The Detroit Red Wings were able to trade Tomas Tatar to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2018 1st-round pick, a 2019 2nd-rounder and a 2021 3rd-round pick, but the Red Wings did not trade Mike Green, did not trade Gustav Nyquist, did not trade Xavier Ouellet, and we’ll have to wait until this evening to find out why:
holland with media 6 o’clock.#RedWings
— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) February 26, 2018
I’m not sure what exactly Holland will say, and I’m sure that whatever he does say won’t satisfy the fan base–which is fine and just in my opinion–but a Tweet told quite the tale about Green not being moved in an environment where Erik Karlsson (who didn’t move) and Ryan McDonagh (who did move) were available:
Correct. Injury scared everybody off. https://t.co/2xjZvdMpJw
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 26, 2018
#RedWings believe Mike Green’s neck injury, even though he’s close to returning, hurt his trade value. They have informed Green they’re interested in re-signing him after the season.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 26, 2018
#RedWings 2018 draft picks after trade deadline:
1 – DET
1 – VGK
2 – OTT
2 – DET
3 – DET
3 – PIT
4 – DET
4 – PHI*
6 – MTL
6 – DET
7 – DET
* PHI 4th could turn into 3rd or 2nd depending on playoff success.
— Red Wings Prospects (@DRWProspects) February 26, 2018
I don’t feel good about the fact that Green didn’t get moved. That was Kenny’s “one job,” and he didn’t get it done, in part because Green was hurt, in part because of the other players on the market and in part because he had a no-trade clause.
Nyquist remained because the Wings chose between #14 and #21…or may not have been offered a significant return…
And Ouellet will get his fresh start somewhere, somehow.
In the interim, you as a Red Wings fan have every right to be upset, and upset because it appears that there will be no regime change this spring:
No sense that Ken Holland’s job was truly in danger in Detroit, but if it was, he might just have saved it today.
— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) February 26, 2018
Holland may not have saved his job by trading Tatar for those picks, but I just don’t get the feeling that Chris Ilitch is in the mood to go searching for a new GM–or a new coach–and I believe that we’re going to see the same people behind the bench and in the front office come next October.
Take that for what you will. I hope some answers will be forthcoming at 6, but until then, these are the guesses I can make.
VGK was deep into Erik Karlsson trade talks up to the final minutes before the deadline and when it became clear it wasn’t going to get done, VGK traded with DET for Tomas Tatar.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 26, 2018
Asked Lamoriello about a report Mike Green invoked a no-trade clause to block a move to Leafs. The GM replied “that’s an unfair question for Mike Green, but we were not interested”.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) February 26, 2018