The Free Press’s Helene St. James penned a mid-day SUnday column discussing the Red Wings’ trade deadline plans:
As the Detroit Red Wings headed on the road, front office personnel gathered at home to focus on the trade deadline.
The organization is rebuilding, and that hasn’t changed even as the Wings remain within striking distance of a playoff spot. General manager Ken Holland is looking for draft picks or prospects, and defenseman Mike Green is the team’s most likely candidate to be moved by Monday’s 3 p.m. closing bell. Tampa Bay and Washington are among teams who are interested in Green, a right-handed shot with a nose for offense.
Forward Tomas Tatar also has drawn interest, as has forward Luke Glendening. Neither of them are pending unrestricted free agents, though, and contenders tend to go for so-called rentals this time of year. The Wings are looking for a first-round pick or high-end prospect for Tatar, a consistent 20-goal scorer. They may opt to keep Glendening because he’s only a $1.8 million cap hit, he’s usually good for 8-10 goals, he’s fast and he’s a good penalty killer.
If #RedWings want Jared Coreau and Tyler Bertuzzi to be eligible for AHL playoffs they must be assigned to @griffinshockey by 3 p.m. tomorrow. They can be recalled after 3 p.m. and would count towards the post-trade deadline four recall limit.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 25, 2018