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In Red Wings Land

With eye on run at playoffs in 2019-20, Red Wings might stand pat at trade deadline - The Detroit News

Not exactly what a lot of fans want to hear, but the quotes from Holland in this piece by Kulfan are honestly pretty defensible. Also helps that Ken Holland is a liar and well-practiced GM at the art of negotiating with other GMs through the press.

“Much will depend on the market,” Holland told The Detroit News. “How many teams will be buying at that point? How many will be selling? I’ll make phone calls and see what other teams are thinking.

“But as we approach (20)19-20, and we have a summer before then, too (to potentially sign other free agents), and our young players progress and take another step forward, we’d like to be in position to make a run at the playoffs.”

Kulfan also runs down the list of names who are potential trade targets, including Luke Witkowski!

Around the League

Jamie Oleksiak Traded Back to Dallas in Mystifying Move, Marc Methot Officially Done for Season - Defending Big D

The Stars traded for a guy they drafted and then got rid of. He’s their Kyle Quincey! It’s literally the same pick they got for Oleskiak when they traded him away. I like the article calling it an interest-free loan.