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Three Red Wings Veterans Getting a Lot of Trade Attention

The Detroit Red Wings have three players it looks like other NHL teams might be already keying in on heading into the NHL Trade Deadline.

The Detroit Red Wings will be a team to watch heading into this season’s NHL Trade Deadline says TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Agreeing that the organization is a guaranteed seller this year, Seravalli notes teams are beginning to inquire about three players: Bobby Ryan, Luke Glendening and Marc Staal.

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It’s the combination of price, experience, certain attributes, and expiring contracts that make all three players attractive for opposing GMs.

Seravalli notes that Glendening leads the league in faceoff percentage and makes only $1.8 million as a pending UFA. Meanwhile, Ryan is on an extremely team-friendly $1 million contract and has been producing offense with five goals and nine points in 19 games. As for Staal, he’s a veteran blueliner that could provide experience on the backend that teams could crave come playoff time.

Seravalli didn’t suggest trades were imminent, but says to expect all three of those names on his trade bait board when it debuts next week.

Bobby Ryan Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Ryan Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Was Expected to Be In This Position

When the Red Wings grabbed Ryan and Staal and a handful of other players this offseason, it was assumed that both of these men were primed to be moved for future assets if they performed well during the season. GM Steve Yzerman picked up a lot of pieces on short-term, low-cost deals that would be easy to move if the team could pick up draft picks.

What’s interesting is that there’s talk there might not be a draft this year and that might affect how eager Yzerman is to move pieces for picks in 2021 versus picks in 2022. He made public comments hoping the NHL postpones the draft so he can get a better look at some of the key prospects in game action.

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  2. Gary VanDecar

    February 24, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see both Glendening and Helm in Edmonton, it’s a Ken Holland thing.

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