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March 29, 2013 | 5:26pm ET
Wings GM looking to make moves
TheFourthPeriod.com

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland has been fairly active on the trade front lately, as he's initiated several discussions with other teams with the trade deadline less than a week away.

Holland, who won the Danny DeKeyser sweepstakes earlier today, is looking to add a top-six forward, a depth forward and a top-pairing defenseman.

"We're going to work the phones and explore if there's a move that can make us better," Holland told NHL.com. "I'm not going to make a move for the sake of making a move. We're a work in progress. We're trying to have patience, and the more we've been able to hang in the race ... it maybe gives me more patience."

The Wings have shown interest in Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, Phoenix Coyotes rearguard Keith Yandle and Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner John-Michael Liles.

The price tags on Bouwmeester and Yandle are extremely high, and would require a large package including top prospects and high draft picks.

Up front, Holland acknowledged that he wants to make a move.

"I'm going to explore the market up front to see if there's a fit," he said. "I'm going to work the phones a little bit. I've talked to some people."

DeKeyser, meanwhile, became an unrestricted free agent last weekend when his tenure with the Western Michigan Broncos ended.

Several teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning, were trying to sign the 23-year-old DeKeyser.


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