The NHL has witnessed a flurry of trade activity over the past two weeks and many more moves will be made before Monday's 3 p.m. trading deadline. But none likely will involve the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings don't have any pressing needs. They also don't have the salary-cap space to acquire a player without shedding an equal amount of salary, which they don't appear inclined to do. "I don't see us doing anything between now and Monday,'' general manager Ken Holland said Saturday, before his team's game against the Buffalo Sabres. "Partly because of philosophy, partly because of the way our team (has) played. The team did play well until Christmas, when we got (a slew of injuries). We haven't been nearly as good, hopefully our best hockey is still ahead of us.'' Holland said the Red Wings are about $600,000 (in non-prorated salary) under the cap, but they need to save that money in case they have to recall a player from Grand Rapids due to a rash of short-term injuries.
Why Detroit Red Wings don't feel need to trade for rental player before deadline
Michigan Live | Feb 27