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Mike Green’s Twitterview

Here are the questions that Mike Green answered during his "Twitterview":

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Custance answers a question about Jacob Trouba

In his Friday Insider-only mailbag, ESPN's Craig Custance answers a question regarding the possibility that Jacob Trouba might be traded to Detroit:

Living in Detroit, I hear Trouba’s name a lot and he’s exactly what this team needs. I just don’t see a fit from the Jets’ perspective. For this trade to happen, Winnipeg would have to change its asking price fairly dramatically, because there’s not a comparable left-shot defenseman in Detroit that would make sense.

As much as the Red Wings would love Trouba, I don’t see a match.

Cam Fowler is more realistic and may even be the preference for some in the organization. Detroit has top-six forwards who might tempt the Anaheim Ducks. The challenge is money. If the Ducks are trading Fowler, they’re doing it to clear cap space, and it doesn’t help the cause if Detroit builds a deal around, say, Tomas Tatar ($2.75 million cap hit) or Gustav Nyquist ($4.75 million).

They could help the cause by taking back a salary like Clayton Stoner's ($3.25 million this season and next) but now you’re talking about over $7 million in salary heading to Detroit with Fowler factored in. The Red Wings are currently up against the salary cap.

Like most teams right now, they’d have to look at a deal that is dollar-in and dollar-out, something that doesn’t necessarily benefit the Ducks. Now, if the Wings can find a taker for Jimmy Howard at full price ...

Custance continues...

Update: TSN's Pierre LeBrun addressed the Trouba situaiton as well:

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Red Wings-Predators morning skate Tweets: lineup tweaks in the offing for both teams

Updated 5x at 11:48 AM: Sproul is in, Athanasiou out:

The Detroit Red Wings face a Nashville Predators team determined to snap a two-game losing streak this evening (7:30 PM EDT on FSD/FS Tennesee/NHL Network U.S./TVA Sports/97.1 FM). The Wings are opening a back-to-back slate of games against the Predators and Sharks, and Nashville's coming off two days of practicing.

The Wings hit the ice at the Joe at 10:30 AM, as noted by the Detroit News's Gregg Krupa...

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Very Sad News Today, Drew Sharp Dead At Age 56

from the Detroit Free Press,

Drew Sharp, a Detroit Free Press columnist since 1999, died this morning at his home in Bloomfield Hills. He was 56.

Sharp, a Detroit native, joined the Free Press in 1983 and covered high school, college and pro beats before becoming a columnist. He formerly was the beat writer for Michigan State and the Detroit Pistons. He was a 1978 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central and 1982 graduate of the University of Michigan.

In January 1999, at the age of 38, Sharp was promoted to a full time columnist to replace the retiring Charlie Vincent.


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ESPN’s ‘Ultimate Standings’ drop Wings 30 spots

From ESPN's "Ultimate Standings":

Detroit Red Wings

Overall: 44
Title track: 15
Ownership: 9
Coaching: 82
Players: 52
Fan relations: 22
Affordability: 61
Stadium experience: 92
Bang for the buck: 71
Change from last year: -30

Once deemed the gold standard for NHL franchises, the Red Wings dropped 30 spots in our fan ratings this year. Despite their 44th overall ranking, the team's ownership remains beloved by the Red Wing fans due in part to their relentless loyalty and drive to win. There's hope that the team's shift from the Joe Louis Arena to Little Caesars Arena can help make the Red Wings one of hockey's top franchises again.

Continued, and it's a little bizarre to drop a franchise 30 spots for one more year at the Joe--and losing Pavel Datsyuk...

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Predators set-up

The Detroit Red Wings kick off a set of two games in two nights against the Nashville Predators this evening (7:30 PM EDT on FSD/FS Tennessee/NHL Network U.S./TVA Sports/97.1 FM).

In many ways, the Red Wings and Predators feel the same dissatisfaction about their respective teams' levels of play; the big difference between the teams' outlooks involves the fact that the Wings are coming off a win over the Rangers, while the Predators have lost two straight games.

The Predators sit at 1-2-and-0 after their most recent loss, a 2-1 decision to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, and while the Predators may feel some nostalgia for Joe Louis Arena, the Predators' hope to earn 2 points at the Joe by playing...Well, by playing the same way the Red Wings said they want to play after rope-a-doping their way to a win over the Rangers.

NashvillePredators.com's Brooks Bratten found Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette stressing better 5-on-5 play after Thursday's practice:

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Red Wings Productions post a video of the Wings touring the U.S.S. Detroit

Spiffy stuff as usual from Dan Mannes and Red Wings Productions:

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Prospect news: Renouf returns to Grand Rapids; Ehn scores a goal

Of prospect-related note:

In the AHL, the Red Wings assigned Dan Renouf to the Grand Rapids Griffins;

In the KHL, Alexander Kadeikin sat on the bench as the 13th forward in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's 1-0 win over Ugra;

In the SHL, Axel Holmstrom's Skelleftea AIK defeated Orebro HK 4-1;

Christoffer Ehn scored the 5-0 goal in 10:17 of ice time as the Frolunda Indians defeated Leksand IF 5-1;

And heading back to the AHL, the Griffins posted a new show, called, "On the Air With Ari":

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The Wings Did Some Scouting On Cam Fowler

via Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

An early afternoon flight Tuesday into New York afforded Wings brass the opportunity to scout defenseman Cam Fowler as Anaheim played that night at New Jersey. At last asking price, however, the Ducks’ demands included Anthony Mantha.

Evgeny Svechnikov has become another target after an especially strong exhibition season, and he’s another prospect the Wings would be loath to relinquish.

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Detroit’s Defensive Zone Coverage Needs Work

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

What needs to be done to limit the number of times opponents get behind them?

"There's a lot of things," Zetterberg said. "You've got to be on the right side of people. You've got to execute on passes. We've got to win our battles."

The Red Wings had lost six in a row at MSG (0-3-3), dating back to Dec. 6, 2009. They have back-to-back home games Friday and Saturday against Nashville and San Jose.

Coach Jeff Blashill said the team must play much better to have long-term success and can learn lessons from a victory.

"The more correctable thing is turnovers," Blashill said. "We got to learn to be a team that plays north for 60 minutes, that gets pucks in behind, that attacks, doesn't turn the puck over in the D-zone, doesn't turn the puck over in the neutral zone. We've probably turned the puck over in the neutral zone more this year than last. We've probably got out of our zone a little bit better, but we've turned the puck over in the neutral zone, too."


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