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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

In Red Wings Land

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Jimmy Howard, Detroit (No. 9 on the latest Trade Bait board): Howard has been excellent this season with a .914 mark for the 29th-place Wings. Detroit has flirted with the idea of re-signing Howard, 34, but GM Ken Holland is expected to move Howard for the right price. Holland is believed to be seeking a first-round pick, but without a big market as explained above, the final sale price could well be a second-rounder.

According to Darren Dreger, the Flames have kicked the tires on trading for Howard. I would probably be cool with a 2nd round pick, but Calgary doesn’t have one for the upcoming draft. They traded it away in the deal with the Islanders for Travis Hamonic. So are we okay with a 2020 second-rounder?

Around the League

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Detroit Red Wings: General manager Ken Holland has a few players that other teams want, particularly potential unrestricted free agents Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard. The issue is Holland would like to re-sign both players. If does trade them, Holland could help a couple of playoff teams.

It will definitely be fascinating to see what Holland does between now and February 25th.