The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan answered mailbag questions from readers this evening. Among Kulfan’s comments:
Q. It seems rare to have a team that has so few players any other team would want. On their entire roster they have two players worth keeping, (Dylan) Larkin and (Anthony) Mantha. Richard Lewis (via email)
A. Richard, there are some. There will be a decent demand for Green, although he might considered a luxury for many contenders (expect the return to be similar to what Brendan Smith fetched the Red Wings, a pair of second-rounders, or a second- and third-round haul).
Nyquist and Tatar have had rebound seasons, but the interest in either has been so tepid in the past, it would be a bit surprising of they’ll be moved by the deadline (maybe, closer to June’s Entry Draft?).
Keep an eye on Luke Glendening, who is another player who’s had a rebound season, has a manageable contract, and could help a contender on the penalty kill and as a defensive forward. There are players other teams can use.