In Red Wing Land
TEd with a look at the team as Detroit hits the halfway mark of the season. Can’t argue with too much here, but I would’ve given Dylan Larkin the midseason MVP.
Henrik Zetterberg isn’t going to play forever, so someone needs to take over wearing the ‘C’ on their sweater. To quote Bill Goldberg, “who’s next?”
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6. A name starting to creep out there: Brock Nelson. With Johnny Boychuk and Calvin de Haan out, the Islanders need help on the blue line. There will be interest. He’s a good player, slotted behind John Tavares and Mathew Barzal. I’m not even sure he’d be available if the Islanders weren’t in a “missing the playoffs is not an option” stage, although he is one year from unrestricted free agency. I’m told Nelson is very hard on himself, which can affect anyone, but I’ll always take that over someone who doesn’t care enough.
I have zero interest in the Red Wings acquiring Brock Nelson, but if the Islanders need some help on the blue line maybe they might have some interest in Mike Green? New York does have two first round picks at the moment (their own pick and one from Calgary). I’d gladly send Green to Brooklyn for either of those picks.
29. From our 31 Thoughts podcast with Jeff Marek: When Rogers got the broadcast rights, it did discuss the possibility making the trade deadline into a prime-time event. All deals announced at night, on a dark evening for the NHL. It didn’t happen, of course, but I can imagine how much the GMs would have HATED it
The NHL could move the trade deadline to 8pm and Sportsnet/NHL Network could do a show from 7-9pm. It’s not the worst idea in the world. We’ve seen the NFL move their draft to primetime. Why not try moving the trade deadline to primetime? The NHL has had plenty of worse ideas.