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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings mailbag: What to expect at trade deadline | Freep

“Any deal has to make sense. I don’t know that you just move people out for late-round draft picks. I don’t know what that does. We made a decision last year to trade Tomas Tatar, we felt that a package of three draft picks was something that we couldn’t pass up. Is there a deal out there we don’t want to pass up? I have to work the phones.”

Holland emphasizes that “I am not trading any future — future assets, young players, anybody we think is a building piece.”

Kick those tires, Kenny.

Helene also answers questions about trading Jimmy Howard and then signing him in the offseason, Filip Hronek being scratched, and the NHL draft.

Around the League

THE GREAT GOALIE RANKINGS: HOW THE NHL’S 31 STARTING NETMINDERS STACK UP | The Hockey News

11. Jimmy Howard, Detroit: Guess he didn’t get the memo about how bad the Wings were supposed to be this season. They’re still pretty bad, but Howard is messing with their chances at the No. 1 overall pick.

The Red Wings’ goaltender just outside the top 10.