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A2Y- Trade Deadline Moves

01/17/2023 at 6:41pm EST

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Coach Derek Lalonde’s Detroit Red Wings are hoping they are in the playoff race and not worrying about who is going to be shipped out. But with Pittsburgh winning last night, the Red Wings are now seven points out a playoff spot. Plus, there are four other teams also trying to catch the Penguins. It’s possible the Red Wings will be in the race in March, but not probable.

What it means is GM Steve Yzerman will have some decisions to make about whether to move some of his players. Here is a list of players who could draw interest:

Tyler Bertuzzi

If Yzerman and Bertuzzi don’t have a contract agreement by the March 3 deadline, the logical move is to trade him. A rebuilding team can’t allow him to leave without receiving some compensation....

Adam Erne

Erne leads Detroit in hits and that alone might be enough to interest teams. Hits matter in a seven-game series because they have a cumulative impact over the course of a series. Teams wear down if they get hit enough....

Dylan Larkin

Whenever you talk to anyone around the NHL, one of the first questions is: What’s going on with Dylan Larkin? Nobody believes he’s not signed yet.

Still believe a deal will happen. But as each day passes, it’s easy to become more convinced that they are far apart on the dollar amount....

Olli Maatta

If you’re a team looking for a depth defenseman, Maatta could be a good option. He’s been a good addition for the Red Wings. He’s a dependable, defense-first competitor who understands what he needs to do to be effective. He can surprise you a bit with his occasional offensive charge.

more on each of the above pus other names...

Wingding

Everyone over the age of 24, plus Zadina is available. 

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