The NHL trade deadline came …

And went.

With nothing from the Red Wings.

Meaning they're content to face the rest of their season with their current roster.

General manager Ken Holland said he made competitive offers for several players the last few days, but nothing materialized.

"When you look at what transpired, you can figure out who we would have had some interest in," Holland said. "At the end of the day we didn't get it done and it was for a whole host of reasons."

The Red Wings were known to have interest in Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who ended up with the Blues, and Stars forward Jaromir Jagr, whom was traded to the Bruins.

Holland was reluctant to trade prospects with the Red Wings (Joakim Andersson, Gustav Nyquist, Brian Lashoff or Dan DeKeyser) or in Grand Rapids (Tomas Tatar, Petr Mrazek or Riley Sheahan), or any first-round picks.

"We don't need depth players," Holland said. "From a depth standpoint, we have players on our team. We're going to go with the kids."

And, with forwards Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson and Darren Helm, and defenseman Kyle Quincey all hoping to return from injuries the next couple weeks, Holland believes those additions are better than what was available on the trade market.

Bertuzzi (back) could return in a week, Samuelsson (upper body) is day-to-day, Helm (back) hopes to come back before the season ends, and Quincey (fractured cheekbone) could play Friday.

"I couldn't do any moves better than getting those guys back," Holland said. "Now if they don't come back, than it doesn't matter what moves you make.

"You need your players."