Khan talks trades

Among MLive’s Ansar Khan’s trade scoops is the probable destination for Mike Green…

One player almost certain to be dealt is Mike Green. Tampa Bay is the most likely destination for the 32-year-old defenseman, who has agreed to waive his no-trade clause if a deal with the Lightning can be made, a source told MLive.

The Red Wings and Lightning have had many discussions and will continue to talk. Detroit would like Tampa Bay’s first-round pick this year, which is sure to be in the high 20s, if not 30th or 31st. If the Red Wings must settle for a second-round pick, which would be around 60th overall, they’ll also want a young player who can step into their lineup next season.

Luke Glendening…

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock coached Glendening for two seasons in Detroit and is desperately seeking a fourth-line center and “shut-down guy.” The Red Wings have made it clear they’re not giving him away; they want a decent pick or one of Toronto’s many good prospects. Right wing Kasperi Kapanen, who’s appeared in 16 games for the Leafs this season, is a possibility.

The Wings’ goalies…

The Red Wings tried to move goaltender Jimmy Howard to the New York Islanders earlier in the week, but their asking price of a high pick wasn’t being met.

Since then, Jaroslav Halak made 50 saves Thursday in a 3-0 victory vs. the New York Rangers and Thomas Greiss stopped 45 shots in a 3-0 win at Carolina the next night. That could curtail talks with the Islanders.

The Red Wings offered Howard or Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia after Flyers goalie Brian Elliott was injured last week (he had core muscle surgery and is expected to be out 5-6 weeks). The Flyers said they’re not interested in either. They appear content with Michal Neuvirth, who has gone 3-0-1 since Elliott’s injury.

And Khan discusses Gustav Nyquist and Xavier Ouellet’s potential futures as well…

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