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Two Red Wings made eligible for Griffins postseason roster | MLive.com
ICYMI, the Wings also did paper transactions to make Tyler Bertuzzi and Jared Coreau eligible for some sort of playoff run, as they were assigned to the Griffins for long enough to qualify them for the AHL postseason roster.

Ken Holland: Detroit Red Wings trading Tomas Tatar 'about the future' - Freep
In the same article Helene says the Wings won't call anybody up to replace Tatar because they have Martin Frk, Helene first leads off with this spin from Ken Holland:

“This was about the future,” general manager Ken Holland said. “This was about creating opportunity for younger people in the organization that we think are ready.”

Holland named Tyler Bertuzzi as one such candidate, along with prospects Evgeny Svechnikov and, maybe next season, Michael Rasmussen, the ninth overall pick from last summer.

“I am trying to build a team here that somewhere down the road can compete for the Stanley Cup,” Holland said. “It has to be done through the draft. Now there’s more draft picks, more assets.”

Red Wings' Holland looks to future with trade of Tatar - RedWings.com
The report from the actual Red Wings employee isn't any more-spun than any of the other diggers (which says something), but I wanted to clip something that shows this quote because every time I see it, I'm reminded of when the Red Wings traded for Erik Cole with a known neck injury and that makes me cringe:

"One team out there requested his medical reports and I talked to our team doctor and another team was very interested over the last four or five days but Mike hasn't been able to play, the injury he's got is something that could resurface again here," Holland said. "He's getting better, there's a chance he could be in our lineup this weekend. Hopefully he continues to practice and doesn't have any flare-ups but ultimately it's hard for a team to add a player they weren't 100 percent sure that, one, was going to come back, and if he did come back that maybe the injury would flare up again. That had everything to do with Mike Green remaining a Red Wing."

Around the League

NHL trade deadline 2018: The winners and losers
Kevin Allen calls the Wings one of the deadline day winners for the return on Tatar and Mike Green a loser because he wasn't traded. That's... an interesting way to turn it.

NHL - Trade deadline winners and losers include Rangers, Capitals, Flyers, Rick Nash, Evander Kane - ESPN.com
Meanwhile, Wyshynski goes the more-direct route and calls Ken Holland both a winner AND a loser of the trade deadline.

Finally, all the trades made in one place - TSN’s Trade Tracker just in case you need it for reference.

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