The Red Wings definitely won’t be sellers at the March 5 trade deadline.

As for buyers, it sounds like they could be, but only for non-rentals — which usually makes finding a trade partner more difficult. So don’t be shocked if the Red Wings basically stand pat.

For sure, with the Red Wings only holding a one point lead in the wild-card standings, general manager Ken Holland wants to hold on to his prospects and first-round draft picks going forward.

“When you’re one point up on the last playoff spot, it’s hard to trade top prospects or high draft picks to rent a player,” Holland said. “At the same time, we’re always looking to upgrade if there’s a hockey trade out there. I call a hockey trade one that affects your team into next season (a non-rental player). I’m open to it.

“I don’t see us paying a big price for a rental. I don’t believe that’s the direction we should go. But you never know when you get to Wednesday.”

Holland then added:

“We’re not selling.”

The Red Wings would like to add another experienced defenseman.