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In Red Wings Land

Red Wings’ options appear slim as NHL trade deadline gets closer | Detroit News

The Wings have eight picks thus far in June’s entry draft — one in the first, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, and two each in the second and third rounds. So far, the Wings are without a fourth-round selection.

Whether they can secure more depends on if teams will be interested in what the Wings have to offer in trade.

The list of Wings prospective unrestricted free agents — the easiest, and most likely of players to be traded this time of year — isn’t exciting, nor have they been healthy or productive.

This is all true and my expectations are very low for February 24. I’m curious what moves Steve Yzerman can pull off.

ICYMI

Lessons Learned From the 2019 NHL Draft | WIIM

Good write up here from Peter. Give it a read if you haven’t done so already.

Around the League

31 Thoughts: Maple Leafs’ fortunes will decide deadline approach | Sportsnet

No real Red Wings-related Thoughts in this one, but always worth a read.

Report: Seattle Kraken believed to be name for NHL Seattle franchise | RMNB

Yay or nay?