Mike Green is looking forward to spending the weekend in Tampa, taking part in the NHL All-Star festivities as the lone representative for the Detroit Red Wings. Green might also be the Red Wings' lone viable trading chip by the Feb. 26 trade deadline. He at least figures to net them their best return as they look to stockpile more draft picks. It remains to be seen if the Red Wings could land a first-round pick for him. It's a strong draft and any team that has the potential to get into the lottery isn't likely to move its first-round pick. Green, a mobile, right-handed shooter with offensive ability, should at least get the Red Wings a second- and a third-round pick, if not two second-rounders. Green has control over where he goes - even if he goes, technically - since he has a no-trade clause. He said management has not approached him about the possibility of waiving it and didn't want to comment on whether he would consider it. "I can't give you answer to that right now," Green said. "As I said, I haven't even thought (about it), so I don't want to give you a half answer.
Red Wings' All-Star rep Mike Green not dwelling on trade speculation
Michigan Live | Jan 25