permitted to begin talks with players poised to hit the market.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he plans to reach out to about a half-dozen forwards.
#RedWings will buy out D Carlo Colaiacovo. F Todd Bertuzzi will not be bought out.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) July 2, 2013
He admits it would be strange but wearing a new jersey is something Valtteri Filppula could be doing next season.
The unrestricted free agent forward, nursing a severely sprained ankle suffered in Game 7, doesn’t know what his future holds.
“I don’t know, it’s too early to say right now,” said Filppula. “It’s been the only team I’ve played with. There’s nothing but positive things to say (about the organization), and it’s a great place to be.
NHL trade deadline primer: Western Conference
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS: Since GM Scott Howson was fired, the Jackets have gone on a pretty good run. President John Davidson has said publicly nobody is off limits, but they’ve remained in the hunt. Names available include D Adrian Aucoin, C Derek Brassard and C Vinny Prospal.
DALLAS STARS: There is a lot of heat on GM Joe Nieuwendyk. He hasn’t made a good trade since he took over and any move he makes now is pivotal. Lots of teams are interested in C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, C Ray Whitney and LW Brendan Morrow. Are the Stars ready to throw in the towel? Could be it for Nieuwendyk.
DETROIT RED WINGS: The Wings would have been upset to see Perry re-sign with the Ducks. They were prepared to make a big pitch in July. They have depth, but the Wings need to get a star. That’s not going to happen at this deadline because they aren’t just one player away from a Cup run.
EDMONTON OILERS: GM Steve Tambellini has a decision to make: Does he buy or sell? The Oilers have a shot at the playoffs, but can they stay there? None of the young players are available so no need for teams to ask. D Ryan Whitney is available and so is C Sam Gagner, who could fetch help.
The Detroit Red Wings have six games before the NHL trade deadline April 3.
The better they fare during this stretch, the more likely they are to make a move.