Detroit Red Wings Trade Rumors: Latest Speculation Ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

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Detroit Red Wings Trade Rumors: Latest Speculation Ahead of NHL Trade Deadline
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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland

The 2013 Detroit Red Wings are a tough team to figure out.

General manager Ken Holland and head coach Mike Babcock knew this would be a challenging year after the retirement of future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. However, he knew the Red Wings still had enough talent to be a competitive team in the Western Conference.

Prior to the Red Wings' two-game series in Anaheim over the weekend, Holland said he was not sure if the Red Wings would be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

The Red Wings went a long way towards answering that question by sweeping the two road games against the No. 2 team in the league behind the Chicago Blackhawks.

"We have to win some games first," general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit News. "Separation (in the standings) creates conversation, which ultimately leads to player movement. There's a little more separation in the East, and in the West it's pretty jammed.

"I expect things to happen. Do I expect big things to happen, I don't know."

Here's a look at some trade possibilities for the Red Wings prior to the April 3 deadline.

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