Red Wings Have A High Asking Price For Luke Glendening

Published February 19, 2018 at 2:55 PM

"There is little doubt that the Toronto Maple Leafs would like upgrade their fourth line center position as they do not seem satisfied with what they have seen out of Dominic Moore.
One name that has been mentioned quite a bit is Luke Glendening of the Detroit Red Wings. Frank Seravalli of TSN was the first to report that the Maple Leafs were interested in Glendening.
During a recent audio segment (click video in link), Seravalli reported that the Red Wings asked for a second-round pick for Glendenning, while the Maple Leafs countered with a fifth-round pick. If they come do an agreement, you can see them meeting in the middle with a third-round pick.
Is Glendening much of an improvement over Moore? He is younger, has three more goals and a much better faceoff percentage, but his possession numbers and goal differential are both significantly lower. And then there is the fact that Glendening is signed through the 2020-21 season with a $1.8 million salary cap hit.
If the Leafs are looking for some fourth line help that is a pure rental, they may want to call the Chicago Blackhawks about Tommy Wingels. The 29-year-old forward has played both center and wing for the Blackhawks, is only making $750,000 and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. "

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