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The Wings At The Trade Deadline And At This Point Of The Season

01/24/2022 at 6:13am EST

Ansar Khan of Mlive answers 2 questions from the fans. The topic is player movement at the deadline,

They should be able to move at least one – Nick Leddy. He hasn’t played well enough offensively or defensively (one goal, 11 points, team-worst minus-21 rating), but he is a veteran, mobile, puck-moving defenseman with ample postseason experience who would draw interest from a playoff contending club.

The Red Wings traded a second-round pick to the New York Islanders for Leddy. Could they get one back for him? Probably not, but they’ll take what they can get for a player they aren’t going to re-sign.

Vladislav Namestnikov is having a good season and would attract interest if the Red Wings opt not to re-sign him.

Marc Staal also is the final year of his contract but rather than ask him to waive his no-trade clause, the Red Wings might be inclined to re-sign him for another season. He has played well and is valued for his leadership (named alternate captain at the start of the season) and as a mentor to the young defensemen.

The club could look to move Thomas Greiss, but there usually isn’t a big market for goaltenders at the deadline unless a team needs to replace an injured netminder. And there would be better options than Greiss....

next question is regarding Jonatan ...Berggren

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

To extract the good from the weekend, the Detroit Red Wings played physical and were in position to win. To distill the results, they only managed one point out of four available and their power play let them down.

The Wings have time to practice before their next game, Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena against the Chicago Blackhawks. It's the third straight game against a Western Conference opponent, and the Wings are coming off a 0-1-1 weekend excursion at Nashville and at home against the Dallas Stars.

"Every night is a measuring stick and certainly when you play good teams, you find out a lot about yourself," coach Jeff Blashill said after Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Predators. "In my opinion, we should have won," Friday and Saturday, "we could have won. It was a fairly even game."

The Wings had the lead against the Stars with six minutes to play after Tyler Bertuzzi scored on a power play. But the Stars gambled and pulled their goalie, and were rewarded with a tying goal. They made good on having an extra attacker again in overtime, securing a 5-4 victory while Robby Fabbri stewed over a tripping penalty.

"We have to find ways to win," Blashill said. "I've talked about this before — we've done a little better job of that, but we have to keep going."

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