In Red Wings Land
The Red Wings, according to someone with knowledge of the situation, have set a high asking price for each player – a first-round pick. They don’t expect to get that for either.
That’s why they will try to re-sign Howard and Nyquist.
- I’m really happy the asking prices are high. They should be. However, the Wings are probably right not expecting someone to actually pay that price. I think I’d be happy with 2nd round picks.
- Wait... re-sign Gus Nyquist? We’ve seen the reports about bringing back Jimmy Howard and I’m kind of okay with that on a short term deal. But Nyquist? Don’t make a mistake, Kenny. Don’t overpay and create a log jam at the forward position that blocks younger players. Just don’t do it.
Around the League
14. Another rental who doesn’t get much attention, but has quietly played pretty well: Detroit’s Nick Jensen. On a team that doesn’t have great possession numbers, his are pretty good. The Red Wings will need to make a decision on him over the next few weeks.
Trade him. Duh.