The Athletic’s Custance on Mike Green

Of note from The Athletic’s Craig Custance’s Monday morning “Ten Thoughts” column:

[Mike] Green has full trade protection, but according to an NHL source, he has already given the Red Wings clearance to trade him to at least Washington and Tampa Bay. And those two teams remain the most logical destination for Green, if a deal gets done. The Lightning are loaded with possible ammunition and would probably net the best return, but the availability of Erik Karlsson and Ryan McDonagh pushes Green down the priority list. You have to assume the Lightning will exhaust all efforts to land a better defenseman before moving on to Green, while the Capitals might only be interested if they can get him on the cheap. Neither scenario is great for the Red Wings.

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6 thoughts on “The Athletic’s Custance on Mike Green”

    1. On the record or off the record? I want to say it happened last deadline, but I can’t remember who said, “No.”

  1. I like how Kenny planned this well…like approached Green at the start of the year and explained that if we’re out of the playoffs we would be moving him as a rental…and therefore received some indication of which cities he would be open to moving. And then how Kenny periodically checked in with Green as the standings unfolded. And then how Kenny sent out feelers to these other franchises and notified them that Green would be open to joining them if it was a fit.

    Oh wait, Green admitted a few weeks ago that Kenny never once discussed possible trade scenarios. Solid planning Kenny! Best in the biz!!

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