Category Archives: Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Free Press Sports Writer Helen St James reports that despite the Islanders recently obtaining his rights, Defenseman Dan Boyle could be an enticing free-agent target for Red Wings.
Ansar Khan of M Live reports on th eRed Wings’ options for right-handed defenseman include free agency, trade or Grand Rapids.
The search was on for a defenseman, and then Darren Helm got a headache. And then Pavel Datsyuk saw another doctor, and the news just got worse.
“With Zetterberg’s injury I think Ken Holland will have some interest in Hemsky” Shannon… #tradetalk
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) February 22, 2014
Because of the Olympic break this season there are two trading deadlines in the NHL.
The first begins Friday at 3 p.m. (and expires at noon Feb. 23) — the second deadline on March 5.
Don’t expect the Red Wings to do anything by Friday.
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