Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 7/21/14
I know that some of you had a spirited discussion regarding the Red Wings' high likelihood of starting the season utilizing players placed on long-term injured reserve to alleviate the team's $2.387 million (Capgeek-estimated) cap overage and its roster crunch (27 players on the roster, Wings need to get down to 23 by Monday), perhaps suggesting that Red Wings GM Ken Holland's acumen in trading players for a significant return has diminished, or wondering why the Wings are so very regularly beset by injuries... But the pre-season trade marketplace isn't exactly booming at present, and as teams are still evaluating their own pools of talent, they've tended to address injury issues not involving fisticuffs or high sticks from within the organization. Continue reading "Red Wings overnight report: on injuries, Nyquist, Howard, lists and prospects"
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