For the Detroit Red Wings, the trade deadline is usually pretty quiet.
But while thinking of adding players to their roster, now is the time when NHL general managers consider extending the contracts of their team's current roster players.
Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is no exception.
Holland has some work to do ahead of the trade deadline, meaning that there might be some holdup in regards to getting new contracts signed. Once the deadline passes, expect to see some re-signings of players that will be key to the Red Wings' future.
Here are four key players that Ken Holland must sign (or re-sign) as soon as possible.