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Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland explains the thought process behind Nick Jensen's exchange at the Capitals. Filmed February 22, 2019 in Detroit.
Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

the Detroit The Red Wings made two moves ahead of the trade deadline. Could they do another one?

It is possible, but not likely, that we would see more action from the Wings before 3:00 pm today. deadline. Gustav Nyquist was overthrown overnight for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 third-round qualifying choice; That followed Nick Jensen's deal on Friday which allowed Madison Bowey, a second-round pick and defenseman in 2020.

Both became consumables, as the Wings failed to find common ground in the contract extension negotiations. Trading Nyquist opens a winger seat in the top six, so it could mean an opportunity for Filip Zadina to play a bigger role on Tuesday when the Wings host Montreal.

Nyquist's return is minimal compared to what Tomas Tatar had announced by the deadline of last year: a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick. but that corresponds to the established market. For comparison, the New York Rangers received a conditional second round pick and a conditional third-round pick for striker Mats Zuccarello.

Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening is defended by Thomas Chabot of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. (Photo11: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)

Striker Luke Glendening is interested, but the Wings will not trade unless the team obeys. Glendening, 29, is a fast-paced defenseman and great player who plays offensively (nine goals, 11 assists this season) and much of the culture the Wings love to have in their locker room. He is also under contract for two more seasons for a very reasonable cap of $ 1.8 million.

Defender Niklas Kronwall is another player who is attracting interest, but he is also unlikely to be moved unless the team is outbid. Kronwall, 38, is in the final year of his contract and wants to finish his career with the Wings. If they get a very good offer, they can consult it and ask him if he agrees to relocate, but he will probably have to start with a second round choice.

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