It's that time of year again. The time of year that certain NHL players on underperforming teams look to be moved to a team that will make a run toward the Stanley Cup. The time of year when players with expiring contracts expect every phone call to be the one that tells them that they have been dealt to another team.
The NHL trade deadline will be upon us in no time, with the last day for teams to exchange players being Monday, February 27.
One team that is in an interesting position is the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings recently broke the record for consecutive home victories, hitting 23 straight on Sunday. Overall the team is 26-2-1 at home, an amazing record at the Joe Louis Arena. However, away from the friendly confines of the Joe, they are a .500 team, going 15-15-1.
While the team sits atop the NHL standings, at this point they are not a lock to carry home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs—a fact that can't be lost on general manager Ken Holland. Holland will be under some scrutiny as the trade deadline nears.
What can we expect from one of the finest GMs in NHL history in the coming days?
Please click through to see the latest news and rumors on the Red Wings' moves. Also, keep coming back for more news, rumors and speculation as it becomes available in the days leading up to the deadline.