Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 02: Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit Red Wings looks prior to the start of the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere Stockholm match between Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues at the Ericsson Globe on October 2, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Yesterday’s trade of Brad Stuart to the San Jose Sharks kicked off the Wings’ summertime roster overhaul in earnest, and given Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s statements to the team’s beat writers, we’re going to find out about the futures of Tomas Holmstrom and Jiri Hudler sooner than later, with the team possibly getting a jump-start on expected Canada Day fireworks by wheeling and dealing signing rights at the Draft on June 22nd and 23rd. The departures of Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom obviously leave a gaping hole on the Wings’ defense, however, and as more than a few of you noted in the comments section of the overnight report, the Wings have a hard philosophical decision to make going forward. Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: the completists, and Ken Daniels on losing Lidstrom"
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