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In Red Wing Land

Mike Green at a career crossroads | ESPN

Mike Green really was before his time. If you took the young version of Green and dropped him in today’s game, he’d be celebrated league wide. I’m happy to see him receive so much appreciation from his All-Star Game appearance. I’ll be even happier if the Red Wings trade him for a 1st round pick soon.

Around the League

Down Goes Brown: NHL Expansion Draft regret rankings | Sportsnet

Detroit Red Wings

Their trades: None

They lost: Tomas Nosek

After the Wings raised some eyebrows by exposing Petr Mrazek, the Knights re-raised a few more by settling on Nosek instead. He scored the first regular-season goal in Las Vegas, but hasn’t done all that much else, and at 25 he’s another one of those guys who’s getting too old to call a prospect anymore.

I don’t think the Wings will regret losing Nosek. Would he be a nice bottom six/4th line player here? Probably. Is he a true difference maker? Nope.