Feb 17, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White (18) against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Red Wings 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Deadline Day Has Arrived

Talk today on the Detroit Red Wings will be about who will and will not  be wearing a red and white sweater come the three o’clock trade deadline.

With all the recent trades before the deadline it could mean that they are no more big deals to be made, but I do not believe that to be true. They are still enough sellers on the market that a team could make a splash and these players can fit into what the Red Wings would want.

The problem is what these players would cost Detroit in a trade. The Red Wings have pieces to move, but are not willing to sell them off for draft picks or prospects. They are looking to package those assets together in order to bring in a top 6 forward or a top four defenseman.

So who are these players Detroit would be looking to add? Pominville? Yandle? Glencross? Stafford? Fleischmann? The problem is none of these players will be able to push Detroit over the edge for this season, but it could help propel the Red Wings in the future and that is what Ken Holland is looking to do this year.

Status quo will not be a bad option for the Red Wings, but I expect a move for one of the defensemen; otherwise the Wings will be rolling with nine on the roster for the rest of the season, once Quincey come back from injury.

Whether it will be an eventful or uneventful deadline we will be here to keep you updated.

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