The Fourth Period has weighed in regarding the current Red Wings-related trade rumors:
Though soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defenceman Mike Green has garnered the most attention, teams are currently balking at the asking price. While trade talks involving Green will pick up steam later this week, Holland’s focus may presently be on some of his other players.
I’m guessing that the Wings are asking for a 1st round pick and top prospect for Green, and the Wings have to ask for that kind of return, but I expect Detroit to ultimately end up with a pair of 2nd-round picks for Green.
As for Luke Glendening, Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist…
The Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are among the teams believed to be interested in Glendening, while the Nashville Predators have spoken with the Wings about Tatar, and the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks have expressed interest in Nyquist.
Glendening and Tatar each have three-years left on their respective contracts after this season, while Nyquist has one-year remaining.
Nyquist also owns a full no-trade clause and would have to sign off on any trade the Red Wings attempt to complete.
I hate to say this, because I like Tatar and Nyquist, but they are very similar players, and the Wings are spending over $10 million for two similar players. I expect one of the two–if not both–to be gone by Monday.