And even when/if the Wings pull the trigger on a trade by March 5, they aren't likely to move those young guns for rental players.
"I don't envision us trading away players who could be part of our future," Wings GM Ken Holland told the paper. "Those are the players other teams will be asking about.
"I don't know if there are many players on the market who we feel are better than (young players the Red Wings currently have)."
The Wings have shown interest in like of forwards Matt Moulson and Steve Ott (Buffalo Sabres), Lee Stempniak (Calgary Flames) and Ray Whitney (Dallas Stars), but Holland won't mortgage his future for a short-term fix.
"I see us going into 2014-15 as a young team," Holland said. "Given what these young players have shown here, what they've accomplished in the AHL (winning Calder Cup), and players we have down there, it's working that way."
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Detroit City Council approved a new 18,000 seat arena that, once complete, will become the new home of the Red Wings, who will move out aging Joe Louis Arena, which has been home to the Red Wings since 1979.
The new facility, which is slated to be finished in 2017, will be located just north of downtown Detroit and will be a part of a 45-block entertainment complex.
The $650 million project will be owned by the city's Downtown Development Authority, though Red Wings owners Olympia Development will have exclusive rights to use, manage and operate the facility, also holding naming rights.