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Quick Hits: The NHL Trade Deadline Wrap-Up Edition

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Detroit Red Wings Introduce New General Manager Steve Yzerman

In Red Wings Land

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman pleased with return haul on trades for Athanasiou, Green | Detroit News

“We’re trying to rebuild the team, we’re trying to add draft picks and prospects and you have to decide everybody has a value,” Yzerman said. “Some (players) have more value, or are more marketable than others.

“Andreas, several teams had inquired or expressed a serious interest. This one (trade offer) made sense for the Detroit Red Wings in the short term and in the future.

“Ultimately you have to decide who we are going to keep and if we’re going to move guys, we’re not going to move guys for the sake of moving them. Ultimately, the return was two second-round picks, and we felt that was a good value for what we’re trying to do.”

I am also pleased with the trades of Andreas Athanasiou and Mike Green. Were they blockbusters? No. Were they solid? Yeah. Those draft picks will help with the rebuild.

More lottery tickets, more fun.

Steve Yzerman endorses Jeff Blashill as Red Wings coach: He’s done a ‘really good job’ | Freep

“I”m not going to make any decisions on anything until the season is over,” Yzerman said. “We are going to sit down and go over it, but again, I think Jeff has done a really good job. I’ve enjoyed working with him and as of right now, I don’t plan to make a change. You read into that what you want.”

Yzerman isn’t blaming Blashill for this year’s mess and I think that’s fair. However, I don't think he’ll be back next season. It might be time for a fresh voice in the dressing room.

Steve Yzerman plans to name a new Red Wings captain before next season | WXYZ

Will it be Dylan Larkin? Or will Yzerman throw us a curve ball?

Around the League

Winners and losers of the NHL trade deadline | ESPN

Nothing about Detroit in this one.

WHO WERE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THE 2020 NHL TRADE DEADLINE? | The Hockey News

Nothing here either.

NHL Trade Deadline winners and losers: What are the Panthers doing? | Sportsnet

I guess the Red Wings were neither winners or losers yesterday.