Two Red Wings-related ‘thoughts’ from Friedman

From Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts column:

11. Toronto certainly has interest in Luke Glendening, but I’m not sure how the Maple Leafs can do it for a draft pick. They’re at 48 contracts, two shy of the max, and they wouldn’t want to get back to 50.

It’s likely they discussed Nikita Soshnikov as part of the trade before the winger was sent to St. Louis, so it makes sense that maybe Josh Leivo could be part of this.

The other key would be a draft pick, and the two sides are a few rounds apart on agreeing.

12. At times, the Red Wings have shown an inclination to move Gustav Nyquist or Tomas Tatar, but not both.

We’ll see where it goes, but while Nashville has shown interest in Tatar, there may be others who like Nyqvist better because he’s got one year remaining as opposed to Tatar’s two.

Nyquist controls more of his future at this time with a no-trade, while Tatar’s doesn’t kick in until July 1.


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One thought on “Two Red Wings-related ‘thoughts’ from Friedman”

  1. “They’re at 48 contracts, two shy of the max, and they wouldn’t want to get back to 50.”

    Leafs just sent Center Eric Ferh to San Jose for a 7th, so maybe they’re making room for something on their own.

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