Red Wings GM Ken Holland may or may not be talking through both sides of his mouth today, and that’s a good thing. While the Red Wings and the rest of the NHL’s teams have more or less chosen to close up shop in terms of shopping for free agents or making trades (as Paul posted, even the free agents looking for work understand that CBA issues are the biggest reason that even bargain bin players agents’ cell phones aren’t ringing), and Holland told the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan that the summer has more or less reached its slowest point…
“Sort of a down time,” general manager Ken Holland said of this particular period around late July and early August, as even general managers unplug for a few days and the league takes a breather.
The Wings still have a need for a defenseman and the search could continue right up to the start of training camp.
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