Veteran defenseman Mike Green will be a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season, so why not get something for nothing at the 2019-20 trade deadline.
Perhaps the most staple, clear cut candidate for a move would be Mike Green. He was an absolute monster when he broke into the league, but since then, things have cooled way down. Playing for the worst team in hockey as an offensive defenseman is not going to do much, so his trade stock takes a hit simply because of that, but Green still offers plenty of upside for a team who may acquire him.
Throughout thirty-five games, the Red Wings defenseman has only two goals and six assists for eight points on the season. On the season, Green is a minus-20 rating on the season, which is not great either, but he still has value to the contending teams. Playing for a struggling and rebuilding team, Green again shows that he has offensive value even if it may not show up on the scoresheet all the time.
Green is still just as capable as he was in the past of running a power-play. Nowadays, he’ll be feeding someone else the puck rather than taking the shots himself, but he still has that “quarterback” vision and can add power-play defenseman help to any team.
The tangible goods may look rough, but watching him play, he is a veteran offensive defenseman that would add depth and be a good help for someone in the hunt who lacks defensemen.
A team like the Philadelphia Flyers could waiver the idea of bringing in an offensive defenseman like Mike Green to continue their success in the wildcard race. Detroit Jock City Site Expert Bob Heyrman recently suggested that the Chicago Blackhawks who are looking to fight back into a wildcard spot should welcome the idea of trading for Mike Green.
At the end of the 2019-20 season, Green will be an unrestricted free agent, so getting something instead of nothing should be considered a win for the Red Wings. Walking away, having traded Green, and getting any return at all should be viewed as a positive outcome for the Red Wings.