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It will be all over on Monday at 3 p.m.
All trade speculation, which players may or may not be available, which teams are interested, etc. At that point, everyone can fully concentrate on the final push toward the playoffs.
But until then, get ready for more rumors.
As Monday's trade deadline approaches, there's still time for teams to fine-tune their rosters -- if they're willing to give up some of their futures.
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland isn't usually one to do that, though he did make such a trade last season, acquiring David Legwand from Nashville for prospect Calle Jarnkrok and draft picks.
Legwand helped the Red Wings squeeze into the playoffs but was ineffective in the postseason and signed with Ottawa in the summer — and Jarnkrok is having a good rookie season in Nashville.
Holland is unlikely to trade prospects such as forwards Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin or some of his quality young defensemen in Grand Rapids for a rental player.
If the Red Wings were to make a trade, it would be more of a player-for-player trade, although those are less likely to happen this time of year.
The Red Wings could use veteran depth on defense, just like most teams, and there are defensemen available.
Don't be shocked if the Red Wings wind up getting someone of that variety.