In Red Wings Land
“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.
“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.
Will it be Dylan Larkin? Or will Yzerman throw us a curve ball?
Around the League
Nothing about Detroit in this one.
Nothing here either.
I guess the Red Wings were neither winners or losers yesterday.