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Results during five-game trip could shape Red Wings’ trade deadline strategy - MLive

It could a long way toward determining whether general manager Steve Yzerman sells or stands pat at the March 3 trade deadline.

I don’t think it will because I don’t think this road trip should have that much influence on how you approach the future.

Around the League

NHL Rumour Roundup: What’s going on with Jakob Chychrun? - Sportsnet

If the Oilers do make a move on Karlsson, they’ll have to trade out a few contract just to make the money work, before figuring out what value they will give back to the Sharks. Jesse Puljujarvi makes $3 million against the cap and is a waiver candidate now; Kailer Yamamoto makes $3.1 million against the cap and could be expendable for Karlsson; and Tyson Barrie makes $4.5 million while playing the same puck-moving role as Karlsson. It’s possible at least two of these players would have to be involved just to make the money work, and before we consider which picks and/or prospects the Sharks might want to move Karlsson at all.